Fast Foods Gone Global: Africa Pictures

Fast-food chains tailor their menus to the local flavors of Africa and the Middle East, serving dishes you won’t find in the US.

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Jamaica's Discovery Bay

Jamaica's Discovery Bay

Andrew and Dayne Buddo ride Discovery Bay's rough seas with local fishermen. 960 1280

  

Fresh Grilled Snapper

Fresh Grilled Snapper

Head to Jamaica to sample tasty dishes, including this fresh grilled snapper topped with onions and spicy scotch peppers. 960 1280

  

Cuisine of Kingston

Cuisine of Kingston

Andrew and his guide Jacqui Sinclair make a pit stop to taste a few dishes served at food stands in Kingston, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

"All-in-One" Dish at Ishanti Ital Restaurant

"All-in-One" Dish at Ishanti Ital Restaurant

Andrew tries this dish; a plate called "all-in-one" served at the Ishanti Ital restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Preparing Lionfish

Preparing Lionfish

Andrew carefully cuts away a lionfish's spine before cooking it. 960 1280

  

Rastafarian Drink With Shredded Coconut

Rastafarian Drink With Shredded Coconut

Wolde 'The Yatti Man' Selasie prepares an all-natural Rastafarian drink by shredding coconut. 960 1280

  

Curried Goat at Angela's Shack

Curried Goat at Angela's Shack

At Angela's Shack, Andrew tries curried goat with steamed callalou, a traditional Jamaican delicacy. 960 1280

  

Jerk Chicken at Scotchies in Ocho Rios

Jerk Chicken at Scotchies in Ocho Rios

Jerk is prepared the traditional way on pimento wood at Scotchies in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Andrew With the Queen of Rastafarian Ital Cuisine

Andrew With the Queen of Rastafarian Ital Cuisine

Andrew discusses his meal with Yvonne Hope, the queen of Rastafarian Ital cuisine. 960 1280

  

Jamaica's Hellshire Beach

Jamaica's Hellshire Beach

Bizarre Foods photogs Adrian and Dane film Hellshire Beach, located on the southeastern coast of Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack

Crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack

Andrew shows off his crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack in Hellshire Beach, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Faith's Pen

Faith's Pen

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots a scene at Faith's Pen, a famous area that serves the most interesting food in Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Curried Tripe in Faith's Pen

Curried Tripe in Faith's Pen

Curried tripe with rice and beans is just one of several dishes served at a food shack in Faith's Pen. 960 1280

  

Food Crawl in Faith's Pen

Food Crawl in Faith's Pen

Andrew does a food crawl in Faith's Pen, where he finds this delicious pork dish ready to be served at a local food shack in Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Chicken, Plantains, Cassava and Fish at Faith's Pen

Chicken, Plantains, Cassava and Fish at Faith's Pen

At another food shack, owners display chicken, plantains, cassava, and fish consume, ready to be consumed by hungry customers. 960 1280

  

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A crocodile's bite is 10 times more deadly than the bite of a great white shark. 960 1280

  

In Papua New Guinea, restaurants serve crocodile meat with turmeric to create a tasty stew. Some people believe eating croc meat can cure asthma. 960 1280

  

Monitor lizards grow up to 9 feet long. A single bite can cause an allergic reaction that could lead to death. 960 1280

  

A female monitor lizard can carry 30-40 eggs. The eggs are usually boiled in water and eaten as a treat in the Philippines. 960 1280

  

In the Philippines, monitor lizard meat is usually cooked with coconut milk and chili. Filipinos believe eating the meat can help treat heart and liver problems. 960 1280

  

In 2008, a small village in the Philippines became deathly ill after eating the cooked flesh from hawksbill turtles. The turtles eat a variety of toxic sea sponges. 960 1280

  

Despite the health hazards, several villagers continue to eat the meat from hawksbill turtles. 960 1280

  

In Thailand, a cane toad's skin is covered with alkaloid, a poisonous venom. The venom can enter the body through a cut or by eating the toxic critter. 960 1280

  

Cooks must be skilled to prepare a dish with poisonous cane toad as the main ingredient. In Thailand, some locals deep fry the toads in garlic. 960 1280

  

A Vietnamese man skins rats after boiling them in hot water. Rats can carry a bacterial infection called leptospirosis that can liver and kidney failure. 960 1280

  

Three thousand tons of rats are consumed in Vietnam each year. 960 1280

  

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Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Bali's A&W puts a spin on the traditional kung pao chicken rice bowl. 960 1280

  

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs are what makes the Japanese chain Beard Papa's such a big hit. 960 1280

  

New Delhi

New Delhi

There are hundreds of homegrown fast food chains on the crowded streets of New Delhi. 960 1280

  

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings are perhaps the world's oldest fast food. 960 1280

  

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich at Subway in Taipei, Taiwan. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café serves a vast selection of fresh-baked goodies. 960 1280

  

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

The fried chicken meal at A&W in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee makes an offering at a Balinese temple outside the new franchise. 960 1280

  

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

In Old Delhi, traveling by pedicab is the easiest way to get around. 960 1280

  

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei has a regular crust topped with another crust made of French pastry. 960 1280

  

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto offers a special mascarpone cheese and prosciutto sandwich. 960 1280

  

A religious festival in Old Delhi

A religious festival in Old Delhi

Locals celebrate during a religious festival in the streets of Old Delhi. 960 1280

  

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

Bubur ayam is porridge topped with shredded chicken and fried onions, and a menu item at McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

The world's largest Hindu temple -- the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Delhi, India. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

A pastry with a finely-shredded pork topping at Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Employees make sweet pineapple buns at Taipei's most popular coffee and bakery chain, 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  

McVeggie sandwich

McVeggie sandwich

The McVeggie sandwich at McDonald's in Mumbai is a spicy vegetarian option. 960 1280

  

Maharaja Mac

Maharaja Mac

The Maharaja Mac is McDonald's vegetarian version of the classic Big Mac, made specially for India. 960 1280

  

sandwich

sandwich

The locally grown produce at Israel's Subway makes their sandwiches especially appealing. 960 1280

  

McCafé

McCafé

McDonald's in Hong Kong hires a foam "artist" to put special touches on its McCafé drinks. 960 1280

  

Fairwood

Fairwood

Fairwood is a Hong Kong-based fast-food chain that serves full meals, such as this hot pot, at bargain prices. 960 1280

  

Jumbo King

Jumbo King

India's Jumbo King serves the famous Vada Pav sandwich, also known as a "Bombay burger," but make no mistake, it's vegetarian. 960 1280

  

salad sandwich

salad sandwich

This salad sandwich is a breakfast sandwich with vegetables and cheese, thought to be originally created to appeal to Japanese women. 960 1280

  

Subway sandwich

Subway sandwich

A foot-long Subway sandwich in Berlin is popular with Germans. 960 1280

  

Subway

Subway

Subway stores in Israel are strictly kosher, adding no cheese and definitely no bacon to their meat sandwiches. 960 1280

  

KFC Original Recipe

KFC Original Recipe

In addition to the Colonel’s Original Recipe, KFC in Hong Kong has elected to serve a spicy menu to its customers. 960 1280

  

Kentucky Fried Chicken Original

Kentucky Fried Chicken Original

The Colonel's classic Kentucky Fried Chicken Original and Crispy recipes are popular across Asia. 960 1280

  

pizza

pizza

The Pizza Company is an American-style fast-food restaurant with a twist: A pizza with sausages baked into the crust is also served with Thai limes. 960 1280

  

Vada Pav sandwich

Vada Pav sandwich

A Vada Pav sandwich is a vegetable patty made with peas. 960 1280

  

Florence

Florence

No list of the world’s best foodie cities is complete without a shout-out to Italy, especially the fresh, rustic cuisine native to Florence. Grab a creamy scoop or two of gelato at Grom or Perche No! and sit on the steps of the Duomo as you devour it. And who said Italy was all about pasta and pizza? Even the most devout herbivores will be transformed when they carve into their first Bistecca alla Fiorentina. 960 1280

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Charleston

Charleston

Charleston, SC, has quickly become the place for foodies. In an area known as Lowcountry, Charleston’s Southern charm shines through at places like Hominy Grill. A must-have is shrimp and grits prepared with scallions, mushrooms and bacon, over cheese hominy grits. At Jestine’s Kitchen, the okra gumbo and fried-green tomatoes keep locals and tourists coming back year after year. The wait time might be longer than normal at both places, but it’s definitely worth the wait. 960 1280

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New Orleans

New Orleans

Take a stroll through the French Quarter and you’ll feel as if you’re in another country. Is it Paris or the American South? Basically, it’s the best of both -- right down to the food. In between daiquiris (the to-go kind, of course) and beignets, stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch House for a big ole plate of incredible fried chicken, or Domilise’s for shrimp po’boy that puts all others to shame. 960 1280

  

New York City

New York City

Some consider the city that never sleeps to be the food mecca of the world. From Harlem to Hell's Kitchen, take your pick of authentic ethnic food from around the globe. For trendy foodies, head to the Meatpacking District or West Village where celebrity chef restaurants like Catch are always in style. A personal favorite in the Flatiron District is Eataly, where Italian food truly comes alive! 960 1280

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St. Louis

St. Louis

Baileys’ Chocolate Bar is the sweet spot in St. Louis. Truffles are served individually on plates and their chocolate martinis are as smooth and frothy as milkshakes, adding to the class factor. Try the raspberry martini to perfectly complement the rich desserts. The Gateway City is also known for being a big beer city, pork BBQ destination and vibrant foodie town, especially in the trendy Central West End neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Chicago

Chicago

Nothing beats a slice of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnati's or yes, the original Pizzeria Uno! Piled high with toppings and topped with tons of tomato sauce, you'll barely be able to finish a slice. What's more, many Chicago restaurants are BYOB and don't charge a corking fee, so you can wash down your meal with your favorite bottle of wine -- every time. 960 1280

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Jaipur

Jaipur

The Pink City of Jaipur, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan, stands out not only for its regal monuments but for its cuisine. Explore the city and you will find familiar foods like samosas -- and so much more. For a taste of Rajasthan, head to Chokhi Dhani on the outskirts of town. This village resort offers a taste of rural India through dishes such as the Rajasthani specialty daal-baati-choorma -- the more ghee, the better! 960 1280

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Bangkok

Bangkok

You'll find some of the best food in Bangkok at one of the many street-food stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants along Khaosan Road and Yaowarat Road in Bangkok’s Chinatown. Expect noodle dishes -- and lots of them, most for less than a dollar. Classic pad Thai, tom yum soup, samosas, grilled pork skewers, som tam (a papaya salad) … the list goes on. 960 1280

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Barcelona

Barcelona

Tasty Spanish tapas is just one reason why Barcelona is on our list. It’s a great way to sample small plates of delicious food, including fresh calamari, seafood paella, patatas bravas, empanadas, bacon-wrapped dates and chorizo -- all, of course, with a glass of sangria. Try Tapa Tapa, a restaurant where the menu items are listed in Catalan and English. And if you want to make a pit stop while sightseeing, Abrelatas restaurant -- in the Sants-Montjuïc neighborhood -- makes one of the best mojitos in the city. 960 1280

  

Seattle

Seattle

A seafood lover’s heaven, Seattle boasts the best salmon in the country. Don't just stop there, sample it all: fresh mussels, Dungeness crab, halibut, oysters, clams, scallops and more. Head to Pike Place Market for the freshest seafood in the city. And when you can't fit another morsel in your belly, there's always room for Seattle’s world-famous coffee. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

A list of the best food cities that doesn’t include Paris? Mais non! From the cafes to the brasseries and patisseries, the cuisine of the City of Light is sinfully delicious. As Julia Child said, in France cooking is a serious art form -- and a national sport! Visit Julien restaurant for a pain au chocolat, Le Relais de l'Entrecote for reasonably priced steak frites, and if you're looking to splurge, L'Ami Louis for escargot. 960 1280

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