Apple Sticks (from ANYWHERE)
Apple sticks seem to be a thing on Northeast Cantonese-American takeout menus — they are everywhere! — whereas these breaded, fried batons of gelatinous fruit aren’t present in the South. They taste like the (insecure) lovechild of a McDonald’s apple pie and a 7-Eleven taquito. The mouthfeel is akin to gnawing on a mealy onion ring, albeit one with a buttery, cinnamon scent.
Here’s another fun fact: along with cheese sticks and crab rangoon, some restaurateurs report that apple sticks are among the most popular takeout items.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 24, 2012