Purple Yam Cheesecake to Dragon Dumplings: 16 Starbucks Food Items You Won't Find in the U.S. Slideshow
August 2, 2017
International Starbucks locations have a lot of surprises in store
Purple Yam Cheesecake to Dragon Dumplings: 16 Starbucks Food Items You Won't Find in the U.S.
You might not have realized this, but Starbucks has locations in 75 countries around the world. And just like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and plenty of other chains with international locations, the culinary offerings can be as diverse as the countries they’re in. Here are 16 international Starbucks food items that you won’t find anywhere in the U.S.
Chile: Barrita Nuez
In Chile, you can buy a cookie stuffed with walnuts, nougat, and dulce de leche.
Turkey: Cheese Savoury
Inspired by a Turkish simit (similar to a bagel), Starbucks’ version incorporates poppy seeds, olives, walnuts, and cream cheese.
Korea: Chocolate Crunchy Roll
To make this dessert, chocolate sponge cake is rolled up with whipped mascarpone cream and coated with hazelnuts and chocolate. Yes, please!
Argentina: Muffin de Vanilla y Dulce de Leche
In Argentina, you’ll find a vanilla muffin filled with dulce de leche and topped with crunchy crumble.
The Netherlands: Eggs Benedict
Starbucks’ take on eggs Benedict is a bed of spinach topped with slices of ham, two poached eggs, and hollandaise; whole grain toast is served on the side.
UK: Firecracker Chicken & Giant Cous Cous Hot Box
This box is filled with Israeli cous cous, Korean-style chicken marinated in bulgogi sauce, sliced peas, and charred peppers and chiles.
Thailand: Green Tea Red Bean Mascarpone Cake
This sponge cake is made with matcha powder, and it’s layered with a frosting of mascarpone and red bean paste.
Middle East: Halloumi, Kashkawane, and Zaatar Wrap
This vegetarian wrap is filled with halloumi (a fresh cheese that doesn’t melt), kashkawane (a melty cow and sheep milk cheese), tomato, black olives, mayo, and a popular Middle Eastern spice blend called zaatar.
Middle East: Labneh Sandwich
This sandwich starts with two slices of whole wheat bread, which are filled with labneh (a soft yogurt cheese), cucumbers, black olives, and mint. We imagine that this would go quite well with a cup of tea.
France: Omelette Façon Piperade
This omelette is served on a bed of spinach and topped with grilled vegetables and piperade (sauteed onion, green pepper, and tomatoes with espelette pepper) and served with toasted bread.
Brazil: Pão Na Chapa
One of Brazil’s most popular breakfast items, this is a simple toasted baguette topped with a melted creamy processed cheese spread called Catupiry.
Chile: Pie de Berries
This is a tartlet filled with sweet creamy cheese, berries, and glazed nuts.
Philippines: Purple Yam Cheesecake
This light cheesecake is swirled with purple yam, red mung bean, and macapuno coconut.
Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam: Soba Salad
This salad starts with mixed greens, which are then topped with chicken, shiitake mushroom, carrot, onion, soba noodles, and black sesame soy dressing.
Chile: Torta 4 Leches
This spin on tres leches actually contains cuatro leches: cream, whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. It’s layered with manjar (which is similar to dulce de leche), and topped with meringue.
China and Taiwan: Dragon Dumplings
These sweet dumplings, created to honor China’s annual Dragon Boat Festival, are made with a rice skin and are filled with strawberry and cream, Earl Grey jelly, mango, green tea and red bean, and coffee almond.