Little Tokyo: Japanese Fried Chicken at Karayama
Karaage is Japanese fried chicken. It’s one of my favorite types of fried chicken as it is usually so juicy and meaty. And Karayama is particularly exciting to a fried chicken enthusiast. Here I could indulge in eating karaage in many different ways- I could have it on a plate with rice, I could have it in a sandwich, I could have it as a rice bowl!
I found it interesting you could also have it as a sandwich. There are two versions; regular and spicy. Considering LA’s love of spicy chicken sandwiches, this one from Karayama is a good contender in the spice department.
I know Karayama is a chicken restaurant but we had to try the shrimp curry as well. You get three lightly fried shrimp with a nice mix of veggies (carrots, potatoes, broccoli, eggplant) with rice and curry.
My favorite dish besides the plain fried chicken was the rice bowl. I loved the sweet onion sauce for the kara-tama don.
I’m adding Karayama to my downtown lunch rotation!
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