Our Japanese language reporter bites off a hefty chunk of the convenience store’s take on Mexican-Korean cuisine so we can bring you a spicy review.

There’s been a huge boom in Korean culture in Japan in recent years, especially for the food – and cheese dak-galbi is a standout star, with scores of Internet results dedicated to recipes and gourmet reviews.

Convenience store 7-Eleven has taken this hot tip from food trends as an inspiration for their latest product: a trusty burrito, filled with all the characteristic melted cheese wrapped up in a soft tortilla – but with the added hint of spice brought in by the dak-galbi chicken and its definitive sauce. Our Japanese language reporter K. Nagahashi could tell this was going to be a mouthwatering experience, so he waited for the burritos to drop on August 7 and dashed off to grab one.

▼ The burrito retails for 280 yen (US$2.52), a full 50-yen more expensive than the neighboring standard 7-Eleven ham and cheese burrito.

According to the packaging, the burrito uses Gochujang paste (a sweet, savory chili paste made from fermented red beans) as its base for their specialty spicy sauce, and then two kinds of melted cheese and meaty chicken pieces are rolled up inside of it.The Gochujang paste, chicken and cheese are the core ingredients for cheese dak-galbi, so 7-Eleven is ticking all the right boxes to keep Nagahashi happy!

▼ Pop it into the microwave, and away we go!

When it emerged, piping hot and glistening with melted cheese, Nagahashi couldn’t help but take a taster bite right away.


The aromatic tortilla pairs with the rich cheese and mild spice of the sauce to create an explosion of flavor. This is a shot of junk food so tasty you won’t want to miss it!

▼ K gives into his baser urges and tears the burrito into two delicious spicy chunks.

While the spice isn’t overwhelming, the density of the flavor means you’ll need plenty of drinks on hand to wash this decadent wrap down – and seeing how it’s summer, that shouldn’t be a problem! In fact, this would go down great with a beer, some salted peanuts and a nice salad on the side. With chicken chunks down to the last bite of tortilla, the experience left Nagahashi utterly satisfied.

In short, if you’re already a burrito junkie this new offering from 7-Eleven is a great quick fix. Go out and grab one today! And take a moment to check out their frozen treats section, too. You might need it after all that spice!

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