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.
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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