Nothing really comes close to traveling when it comes to expanding our horizons and enjoying new experiences. Every nation has something unique and exciting to offer, whether it’s taking in breathtaking landscapes or learning about distinctive cultures. Most of us probably think of street food or traditional dishes when we think of trying local cuisine. Even though fast food restaurants aren’t exactly exotic, there are some out there that are so bizarre that they’ll either make your mouth water or make you scream in horror!
Chocodilla – Taco Bell (Guatemala)
If you’ve ever been to a Taco Bell, the well-known Tex-Mex fast food chain founded in California in the 1960s, you may be familiar with some of the menu items that are a little bit more unusual.
The Chocodilla, a chocolate quesadilla stuffed with Babe Ruth American candy bars, has yet to pique our interest. What is the only drawback for those who prefer dessert as their main dish? To locate it, you will need to travel to Guatemala.
Edible Coffee Cups – KFC (United Kingdom)
This bizarre item on the menu is also the most inventive and, without a doubt, the most environmentally friendly on our list. We’re all trying to cut down on food waste, whether it’s through recycled packaging or reusable containers. However, KFC in the UK has a novel idea that definitely wins the prize.
You can eat the thing instead of throwing away your paper cup after drinking your morning espresso or mid-afternoon latte. Wafer cookies are used to make KFC’s coffee cups, which may seem odd. Delicious? Check. Ingenious? Check.
Burger King (Japan) Pizza-Sized Burgers
There are two perspectives on this matter. Either way, diners at Burger King Japan now have the best way to share a meal with friends. Oder, they’ve given them a reason to eat a pizza-sized hamburger.
Actually, the combination of fast food and restaurant makes a lot of sense. After all, what could be better than a pizza and a burger? Obviously, a pizza-shaped burger.
Sausage N’ Egg Twisty Pasta – McDonald’s (Hong Kong)
Although the next dish may appear out of place next to a quarter-pounder with cheese in an American McDonald’s, the Sausage N’ Egg Twisty Pasta is extremely well-liked by Hong Kong customers.
Depending on the time of day that you go to the restaurant, the pasta dish can also be made in a number of different ways. Afternoon diners can pair the egg with chicken, while early birds can choose from sausage or ham options. Alternately, you could try all three by sitting there all day!
Spinach and Parmesan Nuggets from McDonald’s (Italy)
Okay, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that parmesan is on the Italian menu of McDonald’s. However, you probably would not have imagined that they would be available in the form of nuggets!
Blended in with spinach, we can’t imagine a superior nibble to brush on while walking the roads and absorbing the sights in Venice, Florence, or Milan. Bellisimo!
Burger King’s X-Tra Long Chili Cheese Burger is available in South Africa and Australia.
It is common knowledge that Australians and South Africans adore beef. Since barbecue is a big deal in both countries, it makes sense that Burger would make the X-Tra Long Chili Cheese Burger with more meat.
The beef patties smothered in American cheese and topped with jalapeos and chili make the meat-filled sub look like heaven’s hangover cure. It’s a sure thing.
Double Down Dog – KFC (Philippines)
We sincerely hope that those of you who were fortunate enough to visit the Philippines did not depart the country without locating the Double Down Dog. A hot dog is stuffed inside a piece of fried chicken that looks like a bun and is topped with cheese for good measure.
While we ought to commend KFC for their originality, we should also inquire: Why do we have to travel thousands of miles to try the delicious food?
Spam and Cheese at Burger King (Japan)
Let’s face it: spam isn’t the most exciting ingredient we’ve ever seen on a Burger King menu. However, diners in Japan clearly believe otherwise.
To put it mildly, the unusual sandwich with cheese, lettuce, pickles, and mayo is a filling way to start the day. One more choice as an enticing headache fix? After a night out in Tokyo, we’ll be sure to give it a shot.
We think it’s time to book a flight to Japan just to try the Kit Kat Sandwich from First Kitchen’s (Japan).
The Kit Kat Sandwich from First Kitchen’s has elevated the chocolate sandwich to a whole new level in the land of the strange and wonderful in food.
The four-bar Kit Kat inside the bread appears to be the consistency of pancakes, and it is topped with whipped cream. You would call this a guilty pleasure! to be enjoyed, of course, in moderation.
Spurting Hull Pizza – Pizza Cottage (Malaysia)
This had us snared from the title alone. This bizarre option takes the standard stuffed crust to the next level, so let’s hope Pizza Hut serves it in Malaysia with a warning about the dangers.
It might come as a surprise to you or even the person sitting next to you that what appears to be a harmless pizza spews hot cheese from its crust. Keep in mind that we warned you!
Double Decker Pizza – Pizza Hut (Singapore)
Pizza Hut Singapore’s Double Decker Pizza is a great option for people who can’t decide which meal to have because it serves two meals at once.
A tortilla stuffed with turkey ham, mayonnaise, and… mango is placed on top of a regular pizza. That’s a lot of flavors all at once, but we’re definitely up for trying them all.
Starbucks’ Spinach (cheese and green bean) Muffin
may at first seem odd, but with the health-conscious crowd, Starbucks is probably onto something with this one.
Muffins usually have sweet fillings like blueberry or chocolate chip, but healthy commuters in Hong Kong can have a healthy snack with their morning coffee.
KFC (Japan)’s deep-fried salmon is yet another intriguing dish from Japan.
We would rely on KFC to deep fry anything, but could salmon be a step too far?
If you happen to be in Japan and are feeling impulsive, go to KFC and try it out because there is only one way to find out. What will you serve with your deep-fried salmon? lettuce, tartar sauce, and basil sauce.
Burger King’s Black Ninja Kuro Burger (Japan)
You don’t have to be a ninja to try this one, but it is definitely not for the weak-hearted. Even though we are not even close to the end of this list, Japan has the most bizarre fast food.
The black bun is the first thing you notice about this Burger King creation, followed closely by the extra-long piece of floppy bacon that protrudes from the side. We’ll stand in line regardless of how this is presented to customers.
Red Bean Bagel Ball from Dunkin’ Donuts (South Korea)
The Red Bean Bagel Ball from Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea is a locals’ favorite.
In point of fact, the Bagel Balls are so popular that they are available with a wide range of fillings, including tomato paste, kimchi, and green tea. These ought to be on your cheap food plan for the day assuming you’re ever in Korea.
Pizza Hut (Hong Kong)’s Fish Roe Cream Cheese Stuffed Pizza falls squarely into the “curious tourist” category.
The Fish Roe Cream Cheese Stuffed Pizza is clearly a hit in Hong Hong, despite the fact that its name doesn’t exactly come easily to most people.
The fishy favorite from Pizza Hut has salmon on top and a cream cheese and fish roe-stuffed crust. It’s a great photo opportunity regardless of whether you like or dislike it.
Whopper 7 – Burger King (Japan)
A collaboration between a technology company and a fast food chain to launch a product? Japan is written all over this. Burger King released this enormous Whopper to coincide with the release of Microsoft Windows 7, which caused quite a stir.
The burger had seven patties—yes, seven—and a total calorie count of over 1000. There was no slacking. Unfortunately, the Whopper 7 did not last long on the menu, disappointing diners who were tech-savvy. Later, our hearts will be grateful.
Jelly is a popular and convenient spread that can be spread on toast for breakfast or mixed with peanut butter for a snack in the middle of the day at Starbucks (Japan).
However, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever heard of it as a component of coffee before now.
The Jelly Frappuccino from Starbucks in Japan sounds like an intriguing concoction and is probably one of the sweetest drinks on the menu. Tempted? We are.
Burger King’s SufganiKing
is based on the jelly-filled donut known as Sufganiyah, which is traditionally consumed in Israel during the Hanukkah holiday.
Basically, the SufganiKing is an ordinary quarter-pounder yet with the doughnut supplanting the bun (and ketchup rather than jam). This might be just what you need if you like sweet and savory together.
The Buffalo Crunch Donut from Tim Horton’s in Canada is not your typical donut.
It’s another one that will take your taste buds on a journey. In fact, it appears to be an attempt to establish a brand-new genre.
The Buffalo Crunch is stuffed with tangy Buffalo sauce, in contrast to the salted caramel or chocolate that are typically served with glazed donuts. Indeed, wild.
Foie Gras Burger – Wendy’s (Japan)
Let’s be honest: When you think of fast food, probably the last thing that comes to mind is foie gras, which is typically reserved for sampler menus at fine dining establishments. The dish has democratized, which is good news for Wendy’s customers in Japan.
It goes without saying that the Foie Gras Burger costs a jaw-dropping $16. However, taking a bite is a good idea when you consider how much you would typically have to pay for the fancy food item.
Berry Burgers from Burger King (Japan)
It would appear, based on their fast food, that the Japanese aren’t afraid of sweet and savory flavors. Burgers with a berry filling are available from Burger King in the Land of the Rising Sun.
This may seem like an odd choice, but when you think about turkey and cranberry sauce or pork and apple sauce, you might think that Japan is simply ahead of the curve in the culinary world.
Pizza Hut (South Korea)’s Surf & Turf Pizza (with dessert) may be the most expensive but most ambitious item on this list.
With its Surf & Turf Pizza (Plus Dessert), Pizza Hut in South Korea offers a meal that includes everything.
The seafood and meat-heavy topping on the pizza is a carnivore’s dream come true. The bizarre filling of apple and cream cheese in the crust is the surprise. We want to tackle this pizza head-on, despite the fact that it sounds like a challenge.
Pizza Hut (New Zealand)’s Che-Zee Marmite Stuffed Crust Pizza
Ah, yes, Marmite. Their marketing campaign was centered on the yeast extract spread, which is either adored or detested with such fervor. However, if you’re not a fan, you’ll probably find yourself disagreeing with most people in Australia or New Zealand.
In New Zealand, Pizza Hut devoted an entire pizza to the substance as a result. Well, at least the crust. We’ll just leave it at that because anyone who despises Marmite won’t like this one.
Pork and Seaweed Donut – Dunkin’ Donuts (China)
The fact that this fast food is called a donut is the only thing that worries me about it. Sure, we don’t mind trying odd combinations from time to time, but pork and seaweed?
To be fair to the Dunkin’ Donuts staff in China, the dough for the donuts is made with yeast, so it’s not as sweet as glazed ring batter. Seaweed and pork floss are added to the top. Any interest?
Peanut Sauce and Mayonnaise Crust Pizza – Domino’s (Taiwan)
Certain sauce toppings, such as tomato, cheese, and possibly garlic, are associated with pizza. Nut and mayonnaise? Not really.
However, Domino’s in Taiwan offers a bizarre combination of the two in their Peanut Sauce and Mayonnaise Crust Pizza. Grab a slice if you’re all about new experiences.
Edible Nail Polish – KFC (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong location of KFC may have taken its slogan “Finger Lickin’ Good” a little too literally with this product, which was undoubtedly the first edible nail polish in the world.
Before they ate their delicious fried chicken, it’s not clear if they were supposed to paint their nails with the edible polish. However, that would make sense. We won’t ever know how good the product really was because it didn’t last very long, which may come as no surprise.
Pizza Hut (India)’s Chicken Tikka Pizza
Fun fact: The British national dish is technically Chicken Tikka Masala. However, you will need to visit India in order to try this bold Pizza Hut creation.
Chicken Tikka is regularly presented with rice and naan bread, so isn’t clearly transferrable to a pizza base, essentially in view of the cheddar. Having said that, if you, like us, enjoy both pizza and curry, you should definitely try at least a slice.
Jingu Double Down Max – KFC (South Korea)
Naturally, we are eager to try the Jingu Double Down Max because we love anything with the word “double down” in the name. The Double Down menu was actually removed from KFC’s menu in the United States, but it is still available in South Korea.
The Double Down Max is two pieces of fried chicken with hash brown, bacon, and cheese sandwiched in between like a bread-less Zinger Tower burger. Not only does this sound delicious, but it also has relatively few carbs. Two, kindly!
We sincerely hope that no Italians are reading this. McDonald’s (Philippines): Chicken McDo with Spaghetti.
If so, you might want to skip ahead to the next item. In the Philippines, customers can get their Chicken McDo with spaghetti as an accompaniment. Spaghetti, yes.
There is also a rice option if you can’t handle this combination but like the look of the McDo. We’ve had chicken pasta before, and it was delicious, so let’s try something different.
Burbur Ayam McD – McDonald’s (Malaysia)
While we wouldn’t be able to verify the authenticity of the Burbur Ayam McD without speaking with the locals, this item on the menu certainly appears to be a decent attempt at a traditional dish.
The meal itself is essentially porridge topped with chicken strips and vegetables, not your typical Mickey D’s fare. Is it a dinner, a lunch, or even a breakfast? You’ll have to go to Malaysia, I guess.
Chizza – KFC (Singapore) With this next item on the menu, the title provides the answer.
The Chizza at KFC Singapore resembles a Hawaiian pizza, complete with pineapple and ham, but instead of pizza dough, a large slab of fried chicken is used instead.
We adore the concept of this, but does it even resemble a pizza in any way? To us, it appears to be cheesy fried chicken. Which, to be honest, sounds good.
McDonald’s Crispy Shrimp Burger (Greece)
There are numerous reasons to travel to Greece. The stunning beaches, the old buildings, and the delicious food. In this way, with regards to that custom, the nearby McDonald’s presents its Firm Shrimp Burger.
Even though it probably won’t be as memorable as the catch of the day from a local taverna, It is, in our opinion, a more refined version of the Fillet-O-Fish, which is actually quite tasty.
Cheeseburger Stuffed Crust Pizza – Pizza Hut (Japan)
Well, the Cheeseburger Stuffed Crust Pizza has a good presentation. In Japan, Pizza Hut has successfully combined arguably the two most popular fast foods—pizza and burgers—into one, making it appear regal in the process.
The crown-shaped crust’s crown jewels are miniature cheeseburgers. Even though we aren’t entirely sure that eating a burger right after eating a slice of pizza is what you need, we would definitely be willing to share this one with friends.
McDonald’s (China) Spam and Oreo Burger
If you thought pizza with Marmite was controversial, wait until you see this. Although the Spam and Oreo Burger is one of the wildest combinations ever served in a fast food establishment, McDonald’s has seen significant success in China since it was introduced in 2020.
This unusual dish will probably only be tried by ardent fans of the sweet and savory combination, but culinary immortality awaits because it is unlikely that many people have ever eaten meat with a chocolate biscuit.
Birizza – Pizza Hut (Sri Lanka)
Another example of a combination that tries to combine a popular fast food with an authentic local dish is shown here. The Birizza is offered by Pizza Hut in Sri Lanka in this instance.
If we were being cynical, we would say that this creation does not resemble a pizza in any way. Chicken, rice, and a Biryani sauce take the place of the dough and cheese to create… Chicken Biryani. Would we attempt it? Since we enjoy chicken curry, yes!
McDonald’s (Japan) Pumpkin Spice Fries
Halloween is a significant holiday in many nations, and Japan is no exception. McDonald’s offers their customers these tempting-looking Pumpkin Spice Fries to get into the spirit of things.
The fries themselves are the tried-and-true Mickey D’s favorites, drizzled in two distinct sauces, one orange and one brown, both of which, of course, have a pumpkin flavor. Give them a shot if you find yourself in Japan during the scary season!
PizzaMac – McDonald’s (Germany)
This is not the first time a fast-food-hybrid venture has been attempted, nor is it likely to be the last. The PizzaMac gives McDonald’s customers in Germany the opportunity to literally kill two birds with one stone.
A cheater version of the standard burger bun takes its place, and the burger itself is topped with marinara sauce, sliced American cheese, onions, and other toppings. We love it.
McCurry Pan – McDonald’s (India)
The McCurry Pan from McDonald’s is a very well-liked item on the menu in India. It’s a creamy curry served on a rectangular bread tray with fries and meat or vegetarian options, making it super convenient.
This is the one for you if you like your fast food neat and tidy. We are also intrigued by the fries and curry sauce’s dipping possibilities. Feeling hungry yet?
McDonald’s (Japan) Crab Croquette Burger
If McDonald’s isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of crab, then where have you been living? Other than Japan, where the Crab Croquette Burger is a regular item on the menu, probably anywhere else.
McDonald’s crab effort actually looks pretty tempting, despite the fact that it may initially appear to be an unusual option. The burger is made with snow crab and mushrooms and comes with fries on a ciabatta bun.
Pizza Hut’s Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza – Australia
If you’re too impatient to eat snacks before your pizza but secretly want them, Pizza Hut’s Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza might be the right choice for you.
The pizza hybrid is loaded with Doritos and extra cheese, making it a very popular choice in Australia. Since there is nothing negative about this, we will definitely tuck into it when we return to Australia.