Behind the Counter at a local Japanese Fried Food Sozai Shop

Paolo fromTOKYO -- Feb 25

Featured in my Japanese Street Food Tour video in Tokyo Jujo Ginza, I'm back going behind the counter at this Japanese Fried Food Sozai shop.

This Tokyo Hidden Spot Japan Food spot is definitely worth visiting if you've never had Japanese fried food before as it has everything from Japanese Fried Chickem Japanese chicken katsu, korokke and even yakitori. Aisaika nestled in Tokyo’s local Jujo Ginza shopping street, 5 minutes from Jujo station. This Japanese Deli-like Fried Food Heaven, Sozai shop, Aisaika nestled in Tokyo’s local Jujo Ginza shopping street, 5 minutes from Jujo station. Japan Sozai shops are known for their freshly made side dishes that families buy to add to their dinner table, and this shop is no exception, serving families delicious fried food and other dishes for the last 14 years. The karaage fried chicken here tastes very similar to how the owner's mother used to make it and he says that he always loved it when she put it in his school bento box as a kid. Apparently, his customers love the karrage fried chicken too as he sells about 40 to 50 kilos, 110 lbs a day! So the shop serves quite a bit of chicken dishes by design. Due to the nature of a typical Japanese sozai shops, food is displayed out in the open throughout the day and because of this beef and pork items tend to get harder over time while chicken remains soft and juicy.