When you think fast food you probably think of burgers and fries, so you’ll love reading about strange fast food menu items from around the world. You might think they are weird, but other folks probably think the same about the items we choose when we hit the drive-thru. Tastes are different all over the globe so it goes to follow that their menus will differ from ours, sometimes dramatically. Check out these strange fast food menu items from around the world and you’ll be glad you can get a burger when you want one.
1. Pumpkin Burger
It might be a fast food burger, but it definitely tops the list of strange fast food menu items from around the world. Head to Japan for this concoction that features a bun stuffed with squash slices and bacon, then topped off with a strange sauce that contains sesame and peanuts. Hmmm, wonder if it’s good.
2. Cheese Whopper
Next time you’re in Egypt, give this a try. Instead of a grilled meat patty, you’ll find a slab of deep fried cheese between the buns on this menu item. You can add the typical toppings, but it definitely won’t taste the same. Although, if you like cheese sticks, you might find that this is actually pretty tasty.
3. Pork and Seaweed Donut
Doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it? I don’t think so. Well, someone must because if you spend any time in China, you’ll see this as a menu item at Dunkin Donuts. It’s a donut stuffed with shredded pork and seaweed. It sounds sort of like an empanada, but I’m not sure how the sweet taste would pair with seaweed.
4. Double King Pizza
Here’s another one from Japan. I love pizza as much as the next person, but this combination of flavors sounds more gag worthy than appetizing to me. The crust is made from fried shrimp and mayo, then the pie is topped with a strange assortment of foods that include broccoli, crab, eggs, potatoes and onions. Would you eat it?
5. Lasagna Sandwich
You can find these little gems at the prepared foods counter at supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Now, I love sandwiches and I love lasagna, but all I can think when they are combined is nasty, soggy bread. I guess you could always take it apart, but maybe a trip to an Italian restaurant would be a better way to satisfy a craving.
6. Green Tea Blizzard
I love a nice big Snickers blizzard, but one with green tea? I guess the ice cream would keep things sort of sweet, but I wonder how this would actually taste. Sure, green tea is good for you, but if you’re indulging in a Blizzard, why not go all out and just have it with some candy, then sip your green tea when you get home? If you’re dying to try one, you’ll have to go to Thailand to find it.
7. Green Tea and Red Bean Bagel
This is something you can find in Korea and if you have an adventurous spirit, you should definitely give it a try. The item is a green tea flavored bagel stuffed with a red bean paste. I guess the concept is a good one, but maybe with some different flavors.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten at a fast food restaurant? I like to try new things, but I don’t go too crazy with the weird combinations. Have you ever eaten anything on this list? How was it?