I’m always up for trying something new especially when it comes to food. So when I heard about Taco Bell’s latest creation–the Beefy Crunch Burrito, I knew it was destined to meet my lips (you can read Guest Offender Michelle’s take on the burrito here). Basically, it’s a beef burrito with Flaming Hot Fritos tucked inside (a.k.a. the “Crunch”). And it’s only 99 cents! There’s no way that can be anything but awesome.
Now, this is just the sort of “outside the bun” thinking that the American fast food industry needs. ‘Cause if you look at the fast food selections in other countries, you’ll find some creative menu items. And some of the most interesting creations are Asian. Check out some of them below and, if you’re like me, lament the fact that we can’t get any of this here in the U.S. Boo! Hiss!
CHEESE CATSU BURGER (McDonald’s, Japan)
Fried pork filled with cheese smothered in tonkatsu sauce.
CHICKEN BURIYANI (KFC, Sri Lanka)
A meal consisting of fried chicken, buriyani rice and curry gravy.
TENDER BEEF PENTAGON (KFC, China)
EGG TARTS (KFC, China)
MEGA TOMAGO (McDonald’s, Japan)
GOLDEN FORTUNE (Pizza Hut, Malaysia)
SHRIMP AND CHICKEN SANDWICH (KFC, China)
SEPTUPLE WHOPPER (Burger King, Japan)
And if that last item wasn’t proof enough that the Japanese love their hamburgers big, the Guinness Book of World Records just certified that a giant hamburger created last year in the Japanese city of Miyazaki (it took 15 people one week to make the burger) was the largest in the world.