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"Japanese Style" French Fries At McDonald's In...Japan

[Image: Entabe]
[Image: Entabe]
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Next week in Japan, McDonald’s is rolling out a fries with a local flavor.

Called “Japanese Style French Fries Candied Sweet Potato Flavor,” the fries come with a special sweet sauce with black sesame that sound remind folks of, well, candied sweet potatoes.

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[Image: Entabe]
[Image: Entabe]

In Japanese, candied sweet potatoes are literally “university potatoes” (大学芋), and the reason for that, Just One Cookbook explains, might be because the dish was popular with Japanese college students during the early 1900s. 

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According to Entabe and Walker Plus, the fries launch on February in Japan for a limited time only. 

[Image: Walker Plus]
[Image: Walker Plus]

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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mrcaligula
MrCaligula

I don’t get the obsession with odd fast food in Japan. Of all the Japanese people I know, and I know many due to work, I don’t think I know a single one who eats fast food much if ya all. It just doesn’t seem that popular there from my angle. In fact some of yhen have downright contempt for it. Is that why they do all this weird shit to attract customers?