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2012-10-02 12:16:24 PM
Well, I came here to mention that they failed to mention cabbage/kimchi stuffed Dunk'n donuts, but *I* failed for the FA *did* mention them. Imagine my surprise when I first bit into what I thought was a regular, jelly filled donut and tasted savory cabbage instead of sweet. Damn near spit it out - not that I don't like kimchi, I do, but when you're expecting one thing and find quite another, instinct kicks in.
 
2012-10-02 12:20:28 PM

TV's Vinnie: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 706x679]

Is it true that they serve McLobster sandwiches in Maine? Just curious to know how McD was able to ruin lobster enough to make it onto their menu.


Cape Cod, too - although I believe it is/was seasonal.

BTW - that sandwich in the picture? It's about 4" long - don't even bother - especially in Maine - just get the real thing.
 
2012-10-02 12:20:38 PM

Pinko_Commie: UberDave: That's what I remember of them in England. But I didn't really go in. I just kind of poked my head to take a look at the menu and it looked to be mostly sandwiches and salads

lol, must have been looking at the wrong part of the menu :-)



It was KFC, not Mac-Daddy's.
 
2012-10-02 12:21:20 PM
magazine.foxnews.com 

Wendy's Japan sounds like it has some expensive food.
 
2012-10-02 12:21:27 PM
Because of the the avoirdupois system?
 
2012-10-02 12:22:26 PM
Once on a flight to South Korea, I sat next to a food scientist who worked for Baskin Robbins, which is very popular there. He told me that he really enjoyed working with the Korean part of the company because they were very creative and open-minded about trying out new product ideas in their locations and also easy to work with when it came to fixing problems on the backend, where the ice cream was actually made. They have all kinds of stuff there that isn't available in the US.

That trip also happened around the time that people were protesting the sale of US beef in Korea because of concerns about mad cow disease. The traitorous McDonalds and Outback Steakhouse in the city where I lived both had posters on their windows claiming that their beef was sourced from Australia. (I went to the Outback once, actually. No, not by choice. It was my host's way of being nice. There were one or two special items, but all in all, it was remarkably the same, down to the selection of salad dressings. It's the only place I visited in Korea that offered Ranch.)
 
2012-10-02 12:23:41 PM

PsyLord: [magazine.foxnews.com image 722x351] 

Wendy's Japan sounds like it has some expensive food.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Can we go to Mendy's?
 
2012-10-02 12:26:34 PM
I'm sure they had a food stylist jazz up those dishes, but I bet they'll still look and taste better than anything we have here.
 
2012-10-02 12:31:27 PM

EatCritAndDie: Article missed an easy one, McDonald's in Guam makes SPAM apart of several meals, especially breakfast ones.

[blob-s-docs.googlegroups.com image 640x480]


Fried spam is the dog's bollocks - and that's a good thing.
 
2012-10-02 12:38:49 PM
Max in Sweden - love those dang burgers. They had this taco burger, kept me sane in the winter months (which is almost all year).
 
2012-10-02 12:41:01 PM

Rik01: Read it all before. Some of the items might be interesting to try here in the US but it got me thinking: what foreign fast food places exist and are any of them in the US?

I mean, the US alone can't have provided fast food to the world. (If so, that might be a good reason for other nations to hate us.)

I've watched 'Bizarre Foods' but eating rotten meat preserved in grease or stopping to get some deep fried spiders from a road cart, covered with blood sauce, isn't what I mean.

What are the equivalent, commercial 'fast food' places in other nations?

Is there a Wong Fu's deep fried duck? KiKi's Sticky Rice Balls? Mohammed's Original Cuscus? Hadji's Home Cooked curry? Steinberger's Traditional Kosher lochs and bagels?

You can skip the Central Asian Balute. (Duck embryos nearly ready to hatch, boiled alive then served in the shell, beak and all.)


I'll just leave this right here

http://www.quick.fr
 
2012-10-02 12:42:52 PM
I've looked everywhere for a Big Kahoona Burger with no luck.
 
2012-10-02 12:43:17 PM

Rik01: What are the equivalent, commercial 'fast food' places in other nations?

Is there a Wong Fu's deep fried duck? KiKi's Sticky Rice Balls? Mohammed's Original Cuscus? Hadji's Home Cooked curry? Steinberger's Traditional Kosher lochs and bagels?


There certainly are some chain fast-food type places in other parts of the world. I noticed these guys - Beard Papa's cream puffs - in a few places around Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand etc. Looks like they're Japanese company.

I don't think there's anything else on anything like the same scale as McD's, Burger King or Subway though. They are absolutely everywhere.
 
2012-10-02 12:48:56 PM

Rik01: Read it all before. Some of the items might be interesting to try here in the US but it got me thinking: what foreign fast food places exist and are any of them in the US?

I mean, the US alone can't have provided fast food to the world. (If so, that might be a good reason for other nations to hate us.)

I've watched 'Bizarre Foods' but eating rotten meat preserved in grease or stopping to get some deep fried spiders from a road cart, covered with blood sauce, isn't what I mean.

What are the equivalent, commercial 'fast food' places in other nations?

Is there a Wong Fu's deep fried duck? KiKi's Sticky Rice Balls? Mohammed's Original Cuscus? Hadji's Home Cooked curry? Steinberger's Traditional Kosher lochs and bagels?

You can skip the Central Asian Balute. (Duck embryos nearly ready to hatch, boiled alive then served in the shell, beak and all.)


There are Jolly Bee's & Goldilocks in California, Nevada & Quickly's everywhere. Those are foreign fast food places in the US.
 
2012-10-02 12:49:05 PM
I loved the kebab vans in the UK, and I have yet to find anything really close to that here in my part of the States.
 
2012-10-02 12:53:28 PM

EatCritAndDie: Article missed an easy one, McDonald's in Guam makes SPAM apart of several meals, especially breakfast ones.

[blob-s-docs.googlegroups.com image 640x480]


Last time I checked Guam was part of the US. Hawaii McDonalds also does the spam meals.
 
2012-10-02 12:53:49 PM

Rik01: Read it all before. Some of the items might be interesting to try here in the US but it got me thinking: what foreign fast food places exist and are any of them in the US?


There are apparently Jollibee restaurants in New York and California. I have never been, but my friend claims that it is the restaurant in the Philippines that McDonalds can't compete with.
 
2012-10-02 12:55:40 PM

Sybarite: Now I want a Cheese Monkey Banana donut.


Same here. The Korean and Indian items looked really good.
 
2012-10-02 12:55:54 PM

UberDave: RexTalionis: KFC in China, as I recall, sells primarily chicken sandwiches.

That's what I remember of them in England. But I didn't really go in. I just kind of poked my head to take a look at the menu and it looked to be mostly sandwiches and salads. I didn't see Original Recipe anywhere. I was tempted to go in because I couldn't find a damn Chippie in the middle of downtown Newcastle for some reason. But I wasn't *that* hungry.

I walked past a McDonald's in downtown Paris every day when I was there for business. There was always a line in the morning. I didn't check it out (I mean, if you're in Paris for a full week are you going to go to farking McDonalds?!) but it was interesting that you couldn't smell their typical greasy aroma half a mile away...or even right outside for that matter.


By every account, they are vastly different than the American version. So yeah, I would go try it out. I mean, you were right there, but now all you can do is speculate.
 
2012-10-02 12:56:39 PM
Wimpy's Burgers in Mombasa, Kenya. Gristle patty on a bun - do NOT recommend!

McOz in Australia - basically a Quarter Pounder with grilled pineapple and beet slices. Much tastier than it sounds.
 
2012-10-02 12:57:23 PM

Sandor at the Zoo: I loved the kebab vans in the UK, and I have yet to find anything really close to that here in my part of the States.



Well, if you ever see these guys, turn the other way:

s13.postimage.org
 
2012-10-02 12:58:11 PM

billybobtoo: I spent 4 days and 3 nights in Bangkok, and ate almost every meal at the McDonalds. Street cart food scares me. I have a very delicate constitution...seriously, I do.


You should sleep late man, it's much easier on your constitution
 
2012-10-02 01:01:35 PM

Rik01: Read it all before. Some of the items might be interesting to try here in the US but it got me thinking: what foreign fast food places exist and are any of them in the US?

I mean, the US alone can't have provided fast food to the world. (If so, that might be a good reason for other nations to hate us.)

I've watched 'Bizarre Foods' but eating rotten meat preserved in grease or stopping to get some deep fried spiders from a road cart, covered with blood sauce, isn't what I mean.

What are the equivalent, commercial 'fast food' places in other nations?

Is there a Wong Fu's deep fried duck? KiKi's Sticky Rice Balls? Mohammed's Original Cuscus? Hadji's Home Cooked curry? Steinberger's Traditional Kosher lochs and bagels?

You can skip the Central Asian Balute. (Duck embryos nearly ready to hatch, boiled alive then served in the shell, beak and all.)


Nando's is pretty good
 
2012-10-02 01:03:50 PM

UberDave: RexTalionis: KFC in China, as I recall, sells primarily chicken sandwiches.

That's what I remember of them in England. But I didn't really go in. I just kind of poked my head to take a look at the menu and it looked to be mostly sandwiches and salads. I didn't see Original Recipe anywhere. I was tempted to go in because I couldn't find a damn Chippie in the middle of downtown Newcastle for some reason. But I wasn't *that* hungry.

I walked past a McDonald's in downtown Paris every day when I was there for business. There was always a line in the morning. I didn't check it out (I mean, if you're in Paris for a full week are you going to go to farking McDonalds?!) but it was interesting that you couldn't smell their typical greasy aroma half a mile away...or even right outside for that matter.


If you're from France and just a regular working person you're not going to L'Abeill for your morning coffee or a quick bite to eat. Stop pretending you're hip and cool.
 
2012-10-02 01:06:18 PM
What?
 
2012-10-02 01:06:41 PM

stonicus: UberDave: RexTalionis: KFC in China, as I recall, sells primarily chicken sandwiches.

That's what I remember of them in England. But I didn't really go in. I just kind of poked my head to take a look at the menu and it looked to be mostly sandwiches and salads. I didn't see Original Recipe anywhere. I was tempted to go in because I couldn't find a damn Chippie in the middle of downtown Newcastle for some reason. But I wasn't *that* hungry.

I walked past a McDonald's in downtown Paris every day when I was there for business. There was always a line in the morning. I didn't check it out (I mean, if you're in Paris for a full week are you going to go to farking McDonalds?!) but it was interesting that you couldn't smell their typical greasy aroma half a mile away...or even right outside for that matter.

By every account, they are vastly different than the American version. So yeah, I would go try it out. I mean, you were right there, but now all you can do is speculate.



I thought about it but I haven't ate fast food in years. And besides, I'm willing to bet it was a better deal getting breakfast at one of the many bakeries along the route to work. The smell of those places and the sight of those fresh breads getting tossed into the bins next to the window was too much to resist. :)
 
2012-10-02 01:08:33 PM

RexTalionis: In China, the Pizza Hut also serves steaks and spaghetti and stuff.

The Kenny Rogers Roasters in the Beijing International Airport terminal (which is massive, by the way) also is a steakhouse.

KFC in China, as I recall, sells primarily chicken sandwiches.


Every time i walked passed a Pizza Hut in china, and there are many of them, i never saw one person eating pizza. It was always some other italian dish. I was told PH there is more analogous to an Olive Garden than a pizza place.

The KFCs there also have no problem using dark meat in their chicken patties. in the US its all breast meat i think (i dont eat there often)
 
2012-10-02 01:10:40 PM

UberDave: stonicus: UberDave: RexTalionis: KFC in China, as I recall, sells primarily chicken sandwiches.

That's what I remember of them in England. But I didn't really go in. I just kind of poked my head to take a look at the menu and it looked to be mostly sandwiches and salads. I didn't see Original Recipe anywhere. I was tempted to go in because I couldn't find a damn Chippie in the middle of downtown Newcastle for some reason. But I wasn't *that* hungry.

I walked past a McDonald's in downtown Paris every day when I was there for business. There was always a line in the morning. I didn't check it out (I mean, if you're in Paris for a full week are you going to go to farking McDonalds?!) but it was interesting that you couldn't smell their typical greasy aroma half a mile away...or even right outside for that matter.

By every account, they are vastly different than the American version. So yeah, I would go try it out. I mean, you were right there, but now all you can do is speculate.


I thought about it but I haven't ate fast food in years. And besides, I'm willing to bet it was a better deal getting breakfast at one of the many bakeries along the route to work. The smell of those places and the sight of those fresh breads getting tossed into the bins next to the window was too much to resist. :)


Why the hell are you there only a week? A week only has 7 days... you'll only eat 7 breakfasts... did you not know there were more than 7 places to get breakfast in Paris. You suck... Go for a year or why bother!!!!
 
2012-10-02 01:22:14 PM

Savage Bacon: FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.

Come to Montreal. I'll give you the Poutine Tour.


Can you give me the tour? :( I'm going to Canada for a conference next week and have no idea where to eat.
 
2012-10-02 01:22:18 PM
In Hong Kong McDonalds has a sandwich called the Fan-tastic which is basically a fried rice paddy on a bun. The symbol for rice or "fan" looks a lot like the letter F, so that's how it looked on the posters.

I never had one. HK McDs was only good for ridiculously cheap soft serve. If I wanted a burger I'd go to Triple O's White Spot in Exchange Plaza.
 
2012-10-02 01:24:43 PM
Not menu items, but KFC in Trinidad delivered and had condiment packets of Matouk's
 
2012-10-02 01:28:36 PM
they are morons for not serving some of this in North America.. at least at some locations

Chicken Maharaja-Mac and Big Spicy Paneer Wrap would make out killer here.
 
2012-10-02 01:29:48 PM
Subby: "What are some fast food items you won't find in the United States?"

Most of the tasty ones.

/next question?
//save for faux-Mexican, fast food in this country is one long succession of slight variations on the theme of "burger and fries"
///it gets boring, quickly
 
2012-10-02 01:33:06 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Rik01: Read it all before. Some of the items might be interesting to try here in the US but it got me thinking: what foreign fast food places exist and are any of them in the US?

I mean, the US alone can't have provided fast food to the world. (If so, that might be a good reason for other nations to hate us.)

I've watched 'Bizarre Foods' but eating rotten meat preserved in grease or stopping to get some deep fried spiders from a road cart, covered with blood sauce, isn't what I mean.

What are the equivalent, commercial 'fast food' places in other nations?

Is there a Wong Fu's deep fried duck? KiKi's Sticky Rice Balls? Mohammed's Original Cuscus? Hadji's Home Cooked curry? Steinberger's Traditional Kosher lochs and bagels?

You can skip the Central Asian Balute. (Duck embryos nearly ready to hatch, boiled alive then served in the shell, beak and all.)

I don't know - mega-conglomerate fast-food businesses (big enough to spread over seas might just be an America thing...


Been to these in Malaysia:
Secret Recipe

These are everywhere in China (300+ locations):
Real Kung Fu
 
2012-10-02 01:36:48 PM

Phoenix_M: If you're from France and just a regular working person you're not going to L'Abeill for your morning coffee or a quick bite to eat. Stop pretending you're hip and cool.


You actually think I was trying to be "hip and cool" with that post? I'm in my 40s dude. Not only do I not care about being "hip and cool" if I tried I would fail miserably.

/And I'm from Texas
 
2012-10-02 01:41:32 PM
McDonald's menu items not available in the U.S.: England's McCurry; Norway's McPickled Herring. Both surprisingly delicious.
 
2012-10-02 01:44:37 PM
Mmmmm..... love me some MOS Burger (Japan).

www.femtalks.com
 
2012-10-02 01:49:48 PM

stonicus: UberDave: I thought about it but I haven't ate fast food in years. And besides, I'm willing to bet it was a better deal getting breakfast at one of the many bakeries along the route to work. The smell of those places and the sight of those fresh breads getting tossed into the bins next to the window was too much to resist. :)


Why the hell are you there only a week? A week only has 7 days... you'll only eat 7 breakfasts... did you not know there were more than 7 places to get breakfast in Paris. You suck... Go for a year or why bother!!!!



Tell me about it....In my younger days man. If only I could find some way to do business over there are little more often... But it was nice going over there on business as you are away from the tourist and (as some other DB brought up) "hip and cool" areas quite a bit. The food was always awesome except for one single time when a colleague wanted to go to some restaurant in the middle of a tourist area - English menus and looked like an American bistro restaurant.
 
2012-10-02 01:53:37 PM

BrynnMacFlynn: Savage Bacon: FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.

Come to Montreal. I'll give you the Poutine Tour.

Can you give me the tour? :( I'm going to Canada for a conference next week and have no idea where to eat.


Well, if you're coming to Montreal specifically, I can recommend a few places for poutine, smoked meat sandwiches, shish taouk (what Montrealers say when they really mean "shawarma") or any other type of food that strikes your fancy. However, I'm afraid my knowledge of eateries in Toronto (Tronno), Vancouver and other cities is practically non-existent.
 
2012-10-02 01:55:03 PM

cefm: Mmmmm..... love me some MOS Burger (Japan).

[www.femtalks.com image 450x407]


Hells yeah! MOS Burger is da shiznit. LOVED their yakiniku rice burger while I was there.
 
2012-10-02 01:55:44 PM

BrynnMacFlynn: Savage Bacon: FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.

Come to Montreal. I'll give you the Poutine Tour.

Can you give me the tour? :( I'm going to Canada for a conference next week and have no idea where to eat.


Canada is a little bit big eh? Probably be quite expensive to give you a tour of the whole country looking for good eats.
 
2012-10-02 01:56:32 PM

kvinesknows: BrynnMacFlynn: Savage Bacon: FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.

Come to Montreal. I'll give you the Poutine Tour.

Can you give me the tour? :( I'm going to Canada for a conference next week and have no idea where to eat.

Canada is a little bit big eh? Probably be quite expensive to give you a tour of the whole country looking for good eats.


but hey! if you are coming to Winnipeg.. Count me in! Ill let you know where to go.
 
2012-10-02 01:57:25 PM
I have a Facebook page dedicated to the Zinger Tower Burger.

We have a crappy substitute here in the US. I dont know why they don't release the yummy delicious version with the zesty tangy salsa sauce.

sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-02 02:05:17 PM

stpauler: So was the Kofte burger in Turkey.


Good lord, there's about 100,000 places in Istanbul to get some decent kofte. Who the fark would get it at Ron-Don's?

/true fact: I make awesome grilled kofte
 
2012-10-02 02:07:35 PM

Savage Bacon: Well, if you're coming to Montreal specifically, I can recommend a few places for poutine, smoked meat sandwiches, shish taouk (what Montrealers say when they really mean "shawarma") or any other type of food that strikes your fancy. However, I'm afraid my knowledge of eateries in Toronto (Tronno), Vancouver and other cities is practically non-existent.


Sorry, meant to specify I am coming to Montreal specifically. And frankly, all of those kinds of food sound amazing. :D I have been dying to try shawarma after the Avengers.

kvinesknows: Canada is a little bit big eh? Probably be quite expensive to give you a tour of the whole country looking for good eats.


:( Meant to specify Montreal, sorry.
 
2012-10-02 02:13:58 PM

BrynnMacFlynn: Savage Bacon: Well, if you're coming to Montreal specifically, I can recommend a few places for poutine, smoked meat sandwiches, shish taouk (what Montrealers say when they really mean "shawarma") or any other type of food that strikes your fancy. However, I'm afraid my knowledge of eateries in Toronto (Tronno), Vancouver and other cities is practically non-existent.

Sorry, meant to specify I am coming to Montreal specifically. And frankly, all of those kinds of food sound amazing. :D I have been dying to try shawarma after the Avengers.

kvinesknows: Canada is a little bit big eh? Probably be quite expensive to give you a tour of the whole country looking for good eats.

:( Meant to specify Montreal, sorry.


you should come to Winnipeg instead, screw the conference we have better food.
 
2012-10-02 02:17:54 PM

cefm: Mmmmm..... love me some MOS Burger (Japan).

[www.femtalks.com image 450x407]


Hrmmm. I prefer a substrate other than metal oxide for my sandwiches.
 
2012-10-02 02:20:06 PM
If you make it to Calgary, I'll take you out for Shawarma (and beers)
 
2012-10-02 02:27:19 PM

kvinesknows: you should come to Winnipeg instead, screw the conference we have better food.


:( Someday, I will go a'travellin. However, since this is my first time out of the country and work is paying for everything, I think I need to be good. Thank you though!

Salmon: If you make it to Calgary, I'll take you out for Shawarma (and beers)


:( Is too far, I'm afraid. I do want to visit the Loading Ready Run folks someday... Perhaps I will do a tour of Canada. *plots*
 
2012-10-02 02:27:49 PM

Savage Bacon: cefm: Mmmmm..... love me some MOS Burger (Japan).

[www.femtalks.com image 450x407]

Hells yeah! MOS Burger is da shiznit. LOVED their yakiniku rice burger while I was there.


Mos burgers are ok - apart from the sweet pork or octopus croquette ones - but their "fries" suck. Overcooked, soft and dry without fail.

The fish burger is my go-to hangover food here in Thailand. In japan the fries might be better...

/always wanted a fish filet w rice cake burger but they don't make it. WHY??
 
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