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

  

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Voocoo Juice at Angel's BBQ

Voocoo Juice at Angel's BBQ

Did You Know? In 1912, a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville devised a method of measuring the intensity of a pepper’s burn. Known as the Scoville scale, it has become the pre-eminent barometer of flaming fare.

Dish 1: Voodoo Juice
Where: Angel's BBQ, 21 W Oglethorpe Ln, Savannah, GA 31401
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Triple Habanero Pie

Triple Habanero Pie

Did You Know? Chile peppers are “hot” because of a substance called capsaicin that triggers the same pain receptors in the brain as actual heat.

Dish 2: Triple Habanero Pie
Where: Flying Pie, 6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704
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Prince's Spicy Chicken

Prince's Spicy Chicken

Did You Know? Some biologists believe that peppers originally developed capsaicin to defend themselves from hungry animals.

Dish 3: Prince's Hot Chicken
Where: Prince's Chicken, 123 Ewing Dr, No. 2, Nashville, TN 37207
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Spicy Shrimp from Giovanni Shrimp Truck

Spicy Shrimp from Giovanni Shrimp Truck

Did You Know? The ingredients in Chile peppers are chock full of vitamins, ease minor aches and pains and increase blood flow.

Dish 4: Spicy Shrimp
Where: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
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Did You Know? In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world… and Chile peppers! Columbus named the spicy plants “peppers” when he mistook them for relatives of the black pepper of India and just 50 years after his discovery this indigenous south American plant had spread worldwide.

Dish 5: Pasta From Hell
Where: East Coast Grill, 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
960 1280

  

Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Fried Chicken from Sylvia's in New York

Did You Know? Recent studies suggest that comfort food changes mood on a biological level by sending happy signals directly from the stomach to the brain.

Dish 1: Fried Chicken
Where: Sylvia's, 328 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
960 1280

  

Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Giant Cinammon Rolls at Lulu's in San Antonio

Did You Know? Sweden is considered the birthplace of the cinnamon roll. So enamored are the Swedes with their comfort creation, they named October 4th National Cinnamon Roll Day!

Dish 2: Giant Cinnamon Rolls
Where: Lulu's, 918 Main St, San Antonio, TX 78207
960 1280

  

Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Blueberry Blue from Tom and Chee in Kentucky

Did You Know? Blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Dish 3: Blueberry Blue Cheese Donut Sandwich
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
960 1280

  

BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffles at Waffles and Dinges in New York

Did You Know? Studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women.

Dish 4: BBQ Pulled-Pork Waffle
Where: Waffles & Dinges, 122nd St & Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027
960 1280

  

The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

The Hobo stuffed Potato from The Rack Shack

Did You Know? Potatoes are one of the best sources of potassium and fiber in the produce section. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Dish 5: The Hobo Stuffed Potato
Where: The Rack Shack, 2925 Cliff Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337
960 1280

  

Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Shrimp and Grits from Hominy Grill in Charlotte

Did You Know? Grits are a food of American Indian origin common in the Southern United States and mainly eaten at breakfast.

Dish 6: Shrimp and Grits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
960 1280

  

Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits

Did You Know? Throughout most of the world, the term biscuit means a hard, crisp, brittle bread. Only in North America does it reference a softer bread product.

Dish 7: Big Nasty Chicken and Biscuits
Where: Hominy Grill, 207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
960 1280

  

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