Fast Foods Gone Global: Asia Pictures

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 cameraman films Andrew Zimmern near the Chicago River. On this trip to the Windy City, Andrew discovers some of the best food in the world. 960 1280

  

Andrew visits George's Kabab Grill in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Andrew eats pacha, an Iraqi stew made with lamb-stomach dumplings, lamb trotters, stewed head and dried mint. 960 1280

  

A butcher prepares several hogs each day to stock the deli counter at Gene's Sausage on Belmont Avenue. 960 1280

  

Andrew stops at Rick Bayless' XOCO, a quick-service restaurant inspired by the Mexican street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Ruby's Fast Food has a variety of tasty Filipino delicacies on their menu. 960 1280

  

Take a look at Franks 'N' Dawgs' tur-dawgen, a turkey and date sausage topped with crispy duck confit, herb garlic aioli, house-pickled onion relish and pickled carrot. 960 1280

  

At George's Kabab Grill, Masma Jajou shows Andrew how to make lamb-stomach dumplings, a key ingredient in pacha. 960 1280

  

This boiled pig head is made into head cheese at Chicago's Mado Restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples this delicious cheddar risotto bratwurst with beer-braised onions and cheese snack crackers. 960 1280

  

Take a look at Alinea Restaurant's famous sardine antenna made with country bread, yellow tomato, sardine poached in olive oil and aromatics, horseradish, red chili flakes, fried caper, and arugula flower. 960 1280

  

Andrew and Rick Bayless try mango chili and guava ice cream at Maxwell Street Market. 960 1280

  

Graham Elliot's foielipops are made with foie mousse, fleur de sel and strawberry pop rocks. 960 1280

  

The Bizarre Foods production crew films at Graham Elliot's restaurant, where having fun while creating whimsical dishes is required. 960 1280

  

Visit Alinea Restaurant to pick up this unique dish. It's English pea paired with iberico ham, burrata cheese, honeydew melon and sherry wine. 960 1280

  

Be sure to try the stewed goat at XOCO in Chicago. 960 1280

  

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Dinner at Mum's: Includes Fowl Zucati, Kingfish and other savory dishes. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern on the way to Calangute Beach. 960 1280

  

A local butcher at the morning market in Candolim, Goa. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at the Calengute Ayurveda Center practicing yoga. 960 1280

  

Andrew talks to the camera in front of the tomb where John the Baptist's head is kept in Syria. 960 1280

  

Walking through the ruins in Palmyra at sunset is a must. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Luke Logan gets some shots of the locals. 960 1280

  

A man carefully sets up a display of fruits and vegetables at a souk (aka market) in Damascus. 960 1280

  

Andrew prepares for a camel ride with some Bedouins. 960 1280

  

Andrew explores a souk and checks out a colorful display of dried fruit in Damascus. 960 1280

  

Men and women walk to the Umayyad Mosque for a call to prayer in Damascus. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples omelets from King of Ejja in Aleppo. 960 1280

  

Jockeys prepare for a camel race in Palmyra. 960 1280

  

Andrew samples an Abu Shaker juice drink topped with fruit, sweetened cheese, cookies and nuts. 960 1280

  

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Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City

Host Chuey Martinez shows off the delicious pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey learns how to make pulled pork sandwiches at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin

Mark Avalos, co-owner of Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, welcomes Chuey to his restaurant. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington

Chef Bill Eason shows Chuey how to rub down a whole hog and prepare it for the smoker at the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC. 960 1280

  

Kannapolis, NC

Kannapolis, NC

Chef Eddie Smith introduces Chuey Martinez to his special pulled pork sauce in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Chuey loves the pulled pork sandwich at Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

Chuey attends the City Employee Appreciation Picnic -- a big celebration of local BBQ in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Sugar Shack BBQ

Sugar Shack BBQ

Host Chuey Martinez visits Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC

At the Capital City Cook-Off in Lexington, NC, chef Bill Eason shows Chuey Martinez how he uses a whole hog to make his delicious pulled pork. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork

At Sugar Shack BBQ in Austin, TX, host Chuey Martinez sinks his teeth into the Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich. 960 1280

  

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

City Employee Appreciation Picnic

People play a game of beanbag toss at the City Employee Appreciation Picnic in Kannapolis, NC. 960 1280

  

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue

Host Chuey Martinez meets Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue owner Doug Worgul in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

Notorious P.I.G.

Notorious P.I.G.

Sugar Shack BBQ co-owner Mark Avalos shows host Chuey Martinez where they make their famous Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork sandwich in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

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British Airways

British Airways

Onboard a British Airways flight between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), passengers have an assortment of lunch options, including cheesecake for dessert. 960 1280

George Ruiz, Flickr   

Air France

Air France

Beef stew, pasta, orzo, bread and more! An example of a warm and filling dinner onboard Air France. Depending on your flight’s departure time and duration, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack or dinner. 960 1280

Pat Guiney, Flickr  

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

A well-balanced dinner onboard Virgin Atlantic’s cross-Atlantic flights. 960 1280

Su Lin, Flickr  

All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways

ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London serves a traditional Japanese meal for business-class travelers. The presentation itself beats a casual airplane food tray any day! 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

United Airways

United Airways

Onboard a United Airways flight, lunch between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) is a delicious surf-and-turf meal consisting of sauteed prawns and crispy Dakota beef, organic short rib wontons with organic Thai barbecue sauce and sweet-and-sour cucumber relish. 960 1280

Ernesto Andrade, Flickr   

American Airlines

American Airlines

Mmm … who doesn’t love a personal-size cheese pizza? Onboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight, pizza is a crowd pleaser, especially for those smaller passengers. 960 1280

Jessica Spengler, Flickr   

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

Like the Grand Canyon, Flickr  

Royal Dutch Airlines

Royal Dutch Airlines

It's hard to beat good 'ole comfort food on a long flight. Here, a well-balanced meal is served onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entree or the dessert? You'll receive a filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai Airlines offers a simple snack onboard a short two-hour flight between Guilin, China, and Shanghai. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr   

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines, serves up hearty meals, like this one, on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines

An example of Delta Airlines's complimentary meal service. Delta.com offers a detailed breakdown of when the airline serves a full meal. They offer complimentary meal service on most international flights six hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

ImipolexG, Flickr  

Lufthansa Airlines

Lufthansa Airlines

Flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Beijing on Lufthansa Airlines will get passengers a meal that includes chicken with noodles, potato salad, cake, a dinner roll and tea. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr  

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines rules them all in terms of best airline cuisine -- catering to first- and business-class customers. Those traveling between Singapore and Japan, and Tokyo and Los Angeles, have the option of an authentic Japanese fine-dining experience. 960 1280

Karl Baron, Flickr  

Avianca Airlines

Avianca Airlines

This dinner plate onboard Avianca Airlines consists of grouper fillet in bechamel sauce, served with fried coriander, Creole potato, steamed broccoli and sauteed vegetables. 960 1280

Andres Rueda, Flickr  

Korean Air

Korean Air

A substantial vegan meal option is offered onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown

Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown

Mikey Roe tries the super spicy wings at Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown. 960 1280

  

25 Degrees

25 Degrees

The grilled cheese and onion rings at 25 Degrees, a 5-star burger joint that calls the Roosevelt Hotel its home. 960 1280

  

25 Degrees

25 Degrees

The #1 burger at 25 Degrees, with its toasted brioche bun, caramelized onions, 2-cheese blend, Thousand Island dressing, arugula and bacon, is a knockout. 960 1280

  

Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown

Dan Sung Sa in Koreatown

Mikey at Dan Sung Sa, K-town’s greatest pojanmacha — a term that loosely translates to “gastropub”. 960 1280

  

Berri's Pizza Café

Berri's Pizza Café

Mikey and the Feed the Beast crew look over footage at Berri's Pizza Café, which is a quiet little Italian joint by day, but a veritable club by night – complete with mood lighting and techno music. 960 1280

  

Berri's Pizza Café

Berri's Pizza Café

The avocado pizza at Berri's Pizza Café, with its thin, crispy-yet-foldable crust and gooey, drippy cheese, is as close to New York pizza as it gets in Hollywood. 960 1280

  

Cole's

Cole's

A turkey, cheese and pastrami sandwich with a pickle at Cole's, a downtown landmark that turns out its classic sandwiches (with pork, lamb or beef) late into the night. 960 1280

  

Cole's

Cole's

The oldest pub in the city, Cole’s is also the only place serving up a French dip until 2 a.m. 960 1280

  

Cole's

Cole's

You can’t go wrong with a grilled cheese late at night -- especially this grilled cheese with barbecue sauce at Cole's. 960 1280

  

San Gennaro Italian Festival

San Gennaro Italian Festival

Mikey happens upon the San Gennaro Italian Festival on the corner of Hollywood and Highland, where he finds some authentic meatballs and ravioli. 960 1280

  

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