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May 28, 2012

Around the World: The Biggest McMenu, Part Six

It's time for Part Six of the Biggest McMenu, highlighting McDonald's "Mc-" menu items from all over the world. This time, we'll start with India and something very particular to the Indian market with the McAloo Tikki.

Aloo tikki is basically a spiced potato croquette served as a snack in various locales in India and sometimes found here in the U.S. in Indian restaurants. The McAloo Tikki is a decidedly McDonald's take on the dish featuring breaded deep-fried patty of potatoes and peas served on a hamburger bun along with tomatoes, onions, a special vegetable sauce, and ketchup. And yes, it is a vegetarian dish.

If you want something with some meat at McDonald's in India, there's nary any cow to be found, but there's chicken and the Chicken McGrill.

Ordering a Chicken McGrill nets you a grilled white meat chicken patty accompanied by tomatoes and a cool mint sauce on a McDonald's hamburger bun.

If you're looking for something more festive, there's the McFiesta in Peru:

The McFiesta seems only festive in name though as it looks like a regular McDonald's Hamburger, but with tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo. I don't know how that equals a party. On the plus side, you can easily custom order one here in the States.

Looking better is the Cheddar McMelt in Brazil:

The Cheddar McMelt looks to satiate the "meat and cheese" crowd with a quarter pound beef patty topped simply with melted cheese and onions on a sesame seed bun.

On the fried chicken track, there's Pollo Frito McCrispy in Honduras; "pollo frito" being Spanish for "fried chicken."

It takes McDonald's into KFC's territory complete with coleslaw.

If you're going really simple, there's the McToast:

 
It's offered in several countries including Croatia where two slices of cheese are served during breakfast hours in between two toasted, inverted burger buns. It's more like the "Not Mc-Trying."

In some Middle-Eastern countries, there's the McArabia:
It's served with either grilled chicken or kofta (spiced beef) patties served in a pita along with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and garlic mayo.

They also have the same thing in Turkey, but there it's called the McTurco:

Of course, further south in South Africa, they serve what looks to be the same thing as the Grilled Chicken Foldover:

 
I wonder if pita sandwiches will ever make it to our McDonald's here in the U.S.

That's it for this edition of The Biggest McMenu. Tune in next week for more McMenu antics!

You can check out the rest of the segments below:


The Biggest McMenu, Part One
The Biggest McMenu, Part Two
The Biggest McMenu, Part Three
The Biggest McMenu, Part Four
The Biggest McMenu, Part Five
The Biggest McMenu, Part Six
The Biggest McMenu, Part Seven
The Biggest McMenu, Part Eight
The Biggest McMenu, Part Nine


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