McDonald`s isn`t only about burgers and fries. Take a look at some unique menu items tailored by the McDonald`s franchise to appeal to certain local cultures around the world.
For example, you don`t need a beer of the month club with McDonald`s around! Beer is a standard item on the McDonald`s menu throughout many European nations including Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. It`s the perfect pairing for those salty fries, and customers can even purchase beer in three different sizes -- just like a soft drink! Now that`s odd, but not as odd as the next menu item on the list.
Japan`s take on the classic croquette is a bizzare mix of menu items that come together to form the Gracoro Burger. One of the craziest hamburger recipes ever includes a fried macaroni and cheese paddie filled with shrimp, cabbagem white sauce, and bread crumbs, all topped off with a demi-glace sauce. Work up an appetite and see what`s next.
Hailing from Canada, the McPoutin features classic McDonald`s fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. Turns out it`s also available at Burger King with bacon or jalapeño peppers. The Canadians eat this stuff up, so why not? On to the next international menu item.
Served in Hong Kong, the Ebi Filet-o features a deep fried shrimp patty with panko breadcrumbs, lettuce, and pickle relish. It`s available for ¥320 or roughly $4.
Direct from Spain, McDonald`s Gazpacho soup is tomato based with cucumber, celery, and onion. It`s served chilled with lemon juice and Tobasco sauce to flavor.
The McKebab from Isreal features a kebab served up on flatbread with pickles, lettuce, onion, and tomato. 100% Kosher, the McKebab is cooked over charcol and never fried.
McDonald`s Shake Shake Fries from Hong Kong are regular french fries with a twist. That is, you can add powdered flavoring, shake in a bag, and enjoy. Flavors include seaweed, french onion, and the standard salt and pepper.
This one comes from McDonald`s Mexico. It`s refried beans, salsa, and cheese served open face on a McDonald`s McMuffin. It may not seem like a breakfast item, but rest assured, it is.
The word "fan" in Mandarin means rice, which is fitting for this McDonald`s Singapore special containing sliced beef, grilled onion, and cabbage between two toasted white rice patties.
Islamic law forbids the consumption of pork. So the McDonald`s franchise in Saudi Arabia introduced the McArabi Chicken two grilled chicken patties with lettuce and tomato, garlic sauce, and Arabic bread.
Head to any McDonald`s throughout India and you`ll find the McCurry Pan a rectangular bread bowl stuffed with chicken, cheese, bell pepper, oregano, basil, and thyme, all smothered in a savory tomato-curry sauce.
Found only in Hong Kong, the Sausage and Egg Twisty Pasta menu item features, well, Ssausage, egg, and twisty Pasta in a chiken-based broth. It`s only available for breakfast, so make sure you`re in before 10:30AM!