A few favorite Japanese Chicken Dishes

If you think that fish is the only meat product famous in Japan, then probably you are wrong. Being an island country, fish is undoubtedly a staple food of Japan. But, chicken is another popular ingredient in many of the Japanese cuisines and only quality chicken is used to prepare those cuisines. Almost all parts of the chicken are used to prepare the chicken dishes except for the head and the feet. From grilled to fried, you can find a variety of chicken dishes in Japanese restaurants in Dubai. Here, we have listed a few of them that you must try in a Japanese restaurant. Take a look.


Grilled chicken on skewers, famous as yakitori is a very popular dish that every Japanese restaurant serves. The dish is popular in Japan as street food and you can find plenty of yakitori stalls in every corner of Japan. It is seasoned either with a soy sauce-based sweet sauce or simple salt or shio keeping the natural taste of the chicken intact. Most commonly chicken breast is skewed along with meatballs, liver, cartilages, and liver. A condiment named shichimi, which is a Japanese seven spice blend, is added to yakitori to enhance its flavor.


The most famous ways of preparing chicken in a Japanese style is Teriyaki. It makes use of teriyaki sauce, which is made up of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. The chicken is glazed with teriyaki sauce giving it a mouthwatering caramelization. This chicken may be sprinkled by sesame seeds as a garnish. A bento or Japanese lunch often includes this Japanese chicken dish (Chicken Teriyaki Bento).

Chicken Karaage (Fried Chicken)

This is one of the most popular Japanese style fried chicken called “karaage”. This can be found on the menu of many of the popular Japanese restaurants. It generally is garnished with a slice of lemon. This chicken is first marinated in soy sauce, sake, and grated ginger or garlic and then deep fried to give a wonderful taste and flavor. The crispy karaage is also a favorite bento entrée.

Tebasaki (Chicken Wings)

Chicken wings made in a traditional Japanese style are tebasaki. You can find this dish in almost any of the Japanese restaurants. These chicken wings are famous for their spicy, salty-sweet and sticky taste. Some restaurants also offer simply grilled chicken wings that are seasoned with a dash of shio or salt.

Toriten (Tempura-Style Fried Chicken)

Before introducing toriten, you must know about tempura. It is a deep fried dish made of veggies or seafood coated in a batter of egg and flour. When it comes to toriten, this again is a fried chicken dish prepared in tempura style. This chicken recipe is a very popular addition to a bowl of hot and steamy udon noodles. It is also served as a starter dish in many Japanese restaurants and is also a popular takeaway that can be enjoyed with a frosty or beer.

These were just a few of the famous Japanese cuisines made that are admired worldwide for their unique zest and flavor.

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