Sunday, October 05, 2014

Quirky Asia Files: Eating Autumn Leaves in Japan

Yeah, it's a thing.  Those fried leaves look good, though!  I wouldn't mind trying them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They do look delicious!

"But! These are not just regular leaves collected off the ground and then fried. They are preserved in salt barrels for over a year. Then, they're taken out of the salt and are fried in a delicious, slightly sweet batter for over twenty minutes until they are crisp"

So I can't make them this afternoon :*(

Hmm. Leaves have little, if any, nutritional value, they are battered and then fried. Sounds like this salty treat would do well in an American market.

- wodun