Want a New York Strip Steak? Go to Asia

Aug 7, 2018

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It’s nothing new that American food is popping up in more and more corners of the world, but there’s a few things in particular that have recently caught our eye. Here’s a little round-up of some American restaurants that are popping up in Asia everywhere you turn. Disclaimer: You may want to eat a little something before reading the rest of this.

Shake Shack recently announced that they’ll be opening up shop in the Philippines in spring 2019. On your next trip there, get the Shack Stack and a side of fries, and thank us later. Oh, and don’t @ us on this, either: It is miles better than In-N-Out. End of discussion.

(Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)
(Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images)

Another New York favorite — and institution — Peter Luger is opening up its first location outside of the Big Apple, and it’s not even in this side of the world. Any guesses as to where it will be? You have five seconds. Four. Three. Two. One.

Tokyo. While this one came a little bit out of left field, fourth-generation co-owners David Berson and Daniel Turtel say that they’re going to take their time with it and are aiming for an opening date of 2020.

(Photo by NicolasMcComber/Getty Images)
(Photo by NicolasMcComber/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, at KFC in China, they’re eating chicken tacos. In a world with cronuts, sushi burritos, and ramen burgers, this was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Lettuce and salsa wrapped inside fried chicken.

(Photo by STEPHEN SHAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by STEPHEN SHAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

On the flip side, iconic dim sum spot and Hong Kong original, Tim Ho Wan, will be opening up at the Palms Casino Resort in the later half of next year.

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok, Kowloon. (Photo by TomEats via Flickr)
Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan in Mongkok, Kowloon. (Photo by TomEats via Flickr)

Like we said, you’re going to get hungry while reading this. While we definitely support eating the local cuisine so you can get a taste (no pun intended) of a country’s culture, know that you now have some more options when you really just need some red meat.

Featured image courtesy of Peter Luger.

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