July 21, 2007

McDonald's strange menu around the world

9:55 PM by mr. simplicity · 46 comments


So you think you know the McDonald's menu like the back of your hand? Think again. From McDonald's international, here are some menu items you have probably never tried before.

INDIA

In India, there are no Big Macs because the Hindu people don't eat beef.

However, they have the Maharaja Mac, which is a Big Mac made of lamb or chicken meat. There is also a vegetarian burger, the McAloo Tikki.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
NORWAY

In fish-loving Norway, they have the McLaks, a sandwich made of grilled salmon and dill sauce.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
GERMANY

It's bottoms up in Germany, where McDonald's serves - Beer!

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
CANADA

In parts of Canada, have a lobster dinner with the McLobster lobster roll. Pardon me - "McHomard" (in French).

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
JAPAN

Japan totally reinvents McDonald's with its Ebi Filet-O (shrimp burgers), Koroke Burger (mashed potato, cabbage and katsu sauce, all in a sandwich), Ebi-Chiki (shrimp nuggets) and Green Tea-flavored milkshake!

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
CHILE

In Chile, you can dress your burgers with - not ketchup - avocado paste!

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
COSTA RICA

In Costa Rica, unsurprisingly, you can order Gallo Pinto, meaning rice and beans.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
GREECE

It's not Greek without pita, so when in Greece, have a Greek Mac, a burger made of patties wrapped in pita.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
HONG KONG

Rice-loving Hong Kong, has - of course - Rice Burgers, where the burgers are in between, not burger buns, but two patties of glutinous rice.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
ISRAEL

In Israel, McDonald's has 3 kosher restaurants where cheeseburger and dairy products are not served because Jewish Law forbids serving "the child [cow/beef] in its mother's milk [dairy]." They have McShawarma, meat in a pita bread roll.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world
URUGUAY

In Uruguay, they have the McHuevo, which is like a regular hamburger, but it is topped with a poached egg.

McDonald’s strange menu around the world

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46 comments:

  1. i don't think any of this is strange at all, i live in iceland and we get a lot of "stranger" meals at our restaurants

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  2. i agree i come from iceland 2 ...
    have you tasted sour sheep testicles?

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  3. I went to Iceland once. While it was an amazing country, the food was on the whole pretty vile. What's that dried fish thing that tastes, smells and looks like fibreglass? And as for rancid shark!!

    The reindeer was particularly nice, so you can have that

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  4. That dried fish (called hardfiskur, means hard-fish) is one of the healthiest snacks in the world (has 85% protein) and almost everyone in Iceland loves it. It is one of my favorite snacks....how lucky am I!

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  5. This is not about different or strange food in resturants. This is about different food in McDonalds.
    Do you got anything of those in Iceland?
    I know for sure Iceland has the most expensive bigmacs in the world.

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  6. McD's summer menu in Switzerland. Not reall weird, also not very good.

    http://www.mcdonalds.ch/de/product/pro_dolcevita.asp

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  7. In Hawaii they have a teriyaki hamburger w/ shredded lettuce. There's also one (and only one) McDonald's in Hawaii on Oahu that has hot dogs, the one and only MCD's I've ever seen hot dogs in.

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  8. Still the best is McRye, which we have in Finland.
    Like a Quarter Pounder, but with wholegrain rye.
    Delicious !

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  9. In Canada (well Quebec) they serve poutine...and I was in Dubai the other week and they have the "McArab" which is grilled chicken pieces on a pita-like bread with lettuce and stuff - niiiice

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  10. All the talking about these food makes me really, really hungry.

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  11. In Amsterdam, and i imagine The Netherlands as a whole, McDonalds serve something called a "McCroquet"

    All i know is its covered in breadcrumps, in a bun, and tastes of mustard.

    We guessed that it was cheese an ham, from what the contents looked a bit like. But we weren't exactly sure.

    It was a bit weird.

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  12. Dont forget the "Big Shnitzel" if thats spelled right, from Vienna. They also had the "McCountry" which was a beef patty and a pork patty.

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  13. well... I'm from Norway and I've never seen one called McLaks. We have the same McShit as you guys.

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  14. GALLO PINTO es lo mejor del planeta

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  15. Seriously, I don't see anything strange about the foods I just saw. Personally I think the McGriddle is strange. Sweet and salty at the same time? eww..

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  16. http://www.mcdonalds.com.tr/urunler/pop_menu.asp?id=11

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  17. A lot of that stuff sounds pretty damn good!

    Whoever said Icelandic food is vile is crazy! Icelandics are some culinary genious'.

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  18. Screw all you guys . . . the point is, McDonald's could be the greatest fast food chain in the world if they served all this stuff in every restaurant they have in the world! And they didn't mention the Samurai Pork burger (good) or the Green Curry Chicken Sandwich(really bad!) in Thailand.

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  19. I crapped my pants in New Mexico one time during a trip

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  20. I just love the mckroket, its dutch and realy good.
    http://www.mcdonalds.nl/templates/dispatcher.asp?page_id=1517&productid=3

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  21. The Israeli picture is not from Israel. It seems to be in arabic. There's no way they sell a McArabia in Israel.

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  22. what's missing for Germany is the McRib: http://www.fastfoodfever.com/uploaded_images/mcrib-sandwich-776650.jpg

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  23. The Dutch McKroket or McQroquet is based on the humble kroket, which is a roll with breadcrumb covered stuff, filled with ground meat. Quite tasty.

    At McDonalds they always have mustard sauce on it. I prefer mine without mustard.

    One thing we also have is the McDrive, which is just the regular drive-through with a MacDonalds name. :)

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  24. Hi! I'm from Holland and the McKroket is not weird at all. A kroket is actually a typically Dutch fried snack (filled with a meaty mixture like in sausage, but softer and mushy), which McDonalds has made flat and turned into a burger. The Dutch usually eat the kroket with mustard, which is why McDonalds has invented a mustardlike sauce to go with it. Though the original kroket tastes nicer, I think macDonalds has done a nice job. And we have the McRib here as well, so that is not typical to the German McDonalds!

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  25. Isn't the 'mayonaise' sauce in the Dutch mcdonalds also typical dutch?

    It's the yellow sauce with the herbs in it. I've never had that in other countries. There you only get ketchup with your fries and you can ask for a oil based mayonaise.

    And typical dutch is that you have to pay for the sauce with your fries.

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  26. in Indonesia you can choose between fries or rice with your meal.

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  27. I went to Bali on a holiday once.
    They served the Mc Spaghetti, a sidedish of spaghetti and bolognese sauce.

    Best Mac D product ever, such a pitty its not in our Dutch restaurants.

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  28. In Holland we have the Mac Kroket

    http://www.mcdonaldsmenu.info/ourmenu.jsp

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  29. Yeah, we like our "mayonaise" in Holland. in some countries you can get it free but in Holland we have to pay for it. It's a special mayonaise, only served at the McDonalds. Actually, I just ate a Big Mac meal. very nice...

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  30. In Indonesia you can order the McSate, your regular pattee buth with spicy peanut satay sauce instead of ketchup and mustard etc.

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  31. Mc Kroket: http://www.idea-sandbox.com/blog/blog_images/mckroket_poster.jpg

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  32. Re: special mayonnaise --
    The Dutch eat their fries with mayonnaise, as explained in Pulp Fiction!
    McDonalds charge 35 eurocents for that. Because of that, you'd expect something more than plain mayo. So they have invented this yellow mayo with herbs in it.

    Now comes the fun part:

    People regard McDonalds as being American, thus the McMayo 'must be American' aswell.
    Other sauce making companies have jumped on the bandwagon and now sell yellow mayo with herbs, which they therefore call: American French Fries Sauce (complete with American flag)!

    Remia American Fritessaus (Formerly known as Freak Sauce!)
    Calvé American Fritessaus
    Gouda's Glorie Mad Sauce

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  33. waarom verkopen ze geen macBier of mac Wijn in die tenten van ze?

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  34. The Israeli McDonald information is incorrect. I was at 2 of the Israel McDonalds. First, that picture is in arabic, not hebrew. 2nd, everything about the burgers are the same except they simply don't have cheese on the burgers, or they use imitation cheese.

    They didn't serve shwarma (why would they, there are only 1000 other places they could go to get the local cuisine... they go to McDonalds for an American style meal).

    Most of those seem quite interesting. I am particularly enamored with the avocado sauce.

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  35. Someone here said that in Holland we have the McRib as well. Unfortunately this is not true. We once had it, but only for a few months.

    Greetz,
    Demesmaeker

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  36. Mayonaise, which is originally from the isle of Menorca in Spain is very popular in the Netherlands. We use it for fries, dressing for salad, potatoes, burgers etc. But the sauce served at McD is not real mayonaise, because real mayonaise doesn't have herbs or what so ever.

    About the McKroket, it is good, but real 'kroketten' are far better. It's just a crunchy outer layer with a sort of cow-ragout in it, but a bit thicker.
    The other popular Dutch snack is a Frikadel(Frikandel, Fricandel,Fricadel). It's just rests of meat together with some herbs through it. It is the most popular snack in Holland, the kroket follows.

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  37. The menu from Israel is Arabic and not Hebrew!
    Do your research!!!

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  38. In greece they also serve beer!! not only in germany

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  39. On a train in Yokohama, Japan this week I spotted an ad for McPork. The ad was shaped like a pig - the sandwich looked like a regular hamburger (not a McRib or anything like that).

    I carried my camera the rest of the week, but didn't see it again.

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  40. Very intersting collection of McFoods, and how McDonalds customizes food according to local tastes.

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  41. McRib was in North Amercia about 15 years ago. I remember it being promoted with "The Flinstones" movie. You got the McRib, large fries and coke with some kind of toy based on the movie.
    I found they always put way too much sauce on it and you'd have to scrape off 95%.
    I was a deliveryman at the time and ate it almost every day for lunch! *Burrrrp!*

    I would LOVE to try that McLobster! MMMMmmm!

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  42. I'm from France and we ALSO serve BEER in Macdo !

    My canadian friends liked it héhé !

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  43. Beer in Mcdonald in Germany = very good idea.

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  44. Wow, beer in McDonalds? McLaks looks wayyy to fancy to be in McD..

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  45. Wow so because of all this now you can go around the world and in every place that there is McDonalds you would find something different?

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  46. I am wondering you go all around the world for taking each mcdonald pictures? but nice share :)

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