Apr 29, 2012

Around the World: The Biggest McMenu, Part Two

I'm going to jump right into it for Part Two of the Biggest McMenu (you can check out part one/un/uno/ein here) highlighting "Mc-" items from McDonald's restaurants all over the world.

I'm sure you might know what a macaron is (if you don't it's a like a meringue-based sandwich cookie), but unless you're in Austria, you've probably never heard of a McCaron! That's right macarons are offered at McCafes in Austria and are called "McCarons."

If you've ever wondered why they don't call McDonald's distinctive and world famous fries "McFries," they do! Brazil where you can order up some McFritas ("fritas" means "fries" in Portugese).

If that's a little too close to what you can get at home, just down south in Mexico, you can get "McPatatas" (that's "McPotatoes" in Spanish) which are seasoned potato wedges served up in a cup.

But that's not all! In Mexico, you can also get a McBurrito! You might recognize it as the McSkillet.

Something you won't recognize so much at McDonald's Mexico is the McMollete. A mollete in Mexico is a usually a dish of bread, spread with refried beans and topped with cheese. McDonald's version looks to be made on English muffins (irony!), spread with beans, topped with a slice of melted cheese and pico de gallo.

In Puerto Rico, there's the McCriollo (with eggs and cheese). Criollo is a Puerto Rican bread, like a baguette, but bigger and softer. Basically, the McCriollo is a sandwich with ham, cheese, and egg on a Criollo roll, served for breakfast.

Rounding out Part Two, we go to Turkey where McDonald's offers the McBeefy! I dunno, I figured the McBeefy would be beefier (mcbeefier? haha... sorry for the corniness). It looks like a hamburger patty with American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, and mustard on a sesame seed bun. From what I've been able to figure out, the patty is made in the style of a certain type of Turkish meatball so there should be more of a seasoned beef flavor to it.

And that brings us to the end of Part Two/Deux. Next week: Part Tres/Three/Drei!

With the conclusion of The Biggest McMenu, you can check out all 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


  1. Are you sure the McCarons aren't "Pretty Patties"?

  2. The McPatatas come with melted cheddar cheese, they're quite good. The McMolletes... Not so much (they lack in the flavor department, plus their pico de gallo is the mildest salsa you could try anywhere in Mexico).
    Love your blog! Greetings from Mexico City!

    1. Ah, thanks for the info and thank you for reading!

  3. for the tum 


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