We’re not in Kentucky anymore.
Like many major fast food chains, KFC has expanded its reach across the globe. When I visited Beijing in 2009, it felt as if there was a KFC and McDonald’s on every block (why they were always paired together, I will never know). I soon discovered it was a mistake to assume that the KFCs in Beijing served the same items as the ones in America. How else could you explain these scrumptious KFC blueberry egg tarts?
Of course, blueberry tarts aren’t the only unique item you can find in KFCs across Asia. Below we’ve listed five items you can only find in KFC menus in Asia. Enjoy!
1. Pumpkin Biscuits (Japan)
Forget pumpkin spice lattes. To celebrate Halloween, KFC Japan decided to take the pumpkin flavor and create pumpkin biscuits. Sure, adding pumpkin to the biscuits doesn’t sound like much of a stretch at all, but it’s the thought that counts. Unfortunately, it seems to have been a limited time deal in 2014. Sorry.
2. KFC Double Down Dog (Philippines)
Have you ever eaten a hot dog and wished that the bread roll was made out of fried chicken instead? I can’t say that I have, but someone else clearly since certain KFCs in the Phillipines offerhot dogs wrapped in fried chicken. Is this the greatest or the worst thing ever? The jury’s still out.
3. Blueberry Pancakes (Singapore)
Here in America, we don’t exactly think of KFC as breakfast food, but it’s a different story in some Asian countries. In Singapore for instance, the KFC AM set includes blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs and a freshly brewed coffee/tea. That’s one way to start out the day.
4. KFC Rice Bowlz Veg (India)
“Chicken” may be the C in KFC, but we salute KFC for having vegetarian options. According to the website, the rice bowl if filled with rice, gravy and vegetarian strips. It sounds like a good guilty pleasure for vegetarians, indeed.
5. Chicken Porridge (Indonesia)
Congee, or rice porridge, is a traditional breakfast meal in many Asian countries such as China. In Indonesia, KFC has put their twist on congee by topping it with fried chicken strips. Time for breakfast, kiddos!