One dish that has been increasing in popularity in the United States is the Japanese chicken karage. This dish, like the one you can find at our Lynnwood sushi restaurant, represents a Japanese version of a familiar fried chicken recipe. Small pieces of chicken are breaded, marinated in soy sauce, sake, and garlic, and the deep fried. The final product delivers a powerful taste that many Americans find highly enticing.
The Japanese word “karage” translates roughly to “fried Chinese-style”. The suggestion seems to be that the cooking technique came to Japan from China, though it is a little unclear as to what Chinese dish the chicken karage is supposed to resemble. Indeed, karage more closely resembles European-style cooking techniques, which may account for its growing popularity in the West. Come on down to Wild Wasabi to see what all the fuss is about for yourself!