Pizza Hut's Crown Pizza. // Courtesy of Pizza Hut International
For some people, an international trip is a chance to go truly local—to try the fried grasshoppers in Oaxaca, Mexico, or the maggot cheese in Sardinia, Italy. For others, the Burger King across from the hotel is a selling point. Here’s the best of both worlds: Some re-envisioned American fast-food staples, which don’t include any sorts of bugs.
Dunkin’s Seaweed Doughnuts
To me, this sounds like a kid’s worst nightmare, or something from American Horror Story. Among the flavors at Dunkin’ Donuts China you can find shredded pork and dried seaweed doughnuts. As odd as it sounds, it’s probably pretty tasty. Coincidentally or not, last spring basketball superstar LeBron James signed on to be DD’s new spokesperson in Asia.
Pizza Hut’s Kebab Pies
Pizza is currently one of the trendiest foods in America. But even with wacky versions like the chicken ranch pie that you can find in Louisville, Kentucky, no one seems to have stepped it up quite like Pizza Hut in India. That’s where you can find the new Crown Pizza, a.k.a. the King of Pizzas. The pie is ringed with a crust studded with deep-fried chicken or vegetable kebabs (they look like McNuggets to me) and garnished with a squirt of creamy pepper sauce. The snazzy sounding Chicken Majestic Crown Pizza boasts hot-and-spicy chicken; if you go for the Chicken Splendor option, you get chicken tikka on top of your pizza instead.