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Fast Foods Gone Global

Traditional dishes and local cultures influence flavors at American fast food chains throughout Asia, with menu items like McDonald's bulgogi burger in Seoul and Baskin Robbins’ kiwi sorbet in Japan.

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A&W

This US import makes dishes with sweet and savory mixes and offers halal meat consistent with Islamic laws.

Discovery Mall
MG 67, 69 & 71
Jl. Kartika Plaza
Bali, Indonesia

 
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Baba Rafi Carts

This local chain takes “fast food” seriously by offering items quickly on-the-go so customers never have to get off their motorbikes.

Jl. No Waribang. 1 A Kesiman – Denpasar
Bali, Indonesia

 
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Baskin Robbins

Shooting Star, a swirl of vanilla and blueberry ice cream with popping candies, takes dessert to a new level of texture, but unfortunately you won’t find it in the US.

72-3, Jamwon-Dong
Seocho-Gu
Seoul, South Korea

 
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Baskin Robbins

One of the most unique flavors served at Kyoto’s Baskin Robbins was inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games -- kiwi sorbet with blue soda-flavored ice cream, swirled with pop rock candy to look like the earth.

Toriiguchi-machi 1, Nishi Kujo
Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

 
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Beard Papa’s

It takes over 2 hours to prepare the creamy custard filling for the cream puffs made by this local chain.

2F 8-3 JR Kyoto Station Square in Asti town
Higashishiokojitakakura Shimogyo
Kyoto, Japan

 
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Café Coffee Day

Veg Puffs, filled with potatoes and cheese, and samosas, a deep-fried fritter with cumin and pomegranate seeds, are among the menu items found at this local chain.

Connaught Circle, Inner Circle
New Delhi, 110001, India

 
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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola brews unique flavors specifically to compliment the cuisine of India. Flavors include Maaza, made from mango juice, and Limpca, a tart lemonade.

Throughout New Delhi, India

 
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Din Tai Fung

With its Michelin-star rating, this local chain has started to expand abroad. Their dumplings are considered to be the best in the world.

Songshan District: No. 218
Chung Hsiao East Rd
Taipei, Taiwan

 
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Domino’s

Mustard and peanuts on a pizza is what you’ll find at Domino’s in Bali.

J1. Bay Pass Ngurah Rai No. 21A
Kedongnan – Kuta
Bali, Indonesia

 
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Domino’s Pizza

Chicken and seafood are the most popular ingredients at Domino’s in Singapore. Try the Prawn Sensation pizza topped with prawns marinated in Italian herbs and spices.

301 Tanjong Katong Rd
Singapore 437084

 
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Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s in Taipei has unique pizza toppings that reflect local tastes, such as soba noodles, kimchi and seaweed powder, among others.

1F, No. 53, Lane 69
Ching Ya 2 Rd
Taipei, Taiwan

 
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Domino’s Pizza

Strong spices and local ingredients make up the popular pizza choices at Domino’s in New Delhi.

Connaught Place
New Delhi, India

 
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Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s in Seoul is a sophisticated culinary experience with pizza creations such as the Hidden Edge Pizza made with sweet potato walnut mousse and Cheesecake Pizza with a layer of sweet cheesecake mousse sandwiched between 2 crusts.

15-9, Jamwon-dong
Seocho-gu
Seoul, South Korea

 
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Dunkin’ Donuts

To accompany Dunkin’ Donuts’ sweet treats in Seoul they offer the classic Dunkachino, but with a green tea twist.

Itaewon 1 dong 127-2
Seoul, South Korea

 
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Dunkin’ Donuts

Classic donuts and sandwiches you won’t find elsewhere are offered at Dunkin’ Donuts in New Delhi.

Radial Road 1
N Block, Connaught Place
New Delhi, India

 
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egrees C Bakery Café

The best temperature to brew coffee at is 85 degrees Celsius, giving this local chain its name.

No. 42, Jingwen St
Wenshan District
Taipei City 116, Taiwan

 
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Formosa Chang

If the meal at this local fast food restaurant is not ready in 1 minute, it’s free!

No. 146 Section 4
Chongqing North Rd
Taipei, Taiwan

 
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Jollibean

This local chain serves refreshing smoothies and sweet pastries, such as Mee Chiang Kueh stuffed with peanut or red bean paste.

200 Victoria St
Singapore 188021

 
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McDonald’s

Spice is all the rage at McDonald’s in Singapore which features extra-spicy items, such as nuggets and fries dipped in curry and chili-garlic sauces.

3 Anson Rd
#01-03 Springleaf Tower
Singapore

 
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McDonald’s

Adapting to local tastes, McDonald’s offers items made with the customary Korean barbecue flavor, bulgogi.

1-5, Hoehyeon-dong 3-ga
Jung-gu
Seoul, South Korea

 
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McDonald’s

You’ll find do-it-yourself entrées at McDonald’s in Kyoto, featuring ingredients popular with locals.

Karasuma Shijo Agaru Takenoko-cho 689
Nagagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

 
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McDonald’s

At McDonald’s in Bali, you can find rice for breakfast and eggs for lunch.

Jalan Pantai Kuta
Bali, Indonesia

 
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McDonald’s

McDonald’s in New Delhi has numerous vegetarian items that cater to locals’ palates, including the McAloo Tikki Burger with a potato-peas patty and the Pizza McPuff, a pocket pizza with sauce, peas and carrots.

501-502, 5th floor, MohanDev, Building
Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place
New Delhi, India

 
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Popeyes

The local taste for pumpkin hash is satisfied at this Popeyes, which replaces their signature mashed potatoes.

#7-20 Gwanchul-dong
Jongro-gu
Seoul, South Korea

 
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Subway

Catering to local tastes, Subway has adapted its menu items to attract egg-lovers.

The Central #01-66
6 Eu Tong Sen St
Singapore 059817

 
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Subway

Taiwanese love their dressings, so Subway in Taipei is happy to oblige by offering extra sauce with their sandwiches.

No. 23, Heng Yang Rd
Taipei, Taiwan

 
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Subway

Western flavors converge with Japanese flavors at Subway in Kyoto.

1F, Sanjodori Higashino Toin Higashi Iru Hishiya-cho 43-1
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

 
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Subway

No pork is served on the menu at Subway in New Delhi, but there are plenty of vegetarian options.

8C Khan Market Balbir Singh
New Delhi, India

 
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Toast Box

A relic from the British colonial rule, this small homegrown chain specializes in the British tradition of tea and toast.

200 Victoria St
#01-67 Bugis Junction
Singapore, 188021

 

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