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2012-10-02 08:15:19 AM  
A rose by any other name subby...

/also there is a fairly popular toilet paper named Royale in these parts, don't know about you but the mental image of cheesy tp isn't getting me into a BK anytime soon.

/also article is Royale free... why are we talking about Royale?
/time to Royale subby's house!
 
2012-10-02 08:44:41 AM  
I loved the Chicken Maharaja Mac in India, the spicy curry sauce was actually quite tasty. So was the Kofte burger in Turkey. Peru had OK fried chicken served with the bubble gum flavored Inca Kola. Although the McKroket in the Netherlands is complete crap.

/Love to try local McDonald's foods when travelling as a break from eating all of the local cuisine all the time.
 
2012-10-02 08:54:34 AM  
Now I want a Cheese Monkey Banana donut.
 
2012-10-02 09:04:58 AM  
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.
 
2012-10-02 09:18:28 AM  

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


The locals call them the "American Embassy" (as opposed to McDonald's which I thought was odd). When I was there I got a bone-in chicken leg that was stretched out on a skewer. It was rather foul...or fowl as it were.
 
2012-10-02 10:57:13 AM  
Salad?
 
2012-10-02 11:17:38 AM  

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.
 
2012-10-02 11:43:47 AM  
What do they call the Whopper?
 
2012-10-02 11:45:53 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Salad?


Oh we have salads.

The trouble is each salad comes with a vat of ranch to pour in.
 
2012-10-02 11:46:02 AM  
Hell, you can't even walk into a McDonalds in Cleveland and ask for a Steamer.
 
2012-10-02 11:46:27 AM  

probesport: What do they call the Whopper?


Vomitus.
 
2012-10-02 11:47:07 AM  
Fatty thread!
 
2012-10-02 11:48:22 AM  

probesport: What do they call the Whopper?


"Say what again"
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-02 11:48:24 AM  
For dessert, patrons in certain countries can choose to order Kit Kat Pops, or mini Kit Kat bars baked inside dough.

I would try this, at least once.
 
2012-10-02 11:48:25 AM  
to the Amsterdam Farkers, do they still have the Febo automats? That was a great chicken sandwich - at least that's what I told myself at 4:00am

/and if Dunkins' does not break out those Cheese Monkey and Choco Banana donuts ASAP I'm gonna have to head back up to Braintree and smack some folks around
 
2012-10-02 11:48:26 AM  

BitwiseShift: Hell, you can't even walk into a McDonalds in Cleveland and ask for a Steamer.



I thought it was more of a Utica thing.

0.tqn.com
 
2012-10-02 11:48:46 AM  
KFC fish donuts. If these are made with the original recipe batter, I'm going to have to make a trip to Singapore.
 
2012-10-02 11:49:03 AM  
As this is from Fox News, I'm sure this is somehow Obama's fault.
 
2012-10-02 11:49:39 AM  
Haven't seen prawns on my Pizza Hut items here locally, like you could get in Thailand.
 
2012-10-02 11:49:59 AM  
"Angry Poutine" would be a great name for a band.
 
2012-10-02 11:50:13 AM  

BitwiseShift: Hell, you can't even walk into a McDonalds in Cleveland and ask for a Steamer.


New York Steamer > Cleveland Steamer

one is a sandwich, and the other is poop
 
2012-10-02 11:50:31 AM  
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.)
 
2012-10-02 11:50:52 AM  
Is there a Clan McDonald in Ireland that everyone makes fun of?

I want to open up a place in Morocco called Berber King. Where is your Allah now?
 
2012-10-02 11:51:03 AM  
I have an urge to try poutine.
 
2012-10-02 11:52:23 AM  

theurge14: Is there a Clan McDonald in Ireland that everyone makes fun of?


there is, but it's actually spelled McDowell's there

:-)
 
2012-10-02 11:53:25 AM  

Walker: probesport: What do they call the Whopper?

"Say what again"
[img.photobucket.com image 144x186]


That made me hungry for a Big Kahuna Burger.
 
2012-10-02 11:54:14 AM  

probesport: What do they call the Whopper?


La Promesse Politique

Or maybe Un Tas d'Ordures
 
2012-10-02 11:54:46 AM  
Got meat on a stick once in Singapore from a vendor in a park. Tasted pretty good. Still no idea what it actually was. I figure it was dog or monkey.
 
2012-10-02 11:55:00 AM  

FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.


Now with image goodness:

blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com
 
2012-10-02 11:55:20 AM  

swankywanky: theurge14: Is there a Clan McDonald in Ireland that everyone makes fun of?

there is, but it's actually spelled McDowell's there

:-)


Ah yes, the Golden Arc
 
2012-10-02 11:56:52 AM  

probesport: swankywanky: theurge14: Is there a Clan McDonald in Ireland that everyone makes fun of?

there is, but it's actually spelled McDowell's there

:-)

Ah yes, the Golden Arc


see they have the Big Mc
instead of Big Mac
 
2012-10-02 12:00:11 PM  

FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.


Come to Montreal. I'll give you the Poutine Tour.
 
2012-10-02 12:00:33 PM  
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.
 
2012-10-02 12:00:45 PM  
Came here for Krusty's "Partially Gelatinated, Non-Dairy, Gum-Based Beverages", leaving confused.

Shakes? You don't even know what you're getting.
 
2012-10-02 12:00:50 PM  
Poutine = disgusting Canuckistani boo fries. That is all.
 
2012-10-02 12:02:13 PM  

wippit: Came here for Krusty's "Partially Gelatinated, Non-Dairy, Gum-Based Beverages", leaving confused.

Shakes? You don't even know what you're getting.


well i know what i'm getting 

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-02 12:02:19 PM  

swankywanky: to the Amsterdam Farkers, do they still have the Febo automats? That was a great chicken sandwich - at least that's what I told myself at 4:00am

/and if Dunkins' does not break out those Cheese Monkey and Choco Banana donuts ASAP I'm gonna have to head back up to Braintree and smack some folks around


Yes, they do.

/was in Amsterdam last year
 
2012-10-02 12:03:36 PM  
What about Mooby's?
 
2012-10-02 12:03:53 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

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.
 
2012-10-02 12:05:55 PM  
Dunkin' Donuts is still around?
 
2012-10-02 12:07:10 PM  

FawnLiebowitz: I have an urge to try poutine.


Poutine wishes it was cool as chili fries.
 
2012-10-02 12:07:40 PM  

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 :-)
 
2012-10-02 12:08:41 PM  
i'll only buy McLobster if it contains yoga mats. or gym shorts. SOMETHING athletic. cause i don't wanna work to burn off those calories

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-02 12:10:29 PM  
I would totally eat the Spicy Paneer Wrap. I like spicy food and I like Paneer. Hell, I may study the picture and make one here at home if I can kinda-sorta figure it out. The "spicy" part would be the part I'd have to completely take off on my own with, though. Unless I can find a description on the net.

Whenever I go to Norway to visit family, I always stop by McDonald's. The have (or had, haven't been in a while) a burger called the McLaks - a salmon burger. They also have a Laksewrap - a salmon snack wrap kind of thing. I dig on salmon.
 
2012-10-02 12:10:48 PM  
In "John Dies at the End" David Wong refers to getting brauts at the (undisclosed) McDonalds, and that it was a sign you were in the midwest. Now, of all the unrealistic things in that book I wish that wasn't.
 
2012-10-02 12:11:57 PM  
Fried apple pie anyone?
 
2012-10-02 12:13:09 PM  
chicken nugget burger in euro burger kings....mmmm
 
2012-10-02 12:13:58 PM  
Article missed an easy one, McDonald's in Guam makes SPAM apart of several meals, especially breakfast ones.

blob-s-docs.googlegroups.com
 
2012-10-02 12:15:11 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 don't know - mega-conglomerate fast-food businesses (big enough to spread over seas might just be an America thing...
 
2012-10-02 12:15:17 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]


see all that WHITE STUFF. tHIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE OBESE
 
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??
 
2012-10-02 02:29:07 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: I have been dying to try shawarma after the Avengers.


was going to make a snarky comment about shawarma being available pretty much everywhere and then remembered

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-10-02 02:29:55 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: 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!



we have North America's best chicken fingers and Canada's best clubhouse....
 
2012-10-02 02:30:35 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?


Hong Kong has boatloads of fast food. The best stuff is mom and pop fast food places, which there are thousands of, but here are the main local chains, of which I believe only Cafe de Coral has a US presence:

Cafe de Coral group: Cafe de Coral, Spaghetti House, Ah Yee Leng Tong, Oliver's Super Sandwiches, Espressamente Illy, Super Super Congee & Noodles, ME.N.U, Spaghetti 360 (international chains include Cafe de Coral itself in China, Manchu Wok in the US and Canada, Dai Bai Dang in the US, and The Spaghetti House in China)

Maxim's Group: Maxim's MX, can.teen, Maxim's Food2, Qian Shao Bai Wei, Maxim's Express, Maxim's Hong Kong Day.

Fairwood Fast Food (also operates in China)

Ka Ka Lok Fast Food (don't have a website that I'm aware of)
 
2012-10-02 02:31:52 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

damn shame, too.
 
2012-10-02 02:37:12 PM  

Tax Boy: was going to make a snarky comment about shawarma being available pretty much everywhere and then remembered


This is Fark though. Snark is to be expected. And I have been told of a good shawarma place in Philly, I just haven't stumbled across it yet on my ramblings. Plus it's raining today.
 
2012-10-02 02:56:17 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: Tax Boy: was going to make a snarky comment about shawarma being available pretty much everywhere and then remembered

This is Fark though. Snark is to be expected. And I have been told of a good shawarma place in Philly, I just haven't stumbled across it yet on my ramblings. Plus it's raining today.


plus really.. Alberta does have the best shwarma in the world. All the newfies brought it there.
 
2012-10-02 03:07:27 PM  
Getting a beer at McDonalds in France was pretty cool. So simple, and not hard to do here, I mean just bring your own... but there's something about legitimately ordering a beer off the menu and openly consuming it in the restaurant that was awesome.
 
2012-10-02 03:22:16 PM  
Kenny Rogers Roasters : (
 
2012-10-02 03:32:58 PM  

aaeko: As this is from Fox News, I'm sure this is somehow Obama's fault.


Don't worry, no one says anything bad about Dear Leader.
 
2012-10-02 03:36:37 PM  
McDonalds in Ireland had bacon sandwiches on the breakfast menu. With brown sauce.
 
2012-10-02 03:44:11 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.


Welp, for smoked meat the Montreal standard is Schwartz's on St-Laurent Street. The place is always busy as hell and the service is in a brusque, New York style, but it's more than worth it. Snowdon Deli also has good smoked meat action, but it's a bit more out of the way if you'll be staying downtown. For shawarma/shish taouk, your best bet is any Amir location. Their portions are always tasty, generous and inexpensive. Finally, many places do poutine, as it comes from Québec, but La Banquise has one of the widest selections, from the Italian poutine (with spaghetti sauce) to the 'Obélix' (with smoked meat, thereby combining two Montreal classics, taking years off your life).

Let me know if you need further info!
 
2012-10-02 03:53:43 PM  

Savage Bacon: Let me know if you need further info!


Thanks! I will make a point to hit all of them next week, though perhaps not Snowdon Deli. eeeeeeee
 
2012-10-02 03:57:47 PM  
A college friend of mine lives in Israel, She said they serve falafel at McDonalds there now. I'm thinking falafel fried in theat awesome fry fat they use, has to equal artery clogging goodness.
 
2012-10-02 04:07:48 PM  

Savage Bacon: 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.

Welp, for smoked meat the Montreal standard is Schwartz's on St-Laurent Street. The place is always busy as hell and the service is in a brusque, New York style, but it's more than worth it. Snowdon Deli also has good smoked meat action, but it's a bit more out of the way if you'll be staying downtown. For shawarma/shish taouk, your best bet is any Amir location. Their portions are always tasty, generous and inexpensive. Finally, many places do poutine, as it comes from Québec, but La Banquise has one of the widest selections, from the Italian poutine (with spaghetti sauce) to the 'Obélix' (with smoked meat, thereby combining two Montreal classics, taking years off your life).

Let me know if you need further info!


you are of course forgetting to send her for a montreal style bagel.
 
2012-10-02 04:26:52 PM  

broktune: aaeko: As this is from Fox News, I'm sure this is somehow Obama's fault.

Don't worry, no one says anything bad about Dear Leader.


img3.allvoices.com

/from China
 
2012-10-02 04:33:35 PM  

Rostin: 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.)



McDonalds is one thing, I suppose, but with a name like "Outback Steakhouse," can you really fault them for making a point of the fact that they get their beef from Australia?

Also, my experience with American-style steakhouses in South Korea was that the meat was very bland. They use different spices, or no spices. When I said something to the Korean I was eating with one time, she agreed. She had eaten in a Lone Star in the USA and didn't like the meat because it tasted "funny."

This is true of food in Korea vs. food in the USA in general, at least from my experience. Some Korean food is quite hot, some isn't, a lot of it is delicious, some of it isn't (to me), but it's largely bland from an American point of view. That gochu red pepper they love so much is great for adding heat, but it doesn't really add any flavor. And pretty much everything I ate tasted to me like it desperately needed salt. Conversely, of course, every Korean I talked to with experience in America claimed that our food was too salty.
 
2012-10-02 04:44:36 PM  

PacManDreaming: Same here. The Korean and Indian items looked really good.


Worst fast-food experience of my life was in a Lotteria in South Korea. It's basically an East Asian clone of McDonald's. To my everlasting regret, I tried their kimchi burger. Now, don't get me wrong, I like kimchi just fine. But kimchi does not belong on a burger any more than peanut butter belongs on bulgogi.
 
2012-10-02 04:55:48 PM  

kvinesknows: Savage Bacon: 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.

Welp, for smoked meat the Montreal standard is Schwartz's on St-Laurent Street. The place is always busy as hell and the service is in a brusque, New York style, but it's more than worth it. Snowdon Deli also has good smoked meat action, but it's a bit more out of the way if you'll be staying downtown. For shawarma/shish taouk, your best bet is any Amir location. Their portions are always tasty, generous and inexpensive. Finally, many places do poutine, as it comes from Québec, but La Banquise has one of the widest selections, from the Italian poutine (with spaghetti sauce) to the 'Obélix' (with smoked meat, thereby combining two Montreal classics, taking years off your life).

Let me know if you need further info!

you are of course forgetting to send her for a montreal style bagel.


Smoked meat poutine will knock off two of those at once. There's a Dunns around the corner from my place and I eat there more than I should.

Amir is tasty too.. their garlic sauce is amazing. Get half and half rice and potatoe with the chicken plate and make sure to get extra sauce.

Also get a bison burger from McKibbons. They put a guiness bbq sauce and lots of bacon on it. It's a 'big box' pub but is always a good time.
 
2012-10-02 05:22:02 PM  
s17.postimage.org

I'll take the one on the lower right
 
2012-10-02 05:47:25 PM  

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

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


I did a short stint(like a week) at La Belle Province, didn't speak french(or greek). i was totally abused.


/missing me some poutine about now
 
2012-10-02 05:54:43 PM  
s12.postimage.org
 
2012-10-02 06:06:49 PM  

ciberido: PacManDreaming: Same here. The Korean and Indian items looked really good.

Worst fast-food experience of my life was in a Lotteria in South Korea. It's basically an East Asian clone of McDonald's. To my everlasting regret, I tried their kimchi burger. Now, don't get me wrong, I like kimchi just fine. But kimchi does not belong on a burger any more than peanut butter belongs on bulgogi.


This is not true at all. There is a food truck here that has Kimchi Burgers and a placed called Down House that serves Kimchi Burgers that are freaking amazing.
 
2012-10-02 07:22:31 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Max in Sweden - love those dang burgers. They had this taco burger, kept me sane in the winter months (which is almost all year).


Max Burger rock the farking world!!

They recently opened a Max drive-thru about 10 mins bike ride from me. Their triple cheese Grand Deluxe with bacon is one of the best fast food burgers I've ever had, though I'm quite partial to ordering their veggie burger (with cheese and bacon), as it's miles and miles better than any other veggie burger from a chain restaurant.

Free fresh ground coffee with any meal, with free top-ups!!

/carbon neutral, too!
 
2012-10-02 07:57:55 PM  
I got an American friend hooked on Fries Supreme at Taco Bell. Apparently American Taco Bell doesn't have french fries.
 
2012-10-02 09:31:57 PM  
I second Schwartz's and La Banquise in Montreal. My experience at La Banquise was a lineup at 1:30 am for a table, and a couple guys who stole their buddy's oriental rug from his apartment and laid it out on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. The poutine was plentiful, had a high factorial (many combinations), and delicious.

Schwartz's, you have to go because it's Schwartz's. You will never have another smoked meat sandwich like that.

As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.
 
2012-10-02 09:39:08 PM  

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


My list:
VJ's
Shabusen
Park Tower (haven't been there in forever though, live on the other side of the city now)
Romani's (for pizza)
Asoyama Sushi (on Regent, anyway, haven't visited the other)
Homer's (had them cater our wedding... even on a large scale, they were still awesome)
 
2012-10-02 10:44:22 PM  

ciberido: PacManDreaming: Same here. The Korean and Indian items looked really good.

Worst fast-food experience of my life was in a Lotteria in South Korea. It's basically an East Asian clone of McDonald's. To my everlasting regret, I tried their kimchi burger. Now, don't get me wrong, I like kimchi just fine. But kimchi does not belong on a burger any more than peanut butter belongs on bulgogi.


My worst fast food experience in Korea (unfortunately, not the worst in my life so far) was a couple of slices of pizza I bought from a bakery a few blocks from my hotel in Changweon. I'd had pizza from there in months and years before that time and it was my guilty pleasure, as I really love Korean food, but that place made a bad-ass supreme pizza. Later that night, having consumed my 2 slices of pizza and 3 or 4 slices of Cass, I began to vomit from both ends. Trust me on this, it wasn't the maekju, it was the pizza.

On a more topical note, the one time I had lunch/dinner at a Lotteria I chose the "bulgoki burger set" and it was pretty good - except for the cockroach that fell into my Pepsi as I self-serviced my drink. 

As for bland and spicy... I very much miss 삼계탕 on the bland side and other dishes whose names I didn't learn, the ones that beat your mouth severely with the hot and flavor stick.
 
2012-10-02 11:06:25 PM  
The Royale, probably not, but you can get the five dollar milkshake pretty much everywhere now.
 
2012-10-02 11:13:00 PM  
If your are South Korea I recommend Tang Tang chicken. Set number 3, a plate of fried chicken pieces and a plate of BBQ chicken is the best of the fried chicken I have had here. And there are a Brazilian fried chicken places here in the ROK
 
2012-10-02 11:20:41 PM  

Hyatus: Dunkin' Donuts is still around?


Apparently not where you are. Here, it's more common than gas stations, and the closer you get to Boston (well, Quincy, but still), the greater the density. Providence alone has over 50 within city limits, and more than twice that in the metro area. There are places where they're across the street from each other, and it's not that rare to find more than one in the same building. (Because, you know, different floors.) So yeah, still around. In a really big way. Just not where you are, I guess.
 
2012-10-02 11:24:26 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]


Guam is in the U.S.
 
2012-10-02 11:24:49 PM  

geekybroad: I second Schwartz's and La Banquise in Montreal. My experience at La Banquise was a lineup at 1:30 am for a table, and a couple guys who stole their buddy's oriental rug from his apartment and laid it out on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. The poutine was plentiful, had a high factorial (many combinations), and delicious.

Schwartz's, you have to go because it's Schwartz's. You will never have another smoked meat sandwich like that.

As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.


smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you
 
2012-10-02 11:26:00 PM  

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

My list:
VJ's
Shabusen
Park Tower (haven't been there in forever though, live on the other side of the city now)
Romani's (for pizza)
Asoyama Sushi (on Regent, anyway, haven't visited the other)
Homer's (had them cater our wedding... even on a large scale, they were still awesome)


how coul you not include mitzis or the now closed wagon wheel in that list?
 
2012-10-02 11:31:40 PM  

bark_atda_moon: 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.


The only one east of the Mississippi is in Queens, less than 100 miles from me. Not sure if want, but admit I'm curious. Not driving that far just to find out, though, and don't know anyone around there.
 
2012-10-02 11:49:54 PM  
come to new mexico--most fast food places will put green chile on what you order.
 
2012-10-02 11:56:19 PM  
No Avengers Schwarmas pic? Fark your slipping!
 
2012-10-03 12:01:38 AM  
Doner kebab... I got addicted when I was in Germany
 
2012-10-03 12:22:22 AM  

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.


If you ever had gyros, then you've had shawarma. It's pretty much the same thing, except the spices and toppings are different.
 
2012-10-03 04:19:50 AM  
Spent some time in Nova Scotia. Love me some east coast donairs with sweet sauce.
 
2012-10-03 07:21:06 AM  
media.screened.com
 
2012-10-03 08:26:45 AM  

kg2095: 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.

McDonalds in Australia, UK and South Korea are the same as the US versions except they all have at least one item tailored for the local market. For example in Australia there is a burger called the McOz. I think it has a slice of canned beetroot on it. Last time I was in the UK they were offering some sort of burger with curry. Curry is very popular in the UK. Other than that they are the same as the US stores.

In Australia there is a hamburger chain that looks exactly like Burger King and has the same menu offerings, but it is called Hungry Jacks. Many years ago Burger King licensed a local company to open franchises in Australia under that name. Burger King then opened in Australia in competition with Hungry Jacks but left again after just a few years.

In South Korea there are many local pizza chains loosely based on their US counterparts. The big difference is in the toppings - mashed sweet potato is a popular topping.


Hungry Jacks in Aus *is* burger king. They sell whoppers and everything else. They also have an aussie burger with beetroot.

The story I heard is that when BK came to Australia there was already a business with that name and they were unwilling to sell, so BK became Hungry Jack's in that market.
 
2012-10-03 11:40:29 AM  

kvinesknows:
As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.

smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you


Where are you ? Not in the Peg ?

/had Smoke's last week
//have a Smoke's label on my monitor
 
2012-10-03 02:12:31 PM  

JibMac: kvinesknows:
As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.

smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you

Where are you ? Not in the Peg ?

/had Smoke's last week
//have a Smoke's label on my monitor


umm.. I was the one that said smoke;s

JibMac: kvinesknows:
As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.

smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you

Where are you ? Not in the Peg ?

/had Smoke's last week
//have a Smoke's label on my monitor


geekybroad: said you cant get good chain poutine outside Quebec .. I was correcting her
 
2012-10-03 04:19:28 PM  

kvinesknows: JibMac: kvinesknows:
As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.

smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you

Where are you ? Not in the Peg ?

/had Smoke's last week
//have a Smoke's label on my monitor

umm.. I was the one that said smoke;s JibMac: kvinesknows:
As for poutine in general (in Canada), Burger King doesn't cut it. The cheese needs to be squeaky. The poutine you get at a french or Quebecios-style restaurant outside of Quebec can sometimes be ok, but forget it if you're looking at a national chain.

smoke's poutinierre would like to have a word with you

Where are you ? Not in the Peg ?

/had Smoke's last week
//have a Smoke's label on my monitor

geekybroad: said you cant get good chain poutine outside Quebec .. I was correcting her


Yah, I wasn't aware they had stores outside of Ontario and Alberta. I quick check on their web page fixed that notion for me.
 
2012-10-05 04:59:20 PM  

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

My list:
VJ's
Shabusen
Park Tower (haven't been there in forever though, live on the other side of the city now)
Romani's (for pizza)
Asoyama Sushi (on Regent, anyway, haven't visited the other)
Homer's (had them cater our wedding... even on a large scale, they were still awesome)

how coul you not include mitzis or the now closed wagon wheel in that list?


Smoke's is not that great. And Mitizi's may have good chicken fingers, but they are constantly shut down by health inspectors.

One I missed, though, is Stella's Cafe.
 
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