We are travellers that love to try authentic local dishes BUT when we arrive late at night, have a delayed flight or want an easy meal, we head straight to a McDonalds.
It is not something everyone likes and in fact, we have met a handful of people who have strong views against this food chain. However, when you’re on the road, Maccy D’s is a cheap and convenient meal for most.
It doesn’t have to be boring either! Whilst travelling Asia, our eyes were open to some of the different and unusual food items that can be found on the menu.
Here is some of the different McDonald menu items from around the world.
The Sausage Egg Twisty Pasta – Hong Kong
Hong Kong branches offer twisty pastas with various meat plonked on top of it along with a random egg.
McAloo Tiki – India
India adds it’s spice to the classic burger with potatoes and peas for good measure.
Ube McDip – Phillipines
Philippines offers an ice cream covered with a crispy ube shell.
Fries covered in stuff – Australia
Australia love to cover their fries in stuff! From Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream to Truffle Mayo and Parmesan – I may need to sample these when we visit Australia!
Halloumi Burger – Saudi Arabia
I am a massive fan of Halloumi so having it in a muffin sounds amazing, thank you Saudi Arabia!
McD Chicken Porridge – Thailand
Get to a McDonalds in Thailand before 11am to get yourself a Chicken Porridge for breakfast!
Ovomaltine McFlurry – Brazil
Known for being a healthy chocolate milk, Ovomaltine is thrown into ice cream to make this McFlurry.
Poutine – Canada
This may sound pretty normal for those in the US but for us English Folk, Poutine is unusual and the fact you can get it in a Canadian McDonalds is pretty awesome!
McToastie – Europe
These can be found in a selection of European countries. What’s not to love about a Toastie.
Share McFry and the Mega Muffin – Japan
Japan offer a few larger than life options.
Le 280 Fourme – France
France offers up a delicious looking burger on ciabatta bread with Fourme d’ Ambert cheese and onions.
Georgie Pie – New Zealand
Head to New Zealand to try a Georgie Pie made up of minced steak and cheese!
Boerie Beef Burger Triple – South Africa
Indulge with a triple burger in South Africa or get a Mega Mac if you’re feeling extra hungry! You can also get a triple jalapeños chicken burger too!
Taro Pie – Asia
Taro-root filling in the apple pie crust is served in China, Thailand and over areas of Asia.
Babur Ayam McD – Malaysia
Malaysia offers chicken strips in porridge with spring onions, ginger, fried shallots and chilies… May have to try this when we next head to Malaysia.
McShrimp – South Korea
Pretty self explanatory, a burger made out of shrimp sold in Korea – YES PLEASE!
Greek-Mac – Greece
Don’t fancy a bun? In Greece, you can order a Greek-Mac – burger in pitta bread.
Le P’tit Hot Dog – Europe
Another delicious item from Europe, I may have to jump on the Eurostar this weekend just to try this bad boy!
McMolletes – Mexico
Found in Mexico, McMolletes are an open faced muffin with refried beans, salsa and of course cheese.
McBifana – Portugal
Named after the Portuguese sandwich, the McBifana is a favourite in Portugal. You can also purchase a variety of soups and creams.
Black and White Burger – Asia
These are not available all year but China, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan occasionally sell these on special promotions. The black bun is said to be made of squid ink but when UK’s Burger King introduced this burger over Halloween, it was a BBQ flavoured bun.
McKroket – The Netherlands and Belgium
Available in the Netherlands and Belgium, the McKroket includes a kroket with mustard sauce.
Arroz Familiar – Peru
Translated to green rice, Peru offer a few rice dishes with various vegetables.
Chicken McDo with McSpaghetti – Philipines
Another favourite from the Philippines, a piece of chicken wrapped in spaghetti.
Bulgogi Burger – South Korea
South Korea offers this burger, influenced by the Korean dish of Bulgogi. You can also find Churros on the dessert menu!
McArabia – UAE and Turkey
A kebab styled item found in the UAE and Turkey.
At time of writing, these were all currently available to purchase. Have you discovered and tried any other different and unusual McDonald items around the world? Share your experiences in the comments below!