The Newest McNugget From McDonald's UK Tastes Like Curry

If you love curry but have never had a katsu curry, you have no idea what you're missing out on! This special curry originated in Japan, and according to UPB, came to Japan via the British during the Meiji era. This style of curry differs from the traditional Indian and Thai varieties, featuring carrots, grated apples, and onions alongside a thick sauce, served with katsu, a fried cutlet of typically either pork or chicken (via Just One Cookbook). While you might have a hard time coming across this variety of curry in your-day-to-day life, anyone ordering from a McDonald's in the UK will soon have the chance to grab the next best thing.

According to Delish, McDonald's just announced their brand new take on katsu curry and Chicken McNuggets, bringing the items together in the form of the limited-edition Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets. The item hits UK menus on December 30th and we couldn't get any more excited to try this fusion nugget! Each bite packs 100 percent chicken breast meat in a coating of crispy, Katsu Curry panko breadcrumbs. If you thought you would have to eat these nuggets dry—guess again! Each meal comes served with a Sweet Curry dip, making it a truly unique flavor pairing this holiday season.

A taste of Japan in McDonald's new katsu curry nuggets

According to Delish, hungry customers can grab these new curry nuggets in six-, nine-, and 20-piece options. While no word has arrived on whether or not this meal might make it to the U.S. market, we have our fingers crossed that these nuggets take off and we can experience the flavors of a crispy katsu curry and McDonald's chicken nuggets together soon. If you live in the UK, you need to get a move on as well if you want to taste these treats. According to The Independent, McDonald's only plans to run the product for six weeks, and if we plan to see them go on sale on December 30, that means they will disappear by the middle of February. 

Whether you crave a crispy McNugget or just want a taste of this new menu item, make sure to hit up your local McDonald's after the holidays roll to a close. If enough excitement gets generated, we may hope to see this item make a special appearance in North American restaurants. But until then, we just have to cross our fingers and hope we get a chance to snack on these delicious fusion nuggets sometime in 2021.