10 of the weirdest dishes on the McDonald’s menu, including quinoa burgers and chocolate salami

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that there are McDonald’s all over the world.

With outlets in more than 120 countries, American fast food feeds 68 million people a day, or 1% of the world’s population!

While McDonald’s may not be the meal of choice in different parts of the world, international menus still do an impressive job of incorporating their local flavors and cuisines into the foods they offer.

From Masala dosa burger to taro pie and chocolate salami, here are 10 of McDonald’s most surprising food combinations from different countries.

The Bulgoli Burger is a delicious Korean pork patty

Bulgogi Burger

This pork burger which is special to South Korea has pork patties covered in a sweet and sticky bulgogi sauce.

There is a bit of lettuce and mayonnaise and you can also add an egg to it and get it in duplicate – delicious!

Thai green curry chicken burger

One of the recent additions to McDonald’s Malaysia is the Thai Green Curry Chicken Burger.

The popular Thai item is a crispy chicken burger topped with lots of tasty Thai green curry sauce and vegetable salad in an oblong bun.

Burger Masala Dosa

Burger Masala Dosa from McDonalds India
A burger twist on spicy South Indian breakfast

This burger is a unique twist on South India’s favorite masala dosa.

McDonald’s India stuffed a burger with spicy turmeric mashed potatoes, pea patty and chutney to mimic the explosive flavors of the classic dish.

Taro pie

Taro Taro from Mcdonalds China
Taro pie is a healthier but equally tasty alternative to class apple pie

China takes its own shot at the crispy apple pie with their taro pie.

Taro is a starchy vegetable that has a texture similar to mashed potatoes.

It makes a sweet treat when combined with a golden pie crust.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak at McDonald's Malaysia
Nasi Lemak can be found pretty much anywhere in Malaysia, McDonalds is no exception.

Dubbed Malaysia’s unofficial national dish, nasi lemak is rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves.

It is served with fried anchovies, fresh cucumber and a fried or boiled egg.

The savory meal is accompanied by spicy sambal made with peppers, shallots, vc garlic and fried chicken.

Chocolate salami

Usually prepared by home cooks at Christmas, chocolate salami is the perfect pick-me-up that awaits dessert lovers in Italy.

Try this dish of crushed cookies mixed with melted chocolate and molded into a sausage shape.


McDonald's Canada Poutine
Rich poutine is Canadians’ favorite and a staple at McDonald’s Canada

As if McDonald’s crispy fries weren’t good enough already, McDonald’s Canada takes it a step further by serving them in a version of the country’s favorite dish, poutine.

They top the fries with cheese curds and a rich gravy – it’s a comforting meal you can dig into.

Curry quinoa burger

Quinoa burger at McDonald's Switzerland
The quinoa burger is a healthy choice for everyone at McDonald’s Switzerland

McDonald’s Suisse combines health and taste with a plant-based, high-protein quinoa pancake in a sesame bun with salad and curry sauce

Edi Burgers

Proving why seafood burgers are the star of McDonald’s Hong Kong, Edi Golden Burgers are filled to the brim with crisp but juicy shrimp patties, with a side of breaded fish fillet or pineapple.

Matcha red bean layer cake

Matcha red bean cake at McDonald's Hong Kong
This layered sweetness is an explosion of flavors

With layers of matcha pancakes, matcha cream and red beans, this delicious sweet treat from Hong Kong takes McDonald’s desserts to a new level.

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