After deliberation and multiple glances at today’s date confirmed April’s fool is out of the question, we’ve confirmed the presence of a new culinary phenomenon: deep-fried wara’ enab. Years of food heritage from Lebanon to Syria, Palestine and Egypt have seen variations of the originally Lebanese dish, and now it is entering a new era. And yes, an outcry from Arab aunties is absolutely not out of the question. 

Egyptian fast food chain Heart Attack seems to take its name quite too literally after it announced the crispy item as the newest addition to its menu, to be purchased ironically in a nugget-like pack. Are deep-friend vine leaves the new chocolate hummus?