Ok, so this is a bit different than our other FAPFAPS. This isn’t really fully Korean food, or even a cute Korean spot. It’s just something we were inspired to do when we were in Singapore. Namely, we were surprised to see different kinds of food at the Starbucks in Singapore. Much different than what we have in Korea, which is also much different than what we have in Canada (Oh Ginger Molasses cookies how I miss you!). We also remember when we were in Japan they had some different stuff at McDonalds. So, we figured, maybe some of you are interested in what Korea has to offer. Maybe? I don’t know.

Another thing that really fascinates us is going to supermarkets in other countries. Seeing all the different name brands, some of which are extremely popular and all over the store yet whose names we are totally unfamiliar with. That’s really fun to see, in our opinions. I remember being in Poland a long time ago and seeing a chocolate brand that’s as popular as Nestle in North America, yet I never heard of that brand, and it really intrigued me how some people have giant companies that are parts of their everyday lives, yet those brands are meaningless elsewhere. Then that made me think of fame and relevance, how some people are mega stars in one country yet are utterly nameless in another.

Sorry…I’m getting too deep and philosophical here. Here’s some gortdamned Korean Fast food. It’s different and special. My advice: stay away from any fast food that has Bulgogi in it. Not…that…good. We like Bulgogi otherwise, but this…this is some weird bastardization. I think fast food bulgogi just translates to “meat with sweet sauce.”

Also, we got to play with the magic stick again. YAY! MAAAAGIIIIC STIIIICK. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, we got it in our Last Day in Singapore and have loved it ever since. We put our iPhones on it and can walk around with it and get decent footage. Small problem, though: our audio kind of malfunctioned today (BARGH!) so our mics were useless after all. Totally sucks! So, that’s why we cut out the Starbucks footage and left it in the blooper reel, because the audio there is totally different and noticeably worse, but you still get to see something different. More importantly, you get to see turtle sex. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH. FYI, if you don’t know what I’m referring to by Turtle sex, Google a video of it. It’s hilarious.


Anyhow, if there’s anything from your country that you notice is different, please share, because these kinds of things fascinate us to no end, because we’re nerds who are very easily amused…

  1. AFMike

    Best burger I had in Korea was Ms Kim or Mr Wan burgers. They were fried in front of you from a cart and you could get kimchi and fried egg as extras. Also the would have runners send them to you if you were going some place with in two blocks

  2. AFMike

    The one big difference at McDonald’s sells beer in Germany

  3. hmmm let’s see, here in Costa Rica they change the names of things quite a lot, like in Germany a chicken burger is a chicken burger and not a Hühnchen Burger but in CR it’s called McPollo (pollo=chicken)

    also, you can get gallo pinto in every fast food chain, which is like the national food of Costa Rica, it’s basically just rice mixed with beans but hey who said national foods must be creative or inventive

    I very rarely eat fast food, too expensive, so I can’t think of anything else atm but I think I will be visiting those establishments in the near future for research purposes
    oh one more thing I remember, those hot apple pie (?) thingies you get at McDonalds? they have them filled with pineapple here, makes totally sense

  4. A few years ago, Mcdonalds in Hong Kong came up with a new burger called the ”Fantastic”(Coz ”fan” actually means rice in Cantonese) This ”fantastic” burger was just burger with the bun part replaced by rice……….and obviously, it was a huge failure, taste like hot sushi……
    Now, Mcdonalds in Hong Kong recently started selling beef (or chicken) with fried rice combo (dude, u r already ruining burgers don’t do the same to rice……)and taco with rice and beef/chicken in it. Taco with rice in it sounds weird, but this one actually taste pretty good.Around spring, They would sell like ten different kind of chicken nugget dipping sauces (sweet chili, curry, honey garlic, cheesy bacon, etc.) but most of them taste funny. Anyways, they r pretty creative and really make eating at macdonald more interesting than just junk food.(even though they r….) BTW, Hong Kong Mcdonlds do 24hrs free delivery.(EVIL!!!) They also turn a small section within some of the mcdonald restaurant area to ”Mccafe” in HK.(very starbucks like, sells nice coffee, tea, scone and cakes even macaroon.better sitting area as well)

  5. Fafou Them

    Well, right now Starbucks is having a special on Frapuccinos. You get to specialize them however you want. Does that count?

  6. Veronica Göthe

    We recently got oatmeal porridge on the McDonalds breakfast menu, I don’t think they have it anywhere else?


  7. Cassie


    I boast…but I only got to eat one when I was visiting home in march. Sad face.

    But you know what’s easier and just as good? make taco salad with cool ranch Doritos. Have some north American nasties send you a packet of taco bell meat seasoning and cool ranch doritos and you’re set. just go out and buy the veggies and meat. BOOM. deliciousness.

  8. Hahaha I loved the sexy foodtime music when you ate that burger, laughed so hard :D I don´t think there is to much difference between mc donalds in US and here in Sweden. But I think I found something from the “breakfast-meny” that I think Sweden is quite unique with- please correct me if I´m wrong. http://www.mcdonalds.se/content/dam/sweden/Bilder/Maten/Stor_produktbild/grot_444x507.jpg and yes..it doesn´t look tasty but it´s porridge, with lingon-jam and milk.

  9. I think in Belgium people who yearn for some fastfood are more likely to go to a ‘frietkot’ to get some real Belgian fries rather than to go to McDonalds (we don’t have Burger King or KFC here). There isn’t one single village without any ‘frietkot’. I feel a lot of people dislike mayonaise but it’s really good (maybe they make it differently elsewhere?) add a ‘curryworst’ and there you have it: a real Belgian meal, there’s no one who dislikes that here in Belgium!

  10. indie

    Well I’m from Mexico and tacos here are different, Taco bell is not famous like the tacos in the corner of everywhere ^^
    We have “Tacos de guisado”, “Tacos de canasta”…etc.
    Of course I love Carl’s Junior Hamburguer is yummy for me

  11. Jessica Verrette

    When I was in Taiwan, they served milk tea. I love milk tea :}. Bow before Milk Tea! >=[]

  12. Hawaii!!! Taro pie, haupia (I’d describe it as coconut pudding) pie, spam and Portuguese sausage breakfast platters! yummm

  13. I know you don’t want any American commenters but did you know that at McDonalds they have something called a McGangBang It’s a sandwich made from a double cheeseburger and a McChicken sandwich — where you put an entire McChicken sandwich inside a double cheeseburger.

  14. 앨리스

    you know currywurst? a well known food in Germany,McDonalds tried to sell them as the Mc CurryWurst. But they failed ,as you can see in the second picture. after one month, they take it out from the product line. An original CurryWurst is soo much better! did you discovered something like currywurst in Seoul?

  15. rachelmaurtua93

    I liked the mcdonald’s bulgogi burger.
    But maybe that’s because I haven’t been away from fast food as long as you guys have.

  16. Uzrra Atari

    so I was in Jordan for a day and everyone was complaining that the chicken and meat in McDonalds and KFC did not taste good because they used real meat. Since there are many Muslims there, they had to use actual halal clean chiacken and meat, and people wanted the fake McDonald’s stuff we have in America

  17. Monica Linow

    IN hermosillo sonora Mexico we have HERMOSILLO SONORA STYLE HOTDOGS here is a video of cbs about them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXBSzHm8Qxw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  18. So I’m from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and they just recently released Frappes in McDonalds and a whole bunch of new stuff at Tim Hortons. they have iced mocha, iced latte, and supreme iced latte, plus they have panini

  19. Why oh why did I have to google “turtle sex” after reading this post? Thanks, Simon….. :<

  20. maivalentine

    started watching this – realised I was on a diet – tried to keep watching – died inside….

    sorry guys, promise to watch this video fully when it can’t hurt me anymore :) x

  21. Why didn’t you guise try the McSpicy in Singapore!!! It’s a super spicy deep fried chicken thigh. It’s as delish as it is sinful. Sooooooooo glorious, I tell you. Seriously.

  22. From Venezuela – arepas in the morning!

  23. Victoria Ortiz

    I’m from America, but our fast food restaurants in my state (New Mexico) actually have a few regional variations. Specifically, you can get green chile on anything anywhere. (This even applies in places you wouldn’t expect, like Vietnamese restaurants having green chile pastries) McDonalds has green chile double cheeseburgers and because I worked at the one in my home town last summer I can tell you that it was definitely in the top 5 menu items in terms of popularity (I never once ate there though). We also kept a box full of green chile to give out as a condiment and had to refill it multiple times a day. We’re obsessed!

  24. Madame Choi

    The BEST burger ever. No BS.

  25. Amanda Nour

    Yeah It never looks as good as the picture (as with all fast food) but supposedly it’s pretty good… I don’t eat fast food, so I’m not sure. Well that’s a lie. I have eaten at IKEA (Swedish Meatballs!) which is technically crappy fast food.

  26. Kayla Bechtel
    Kayla Bechtel

    You can get green tea fraps in North America too, it just doesn’t have red bean paste on top…they don’t even put them on the menu…you gotta ask lol.

  27. Caitlin Burrows

    McDonald’s in the UK has the banana milkshake.

  28. Stephanie Moretti

    I don’t know exactly how many states are doing this – if it’s all across the country, or what – but in California, they’re adding the Egg White Delight to the breakfast menu at McDonald’s. And now you can exchange the regular fried egg and cheddar cheese on any breakfast sandwich for egg whites and swiss cheese.
    I’m sure it’s not that much healthier, but to me the egg whites and swiss taste better and less greasy, so I’m pretty happy with the change. It’s useful on those rare occasions when I egg McDonald’s breakfast. ^^

  29. I don’t know if this is in just in California, or some states, or all across the country, but McDonald’s is doing a new thing for breakfast the egg white delight. You can also exchange the regular eggs and cheddar cheese on any breakfast sandwich for egg whites and swiss cheese.

    I’m sure it’s not that much healthier, but it tastes better and less greasy to me, so I like it on the rare occasion I eat McDonald’s breakfast =P

  30. I'm Nichole

    Oh Canada….and McDonald’s that has poutine! How I love poutine! I want some….now!!!

  31. Mika Lovegood

    Well, here in Mexico we don’t have Taco Bell, which i think is freaking amazing! but we do have McDonald’s, and for breakfast they have these McMolletes (mollete is made with bread, spread with beans, and topped with chihuahua cheese. Then it’s grilled in an oven until the cheese melts.) So i think they only sell McMolletes here in mexico.

  32. Cara Rose
    Cara Rose

    Till recently in Townsville, Australia you could get the Taste of America: the Texas, the Cali and the NY burgers! the Texas has smokey BBQ sauce, the Cali has a chicken patty…. but I have no idea how you portrait New York as a burger…? pizza flavored?
    being from Oregon I’m just waiting for the Hemp burger…

    • Cara Rose
      Cara Rose

      ps. tried that AU Lamb burger mentioned on here…. it looked like your Bulgoli burger – drowned in greasy sauce after being slapped together by a 2yr old.

  33. AnnieOutsider

    I don’t know if its just me, but I’m European and I have no idea what European fresco burgers are supposed to be.

  34. Moses Anderson

    In New Zealand McDonald’s has the Kiwi Burger and Georgie Pie

  35. I remember in the Middle East, they had a McFalafel. Did not taste like a Falafel XD

  36. I don’t know if anyone has already written about German Fast Food in Mc
    Donald’s. (Almost 300 comments are a bit too much too look through all
    of them: How do you keep up with all this feedback, Simon&Martina?
    O.O Wow)

    But we have sometimes really funny Burgers (just for a
    period of time…like ‘exclusive’ Burgers or something-Special Edition

    Burgers with…’Nürnberger Sausages’…or with ‘Leberkäs’
    (some well known meat dish – if one can call it a dish; I am not much of
    a fan of it) or with Cordon Bleu…some weird and really funny mixes,
    but I have heard that they taste not that bad ^^
    (though there is pretty much more fast food that one can get, especially in the bigger cities…Mc Donalds has the weirdest)

    Hope these German words don’t confuse anyone…

  37. I actually had a bulgogi Burger at a McDonald’s in Gyeongju (I really, at least once wanted to try it out) 2 years ago…it was alright (not as bad as the one shown here, it actually looked eatable and i was hungry) but next time i’m craving some bulgogi i’m gonna get the real deal

    on a side note, i realized that everything foreign, even in western restaurants doesn’t taste authentic…like they made it so it would suit the taste of Koreans (just like the typical Asian food you can get in some western countries mostly can’t be found in Asia at all). For example, I as a German really love my bread but all the bread in Korea tastes awfully sweet and is all really chewy…i was wondering, if there really can be found any authentic western food at all (and for a reasonable price at that?). Next time I’m gonna stay in Korea for over a year and though i love Korean food, i would also love to have some western food at least from time to time…do you know any good restaurants that specialize on western food…I mean – authentic western food?

  38. martina goes for the toys.. singapore macs is offering hello kitty right now! super cute

  39. as an American I actually think that American fast food chains in other countries are better than they are here -_- It’s the same gross stuff all the time and they are all dirty!(or maybe that’s only because I’m from NY) I went to a McDonald’s in Colombia once and the meat tasted more “real” than it did here!! They also had an arequipe (kinda like caramel) mcflurry that I have never seen here =(

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