26 crazy McDonald's items from around the world

Big mac mcdonalds mealCate Gillon/Getty ImagesAround the world, people eat a whole variety of food items at McDonald’s.

McDonald’s is a global phenomenon.

While many McDonald’s restaurants around the world serve the signature burger and their own spins on the Big Mac, many global outposts offer completely different items. Many are specific to each country’s cuisines — and most look pretty damn interesting.

These are some items you can order should you find yourself in an international McDonald’s.

McDonald's India's Veg Pizza McPuff

McDonald's India offers many vegetarian items, from the McVeggie to the Veg Pizza McPuff, which features tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and an array of vegetables. Many international McDonald's sell veggie-friendly items, but American McDonald's do not, because they do not sell well here.

McDonald's India's McPaneer Royale

According to McDonald's India's website, 'McDonald's has developed a menu especially for India with vegetarian selections to suit the Indian palate, and has also re-engineered its operations to address the special requirements of vegetarians.' Further proof, another vegetarian item: the McPaneer Royale, which features paneer cheese, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno peppers, and a cheese and onion sauce.

McDonald's Japan's chicken veggie burger

McDonald's Japan has a chicken veggie burger, which features a fusion of chicken, soybeans, and vegetables.

McDonald's Japan's The Shakachiki Red Pepper chicken

The Shakachiki Red Pepper chicken is a chicken patty with red pepper sauce you can sprinkle on at your discretion.

McDonald's UK's Mozzarella Dippers.

McDonald's restaurants in the UK sell Mozzarella Dippers -- McDonald's spin on the classic appetizer mozzarella sticks. McDonald's is testing this item in America.

McDonald's Malaysia's Burbur Ayam McD

In Malaysia, you can order Burbur Ayam McD, McDonald's spin on a Malaysian dish. It features chicken on top of porridge, and it is topped with onions, ginger, shallots, and chiles.

McDonald's Spain's gazpacho

McDonald's Gazpacho Soup

In Spain, you can dine on gazpacho at McDonald's, which is definitely a lighter option than a burger.

McDonald's Korea's shrimp burger

In Korea, you can get a Double Deluxe Shrimp Burger if the regular Deluxe Shrimp Burger isn't enough for you.

McDonald's Croatia's tzatziki wrap

McDonald's Croatia offers items such as a tzatziki beef wrap.

McDonald's Portugal's soups

McDonald's Portugal offers soup as an alternative to burgers, including the bean and spinach soup.

McDonald's Canada's poutine

Maple & Bacon Poutine

In Canada, you can get poutine. This past June, the chain offered an outrageous take on the classic dish by infusing it with maple and bacon.

McDonald's New Zealand Georgie Pie

McDonald's New Zealand sells Georgie Pies, a New Zealand classic. You can get a Steak Mince 'n' Cheese pie (pictured right) or other variations like the Chicken 'N' Vegetable and Apple 'N' Blackberry pies.

McDonald's Costa Rica's McPinto Deluxe

The McPinto

McDonald's Costa Rica offers a different spin on breakfast -- the McPinto Deluxe, which serves up rice nad beans, eggs, plaintains, a tortilla, and sour cream.

McDonald's Hong Kong's pasta

In Hong Kong, you can order Sausage 'n Egg Twisty Pasta, which is exactly what it sounds like.

McDonald's Greece's Greek Mac

The Greek Mac is a Mediterranean take on the burger, with a pita stuffed with two beef patties and yogurt sauce.

McDonald's Sweden's chilli cheese bites

In Sweden, you can get Chilli Cheese Tops -- similar to the appetizer jalapeno poppers, only without jalapenos, and with McDonald's flair.

McDonald's Mexico's McMollette

The McMollet

McDonald's Mexico is famous for its McMollette, an open-faced breakfast sandwich with beans, cheese, and sauce.

McDonald's France's desserts

McDonald's France has a knockout dessert menu that includes macaroons and cheesecake.

McDonald's Middle East's McArabia

The McArabia is sold in many countries, including Egypt and Pakistan. The chicken version features two chicken patties, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and garlic sauce in between a pita.

McDonald's Switzerland's shrimp

McDonald's Switzerland sells fried shrimp.

McDonald's Germany's McToast

For breakfast, you can order a McToast Chocolate -- pancakes folded up like a sandwich with chocolate spread in between.

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