McDonald's Japan's 'McChurros' Look Suspiciously Like Chinese Donuts

McDonald's Japan's 'McChurros' Look Suspiciously Like Chinese Donuts

I'm going to assume that churros aren't really common place in Japan, which is why McDonald's Japan can get away with calling their new dessert item a McChurro when it's obviously just a chinese donut (the youtiao/dầu cháo quẩy kind, not the puffy sugar donut kind).

But hey, it's a Chinese donut that you can get covered in cinnamon sugar or with a side of maple syrup, so that's kind of close, right?

No, not right.

They're still probably pretty tasty though, there's not much you can do to fried dough and sugar that'll screw it up. Also, it helps that they fall just under $2, though for that much I'd rather have the old deep-fried apple pies back.

Want to give them a try? Go get some dim sum and sneak in bottle of syrup. Then go to Disneyland and feel better about yourself.

Orrrr, fly to Japan if you really want to, you've got until June.

Me? I'm just going to wait for the OC Fair.

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