21 Awesome McDonald's Dishes That You Can't Get in America

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With more than 69 million mouths to feed every day in 119 countries, McDonald's has a massive range of taste buds to please. That means the fast food retailer has had to get pretty creative with its offerings, especially in foreign markets, which accounted for 68% of the company's $27.6 billion in revenue last year.

From Samurai burgers to seaweed-flavored fries and deep-fried bites of brie cheese, McDonald's has tried just about everything to cater to local tastes overseas.

1. McDonald's Ebi Burger

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Where: Japan, Singapore and other Asian markets

What it is: This sandwich features whole shrimp embedded in a crispy patty and topped with lettuce and spicy sauce. It's served on a Big Mac roll. In Japan, it's called the Ebi Filet-O.







2. McDonald's Shaka Shaka Chicken


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Where: Singapore

What it is: Shaka Shaka Chicken consists of a deep fried chicken patty that's served in a paper sleeve with a packet of spices for pouring on top of it.








3. McDonald's Crock Brie


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Where: Italy

What it is: These deep-fried triangles of oozing brie cheese are only available in Italy.









4. McDonald's Bacon Rolls


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Where: U.K.

What it is: McDonald's has branded its Bacon Roll the "breakfast of choice for all bacon lovers." The bacon is sourced from British farms and served on a roll with either ketchup or brown sauce.







5. McDonald's Black and White Hamburger Combo


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Where: China

What it is: The black burger, which is topped with white sesame seeds, has a black pepper sauce with chopped onions, according to Brian Ashcraft at Kotaku. The white burger is topped with black sesame seeds and has a spicy sauce.

The burgers were available for a limited time last year and now they are back again.



6. McDonald's Taro Pie


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Where: Japan and other Asian markets

What it is: Chunks of taro root covered in a sweet, bright purple sauce inside a flaky pie crust. Taro root resembles potatoes in consistency but has a stronger flavor. Taylor Tamblin compared the taste of the treat to a mild sweet potato in his blog, Man Reviews Food.






7. McDonald's McArabia


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McDonald's

Where: Arab countries and Pakistan

What it is: Two grilled chicken patties with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and garlic sauce inside a pita.








8. McDonald's Seaweed Shaker Fries


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Where: Asian markets

What it is: McDonald's serves its classic fries with a packet of seaweed flavoring for this dish.








9. McDonald's Matcha McFlurry


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Where: Singapore, Japan

What it is: This twist on the McFlurry contains green tea powder, giving it the green coloring, with a heap of crushed Oreo bits.









10. Snack al Parmigiano


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Where: Italy

What it is: Instead of a side of fries, at McDonald's in Italy you can get an individually wrapped bar of Parmesan cheese.








11. McDonald's Cheese Katsu Burger


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Where: Japan

What's it is: The Cheese Katsu burger contains melted cheese inside fried pork cutlets with sliced cabbage and sweet and sour sauces. The dish is served on a sesame bun.







12. Bubur Ayam McD


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Where: Malaysia

What it is: This breakfast treat consists of porridge, chicken strips, spring onions, sliced ginger, fried shallots and diced chillies. In Singapore, it's called Chicken SingaPorridge.







13. McDonald's Rosti Brekki Wrap


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Where: Australia and New Zealand

What it is: The Rosti Brekkie Wrap contains bacon, a fried egg, a slice of cheese and a potato rosti, which is similar to a hash brown. It's served on a flour tortilla with BBQ sauce.







14. McLobster


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Where: Canada

What it is: The McLobster sandwich contains 100% Atlantic lobster meat, according to McDonald's, as well as diced celery, light salad dressing and lettuce. The sandwich is served on a soft roll. 







15. Bacon potato pie


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Where: Japan

What it is: Chunks of potato and bacon served in the same deep-fried shell that McDonald's uses for its apple pies.








16. KiwiBurger


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Where: New Zealand

What it is: Despite its name, the KiwiBurger contains no kiwi fruit. It consists of a four-ounce beef patty, griddle egg, beetroot, tomato lettuce, cheese, onions, mustard and ketchup.







17. McAloo Tikki


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Where: India

What it is: The McAloo Tikki, originating in India, is a fried potato and pea patty in a bun. The sandwich recently debuted in Singapore and will be available for a limited time there.








18. Samurai Burger


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Where: Asian markets

What it is: The Samurai burger comes with either a chicken patty or a beef patty coated in Teriyaki sauce with mayonnaise and lettuce. Popular sides are Seaweed Shaker Fries and Jasmine Green Tea.







19. McSpicy Paneer


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Where: India

What it is: The McSpicy Paneer is a fried curd cheese patty topped with tandoori sauce, red cabbage and lettuce served on a sesame roll.








20. McDonald's Gazpacho Soup


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Where: Spain

What it is: This classic summer soup is served chilled with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, celery, lemon juice and hot sauce.








21. McDonald's Poutine


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McDonald's

Where: Canada

What it is: McDonald's drizzles gravy and cheese curds on its french fries for this traditionally Canadian dish.










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