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Poutine – McDonald’s Canada

McDonald’s Canada

It’s no surprise that Canada’s most iconic dish can be found at McDonald’s. This menu item consists of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds and is available in both small and large sizes.

“I’m not going [to] lie, McDonald’s poutine is way better than it has any right to be,” one Reddit user wrote.


Bulgogi Burger – McDonald’s South Korea

McDonald’s South Korea

One key ingredient you’ll find on McDonald’s menu in South Korea is bulgogi sauce—a sweet sauce typically made with soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. This Korean marinade makes an appearance on a few McDonald’s menu items, including the Bulgogi Burger, Double Bulgogi Burger, and Egg Bulgogi Burger. The standard option includes a pork patty marinated in bulgogi sauce and topped with mayo and lettuce.

In 2020, one reporter for Insider wrote, “In some ways, the bulgogi burger reminded me of the Big Mac. It’s a compact burger, without too many toppings, that packs a punch thanks to its distinctive flavor.”



McChoconuts – McDonald’s France

McDonald’s France

Chocolate burgers aren’t something you see every day. At McDonald’s locations in France, also known as “McDo,” customers can get their sugar fix with McChoconuts. This sweet “burger” is served hot and consists of a brioche bun filled with a “melting choconut-flavored puck” (think Nutella), peanut chips, and a choconut topping.



Matcha McFlurry – McDonald’s Vietnam

McDonald’s Vietnam

While McDonald’s Matcha Green Tea McFlurry briefly appeared in the states in 2019, this blended ice cream treat is typically only available in Asia. In addition to being previously offered in Japan and the Philippines, the Matcha Oreo McFlurry is currently sold in Vietnam.


Ketchup Nuggets – Burger King Canada

Burger King Canada / YouTube

If you’re a ketchup fan, you’ll want to head over to Canada. Last month, Burger King rolled out its Ketchup Nuggets, which were inspired by ketchup-flavored potato chips—a popular snack in Canada. The new nuggets are made with 100% white meat chicken coated in a ketchup glaze and deep-fried.

“Omg I love these!!!! I hope you keep these on your menu forever because I can’t stop myself!!!!” one fan raved in the comments section of the chain’s recent Instagram post.


Shrimp Whopper – Burger King Japan

Burger King Japan

In Japan, Burger King puts a spin on surf and turf by incorporating the dish’s elements into a burger. The Shrimp Whopper contains at least one flame-grilled beef patty (depending on whether you order a single or double) topped with garlic shrimp, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayonnaise. The chain also sells a junior-sized version, as well as a couple of new, limited-edition options featuring Tom Yum sauce.



Loaded Fries – Burger King Mexico, U.K. & South Africa

Burger King UK / Facebook

Bored of Burger King’s usual fries? Travel outside of the states, and you’ll encounter some jazzed-up options. Mexico offers fries topped with cheese or BBQ sauce, bacon bits, and crispy onions. The U.K. gives customers a choice of cheese sauce or cheese sauce and bacon pieces, and South Africa takes its loaded fries up a notch by adding sliced jalapeños.



Kimchi Quesadilla- Taco Bell South Korea

Taco Bell

In 2016, South Korea launched its Kimchi Quesadilla, which is packed with spicy chicken, a melted cheese blend, and kimchi—the Korean fermented cabbage dish.

YouTuber Mike Chen noted that this menu item is “a little more messy to eat than usual,” adding, “I think it’s worth it though. 100 percent better than a regular Taco Bell quesadilla.”



Taquito Lupita – Taco Bell Spain

Taco Bell

Although Taco Bell locations in the U.S. have cinnamon-flavored desserts like the Cinnamon Twists, Spain does it a bit differently. At these restaurants, customers can order the Taquito Lupita, which are flour tortillas topped with cinnamon sugar, paired with vanilla soft serve ice cream, and a dulce de leche sauce.



Tikka Masala Burrito – Taco Bell India

Taco Bell

Taco Bell India merged two popular dishes to create the ultimate menu item mashup. The Tikka Masala Burrito is made with a grilled flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, Mexican rice, onions, cilantro mix, and a tandoori mayo sauce.



Shrimp Donuts – KFC Thailand

KFC Thailand

No, this isn’t a shrimp-flavored donut, but rather, it’s donut-shaped shrimp that’s breaded and deep-fried. One reviewer on YouTube said, “This is something we get every time we come here. We do love these–nice shrimpy flavor, very crispy.”



Crazy Puffs – Little Caesars Canada & Mexico

CNW Group / Little Caesars

A few months ago, Little Caesars in Canada debuted its limited-time Crazy Puffs, which are also sold at the chain’s Mexico locations. These handheld pieces of dough are filled with a three-cheese blend, cheese and pepperoni. There’s also a more recent addition, stuffed with cheese, ham, and pineapple, which has been dubbed the “Hula Hawaiian.” All flavors are covered in garlic sauce and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and Italian herbs and spices.

“The crazy puffs are so good, I hope they make them permanent,” one TikTok user wrote. Someone else added, “Those crazy puffs are better than [Little Caesars’] pizza.”

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