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Korokke, the Japanese version of the breaded and deep-fried morsel that’s known in France and elsewhere as croquettes, are a familiar sight in Japan.

Head to the the frozen food and ready-to-eat takeout aisles of any supermarket, or to the glowing and heated deep-fried-snack display cases at convenience stores and you’ll see them there, golden and delicious. They can even be seen in sandwiches, smothered in a Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce and stuffed into a soft, hot dog bun-like koppe roll with shredded cabbage.

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