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Super Weird International Fast Food Items You'd Still Try 

cosmicboxer
Updated November 5, 2019 28.3k votes 2.6k voters 199.5k views 22 items

As the great philosopher Drake once said, “You only live once,” which is why you should go out of your way to try everything you can while you’re still alive. This statement applies doubly to fast food in other countries. For many reasons, international fast food is the number one argument for visiting another country. Not only are the flavor profiles and spices completely different from what we have in America, but the food laws are a far cry from what we have in the United States, so you never know what you’re going to get when you stop at a Taco Bell in Vietnam, or a hot dog stand in Iceland. (Real talk: get a hot dog in Iceland.) Dig your passport out of your sock drawer and put your phone on airplane mode, because this list is full of weird fast food items around the world that you need to try... no matter how strange they might be.

Trying different fast food around the world is one of the hallmarks of being an international traveler. For anyone who’s ever left the country for an extended period of time, you know the familiar, yet alien feeling of popping into a McDonald's or Burger King in a foreign country and trying their version of your favorite fast food meal. For someone who rarely goes outside of their comfort zone, it can be a truly eye-opening experience.

Vote up the most interesting fast food from around the globe that you just have to try, and then leave a comment if you’ve had the pleasure of trying any of these strange international treats.

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Burger King's Xtra Long Chili Cheese (South Africa and Australia)
Burger King's Xtra Long ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Super Weird International Fast Food Items You'd Still Try
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Burger King has decided that their burgers simply weren't deadly enough, so they rectified this by adding a few inches - and a whole lot of meat. The Xtra Long Burger series looks like what would happen if Subway and Burger King had an affair. This particular Xtra Long features a mountain of meat, chili cheese, and jalapeños, stuffed into a sub-style bun.
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KFC's Double Down Dog (Philippines)
KFC's Double Down Dog (P... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Super Weird International Fast Food Items You'd Still Try
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You're likely familiar with KFC's origianl Double Down experiment: a chicken sandwich with fried chicken in place of the usual bun. Hailed as a failure, KFC refused to back down and decided to up the ante with their most ambitious project yet: the Double Down Dog. Chicken and chicken might have been off-putting, but pork and chicken? Why, it's brilliant! So far they've only inflicted this horror on the Philippines.
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First Kitchen's Kit Kat Sandwich (Japan)
First Kitchen's Kit Kat ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Super Weird International Fast Food Items You'd Still Try
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Oh, Japan. Always up to something fun! First Kitchen of Japan has introduced the world to the Kit Kat Sandwich, which is exactly what it sounds like: a Kit Kat bar smothered in whipped cream and sandwiched between two slices of white bread. Sure, it sounds both delicious and completely absurd at the same time, but at least it's cheap ($1.89)!
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Pizza Hut's Squirting Crust Pizza (Malaysia)
Pizza Hut's Squirting Cr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Super Weird International Fast Food Items You'd Still Try
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Putting a new spin on pizza tough stuff. There are tried-and-true methods that keep sane people pacified, but why be normal and boring? In fact, why be content with your food fulfilling just one purpose when it can also function as a ballistic weapon? Pizza Hut ran with this advice and rolled out a pie at their Malaysian locations that shoots piping hot cheese sauce from the crust, as shown in a graphic artist's rendering above.
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