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Here's What People Eat On The Go In 17 Countries Around The World

Turns out love of fried chicken is universal.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the fast food that's most popular in their country. Here's what they said...

1. The Philippines: Jollibee

Instagram: @princemaki143

What it is: The Philippines' most popular fast food place does all the regulars, like burgers and fried chicken (which is called Chickenjoy, so you know it's good). But, most importantly, they also do spaghetti. Spaghetti!

"They're head to head with McDonalds but in every Filipino heart, Jollibee is literally number 1, always." – Joy Victoria

2. Nepal: Momos

Instagram: @9minuteslater

What it is: Little dumplings of either steamed or fried goodness, usually filled with meat – pork, chicken, and lamb are popular – vegetables, or cheese, and served with tomato-based sauce.

"Need oxygen to live? Nah, for Nepalese people, it's momos. People in Nepal will ddiiieeee for momos!" – manandharjenija

3. Australia: Hungry Jack's

Instagram: @jeonghyun_9669

What it is: Hungry Jack's is basically Australia's answer to Burger King (they're owned by the same company). But they do burgers with hash browns on them. So it's better.


4. El Salvador: Pollo Campero

Instagram: @roxy313

What it is: Any Salvadoran will tell you Pollo Campero is ~the~ place to go for fried chicken – but they also do things like empanadas and Latin American–inspired desserts and drinks.

"Salvadorans love the place so much that, whenever I flew back to the US, people on the plane would bring it back at the request of family. The customs lines were hilarious – a long line of people declaring fried chicken." – nanoregi

5. The Netherlands: Frikandel

Instagram: @seemefat

What it is: Basically a minced meat hot dog, but deep fried and served without a bun. In the Netherlands, it's usually served with chopped onions and, of course, a LOT of mayonnaise.

– daphnevandena

6. South Korea: Nene Chicken

Instagram: @shimmer1007

What it is: Nene Chicken is affectionally nicknamed Korean Fried Chicken (KFC – get it? GET IT?), and it basically does a whole bunch of different flavours of chicken. One of the flavours is called "snowing cheese", and I don't exactly know what that is, but I want to.

– frankiet4c5c372f8

7. United Kingdom: Fish and Chips

Instagram: @euunz2

What it is: Deep-fried fish, thick-cut chips, and – more often than not – mushy peas. If you're not eating it on the beach at risk of being attacked by a seagull, you're not doing it right.

– EvieClark

8. Barbados: Chefette

Instagram: @makiroll90

What it is: Chefette is the biggest fast food chain in Barbados and is famous for its broasted chicken meals and rotis – wraps filled with a mix of chicken, beef, or potato.

"If you are from Barbados you love and appreciate Chefette." – kinethesavage

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ćevapi

Instagram: @amuedespacher

What it is: A type of flatbread filled with chopped onions and ćevapi, which is minced beef or lamb formed into a sort of sausage shape. It's most often topped with pepper and sour cream, but feta cheese is also an option.


10. Southern US: Bojangles'

Instagram: @by_jennyoh

What it is: Bojangles' is like a religion to people in the southern States. They're famous for their fried chicken and biscuits, and they also do southern classics like mac and cheese, coleslaw, and grits.

"It beats KFC any day." – Erika Hanson, Facebook

11. United Kingdom: Greggs

Instagram: @li0nh3art_

What it is: Greggs is an incredibly important British institution that serves cheap pasties (a baked pastry, filled with meat/vegetables/glory), sweet pastries, and cakes, usually for around £1 or less. If you're British, you've probably had a heated argument about the merits of the chicken bake vs the steak bake at some point.

– emmablyth1

12. India: Chaat

What it is: A savoury Indian street food made with a variety of ingredients – most often chickpeas, potato, and crispy fried bread, with toppings like chopped onions and yoghurt.

– k4aff57a13

13. Nigeria: Chicken Republic

Instagram: @davisjabraham

What it is: Chicken Republic is Nigeria's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants – you can get classic spicy fried chicken with a huge scoop of fried or jollof rice.

– louises48af32a2e

14. Argentina: Choripán

Instagram: @lia

What it is: A grilled chorizo sausage, sliced down the middle and served in a bread roll (choripán = chorizo + pan). You can find them served in most Argentinian restaurants, but the best way to eat one is from a street vendor.

"It's the main source of energy for soccer fans, the ultimate hangover food for those walking home from the pub, and if there's a big gathering or protest in the city, I guarantee there will be someone grilling and selling them on a corner." – luxr

15. Canada: BeaverTails

Instagram: @ottcityfoodies

What it is: They ~do~ make the classic Canadian cuisine of poutine, but what BeaverTails is most well known for is a pastry called a beavertail. It's fried dough, topped with a variety of sweet goodness and stretched out to form a shape like – you guessed it – a beaver's tail. Obviously.

– b4465db1d9

16. Malaysia: Bitanok

Instagram: @ryoko_qcy

What it is: A Malaysian street food that's kind of like a cake, made by blending up corn with some sugar, wrapping it back up in the corn husk, and steaming it.

– monikerp

17. Belgium: Fries

Instagram: @dafne_sarmiento

What it is: Look, if you don't know what fries are, I don't know what to tell you. But Belgian ones are served hot, in a paper cone, with a LOT of salt and a LOT of mayonnaise.

– tessdes

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