7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese!

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese!

There are so much delicious food in Japan. Karaage is one of the favorite food of Japanese people. In fact, Karaage is very common food that we frequently serve in Japan. Today, I will tell you what is Karaage and how Japanese usually enjoy this food. I can tell you that if you like fried chicken, I am sure you might like it as well!



 

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese!

 

1. About Karaage

Karaage literally means “deep fry” in Japanese. As a matter of fact, Karaage is deep fried meat or fish. The most common type of Karaage is chicken. It is similar to fried chicken that is commonly consumed in Western countries. That’s why Western people would be familiar with this food. Karaage, on the other hand, has slightly different taste than fried chicken. The ingredients are usually flavored in soy sauce based sauce before deep frying them. On top of that, you can also taste Karaage made of deep fried fish and other types of meat.

 

2. Tori no Karaage (fried chicken)

Now I will show you some of the popular types of Karaage in Japan. First one is fried chicken. We call it “Tori no Karaage.” It looks very similar to fried chicken in Western countries. Cut in small pieces, chicken is deep fried until they are crispy outside. In Japan, chicken is flavored in soy sauce based sauce, which makes fried chicken taste slightly different.

 

3. Tatsuta age

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese! _tatsuta age

Tatsutaage is also one type of Karaage. Meat or fish are deep fried after flavoring them with soy sauce and mirin (sweet sake). Strong taste of meat or fish is covered with the flavors of soy sauce and sake. It’s another way of enjoying Karaage.

 

4. Namban zuke

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese! namban zuke

Namban zuke is East Asian taste Karaage that we love to eat in Japan. Deep fried fish is cooked with leek, red pepper and vinegar. Deep fried fish tastes great with vinegar. It’s a great way to enjoying fish Karaage.

 

5. Karaage restaurant

Now I will tell you where Japanese people usually eat Karaage. In fact, Karaage is a popular home cooking dish that we sometimes cook at home. But the best place to eat Karaage would be at restaurants specialized in Karaage. There are many Karaage restaurants all over Japan. It is especially easy to find in big cities. Because they are specialized restaurants, you can taste variety of great tasting Karaage.

 

6. Izakaya

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese! izakaya

Although Karaage is a food that we usually eat at home, we also like to order it as snacking food while drinking alcohol. Therefore most izakaya, equivalent of Japanese pub, has Karaage in the menu. The salty taste of Karaage goes so well with alcoholic drinks such as beer. When you go out for a drink, it is a great occasion to try Karaage!

 

7. Convenience stores

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese! convenience store

If you are looking for Karaage, you can stop by convenience stores. As a matter of fact, most convenience stores have freshly fried Karaage available. It is a very easy way to try out Karaage.

 

Conclusion

Karaage is very popular food in Japan. It is very similar to fried chicken that you are familiar with, so you can try it out easily. It would be a great opportunity for you to try fried meat or fish à la Jap-anese.

 

7 Recommended Ways to Eat Karaage Like Japanese!

1. About Karaage
2. Tori no Karaage (fried chicken)
3. Tatsuta age
4. Namban zuke
5. Karaage restaurant
6. Izakaya
7. Convenience stores