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Posted on 12/19/2011 02:21:00 PM

20 Unique McDonald's Sandwiches Around The World

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Big Bulgogi Burger -- South Korea
Bulgogi, literally fire meat in Korean, is a traditional marinated barbecue beef that is simply put, absolute mouth-watering deliciousness. McDonald's put their spin on the Korean favorite by sandwiching two pork patties in a hamburger bun, slathering it with bulgogi sauce, and calling it a day.

Le Croque McDo -- France & Belgium
McDonald's version of the classic croque monsieur, the Croque McDo is a favorite amongst francophiles. Two slices of Emmental cheese and a slice of ham are squashed between toast and pressed in a sandwich maker, creating a gooey, fondue-like ham and cheese.

McShawarma And McKebab
These Middle Eastern favorites are fixtures all over the globe. McDonald's in Israel features barbecued beef on a lafa and pita. Both are served with a small Middle Eastern-style salad.

Veggie McCurry Pan -- India
Fun Fact: India is the only country in the world where McDonald's does not serve beef. That means no Big Mac, and no Quarter Pounder. A moment of silence, if you please. Instead, vegetarian favorites like the McCurry Pan, a rectangular-shaped crust topped with curry, broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms and bell peppers and baked till crisp are common fare. Other favorites include the Chicken Maharaja Mac, Big Spicy Paneer Wrap (which should be the only kind of paneer wrap) and McAloo Tikki.

McFalafel - Egypt
McDonald's Egypt offers a falafel sandwich that rivals a Big Mac any day. The falafel patties are shaped to look like burgers and drenched in the ever-present secret sauce that seems to pop up everywhere, from Europe to NYC halal carts. After inquiring, I found out the sauce was a not-so-mysterious but delicious tahini-garlic dressing.

McSatay -- Indonesia
Satay Friday is a sacred holiday here at Food Republic Headquarters.

McPork -- Japan
McPork -- a basic hamburger with a pork instead of beef patty -- and then maybe some green tea and a red bean ice cream sundae, which is not such a bad thing.

Samurai Pork Burger -- Thailand
Cousin to the Japanese McPork, the Samurai is Thailand's answer to population that leans swine-wise and favors pork to beef any day.

McKroket -- The Netherlands
McDonalds goes Dutch in the Netherlands with the McKroket, a deep fried roll stuffed with chili.

McTurco & Kofteburger -- Turkey
Recently we've waxed poetic on the virtues of the underexposed Turkish cuisine, and told you about our love affair with Turkey's Wet Burger. Although McDonalds' McTurco and Kofteburger (meatball) don't come close to our beloved Islak burger, we'll choose them over a Big Mac any day. Besides, it's been many moons since any of us were able to make a kofte without stuffing it with mozzarella.

McLobster -- Canada
The idea of McDonald's serving shellfish makes us a little quesy, but why not give the Canadians a shot with the McLobster -- eh? It may not be up to the standards of lobster purists, but it should tide you over until summer in the Hamptons. Snob.

McOz -- Australia
Traditional Australian hamburgers usually include cheese, beetroot, pineapple, a fried egg (usually with a runny yolk) and bacon. McDonald's down under created a fusion between the classic Americano and the Aussie with their McOz by including beetroot in an otherwise classic Big Mac.

Kiwi Burger -- New Zealand
In New Zealand the McOz is taken up a notch by throwing in a fried egg. Voila: the Kiwiburger.

Mince Pie -- UK
During the holiday season, McDonald's all over the UK offer the traditional British favorite. The savory pies are made with ground beef and classic holiday flavors: cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

The NĂ¼rnburger -- Germany
The specialty on a roll is Drei im Weggla, a trio of small, spiced sausages. McDonald's take also includes a sausage trio with a smear of mustard.

The Greek Mac -- Greece
The Greek Mac swaps out the original Big Mac's secret sauce and famed sesame seed bun for a pita and yogurt.

McCriollo -- Colombia
McCriollo is Latin America's answer to the Egg McMuffin. Almost exactly the same, the only difference is a beefed-up bun in place of the classic English muffin.

McEmpanada Con Queso -- Chile
In Chile, fries can be subbed with empanadas. The Chileans are onto something, and the Colombians seem to agree.

McSpam -- Hawaii
Spam is often referred to as the "Hawaiian Steak." Not by us, though. McDonald's in Hawaii offers a Spam breakfast in an attempt to offer authentic Hawaiian fare.

The Flaming Hot Doritos Quarter Pounder -- Mexico
In 2010, McDonald's Mexico added the Flaming Hot Doritos Quarter Pounder, basically a quarter pounder souped up with layer of Flaming Hot Doritos and a healthy smear of guacamole. Taco Bell followed suit, and has recently come up with Doritos Tacos Locos.


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