Fast Foods Gone Global

Our Fast Foods Gone Global pictures show how Asia, Europe and the Pacific Rim have all adopted the West’s fast-food giants: McDonald’s, Subway and KFC.

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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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Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

This goose is cooked and ready for sale at the Ning Xia Market in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Ning Xia Market of Taipei

Ning Xia Market of Taipei

Food guide Theresa Lin shows off the plump oysters in the popular oyster omelet at the Ning Xia Market of Taipei. 960 1280

  

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial sits in the heart of modern Taipei, Taiwan. 960 1280

  

Sweet tofu with cold beans

Sweet tofu with cold beans

Sweet tofu with cold beans and pumpkin make for a popular and healthy dish in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Chinese pancakes filled with cream or bean paste are a popular street eat at the Ning Xia Market in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Seoul food guide James Yoo

Seoul food guide James Yoo

Seoul food guide James Yoo shows off the snails he's about to eat on the streets of Myeongdong. 960 1280

  

Balinese chilies

Balinese chilies

Balinese chilies are a key ingredient in sambal, a popular sauce served with most street eats. 960 1280

  

A street eat stand in Ubud, Bali

A street eat stand in Ubud, Bali

This street eat stand in Ubud, Bali, sells as many as 6 roasted pigs each day. 960 1280

  

Jimbaron Beach in Bali

Jimbaron Beach in Bali

At Jimbaron Beach in Bali, buy your fish from the fishermen and locals will grill it for you, each adding their own special spicy sauce. 960 1280

  

The terraced rice fields of central Bali

The terraced rice fields of central Bali

The terraced rice fields of central Bali are one of the island's most alluring sights. 960 1280

  

A street vendor in Delhi

A street vendor in Delhi

A street vendor in Delhi makes jalebi, a sweet dough fried in oil. 960 1280

  

A Tibetan immigrant in Delhi, India

A Tibetan immigrant in Delhi, India

A Tibetan immigrant has her daily bowl of fresh noodles on the streets of Delhi, India. 960 1280

  

Chandni Chwok in Delhi

Chandni Chwok in Delhi

Amazing street eats can be found in the narrow alleys of Chandni Chwok in Delhi. 960 1280

  

Singapore street eats

Singapore street eats

Singapore street eats are more than simple snacks; they’re delicious whole meals that can be bought for under $5. 960 1280

  

Shaved ice topped with green tea

Shaved ice topped with green tea

Shaved ice topped with green tea and red beans is a cool and refreshing treat during the hot summer days in Kyoto, Japan. 960 1280

  

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

One of Kyoto's most iconic locations, the Kiyomizudera Temple, sits in the lush hills above this ancient city. 960 1280

  

Doc’s Rib Joint

Doc’s Rib Joint

Mikey shows off the best barbecue in town: ribs, fries, coleslaw and cornbread at Doc’s Rib Joint located at the Kingston Mines blues club. 960 1280

  

Kingston Mines

Kingston Mines

Mikey jumps on stage at Kingston Mines, the club that brought the blues to Chicago's North Side. 960 1280

  

Kingston Mines

Kingston Mines

At Kingston Mines, you’ll not only find great music, but also some of the best macaroni and cheese around. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's prides itself on its bacon-infused menu. From a beer & bacon pairings menu, to beer-battered bacon, to a BLT overflowing with half a pound of “B,” there’s something to satisfy any late-night craving. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Mikey makes some friends at Paddy Long's, an unassuming neighborhood pub. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's offers a late-night menu full of the biggest and best bacon dishes you’ll find anywhere -- especially at 1a.m. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern first opened in 1934, but has since expanded to several locations. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

Cheesy and delicious, a burger from the Billy Goat gives Mikey the fuel he needs for the long night ahead. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

A supposed curse on the Chicago Cubs and a classic Saturday Night Live sketch made the Billy Goat Tavern famous. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

Mikey works the line at Billy Goat Tavern. 960 1280

  

Diner Grill

Diner Grill

Mikey rubs elbows with a mixture of night owls, blue-collar workers and post-bar revelers at the Diner Grill. 960 1280

  

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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