Fast Foods Gone Global: Asia

Traditional dishes and 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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Kung pao chicken rice bowl
Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Bali's A&W puts a spin on the traditional kung pao chicken rice bowl. 960 1280

  

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs are what makes the Japanese chain Beard Papa's such a big hit. 960 1280

  

New Delhi

New Delhi

There are hundreds of homegrown fast food chains on the crowded streets of New Delhi. 960 1280

  

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings are perhaps the world's oldest fast food. 960 1280

  

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich at Subway in Taipei, Taiwan. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café serves a vast selection of fresh-baked goodies. 960 1280

  

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

The fried chicken meal at A&W in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee makes an offering at a Balinese temple outside the new franchise. 960 1280

  

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

In Old Delhi, traveling by pedicab is the easiest way to get around. 960 1280

  

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei has a regular crust topped with another crust made of French pastry. 960 1280

  

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto offers a special mascarpone cheese and prosciutto sandwich. 960 1280

  

A religious festival in Old Delhi

A religious festival in Old Delhi

Locals celebrate during a religious festival in the streets of Old Delhi. 960 1280

  

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

Bubur ayam is porridge topped with shredded chicken and fried onions, and a menu item at McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

The world's largest Hindu temple -- the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Delhi, India. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

A pastry with a finely-shredded pork topping at Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Employees make sweet pineapple buns at Taipei's most popular coffee and bakery chain, 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  


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