I have a confession. I love McDonald’s as a child and I still do. Despite all the hoo-haa around the health issues, I’m going to remain a sucker for those Extra Value Meals. I’m currently stuck at home with stomach flu and I’m really not doing myself a favour by writing this post, but I had to – you always crave what you can’t have.
McDonalds is a global brand and it’s available in more than 120 countries around the world. Having influences from every continent with a diversity of cultures and cuisines, it is no doubt that their menu will have such different varieties depending on your geographical location. I’m from Singapore and during my years in the United Kingdom, I’ve always wished that I didn’t have to fly 7000 miles for my McSpicy. In random order, these are the awesome McDonald’s items I’m craving now and you wish were available in your country.
1. Avocado Beef Burger (Japan)
Avocado chunks, two slices of bacon, a grilled beef patty, slivered onions, a slice of cheddar, and a wasabi sauce – also available in chicken and shrimp. (OMG)
2. McKroket (Netherlands)
Meat ragout covered in breadcrumbs which is subsequently deep-fried, sandwiched between the classic buns. (Melts in your mouth)
3. Seaweed Shaker Fries (Asia)
Golden crispy french fries coated with seaweed seasoning (MY FAVOURITE)
4. Ovomaltine McFlurry (Switzerland)
Ovomaltine + McFlurry. (Need I say more?)
5. Samurai Pork Burger (Thailand)
Pork patty marinated with teriyaki sauce.. (I’m drooling over my keyboard)
6. McPaneer Royale (India)
Grilled juicy paneer topped with cream cheese and onion sauce. (mmmMMMmmmm)
7. Rice Fun Wrap (Taiwan/Hong Kong)
Juicy chicken or tender beef patty with rice – IN A WRAP (Asian Burrito? Hell yeah, gimme some)
8. Double McKofte Burger (Turkey)
Heavily spiced kebab like patty – also available in lamb (I smell double trouble)
9. Greek Mac (Greece)
Juicy patties in a pita with yogurt sauce and salad. (This is addictive I swear)
10. Double Bulgogi Burger (Korea)
Patties marinated in Korean’s favourite Bulgogi sauce, melty cheese, creamy mayo and crisp lettuce (Double because a single ain’t enough)
11. McSpaghetti (Philippines)
Classic Spaghetti with perfect tomato sauce and crispy chicken on the side. (I can’t even)
12. Cinnamon Melts (Random)
This warm delicious cinnamon-spiced rolls topped with delectable cream cheese icing is available at various outlets across the globe. Sorry if it’s not available at yours, (not).
Irresistible strawberry custard in a warm crispy pie. (I think I just licked my lips)
Battered shrimps!!!! (Can they bring this to Singapore?)
Chicken patty seasoned with green chilli lime sauce. It’s like the McSpicy, but hotter and better. (I’m probably going to head to my nearest McDonald’s soon)
Bonus: More Awesomeness from Japan
Seriously, the list can go on forever and it’s making me extremely hungry. But as I was typing this list out, I figured that Japan deserves it’s own section as they have come up with the most wonderful and appealing items for their McDonald’s menu. Notwithstanding the fact that some are limited edition items, they are so awesome they need to be introduced – hint hint McDonald’s Singapore.
16. McCarbonara Sandwich
18. Chicken Cheese Fondue
20. Bacon Potato Pie
Gosh I am so hungry right now and I need to stop to grab some food. If there is a takeaway point (aside from making you hungry) it’s perhaps a visit to the local McDonald’s when you’re traveling to a new country.
Peace & Love,