Fried Maple Leaves Are a Major Fall Treat in Japan

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While we might be caught up in everything pumpkin spice here in the U.S., there are other favorite fall flavors around the globe. Case in point — tempura fried maple leaves from Japan.

Yes, that’s right. In Japan they don’t just admire the changing colors, they also chow down on the fall foliage.

One writer from Quartz went in search of a recipe for the Japanese delicacy, and while she couldn’t get authentic Japanese maple leaves, she was able to make an Americanized version of the recipe.

Would you consider eating maple leaves for the ultimate fall treat?