Curry, Pizzas and a Buffet: Video Reveals How Different KFC Is in Japan

A video offering a glimpse of how different a visit to KFC can be in Japan has got fast food fans salivating on social media - and with good reason.

While a trip to a standard branch of KFC offers the usual array of wings, nuggets, fries and original recipe pieces, it would appear from the evidence on display in this clip shared to Instagram by maydaysann that they do things differently in the Far East.

Not content with simply serving up chicken, the video highlights how Japanese customers can also get their hands on pizza, pasta, curry, donuts and pancakes, alongside the standard Kentucky Fried Chicken.

According to maydaysann, certain branches of KFC serve this array of items as part of an all-you-can-eat buffet priced at 2100Y which is just over $15.

A popular figure on social media, maydaysann regularly posts clips highlighting how things are done differently in Japan. This latest video can be watched here.

The video has garnered over 300,000 likes, which is no real surprise when you consider America's ongoing obsession with fast food.

In 2018, the CDC reported that around 36.6 percent of adults in the U.S. consumed fast food on any given day. Meanwhile, a 2015 OnePoll survey of 1,000 adults found the average American spent more than $1,200 on fast food every year.

Little wonder then that maydaysann's video got such a huge reaction, with fans flocking to comment on the food offered up in the viral clip.

"Wow," one user commenting as hitomi917j wrote. "I didn't know that!" while kayiuni said: "I wanna go so bad."

Jsargent.ath said: "It's like every day is Christmas day in Japan" with amff.a tagging a friend in the video and writing: "let's go there and never come back."

Not everyone was impressed, of course, with ryan3harris commenting: "Americans have such a rotten taste for food that they prefer to go to KFC when they go to Japan rather than eat in delicious little restaurants Or local street food."

Maydaysann has been keen to stress the buffet and array of options showcased in the video are only available in selected outlets.

According to Japan Today, KFC used to offer "seasonal" all-you-can-eat fried chicken at certain restaurants for a limited time. However, they began opening buffet style outlets in Tokyo in 2019, featuring many of the options highlighted in the viral clip.

The news provider reported: "The restaurant's menu offers 50 different items, including original recipe fried chicken, biscuits, pasta, fries, curry, soup, salad, and dessert, as well as all-you-can-drink packages for soft drinks and alcohol.

"Restaurant-exclusive original menu items such as 'Special Fried Chicken Soup Curry,' rotisserie chicken, and a pan-baked potato casserole are also offered."

Available as a lunch or dinner, customers are limited to just 80 minutes of eating time.

Newsweek has contacted Maydaysann for comment.

KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken pieces.
A file photo of KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken pieces. A man in Japan has given fast food fans a glimpse of how different KFC looks in the Far East. Justin Sullivan/Getty