Fry that

A student announced in her research presentation yesterday that “fried sushi” was one of the popular types of sushi outside of Japan. Everyone agreed that it wasn’t popular here in Japan. Maybe not, but it does exist (of a sort):

“Deep-fried sushi exists in Japan, and here’s where to try it” (from Japan Today)

And speaking of unusual fried things, in a suburb of Osaka, fried maple leaves are a traditional snack going back to the 14th century:

Deep frying makes almost anything taste better. Even candy bars (?) — see the famous Scottish fried Mars bar in the video below (after Scotch pie and before haggis, at about the 2-minute mark):