If you ever find yourself at McDonald’s overseas, be ready to get surprised! Each country boasts its own items, besides the classic Big Mac, Happy Meal, and fries. Some of them might sound disgusting, others delicious, and others just very weird… Keep reading to take a tour of McDonald’s international menu items!
1. Spicy Paneer Wrap
The protagonist of this vegetarian wrap is a fried patty made of paneer, an unaged soft cheese that is an important part of the Indian culture. The tender patty is covered with a crunchy batter layer, dressed with fresh veggies (lettuce, onion, and tomato) and seasoning, and finally topped with creamy mustard sauce, veg mayo, and melted cheese. All of these wrapped in a whole wheat flat bread.
Patongo is a sort of crispy and fried bread stick that can be found at almost every fresh food market in Thailand, but it is also common in other Asian countries. Normally eaten with rice porridge or soy milk, patongo is now available in most Thai McDonald’s.
3. Baci Perugina McFlurry
Perugina is a classic Italian brand specialized in chocolate and confectionery. One of the most famous product they sell is Baci, the Italian word for “kisses.” Baci are chocolate pralines made with creamy milk chocolate, covered with a layer of dark chocolate, and filled with a whole roasted hazelnut. In Italy, McDonald’s has blended this delicious treat into the creamiest McFlurry.
Poutine is a wonderful dish made with French fries, brown gravy, and melted cheese curds. As one of the most quintessential Canadian specialties, this item couldn’t be missing from McDonald’s Canadian menu.
5. Chicken McDo With Spaghetti
No, you won’t find this in Italy. McDo is a McDonald’s item made with crispy fried chicken. Only in the Philippines, the Chicken McDo is served with a side of spaghetti topped with a signature sauce.
6. Dosa Masala Burger
This vegetarian option features a spicy vegetable patty flavored with Indian spices and topped with a spicy molaga podi chutney mayo. All of that packed in a soft whole wheat bun topped with black and white sesame seeds.
7. Aero Peppermint McFlurry
Country: United Kingdom
Aero Peppermint is a treat produced by Nestlé that consists of a chocolate bar filled with mint-flavored green bubbles. Only in the United Kingdom, McDonald’s transformed this refreshing treat into a McFlurry. The Aero Peppermint McFlurry includes a soft dairy ice cream, swirled with pieces of Aero chocolate and a peppermint sauce.
8. Taro Pie
Similar to the McDonald’s Apple Pie, the Taro Pie is a pastry composed of a crunchy rectangular shell and a generous purple taro filling. Taro is a root coming from the taro plant. It tastes like a sweet potato and it has an unmistakable purple color.
9. McDonald’s Congee
Congee is an Asian dish composed of rice porridge and eaten with various foods, such as eggs, meat, or tofu. At Chinese McDonald’s, customers can order different types of congees: with chicken and salted egg yolk, with chicken and preserved egg, or with pickled cabbage and crispy bamboo shoots.
10. Edamame and Corn
This is probably the healthiest option available at any McDonald’s. It simply includes a bowl of shelled edamame and corn. Together with yogurt and green salad, the edamame and corn bowl is part of an initiative to make healthier Happy Meals for children.