Fried maple leaves are an Autumn delicacy in Japan
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:06 PM - While most North Americans view leaves as an Autumn nuisance, in Japan they are a delicacy.
Mostly popular in the Osaka area of Northern Japan, the crispy snack, known as momiji or tempura momiji, has reportedly been around for over a thousand years.
According to RocketNews24, getting the leaves from the branch to your mouth is a long process, starting with cooks choosing leaves with a well-defined, balanced shape. The leaves are then washed and submerged in water with salt for nearly a year before being fried with sugar and sesame.
The dessert snacks are sold all year long. For a more detailed recipe, check out this link.
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