Mami is from Japan and she wanted to share a favorite recipe from home. Kara-age!

For Mami, this was a favorite dish when she was a kid and now she cooks it for her kids, and of course they love it!  For Mami, this is a dish that reminds her of home, even though she is oceans away.

Mami's mother would make the dish on special occasions, such as birthdays, sports days, Christmas or New Year.  Mama says that the best thing about this recipe is that you really don't need special ingredients to cook it!



  • 500g of chicken (thighs or, for taste, wings)
  • A dash of white wine
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 cm of ginger
  • 5 tbsp (or more as needed) soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil.
  • cornflour

Marinate the chicken in the wine, soy, garlic, ginger and sesame oil for a minimum of 2 hours. If you can leave it overnight, even better!

Put the oil into a deep pan and heat until bubbling.

Coat the chicken in cornflour and carefully place into the oil to lightly fry.  

Serve and enjoy! See, simple, or as they say in Japan, 簡単, easy!