11 international McDonald's menu items we wish were in Canada

Aug 23 2022, 7:00 pm

There are millions of McDonald’s restaurants around the world, and that means there are some seriously intriguing international McDonald’s menu items.

In Canada, we have to miss out on a bunch of mouthwatering goodies that we wish we had here. We covered Tim Hortons international menu items, and it got us thinking…

Japan, Malaysia, India, Spain, and so many other countries have their own version of the McDonald’s menu that appeals to their cultures and demographics.

Though we might share a few items like the McFlurry and Chicken McNuggets, there are other items most people have never even heard of or probably will never see in Canadian restaurants.

Here are a few international McDonald’s menu items we wish we could get at McDonald’s in Canada:

Shakachiki Cheddar Cheese

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McDonald’s Japan

This fried chicken cutlet is the perfect go-to snack! Too bad we don’t get to munch on one here in the west. The Shakachiki Chicken comes plain, or with cheese-flavoured or red-pepper-flavoured powder to sprinkle on top.

Where: Japan

Rockin’ BBQ Chicken Burger


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McDonald’s Malaysia recently introduced its line of “Rockin’ BBQ” and yup, it’s all about the sweet taste of the classic barbecue sauce. The BBQ chicken burger comes loaded with a special BBQ sauce, some veggies, and two warm buns. It also comes in a burger!

Where: Malaysia

Veg Pizza McPuff


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It’s been years since Canada has had the McPizza on its menu and despite many fans hoping the cult classic would return to North American menus, it might never happen. The next best thing would be western and southern India’s Veg Pizza McPuff. It’s basically like a pizza pocket, filled with tomato sauce, carrots, bell peppers, beans, onions, and mozzarella.

Ugh! It sounds so good.

Where: Western and Southern India

Big Tasty Bacon Chili Cheese

McDonald’s Germany

Mmm, bacon chili cheese. This massive burger can be found at McDonald’s locations in Germany. It’s the spicy sibling of the Big Tasty Bacon, loaded with hearty bacon, lots of beef, tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and Big Tasty sauce. Now for the heat, it’s loaded with jalape√Īos and creamy chili cheese sauce.

For the spice fanatics!

Where: Germany

Chili Cheese Tops


McDonald’s Norway

No way, Norway has these! McDonald’s locations in the Scandinavian country have a bunch of different menu items but fans who love their cheese would love to treat their taste buds to Chili Cheese Tops. These tots are filled with cheesy goodness and a hint of spice.

Where: Norway

Double Teriyaki Chicken Phileo


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Another McDonald’s Japan must-have is their teriyaki chicken burger. The Double Teriyaki Chicken Phileo is made with crispy chicken and a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce.

Where: Japan

McFlurry Oreo Peanut Butter

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McDonald’s Spain

“Enjoy the true American flavour,” as McDonald’s Spain puts it.

They’ve introduced a new McFlurry loaded with Oreo and peanut butter topping. It’s apparently inspired by flavours of the US. Who knew?

Where: Spain

Boseong Green Tea Pork Burger

Using pork fed with green tea from Boseong, a famous region for green tea, this sandwich is also topped with spicy cheese sauce, locally sourced cabbage, and red onion.

Where: Korea

Caldo & Freddo


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This is a dessert we definitely wish we had here.

It’s a hot and cold dessert with ice cream,¬†apple sauce, cinnamon, and a crispy torta for dipping. In fact, Brazil has one of the largest dessert menus we’ve seen on any¬†international McDonald’s menu.

Where: Brazil

Panzerotti Turnovers

Italy was bound to have some sort of inspired dish. We were thinking pasta or a gelato dessert, but these turnovers made with 100% Italian tomato and mozzarella filling make sense here too.

Where: Italy

Chicken Maharaja Mac


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This is basically an Indian version of the iconic Big Mac.

A double-decker toasted Maharaja bun starts this one off, with one layer of flame-grilled chicken patty, iceberg lettuce, shredded onion, and a slice of cheese. The second layer has a flame-grilled chicken patty, tomato slices, and more iceberg lettuce, but is infused with a spicy habanero sauce.

It comes vegetarian as well.

With files from Karen Doradea

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