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McGlobal Village

One of the weirdest things about globalization is how everything is the same and yet totally different. You'd think that no matter where you go, a McDonald's would be a McDonald's right? Wrong! If you've never been to an International McDonald's, you might not know what you're missing. For example, in Germany you can order a Big McFeast and a cup of beer, whereas in Norway you can opt for the McLaks - a sandwich made from grilled salmon and dill sauce. Personally I love how you can get an Ebi (shrimp) burger in Japan, and rice burgers in Hong Kong and Taiwan. How about you, have you ever discovered anything interesting on an International McDonald's menu?

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Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
McDonalds in Australia always seemed to have something new on their menu with lots of Indian influences, at least the ones in Sydney did. Oh I've come to love beets on burgers, especially chicken burgers. McDonalds here in Finland offer mostly the basic fare but they occasionally throw is something that is very Nordic like smoked salmon salad.
big-mike big-mike 9 years
i'm eating a big mac right now and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
big-mike big-mike 9 years
i'm from cleveland and the big mac is the #1 burger in miles
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
Did anyone mention that Hawaii has SPAM burgers!
origamigirl origamigirl 10 years
Even in the US, there is a bit of regional variety. In San Diego, I have been to one McDonald's that had rice on its menu and another one in a different neighborhood that served grits.
renaimarie renaimarie 10 years
Cups of corn and pineapple everything at McDonalds in Shenzhen, China. Taco Bell was also a sit-down restaurant with full menus, and the most amazing chicken kabobs I've ever had!
bluesugar bluesugar 10 years
The Australian burger people have referred to is the McOz- it's just a Quarter Pounder with salad, really. And at the moment here, we also have a promotional burger called the NameIt Burger (with accompanying competition to name it, obviously)- I think it has beef, dijon mustard, onion, tatsoi salad and cheese. Oh, and you can get the Pasta Zoo Happy Meal- it's pasta animals with a tomato sauce!
absolut_lauren absolut_lauren 10 years
In Germany I had McShrimp... and in London I had the BEST Mini-Egg McFlurry... yummers!!!
wowjules wowjules 10 years
In Japan, they have custard pies along side their apple ones. I never payed any mind to any other menu item because I'm one of those "chicken mcnugget and french fries" kind of girls.
LizzieSmith LizzieSmith 10 years
In India, they have a Majaraja burger, which is a chicken burger with a kind of curry sauce. They also have a lot more vegetarian options, and no beef, of course. I was in Germany last week and saw a lot of Mac Cafes, which have modern furntiture and all of the coffee drinks you can imagine from lattes to mocca's. I think they are trying to compete with Starbuck's.
Sweet-Mia Sweet-Mia 10 years
I've had the McKabbob while in Israel - In college I took an international advertising class which discussed how McDonalds and Coca-Cola change their product content by market (Coke changes it's ingredients and quantity of sugar from country to country) American products are taking over the world! (oh, and in Switzerland McD is CRAZY expensive!!! One cheeseburger and fries with a drink cost about 12 swiss francs or $10 US dollars! and ketchup is extra!)
lanuchan lanuchan 10 years
china in mcdonalds are ok, but kfc's are so busy and popular its insane.
iluvjth16 iluvjth16 10 years
When I lived in Quebec we'd get poutine at McDonalds....french fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. It sounds disgusting, but it is AMAZING!
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
it's always interesting to see what mickey d's offers overseas ^^
nikecold nikecold 10 years
Not only are there a few different things. Everything tastes better. Everytime I eat McDonald's or Burger K in US its like eating cardboard. But where I live it tastes a lot better, and I've been to germany and it tastes way better there too.
Mars215 Mars215 10 years
In Spain the McD's serve Gazpacho! They also have some sort of pork burger -- they were also trying to feature something called a mcSahara - which was a burger in a pita... I don't really eat at McD's at home, but always stop by whenever i'm abroad. I love to see their different stuff.
verily verily 10 years
I can't say I noticed anything different at a Parisian McD's, but I was only after a drink so I'd have the excuse to use their restroom as a paying customer (the public toilets in Paris are horrendous).
NdHebert NdHebert 10 years
Poutine! Growing up my family (Canadian) would eat french fries, gravy and cheese curds. The last time I went to Canada and stopped in a McDonalds they had it on the menu! It was great :/
madison63 madison63 10 years
in Korea you can get a Korean bbq burger. it didn't taste too bad except the fact that eating Korean bbq with bread kind of threw me off
pk9000 pk9000 10 years
In Malaysia they serve beef rendang and pineapple sundays.....mmmmm......
ktacce ktacce 10 years
I studied abroad in Perth (Australia) and London - I NEVER saw beer on the menu - or else i'd have gotten it and been overjoyed! I remember the beets on the burger in Aus, but I never heard/saw anything about prawns. I also remember what everyone is saying about paying for Ketchup - we used to ask for extra Ketchup and they'd give us 3 more packets. By extra I mean at least 10!!! :P
BethS BethS 10 years
That pic with the rice bun looks so good! I wonder how you would make a bun out of rice...ideas anyone? I wish they made some of those international items in the US, I might visit McD's more (other than hangover McGriddle days), especially the mexican breakfast McMuffin, yum!
Madisonian Madisonian 10 years
In Hawaii a few years ago I saw the McTeri on the menu ... a teriyaki hamburger that I still regret not trying. It's funny, Japanese food in general is so popular there, and teriyaki in particular, that they shorten it to "teri."
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
Aww...the comments are making me want to go globe trotting just to sample McD's food from different countries now. Haha.
riotgeek riotgeek 10 years
FYI McDonald's in Australia does not and has never had prawns on the menu. Fried or otherwise.
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