With different cultures comes different acquired taste preferences. However, American fast food chains have not failed to appeal to the different tastes around the world. The menus of fast food chains outside the U.S. are surprisingly different, and look a heck of lot better. Here are Spoon’s recommendations for the unique fast foods around the world.
Canada, McDonald’s: McLobster Roll
Offered as a seasonal menu item at McDonald’s, this sandwich consists of Atlantic Lobster meat, diced celery, shredded lettuce and salad dressing, all served on a hotdog-style bun.
Japan, McDonald’s: Cheese Katsu Burger
This burger, served with tonkatsu sauce, consists of fried pork with cheese.
Japan, Burger King: Kuro Ninja Burger
This unique sandwich has an unusual charcoal bun. Inside a Whopper patty, a hash brown, some bacon, lettuce, onions and Chaliapin sauce, which is made of onions and garlic.
China, KFC: Shrimp and Chicken Sandwich
If one meat is not enough, then this is the sandwich for you. It contains a fried chicken patty stuffed with shrimp: the best of both worlds.
China, Dunkin’ Donuts: Dried Pork and Seaweed Donut
Behold—this typical glazed donut is topped with dehydrated pork and seaweed bits, appealing to both salty and sweet taste buds.
Korea, KFC: Blueberry Patbingsu
This is a summer time favorite—shaved ice with blueberries, blueberry syrup and red beans.
Korea, Dunkin’ Donuts: Green Tea and Red Bean Bagel Ball
These green tea-flavored mini bagel balls that are filled with red bean paste just gave donuts a whole new definition.
Middle East, McDonald’s: The McArabia
This pita sandwich is filled with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and garlic mayonnaise with your choice of meat, grilled chicken or kofta (lamb with beef).
Germany, McDonald’s: Das Nürnburger
Not all great burgers are made from beef and this Triple bratwurst sandwich is evidence.
India, Pizza Hut: The Birizza
This Indian dish is made with seasoned rice, meat and vegetables. Pizza Hut tops the traditional dish with seasoned pizza crust and some masala gravy to pour on top.
India, McDonald’s: McSpicy Paneer
This sandwich is a fried cheese curd patty topped with tandoori sauce, red cabbage and lettuce served on a sesame roll.
Australia and New Zealand, McDonald’s: Rosti Brekkie Wra
A wrap with bacon, a fried egg, a slice of cheese and a potato rosti (similar to a hash brown) drizzled with BBQ sauce.
And there you have it—foreign countries who are done American fast food better than us.