How Japanese Fried Chicken Gets Extra Crispy | Food Skills

  • Published on:  7/23/2018
  • Fried chicken is a comfort-food staple the world over, and Japan is no exception. Generously battered in potato starch, double fried in a skillet, and marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and mirin, Japan's chicken karaage is renowned for its extra-crispy skin and juicy meat. At Bessou, Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen infuse the dish with their NYC sensibilities, seasoning the chicken in a dusting of global spices, with nods to Korea to the Middle East. For Kyogoku—who in a past life worked with the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and managed his relationships with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Kanye West—the blending of cultures has practically become second nature. "Bessou means 'home away from home,'" she explains. "We want people to enjoy and share and not have too many formalities and pass the dishes around like you would at home." Subscribe to First We Feast on YouTube: out more of First We Feast here: We Feast videos offer an iconoclastic view into the culinary world, taking you behind-the-scenes with some of the country's best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect.


  • Emmanuel Alejandro 12 months ago

    Yeah not gonna watch this on an empty stomach. Never again.

  • mariethesizzler 9492 9 months ago

    My fucking stomach was screaming

  • Unknow Michelle 9 months ago

    I'm glad i'm not the only one who made this mistake lol

  • Jeff Ward 12 months ago

    You had me at " double fry"

  • Stijn Straetmans 9 months ago

    @Ayo nono! Belgian fries are double fried as well. And the first time frying makes sure that fries don't soak up the oil. So it's actually healthier :)

  • Sergei Dragunov 12 months ago

    You had me at 'oven baked'

  • Chris Weigel 12 months ago

    I swear this channel is gonna make me gain weight

  • Bravo Defeated 11 months ago

    I wish that were the case for me lol

  • CommentCop Badge#666 12 months ago

    Yeah. Sure. It's going to be because of this channel.

  • Solfu Q 12 months ago

    It's strange how kfc is so much better in asian countries than here. Kinda makes me jealous, every time I walk into a kfc and give it another try, i immediately regret it

  • Millian Macalintal 8 months ago

    KhaanMan66 and Bojangles is better than Popeyes.

  • XO 8 months ago

    KFC in the states is catered towards white people's palate. Popeyes is where it's at. If you can't find one go to Church's Chicken.

  • Hermes Journeys 11 months ago

    7-11 in Japan has the BEST food. I was so disappointed when I moved back to the US and the 7-11 were straight trash 😭

  • Ichsuka 12 months ago

    Send me this chicken pls k thx.

  • Ibrahim Bahakim 10 months ago

    Did you get it yet?

  • FreshPrince ofRP 12 months ago

    The second frying also helps keep the chicken crispy when covered with sauce. It's how Chinese restaurants keep fried dishes so crispy yet covered in sauce.

  • calichef1962 12 months ago

    I have heard that some people do use breadcrumbs for fried chicken, but I've never seen anyone actually _do_ it. Not for traditional on the bone fried chicken. Not even in any of the restaurants in which I've worked. I've seen breadcrumb breading for all kinds of fish, pork cutlets, schnitzel, chicken fried steak (rarely) and chicken dishes like chicken Milanese, but that dish starts with a sliced and/or pounded flat boneless, skinless chicken breast.

  • wait what 12 months ago

    Also they use starch like potato starch or corn starch rather than using breadcrumbs

  • Doctor Sauce 12 months ago

    I came.I saw.I cried.I saw that I couldn't get this chicken anywhere near me.I cried again.

  • Zod Sinclair 8 months ago

    Wish we get it on amazon some how, drone the bitch over or somethingacross continents, just in time for dinner!

  • Probably a box 8 months ago

    I came I sawI saw that I couldn't get this chicken anywhere near mefelt a tad sadTook a gander at that batterlistened to their explanation of the recipeWent to my super market to get potato starchApparently potato starch is kosherapparently this recipe is kosherMade some karaagecouldn't get the spices rightGood enough for me, it tasted alright, but its probably nothing compared to the real thing

  • Cpt Horriku 12 months ago

    Now I want some Japanese style fried chicken...

  • An Evolving Ape 12 months ago