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    Post #1 - April 16th, 2007, 11:28 am
    Post #1 - April 16th, 2007, 11:28 am Post #1 - April 16th, 2007, 11:28 am
    I found this on Fark. McSpaghetti, anyone?

    http://www.fjetsam.com/index.php/featur ... index.html
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  • Post #2 - April 16th, 2007, 11:56 am
    Post #2 - April 16th, 2007, 11:56 am Post #2 - April 16th, 2007, 11:56 am
    EbiChiki didn't sound too bad -- fried chicken and shrimp, why not?

    That Pulp Fiction parody was funny...but, they don't say "please" in Israel? I did not know that.
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  • Post #3 - April 16th, 2007, 12:15 pm
    Post #3 - April 16th, 2007, 12:15 pm Post #3 - April 16th, 2007, 12:15 pm
    I'm just trying to imagine the reaction I'd have gotten at Leo Burnett around the time Pulp Fiction came out, if I'd proposed a spot involving a McDonald's crew member being held in the trunk of two hitmen... I'd have ended up in a trunk, headed for the Purification Rundown.

    Anyway, another one, photographed five days ago in Spain:

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    The McNifica, with bacon bits on the bun. When Europeans embrace American-style food fakery, they always take it just a little too far even for us....
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  • Post #4 - April 16th, 2007, 12:43 pm
    Post #4 - April 16th, 2007, 12:43 pm Post #4 - April 16th, 2007, 12:43 pm
    Mike, is that sign written in slang, or is it a different dialect? Where in Spain was the photo taken?

    I think the general gist is "bacon, it's not just for breakfast any more," right?
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  • Post #5 - April 16th, 2007, 12:53 pm
    Post #5 - April 16th, 2007, 12:53 pm Post #5 - April 16th, 2007, 12:53 pm
    It's Catalan, this was in Barcelona, though I noticed the McNifica first in Madrid.

    Somewhere I have a picture from Hungary in 1991 of a transit billboard explaining "What is a McDonald's?" to the poor souls deprived of such knowledge until that historical moment...
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  • Post #6 - April 16th, 2007, 2:13 pm
    Post #6 - April 16th, 2007, 2:13 pm Post #6 - April 16th, 2007, 2:13 pm
    In Philippines, they offer some great combos (IMO) including:

    Fried chicken + rice
    Fried chicken + spaghetti
    Fried chicken + palabok (rice noodles w/shrimp flavored sauce)

    And they also have an online/delivery service too! - http://www.8mcdo.com/
  • Post #7 - April 16th, 2007, 2:24 pm
    Post #7 - April 16th, 2007, 2:24 pm Post #7 - April 16th, 2007, 2:24 pm
    In Singapore, sometime last year or the year before....

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    Fan = rice or meal in Cantonese/Mandarin (different intonation)
  • Post #8 - April 16th, 2007, 3:29 pm
    Post #8 - April 16th, 2007, 3:29 pm Post #8 - April 16th, 2007, 3:29 pm
    Mike G wrote:Anyway, another one, photographed five days ago in Spain:


    I would head to McDonald's for dinner tonight if they would serve the pictured hamburger ...

    Actually, it is April 16th , time for the annual pilgrimage. The store in Crystal Lake is incompetant that generally I get 2-3x the food I actually order and pay for.
  • Post #9 - April 16th, 2007, 3:32 pm
    Post #9 - April 16th, 2007, 3:32 pm Post #9 - April 16th, 2007, 3:32 pm
    I picked this up in St. Petersburg circa 2001:


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    Gypsy Boy

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  • Post #10 - April 16th, 2007, 4:30 pm
    Post #10 - April 16th, 2007, 4:30 pm Post #10 - April 16th, 2007, 4:30 pm
    LTH's very own AB reported first hand on the McArabia in Pakistan last year...

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  • Post #11 - April 16th, 2007, 4:37 pm
    Post #11 - April 16th, 2007, 4:37 pm Post #11 - April 16th, 2007, 4:37 pm
    CrazyC wrote:In Singapore, sometime last year or the year before....

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    Fan = rice or meal in Cantonese/Mandarin (different intonation)


    Oh, ugh... I had this one in Hong Kong about a year ago. Godawful.

    But I'll take the Japanese Ebi Fillet anytime :-)
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  • Post #12 - September 30th, 2013, 5:24 pm
    Post #12 - September 30th, 2013, 5:24 pm Post #12 - September 30th, 2013, 5:24 pm
    It's not that there's a shortage of great food in Japan, but I actually enjoy some of McDonald's foreign items when I travel. I'm in Tokyo right now, and was very pleased to try the Ebi-Filet-O. It was a crispy shrimp patty with distinct, good sized pieces of shrimp, beautifully fried, and topped with some mayonnaise-based sauce. This was a pretty damn good sandwich, one I'd be thrilled to find elsewhere.

    I'll add that the fries were excellent (not always the case these days) and they had a fried apple pie. While the crust on the fried apple pie was exactly as I remember it growing up, it didn't seem to have more than the smallest pinch of cinnamon. While I seem to recall more cinnamon flavor in the fried US versions, maybe that just didn't produce well in taste testings in Japan. Here are a couple of pics for fun (unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the shrimp sandwich before I bit in):

    IMG_5006.JPG McDonalds in Harajuko area of Tokyo, Japan


    IMG_4992.JPG My Ebi-O-Filet wrapper
  • Post #13 - September 30th, 2013, 6:12 pm
    Post #13 - September 30th, 2013, 6:12 pm Post #13 - September 30th, 2013, 6:12 pm
    BR wrote:It's not that there's a shortage of great food in Japan, but I actually enjoy some of McDonald's foreign items when I travel. I'm in Tokyo right now, and was very pleased to try the Ebi-Filet-O. It was a crispy shrimp patty with distinct, good sized pieces of shrimp, beautifully fried, and topped with some mayonnaise-based sauce. This was a pretty damn good sandwich, one I'd be thrilled to find elsewhere.

    The Ebi Filet-O sounds pretty good. Earlier this year I started reading Golden Arches East in a library where I don't have borrowing privileges. Thanks for reminding me I need to pick up this fascinating book again (my reminder photo didn't seem to do the trick).

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    That's the first edition but a new edition has been out for a while now. A major theme of this multi-author book is that in many Asian (and other) countries McDonalds has been so thoroughly assimilated that it is no longer regarded as foreign company. Worth reading for a number of reasons.
  • Post #14 - November 19th, 2013, 7:09 am
    Post #14 - November 19th, 2013, 7:09 am Post #14 - November 19th, 2013, 7:09 am
    This article shows pictures of some foreign McDonald's offerings, including the ebi-filet-o . . . there are some other items apparently sold in Japan that I didn't get to try. I would have definitely liked to try the fried taro pie and the Matcha McFlurry.

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