Japan is no stranger to unique Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. There was that fancy KFC bar that opened in Tokyo last year. And today, a very Japanese style KFC is also rolling out in the metropolis.
Located in Tokyo's Meguro, the Japanese style KFC served chicken "karaage" (から揚げ), which is a way of deep-fried cooking. Known as "Japanese fried chicken" in the West, chicken karaage obviously uses slightly different ingredients than traditional fried chicken does.
So, for karaage, you marinate the chicken in soy sauce, ginger, and garlic before putting it in batter and frying.
The Japanese menu offers soy sauce with garlic flavored chicken karaage, sesame and Japanese peppers with soy sauce, chili pepper, and the Colonel's original recipe chicken karaage.
The chicken is sold by the gram, with 100 grams going for 270 yen (around $2.74). Each piece weighs about 50 grams.
If karaage isn't your thing, it's also possible to order original recipe chicken, with each piece costing 240 yen or $2.43.
(FYI: KFC in Japan is typically more expensive than it is in the U.S. And this seems rather expensive for karaage.)
In the next few months, KFC plans to open six of these karaage chicken KFCs in Japan.
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