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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Fat Boy sandwich

Fat Boy sandwich

Host Chuey Martinez shows off the "Fat Boy" sandwich at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

LA taco trucks

LA taco trucks

Chuey and local food expert Bill Esparza show the All You Can Meat crew the best of LA’s taco truck scene. 960 1280

  

Fat boy sandwich

Fat boy sandwich

Host Chuey Martinez sinks his teeth into a "Fat Boy" sandwich at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

Chuey Martinez

Chuey Martinez

Chef Jeff Del Mastro shows host Chuey Martinez how to inject his brisket with some flavor at his workshop near Charlotte, NC. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez tries to feed the cows at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Chuey checks out a Texas-sized brisket with chefs Gary Cerny and Scott Campbell at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Woodyard BBQ

Woodyard BBQ

Host Chuey Martinez meets chefs Tom Fritts and Dave Schloegel at Woodyard BBQ in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez sneaks a taste of brisket at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Woodyard BBQ

Woodyard BBQ

Chefs Tom Fritts shows host Chuey Martinez the wide variety of wood they sell at Woodyard BBQ in Kansas City, KS. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Chef Scott Campbell gives host Chuey Martinez a taste of his brisket -- fresh from the smoker -- at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Cheuy makes brisket

Cheuy makes brisket

Chef Jeff Del Mastro has host Chuey Martinez put the brisket in the smoker. 960 1280

  

Triple C Ranch

Triple C Ranch

Host Chuey Martinez and chef Scott Campbell love getting their hands dirty while rubbing down some brisket at the Triple C Ranch near Austin, TX. 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

  

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's of Muswell Hill

Toff's is a local staple in Muswell Hill, and proud to uphold the British tradition of fish and chips. 960 1280

  

Greek brothers George and Costas Georgious have owned Toff's since 1968. 960 1280

  

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Stop by Bea’s of Bloomsbury for high tea, where the owner has put a decidedly delicious take on traditional tea by serving it up with sweets like specialty cupcakes. The American import may be new to Brits, but they’ve definitely taken to the miniature cakes with gusto. 960 1280

  

Bea Vo puts the finishing touches on some strawberry cupcakes in her Camden Town Bakery. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke's Brew and Que

Duke’s Brew and Que, one of London’s most popular restaurants, is where Americans can get a taste of home while also enjoying traditional English fare. The restaurant serves up delicious barbecue alongside Southern fried pickles and hand crafted Lagers and Ale. 960 1280

  

Duke's Brew and Que is jointly owned by American Byron Knight and Brit Logan Plant, who just happens to be the son of legendary Led Zeppelin lead singer, Robert Plant. 960 1280

  

Pulled pork on signature "Mini Buns of Luv" are on their way to a hungry customer. 960 1280

  

Co-owner and craft beer-aficionado Logan Plant gives a tour of neighboring Beavertown Brewery, where the brews are made for Duke's Brew and Que. 960 1280

  

Brew and Que co-owner, Logan Plant, samples a fresh batch of "The Smog Rocket" from local brewery, Beavertown Brewery. 960 1280

  

Friends dig into the Duke's burger, seasoned fries and pork ribs slathered in signature BBQ sauce. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai

Roti Chai

For the best Indian food outside of India, London wins hands down. You can dine on home-style Indian food in an elegant setting at Roti Chai. Their special "Chicken Lollipop" is a modern Indian twist on the chicken wing with moreish Keralan spices. 960 1280

  

Roti Chai's stunning dining room sits above its casual street kitchen for lunch and takeout.  960 1280

  

Caravan

Caravan

In London’s vibrant restaurant scene in the East End, Caravan puts a twist on the traditional “Bubble and Squeak” dish by serving it for breakfast, alongside poached–to-perfection eggs and grilled ham topped with hollandaise. 960 1280

  

Locals line up outside Caravan from brunch to dinner. Coffee connoisseurs visit to pick up a pound and order the perfect "Flat White," a singularly filtered brew, beans roasted on site. 960 1280

  

Creperie Nicolas

Creperie Nicolas

Gill and Keith Wiles serve up fresh crepes for the masses at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market, which brings street food from all over London to one place on weekends. 960 1280

  

Arancini Brother's

Arancini Brother's

David Earl, aka Little D, stirs up some veggie stew at Arancini Brother's stall. London's exploding street food scene is an affordable alternative for tourists on the move. 960 1280

  

What is a trip to London without a visit to a pub? Make sure you pull up a stool and grab a pint. 960 1280

  

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