by Beatrice Adams on 19/07/07 at 6:52 am
So you think you know the McDonald’s menu like the back of your hand? Think again. From McDonald’s international, here are some menu items you have probably never tried before.
Good morning, welcome to McDonald’s. May I have your order please?
In India, there are no Big Macs because the Hindu people don’t eat beef.
However, they have the Maharaja Mac, which is a Big Mac made of lamb or chicken meat. There is also a vegetarian burger, the McAloo Tikki.
It’s bottoms up in Germany, where McDonald’s serves – Beer!
In parts of Canada, have a lobster dinner with the McLobster lobster roll. Pardon me – “McHomard” (in French).
Japan totally reinvents McDonald’s with its Ebi Filet-O (shrimp burgers), Koroke Burger (mashed potato, cabbage and katsu sauce, all in a sandwich), Ebi-Chiki (shrimp nuggets) and Green Tea-flavored milkshake!
In fish-loving Norway, they have the McLaks, a sandwich made of grilled salmon and dill sauce.
In Chile, you can dress your burgers with – not ketchup – avocado paste!
In Costa Rica, unsurprisingly, you can order Gallo Pinto, meaning rice and beans.
It’s not Greek without pita, so when in Greece, have a Greek Mac, a burger made of patties wrapped in pita.
Rice-loving Hong Kong, has – of course – Rice Burgers, where the burgers are in between, not burger buns, but two patties of glutinous rice.
Despite Jewish religious dietary laws, most McDonald’s are not Kosher (there are a few exceptions), and they serve “McPitzutz” ice creams and cheeseburgers… and Israel is one of the only countries that cooks the meat over charcoal versus frying. They also have the McKebab, two patties with Middle Eastern seasonings, stuffed into a pita bread.
In Uruguay, they have the McHuevo, which is like a regular hamburger, but it is topped with a poached egg.
On the other hand:
Although McDonald’s is a giant success in the food industry, not everything Ray Kroc touches turns to gold. Here are some of the Golden Arches’ products that didn’t turn out to be golden after all. What products are these? Find out here: Nine Mcdonald’s Products That Actually Flopped