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Back in the 808: McDonald’s breakfast

February 20, 2012

I have a rule that when I travel, I cannot eat at a chain restaurant.  Why eat at Chili’s in Los Angeles, when I can go to Chili’s in my hometown?  It is just not special… unless they have special menu items at other locations.

One place I enjoy checking out in foreign countries is McDonald’s.  There are always different menu items that are fun to try, as well as some regular staples. There were gyros at McDonald’s in Greece and shaka shaka chicken at McDonald’s in Japan, to name a couple.

Even though Hawaii is a part of the U.S., they still have special menu items.  Before we left the mainland to go to Hawaii, I told TM that we should put McDonald’s breakfast on the list.  We were not allowed to go there for lunch, snack or dinner.  It specifically had to be breakfast.

McDonald’s in Hawaii has rice on the menu for breakfast!  TM and I both got Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice with TM’s platter having a beloved serving of spam as well.

McDonald’s in Hawaii also has different flavored pies.  My favorite flavor is haupia so I was bummed, they didn’t have it this time around.   We did pick up a taro pie though!  There were little chunks of taro throughout which made it very yummy.  Yes, we ate the pie for breakfast because we wanted to eat it while it was still warm.  And yes, the pies at McDonald’s in Hawaii are still fried, not baked.

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April 14, 2009

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I heart green tea. They have GREEN TEA & OREO McFlurrys at McDonald’s in Japan!!  Needless to say, I went more than once. : )

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Is it sad that my first post after Japan is about McDonald’s?!?  The green tea / oreo combination  was really exciting for me. : )

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Boyfriend and I also quite liked the “Shaka Shaka Chicken” on their 100 yen menu.  It’s a piece of breaded chicken that comes in a little paper bag.  You can choose from three flavors (we chose spicy garlic) and you pour the powder into the bag and shaka shaka it!! a.k.a. shake.

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The chicken was super moist and a great little snack for 100 yen!


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