Japanese Fried Chicken

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Fried chicken in Japan is called karaage (ka-ra-ah-geh), and can be found everywhere, from roadside izakaya, to convenience stores, to Friday dinner at home. Quickly marinated, then coated in potato starch that fries up delicate and crisp, karaage is perfect for a quick meal or for parties. My twist is serving it with sansho hot honey along with the traditional squeeze of lemon, balancing the richness of the chicken and amplifying the deep umami of shoyu and saké.