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 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

  

Andrew takes on Chicago where he uncovers some of the best food in the world. 960 1280

  

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Andrew and the production crew shoot a scene in front of the tomb of John the Baptist's head for the Syria episode of Bizarre Foods. 960 1280

  

Andrew milks a sheep in the desert outside Palmyra, Syria. 960 1280

  

Greek cookbook author Diane Kochilas invites Andrew into her home to show off some of her legendary cooking skills. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats with Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. at the historic Henry Antes house in Perkiomenville, PA. The group was founded in 1964 to preserve folk culture of the Pennsylvania Germans, the area's earliest settlers. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern adds the key ingredient, a pig's head, to a boiling cauldron of scrapple in White Haven, PA. 960 1280

  

'These cheesy straw hats worn by gondoliers are an irresistible tourist trinket even for me.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'I love Venetian seafood, especially when it's raw!' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Photographer Adrian Danciu takes a moment to take in the beautiful landscape in Lapland, Finland. 960 1280

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Andrew digs into a pot of seal meat with on Hailuoto Island, located off the northern coast of Finland. 960 1280

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Andrew and his guide Rachel Raj pick up some fresh challah bread at Carimama Pizzazo in Hungary. 960 1280

  

Andrew dances in the rain with his new Roma friends in Paszab, a rural village in Hungary. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern and his Jewish Quarter guide Rachel Raj discuss Jewish bread pudding. 960 1280

  

Andrew observes how local fishermen on Lake Balaton net large Busa carp. 960 1280

  

'My guide, Edison, explains some of the fascinating Himba rituals in Madagascar.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'This is the backyard kitchen of a 'Smiley Den' in the Katatura slum of Namibia -- where the food is pretty hardcore.' ' Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

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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Haut Bay Market

Haut Bay Market

Lamb stew is on the menu at the Haut Bay Market outside Cape Town in South Africa. 960 1280

  

Cape Town

Cape Town

Snoek is a cheap, plentiful and popular local fish in Cape Town. 960 1280

  

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle about to take on the massive local sandwich called 'The Gatsby" in Cape Town. 960 1280

  

Indian “chaats” or snacks

Indian “chaats” or snacks

Indian “chaats” or snacks are lined up for sale at a street-eat spot in Old Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. 960 1280

  

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahme

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahme

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahmed samples a variety of chaats. 960 1280

  

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha”

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha”

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha” at Kulcha King, a popular hot spot in Bur Dubai. 960 1280

  

Old Dubai

Old Dubai

A visit to Old Dubai is like taking a trip into the past. 960 1280

  

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi samples skewers of goat throat and liver at the Asni Mountain Market outside Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Asni Mountain Market

Asni Mountain Market

Fresh donuts cooked in olive oil for sale at the Asni Mountain Market outside Marrakech. 960 1280

  

Beef and chicken skewers

Beef and chicken skewers

Beef and chicken skewers with a spicy peanut sauce for sale outside a mosque in Accra, Ghana. 960 1280

  

A woman makes corn pancakes

A woman makes corn pancakes

A woman makes corn pancakes on a street filled with food vendors in the Muslim Quarter of Accra. 960 1280

  

A bowl of “fufu"

A bowl of “fufu"

A bowl of “fufu,” Ghana's popular, but spicy, dish. 960 1280

  

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

US student Avery Segal studies local cuisine with Charity Ziddah in Accra. 960 1280

  

Fresh-baked kaek

Fresh-baked kaek

Fresh-baked kaek is the morning street eat ritual in Amman, Jordan. 960 1280

  

A morning breakfast tray in Amman

A morning breakfast tray in Amman

A morning breakfast tray on a street in Amman includes fried liver, hummus and an omelet. 960 1280

  

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With options that include a Fish & Grapes taco, Komodo is not your typical taco truck. 960 1280

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The Dim Sum Truck carts tasty Chinese snacks around Los Angeles. 960 1280

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The Slice Truck is LA's roving pizza mobile that serves individual slices and whole pies. 960 1280

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Expand your culinary horizons with some South Indian street food from the DOSAtruck. 960 1280

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Don Chow serves fusion tacos blending the best of Chinese and Mexican fare. 960 1280

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The Nom Nom Truck brings a taste of Vietnam to West Angeles with its signature 'Banh Mi' sandwich. 960 1280

  

Coolhaus is a converted postal van that serves up ice-cream nirvana. 960 1280

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Start your day off right at the Buttermilk Truck, which serves breakfast goodies including fluffy buttermilk pancake bites 960 1280

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French fries rise from the ranks of side dish to become the main course on the Frysmith truck. 960 1280

  

You won't know you're craving a Korean Mexican taco until you taste the goodness of spicy pork tacos from Kogi Truck. 960 1280

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Prado 86 from Green Russell (Denver)

Prado 86 from Green Russell (Denver)

In a swanky underground lair in downtown Denver, Green Russell presents the ideal cure for winter chill. The Prado 86 offers the warmth and kicked-up smokiness of Sombra mezcal and black-pepper syrup, balanced with the brightness of fresh-pressed pineapple juice, blood-orange juice and orange liqueur. 960 1280

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Apple Cider Manhattan from Westend Bistro (DC)

Apple Cider Manhattan from Westend Bistro (DC)

Few cocktails are better winter fallbacks than a Manhattan. This DC restaurant spices up the whiskey classic, using reduced apple cider for a great whiff of cinnamon and spice. 960 1280

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Lime Light from Luma on Park (Winter Park, FL)

Lime Light from Luma on Park (Winter Park, FL)

Taking full advantage of both citrus and peppermint, Winter Park favorite sipping spot Luma on Park has invented the Lime Light. The drink features a bold combination of wasabi vodka, lime, cucumber, peppermint, lemon and ground red peppercorn that make for a perfectly sweet, spicy and refreshing winter libation. 960 1280

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Snowflake from Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas)

Snowflake from Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas)

Hyde Bellagio’s Snowflake is a delicate and pure drink that packs an icy bite thanks to a splash of liquid nitrogen. Served in a glass “frosted” by freshly fallen coconut “snowflakes” and sweetened with Malibu rum, the cocktail is as delicious to sip as it is to admire. 960 1280

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The Old Twelfth Night from South Water Kitchen (Chicago)

The Old Twelfth Night from South Water Kitchen (Chicago)

Chicago’s South Water Kitchen combines potent 101-proof bourbon (Wild Turkey 101), apple brandy, lemon juice and thyme syrup in its The Old Twelfth Night cocktail to create a steaming wintery concoction perfect for combating the winter blues. 960 1280

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Hot Chocolate Mark from Top of the Mark (San Francisco)

Hot Chocolate Mark from Top of the Mark (San Francisco)

Warm up with this adult hot chocolate, served at Top of the Mark in San Francisco’s iconic InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Made with crème de menthe and peach liqueur, the Hot Chocolate Mark doubles as a cocktail and dessert. Garnished with red chili for an extra kick. 960 1280

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The Cinnamon Twist from Pink Taco Sunset Strip (LA)

The Cinnamon Twist from Pink Taco Sunset Strip (LA)

The Cinnamon Twist combines Don Julio Anejo, apple cider and cranberry juice for a fruity twist. The peppers add a spicy kick. 960 1280

  

Kith and Kin from Cusp Dining and Drinks (La Jolla, CA)

Kith and Kin from Cusp Dining and Drinks (La Jolla, CA)

Kith and Kin is Old English for “friends and family,” making this cool-weather sipper perfect for entertaining. Created by bartender Nate Howell, this cocktail is packed with seasonal ingredients, including cinnamon-infused pear cordial, yellow Chartreuse, cognac, fresh grapefruit, agave and hot water. 960 1280

  

The Ginseng Glow from Middle Branch (New York)

The Ginseng Glow from Middle Branch (New York)

In China, ginseng is commonly used as a warming agent, so Lucinda Sterling of New York’s Middle Branch decided to take advantage. To make her Ginseng Glow, Sterling combines rum, lime juice and Aperol with ginseng tea powder.   960 1280

  

Italian Hot Toddy from Coppa (Boston)

Italian Hot Toddy from Coppa (Boston)

At Coppa, a Boston enoteca, the Italian Hot Toddy is one of the most popular winter beverages on the menu. Beverage director Mary Edes created this Italian spin on the classic, using Meletti Amaro.  960 1280

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