Japanese fried chicken enters period of Warring States

JapanNutrition.com -- Apr 17
Japanese fried chicken, or "Karaage," is in a period of Warring States, with a bunch of new stores opening nationwide, including 678 just last year!

The "Karaage Grand Prix" was held on April 15th to decide the most delicious Karaage restaurants in Japan.

A fierce battle emerged in the East Japan division, with the highest gold award going to "Nakatsu Karaage Kei" in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Their Karaage is made by soaking domestic young chickens in a secret garlic soy sauce with plenty of apples apples for 36 hours, and then deep-fried to make it juicy and mellow. - JapanNutrition.com

全国で出店ラッシュが続き、戦国時代ともいわれる「からあげ」。最近は「あの商品」を売っていたお店の跡地に入ることも多く、ブームは勢いを増しています。

 15日、都内に新たにオープンしたからあげ専門店。

 ここ1年で誕生したからあげ専門店は678店。今まさに“からあげ戦国時代”を迎えています。 - TBS NEWS