The Best Kara-Age, Japanese fried chicken

  We were at our favorite dinner place, Umiyuri.   With our favorite friends to hang around with.  Jimmie and Masami-san from Miyabi Chaya.   This is the Kara-Age I’m talking about.  Kara-Age is a Japanese style of fried chicken.  Typically marinated in soy sauce, mirin, sake, and ginger before patted in flour or potato starch and deep-fried.  It’s probably one of the most loved Japanese home cooking dishes.   And THIS is so crispy and crunchy outside, so juicy inside.  And it’s sooooo tasty!!!  Love it!   This is another chicken dish we couldn’t resist.  Stir fried with veggies and peanuts in fish sauce.   The dinner set.   This is the […]

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Pan-Fried Wonton

Right in the middle of night clubs in downtown Naha is the house of Mr. Rou.  Chinese owner chef from Shanghai. It usually opens from 23:00 to 5:00, but it opens at 20:00 only on Friday.  That’s the only chance for us to have dinner here.   That’s Mr. Rou in the kitchen.   Boiled soybeans in very tasty broth.   His signature wonton.  Wonton is usually for soup, but here it is available in pan-fry (this one), in soup, and steamed in spicy sauce. 6 pieces per serving.   The dough skin is a little more chewy with more resistance to bite than other dumplings.  Very tasty filling, not the kind […]

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Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen and Egg Rice

We just came back from a week trip to USA. And we were drawn to Hachi Ren Ramen for lunch again. Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen with green onion and sprout topping.   The spicy flavor comes from their housemade spicy oil with fried shrimps.  Gorgeous soup.   The straight medium-heavy noodles is silky and chewy.   Today I celebrate my return with rice with a raw egg. It came with 2 different soy sauce, which is naturally brewed by a traditional soy sauce maker with some 400 years of history.  Very round and rich flavor.   I always eat noodles first.  It’s a crime to let noodles sit in the soup and become […]

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