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14 Awesome Things You Can Find At McDonald's Japan

Inside the weird, wonderful world of golden arches in the land of Kawaii.

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1. Earlier this week, McDonald's Japan announced it will be releasing a purple sweet potato McShake.

No word yet on how the beverage will taste, though purple sweet potatoes are often used in desserts across Asia.
Via foodbeast.com

No word yet on how the beverage will taste, though purple sweet potatoes are often used in desserts across Asia.

Let's look at some of the other offbeat items that have graced Japanese menus over the years.

2. A high class $10 quarter pounder

This one, known as the Quarter Pounder Gold Ring is one in a line of 'luxury, high class quarter pounders' and is served with bacon, a beef pattie, cheese, pineapple and a dollop of bbq sauce. You can read an extensive review here. Other burgers in the 'Quarter Pounder Jewelry Burgers' series include the 'Black Diamond' and 'Ruby Spark'.
Via en.rocketnews24.com

This one, known as the Quarter Pounder Gold Ring is one in a line of 'luxury, high class quarter pounders' and is served with bacon, a beef pattie, cheese, pineapple and a dollop of bbq sauce. You can read an extensive review here.

Other burgers in the 'Quarter Pounder Jewelry Burgers' series include the 'Black Diamond' and 'Ruby Spark'.

It even comes in a classy box:

3. Tofu Shinjo McNuggets

In the wake of a meat contamination scandal in Asia, the company released nuggets made from fish, tofu and vegetables including soy beans, endamame and carrots according to CNN.
Via i.huffpost.com

In the wake of a meat contamination scandal in Asia, the company released nuggets made from fish, tofu and vegetables including soy beans, endamame and carrots according to CNN.

4. Pancakes of happiness:

Can you imagine starting the day with that face??
Via mcdonalds.co.jp

Can you imagine starting the day with that face??

5. A bacon and potato pie

as opposed to your usual apple pie. Apparently it is 'horrendous, disgusting, and amazing'.
Via businessinsider.com.au

as opposed to your usual apple pie. Apparently it is 'horrendous, disgusting, and amazing'.

6. Cheesy fries

The fries come with a cheesy sauce and bacon flavoured topping, according to Kotaku.
Via kotaku.com

The fries come with a cheesy sauce and bacon flavoured topping, according to Kotaku.

7. A matcha green tea McFlurry and green tea shake

8. A Sakura Fizz Float and Sakura Teritama burger

Both products were created for hanami, the cherry blossom viewing season. The Teritama burger has a fried egg, a ginger teriyaki pork patty, lettuce, and is completed with a sakura daikon radish mayonnaise sauce.
Via superhappyawesome.co

Both products were created for hanami, the cherry blossom viewing season. The Teritama burger has a fried egg, a ginger teriyaki pork patty, lettuce, and is completed with a sakura daikon radish mayonnaise sauce.

9. AND THIS IS BEFORE ALL OF THE AMAZING TOYS THAT COME IN HAPPY MEALS

or as they're called, "happy sets" in Japan, which come with the traditional cheeseburger, fries and soft drink - but you can swap fries out for a bowl of corn and the soft drink for grape juice.
Via shirow.asablo.jp

or as they're called, "happy sets" in Japan, which come with the traditional cheeseburger, fries and soft drink - but you can swap fries out for a bowl of corn and the soft drink for grape juice.

10. LIKE POKEMON

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12. House of Sweets

produced by pastry chef Susumu Koyama
Via pronweb.tv

produced by pastry chef Susumu Koyama

13. SUPER MARIO

14. And Japan's most famous non-cat HELLO KITTY

15. Ganbaro Nippon!

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