These Are the Craziest Things You Can Order From McDonald’s Around the World
When you head to McDonald’s, you probably order something classic. Perhaps a Big Mac or a Quarter Pounder. Maybe fries or an order of chicken nuggets, and possibly a Coke.
Even though we know McDonald’s isn’t a healthy meal, we all like to indulge in our favorite comfort foods every once in a while. And it’s not just Americans who head to McDonald’s for a familiar meal. Plenty of other countries frequent the chain, too. But the menu items that are familiar to McDonald’s patrons in other countries would look completely unfamiliar to golden arches fans in the United States.
Read on to check out the craziest things you can order from McDonald’s around the world.
1. Blue cheese and bacon burger
Le sandwich Signature by McDonald's™ Blue Cheese & Bacon : il va marquer de son empreinte votre restaurant McDonald’s 😋
In France, McDonald’s offers a blue cheese and bacon burger. And it turns out that McDonald’s actually serves these burgers with a fork and a knife — just like the other offerings on the “Signature” burger menu.
The recyclable plastic cutlery doesn’t sound like that big of a deal. But when the burger first appeared on the menu, its steep $15 price tag elicited complaints from customers. French patrons were also surprised by the choice to give forks to only one set of patrons.
Next: McDonald’s serves this traditional dish in Malaysia.
2. Bubur Ayam McD
The Family Size Bubur Ayam McD™, made to be shared. Enjoy it today!
In Malaysia, you can order the Bubur Ayam McD, the McDonald’s version of a classic Indonesian dish. According to the McDonald’s menu, this order consists of “Juicy chicken strips in mouth-watering porridge, garnished with spring onions, sliced ginger, fried shallots and diced chilies. Just like mum’s cooking!” The Telegraph reports that McDonald’s locations in Singapore serve a similar dish, called a Chicken Singaporridge. (Where’s the eye-roll emoji when you need it?)
Next: Customers in Singapore can order this cute entree.
3. Fish dippers
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Another unusual menu item you can sample in Singapore? Fish Dippers, fish-shaped nuggets of Alaskan pollock. The fish gets coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried until crispy. McDonald’s serves the Fish Dippers with a side of tartar sauce.
The chain introduced the menu item alongside a Classic Ebi burger. That sandwich features a shrimp patty topped with tangy mustard. And to complement both entrees, McDonald’s offers Seaweed Shaker Fries: Classic McDonald’s fries dusted with nori flakes.
Next: This Japanese burger is one of the most famous additions to the international menu.
4. Gracoro burger
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Every winter, McDonald’s locations in Japan bring back the Gracoro burger, a menu item few Americans will understand. “Gracoro” combines the Japanese words for “gratin” and “croquette.” The burger is a perplexing combination of the two. Instead of a meat patty, the burger contains a croquette filled with white sauce, shrimp, and macaroni, dredged in breadcrumbs, and fried.
Next: This burger returns to the menu each year for a Japanese festival.
5. Lunar eclipse burger
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Another annual tradition at McDonald’s in Japan is the Tsukimi Burger menu. These burgers and sandwiches, named for the “moon-viewing” festival held in mid-autumn, get topped with a round fried egg, strips of bacon, and a specially formulated sauce. (Dishes featuring fried eggs traditionally appear in Japan for the Tsukimi festival, as the yolk is reminiscent of the moon.)
The Lunar Eclipse Burger features two beef patties, and other sandwiches on the menu add cheese or swap the beef for chicken.
Next: This menu item from India introduces flavors many Americans haven’t yet tried.
6. Maharaja Mac Junior
The Veg Maharaja Mac Junior is a combination of fresh ingredientsbrought together with delicious Cocktail Sauce.
Developed especially for vegetarian McDonald’s patrons in India, the Maharaja Mac Junior features a corn and cheese patty, plus lettuce and jalapeños. The sandwich is part of the “Maharaja family,” which also includes the Chicken Maharaja Mac. These sandwiches feature a cocktail sauce that “mingles with fiery jalapeños and crunchy shredded onion placed on cheddar cheese and bed of iceberg lettuce.”
Next: McDonald’s serves this sandwich to Dutch and Belgian customers.
Let’s celebrate it the dutch way! #McKroket, world famous from the Netherlands and now available in Curaçao!
The McKroket first gained notoriety when it appeared on McDonald’s menus in the Netherlands and Belgium. The name, a play on the culinary term “croquette,” gives away exactly what’s inside. The sandwich consists of a fried croquette of beef ragout. That gets topped with mustard sauce and then placed in a signature McDonald’s bun. McDonald’s later added the sandwich to the menu in Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island.
Next: This menu item reimagines a classic burger with some unexpected ingredients.
8. McRice burger
Served all over Asia, the McRice burger replaces the classic bun with a rice cake. Thumbs up if you think this sounds yummy!
Tired of regular burgers? That wouldn’t be a problem if you lived in New Zealand or the Philippines. In both countries, customers can order the McRice burger. This delicacy replaces the standard hamburger bun with rice cakes instead. The grains of rice are pressed together to form each patty, then the whole patty gets toasted and topped with sesame seeds.
Next: This unusual side remains on the menu in the Philippines.
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Another unusual menu item you can order at golden arches locations in the Philippines? McSpaghetti. Interestingly enough, the company tried offering this side in the United States during the 1980s. At the time, it had decided to experiment with adding Italian foods to its menu.
Options like the McPizza and McSpaghetti didn’t do well in the United States. But apparently, McSpaghetti caught on in southeast Asia. Today, this dish is only available at McDonald’s locations in the Philippines.
Next: McDonal’s serves this riff on Italian foods only in India.
10. Pizza McPuff
We just have one thing to say about the Veg Pizza McPuff
McDonald’s has officially thrown in the towel on the McPizza, which, until recently, was served at two American locations. However, if you find yourself at a McDonald’s in India, you can try the tangentially related Pizza McPuff. Inside the savory dough, this menu item features tomato sauce, carrots, bell peppers, beans, onions, peas, and mozzarella.
McDonald’s sells vegetarian items like this one in many countries. But even veggie burgers don’t sell at locations in the United States.
Next: You’ll find this surprising side on McDonald’s menus in Sweden.
11. Salt and pepper fries
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In the United States, McDonald’s sells one variety of fries. But it sells an entirely different kind in Sweden, where customers can order salt and pepper waffle fries. McDonald’s also tried out waffle fries as a limited-time holiday menu item at select locations in Canada. Americans were jealous, but that didn’t convince McDonald’s to try offering its waffle fries stateside.
Next: This unconventional burger might raise some eyebrows in the United States.
12. Shrimp burger
Back due to popular demand, the Shrimp Burger is always a great choice when it’s on the menu. Hurry though, it’s only…
In the United States, most people think of beef when you say the word “burger.” But in Cyprus, McDonald’s offers a surprisingly popular shrimp burger. Interestingly enough, the sandwich isn’t the only seafood item on the menu. McDonald’s also offers the Filet-o-Fish and the McFish in Cyprus. And, more recently, the company introduced a version of the shrimp burger in South Korea, too. There, customers can choose between “spicy” and “lemon” varieties.
Next: This menu item puts a surprising twist on a familiar dish.
13. Spicy chicken McNuggets
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Most Americans have tried McDonald’s chicken nuggets. But did you know that the company offers Spicy Chicken McNuggets in Singapore?
This spicy dish has a cult following in the region. The nuggets have small pieces of red and green chili peppers mixed into the batter. But if you’re wary of spicy foods, don’t worry. They’re reportedly not much spicier than standard McDonald’s chicken nuggets.
Next: This attention-grabbing sandwich comes on a black bun.
14. Spicy Korean burger
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Some of McDonald’s most attention-grabbing burgers are served on black buns, a dramatic departure from the usual hamburger bun. In Malaysia, McDonald’s offered a spicy Korean burger (on a black bun) for a limited time. The dish featured kimchi, plus a bun colored black with charcoal.
Similarly, in Singapore, McDonald’s put a Seoul spicy burger on the menu. You can order that sandwich with either beef or chicken and pair it with Kimchi Shaker Fries for an extra kick.
Next: This sweet treat will look very unfamiliar to most Americans.
15. Sweet taro pie
Sweet Taro Pie from McDonald's Hong Kong, what do you think guys yay or nay?
In the United States, many McDonald’s patrons have tried the chain’s baked pies. But most would be alarmed to see a purple filling inside this tasty dessert. In Hong Kong, McDonald’s serves pies filled with taro, a root vegetable that has a distinctive purple tint. Taro appears in many Chinese desserts. McDonald’s Sweet Taro Pie looks just like the more familiar apple pie until you take a bite.
Next: This dessert looks like a burger — but it definitely won’t taste like one.
16. Sweety con Nutella
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If you find yourself at a McDonald’s location in Italy, you can order the Sweety con Nutella. This menu item looks like a burger at first. Also, it features the same kind of bread McDonald’s uses for numerous sandwiches. But instead of a beef patty, the Sweety con Nutella features a generous serving of Nutella hazelnut and cocoa spread. It’s served in a traditional hamburger box and is part of the Italian McCafe menu.
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