I'll usually be the first to tell you that you should dive into real local cuisine when you travel to another country. It's one of the most important aspects of a culture. But I'll also be the first to tell you that you should totally hit up fast food chains in other countries. They're awesome! If you have, what's your favourite thing that you just can't get here in Australia?
Personally, I've eaten at McDonald's in several countries. It's a cheap meal that I'm familiar with, and the menu items that are special to each country are fascinating. I've done the 'Royale with Cheese' thing, but my favourite stuff by far was in Japan. How about a cheeseburger with an egg on it? Yummy. Or maybe a teriyaki burger? Yes, please. Better yet, how about a shrimp patty burger, or the limited Chicken Tatsuta burger? That's a fried chicken patty lathered with soy sauce and ginger, placed on a bed of cabbage, topped with a spicy, creamy egg yolk sauce, and all of it nestled in a super soft bun.
As much as I enjoy McDonald's, though, KFC is my true love - and Japan does KFC proud. They have got great fried chicken, distinct Japanese flavours, and it is the place to eat come Christmas time. My favourite item is their Japanese style chicken cutlet sandwich. Katsu-style fried chicken patty drenched in a super umami sauce, lettuce, mayo, and a bun. I'll take one of those, some twisty fries, and one of your flakey, doughnut-shaped biscuits to go, please.
So, what have you had from a fast food chain abroad that was unique? Tell us in the comments below.