Whenever I visit Japan, right after I clear the immigration and pick up my bag, first thing I do is going to McDonald’s in the airport and grab a burger.
Why to McDonald’s? Because there is a menu available only in Japan. That is TERIYAKI MC BURGER. of McDonald’s Japan.
The burger consists of burger patty seasoned with special teriyaki sauce, topped with Japanese Style Mayonnaise (It tastes different and we Japanese are pretty specific about the mayo) and Lettuces.
Other hamburger restaurants in Japan sell “Teriyaki Burger,” as well.
Burger King Japan have “Teriyaki Whooper Burger.”
Mos Burger, which is a Japanese Burger restaurant which also has branched throughout Asia and Australia, also has their version of teriyaki burger on their menu.
The combination of Japanese Mayo and sukiyaki sauce creates unique and exquisite taste of the burger.
McDonald’s Japan also have exclusive burger called “Ebi Fillet-O,” meaning Fillet-O-Shrimp.
It is a burger consists of fried croquette filled with shrimp with mayo and tomato based sauce, Sauce Aurore, which is one of the famous sauce in French recipe.
I always order the burger with ice Japanese tea calles “Sokennbucha.”
Sokenbicya is another exclusive menu only in McDonald’s in Japan.
Because Sokenbicya tea at McDonald’s in Japan is SUGAR FREE, so it is so healthy and good in my mouth.
McDonald’s Japan sometimes offer seasonal menu including “Teitama Burger” and “Chicken Teritama.”
Teritama Burger is basically Teriyaki Burger topped with fried egg.
Chicken Teritama has chicken cutlet instead of burger patty.
Beside food, one thing that makes Mikky D’s In Japan stands out from Mikky d’s in the U. S. is their services. At McDonald’s in Japan service is faster and the employees are always polite and smiling. They always tell customers things like “We are running out of French Fries. We are making a fresh ones. Could you wait for another three minutes?” As a matter of the fact, on the menu board of each McDonald’s in Japan has a price of smile, which is ZERO Yen or $0.00.
Smile 0 Yen at McDonald’s
As a matter of fact, when I was a kid I asked one of of the worker, “Can I have a smile?” Surprisingly the young lady at the contour smiled at me. I am dead serious! I linked a YouTube video of services at Mikky D in Japan.
By the way, Japan is not the only area that have special menus catered for local needs.
For example it is pretty famous that at McDonald’s in India, they do not serve beef due to the religious issue. They serve burgers made with veritable or chicken. They serve a burger called Chicken Maharaja Mac. It is a triple” chicken burger with onion lettuce and tomato.
They also have “McAloo Tikki,” which patty is made with potato and peas, and “Veg Pizza McPuff,” which is Vegetable Pizza Roll.
I heard in McDonald’s in Hawaii serves Local Local Deluxe Breakfast Platter which features Spam meat and Rice.
They also have a local menu, “Saimin” which is noodle soup developed in Hawaii.
At McDonald’s in the Philippines, they serve Chicken with Spaghetti set.
In McDonald’s in Malaysia, they sell “Bubur Ayam McD,” which is congee or rice soup which is a popular breakfast in Malaysia.
In Indonesia, a neighboring country of Malaysia, McDonald’s Indonesia sells Bubur Ayam, too.
They also have “Panas Special,” meaning “Hot Special,” which is a plat of friend chicken and white rice. In Indonesia, they have a dish called “Ayam Gorneng,” which is Indonesian style Fried Chicken. Ayam Goreng is most love dish among Indonesians and always accompanied by a bowl of rice. That is why they sell this product.
In McDonald’s In Thailand, they serve corn or pineapple pie.
McDonald’s in Hong Kong sells Sausage N’ Egg Twisty Pasta, Grilled Chicken Twisty Pasta and Ham N’ Egg Twisty Pasta. They are basally macaroni Chinese style soup and toppings.
They also serve rice dish called ‘Rice Fun Bowl.” It is a rice with corn, broccoli sauteed, and and choice of beef or chicken.
Wherever you go, anywhere in the world, you can find McDonald’s. It would be fun to taste the exclusive menu of McDonald’s of the world and have comparisons.
Please message me if you find any special menu of McDonald’s of your next destination!