Then there's good old Ronald McDonald. But the food served at the local McDonald's chains have been tweaked to better suit the Filipino taste. For instance, we have McSpaghetti (kids here love spaghetti). Also, a lot of McSavers Meals (and those served at other fast food joints) come with rice. For example, there's the McRice Burger. The patty nestles in a rice bun, not a bread bun. McRice Burger and McSpaghetti aren't to be found only in the Philippines--they're also available in neighboring countries.
However, one thing that's unique to this country, I believe, is a certain eatery. I found the picture below at fellow Filipina writer Jojie Alcantara's Web site, Witerary! She's a muy, muy talented and commercially successful writer and graphic artist. Thanks a million, Jojie, for letting me
Carinderia (or carinderia) is the Filipino word for eatery. The other word means...hmmm...how do I put this delicately? Oh, well. I can't. It's Tagalog for vagina. I wonder if it's the house specialty.
Any unusual restaurant names to share, readers? Or unusual names of dishes? Do they have McKippers in the UK? McSushi in Japan?