Japanese Fried Chicken
Move over KFC! It’s all about JFC! Los Angeles is having a fried chicken moment. New fried chicken restaurants have been popping up all over the city. Howlin' Ray’s, the city’s hottest (literally and figuratively) fried chicken restaurant, commands three-hour-plus lines for their Nashville chicken—but the fried chicken trend is not just limited to Southern fried chicken. Well-known restaurants from around the world have thrown their hats into the mix, and Karayama is serving authentic Japanese fried chicken, known in Japanese as karaage, to Los Angeles.
The biggest difference between karaage and Southern fried chicken is the marinating process. When you cook Southern fried chicken, you marinade the seasoning and flavor the flour before the chicken is fried. You also add the ginger, garlic, and soy sauce on the chicken before you bread it. Japanese fried chicken is savory with a hint of sweetness. Although traditional Japanese fried chicken uses garlic and ginger, Karayama does not. Instead, the restaurant developed their own sauces and marinade. Plus, JFC tastes amazing even when left sitting out for hours!
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Karayama is located at 136 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.