How Japanese Fried Chicken Gets Extra Crispy | Food Skills

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  • 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
    Emmanuel Alejandro a years ago+1073

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

  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward a years ago+439

    You had me at " double fry"

  • Chris Weigel
    Chris Weigel a years ago+264

    I swear this channel is gonna make me gain weight

  • Doctor Sauce
    Doctor Sauce a years ago+77

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

  • Solfu Q
    Solfu Q a years ago+177

    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

  • Hermes Journeys
    Hermes Journeys a years ago+18

    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 😭

  • FreshPrince ofRP
    FreshPrince ofRP a years ago+100

    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.

  • Ichsuka
    Ichsuka a years ago+77

    Send me this chicken pls k thx.

  • TrufflesTravels
    TrufflesTravels a years ago+93

    Mouuuuuuuuuth waterrrrrrring mmmm

  • An Evolving Ape
    An Evolving Ape a years ago+35


  • WrecklessEating
    WrecklessEating a years ago+139

    Ooohhhhh yummy

  • Cpt Horriku
    Cpt Horriku a years ago+22

    Now I want some Japanese style fried chicken...

  • Iceburg659
    Iceburg659 a years ago+5

    That struggle dip at 00:54 😂

  • Mystic_Mayham
    Mystic_Mayham a years ago+36

    Screw KFC it's all about that JFC

  • Netsuko
    Netsuko a years ago+16

    Aaaaand I'm hungry now.

  • Kraz
    Kraz a years ago+55

    Thicc thighs

  • Mask
    Mask a years ago+43

    looks good

  • DomoDolo
    DomoDolo a years ago+1

    Best fried chicken I ever had was from a gas station were I used to live that was made by Singh everyday.

  • Voto Studios
    Voto Studios a years ago+12

    While I’m eating my frozen burrito.. 😓

  • Len zor
    Len zor a years ago+1

    I need to get me some SAKE :DDD