Have you ever stepped into your favorite fast food chain in another country and seen a menu item you aren’t familiar with? We searched through the menus from McDonald’s restaurants around the globe and have aggregated a list of tasty menu items and interesting menu items.
1. MCDONALD’S TWISTY BREAKFAST PASTA, HONG KONG
Move over breakfast sandwiches and make room for breakfast pasta. Twisty pasta is served with your choice of standard breakfast meats plus a lightly breaded and fried chicken.
2. MCDONALD’S LE BURGER FROMAGE FONDU PANE, FRANCE
France and cheese go hand in hand. You will find a fried cheese stuffed sandwich on McDonald’s in France that you can pair with your favorite wine.
3. MCDONALD’S ULTRA GRATIN CROQUETTE BURGER, JAPAN’S MCRIB
Like the McRib, Japan’s Ultra Gratin Burger has a cult like following and is only released once a year for a limited time. Instead of a burger patty, you will find a croquette stuffed with shrimp and mac and cheese topped with a demi glace sauce.
4. MCDONALD’S SHRIMP BURGER, JAPAN
In between the highly recognized sesame bun lies a shrimp patty.
5. MCDONALD’S CURRY EGG AND ALOO WRAPS, INDIA
From naan to roti, Indian cuisine is known for it’s flat breads. When you’re on the go, what better way to eat on the run than stopping into your local McDonald’s and picking up a beef free, curry wrap.
6. MCDONALD’S SWEETIE CON NUTELLA, ITALY
What better to accompany your espresso than a brioche stuffed with nutella?
7. MCDONALD’S STRAWBERRY CREPES, SWEDEN
As opposed to a thick and heavy pancake, those with a smaller appetite can order light crepes topped with fresh strawberries. When you’re in Sweden..
8. MCDONALD’S GREEK WRAP, GREECE (DUH)
Two slim beef burgers are marinated in greek seasoning, topped with a spiced yogurt sauce and served on McDonald’s version of a pita like bread.
9. MCDONALD’S VEGGIE RYE FEAST BURGER, FINLAND
Nordic countries are known for healthy eating; from food staples rich in whole grains, berries and fresh fish. Iceland is so healthy, the last McDonald’s closed the last location in 2009. You’re in luck if you’re a health conscious vegetarian and traveling in Norway, you can order the fiber and protein rich Vegetable Rye Burger. In Sweden, you can chose between a McBean or Veggie Guacamole burger.
10. MCDONALD’S HALLOUMI BREAKFAST SANDWICH, QATAR
In addition to providing customers Halal certified chicken and meat, McDonald’s Arabia (covering several countries) serves up a fried cheese breakfast sandwich topped with olive paste.
11. MCDONALD’S SAMURAI PORK BURGER, THAILAND
Order a juicy pork burger with lychee milk tea if you’re ever in Thailand and want to be adventurous within the confines of a recognized food chain.
12. MCDONALD’S BRIOCHE MENU, ITALY
In addition to the McSweety, McDonald’s in Italy has an assortment of stuffed brioche/croissants. Italians can pick between jam, chocolate or cream.
13. MCDONALD’S MAHARAJA MAC, INDIA
As India’s population primarily stays away from beef, McDonald’s replaced the beef in the signature big mac with a spicy chicken option and a spicy cheese and corn friend patty.
14. MCDONALD’S MCBEAN BURGER, SWEDEN
McDonald’s in Sweden caters to the healthy population, from offering whole grain and rye bread in their sandwiches to multiple burger options for the meat free.