KFC Adds Deep-Fried Soup to Japanese Menu

Categories: Wake Up Call

kfc_japan_friedcornsoup.jpg
KFC Japan (japan.kfc.co.jp/news)
Who needs a spoon to eat soup?

Americans are known for their deep-fried food fetish, and bizarre new concepts crop up at state fairs every year, like fried Cadbury crème eggs, mac 'n' cheese, and Coca-Cola. But the United States isn't the only country that enjoys covering everything in batter and sticking it in the deep fryer.

This month, Japanese KFC restaurants will be adding deep-fried soup to the menu, according to FOODBEAST. The new side is a riff on a popular dish served in cafes in Japan: creamy corn potage. KFC is turning the soup into a fritter by breading the thick mixture and cooking it to a crisp. The resulting fritter has a unique texture, extra-crispy on the outside and soft like corn pudding on the inside.

See also: Bacon Mania: A Retrospective

The unusual soup fritters will be available for a limited time beginning Thursday, September 5. Although these seem like an answer to the fried-food fad that's gained momentum over the past few years, the recipe is based on one for potato bacon fritters in Colonel Sanders' autobiography.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.



Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
0 comments

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...