- What is your favorite food?
- Do you like karaage?
- dish /dish/
- nearby /NEER-BAHY/
- chunk /chuhngk/
- flavor /FLEY-ver/
- quickly /KWIK-lee/
[noun] – food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal
The waiter brought on the main dish, steak.
[adjective] – not far away
He works at the nearby supermarket.
[noun] – a roughly cut piece
Cut these apples into chunks.
[noun] – the particular way a substance, esp. food or drink, is recognized from its taste and smell
This curry has a strange flavor.
[adverb] – at a fast speed
We have to walk quickly to make it on time.
A Chinese restaurant by the name of Rairaiken in Usa City, a community close to Nakatsu City, is where karaage first made an appearance. Deep-fried chicken karaage was first served at the restaurant as a set meal in the late 1950s. But it was the relocation to the nearby Nakatsu that made the fried chicken famous nationally and internationally. Two cooks began their own karaage business in Nakatsu. They added apple chunks and let the chicken soak in the salty water for a longer amount of time to improve the flavor. The stores quickly gained popularity and grew in number, confirming Nakatsu’s role as the creator of karaage. 50 restaurants participate in a healthy competition where chefs experimented with karaage’s ingredients and flavor.
In Japan, karaage is a symbol of creativity. And it is what makes the people of Nakatsu feel at home.
True or False:
- Rairaiken is a Japanese restaurant.
- Usa is close to Nakatsu City.
- Karaage was first served at the restaurant in the late 1960s.
- The restaurant moved to Nakatsu City.
- 50 restaurants in Nakatsu City participate in healthy competition.
Fill in the blanks
- The fire _______ spread among the houses.
- How many _______ of ice cream do you have?
- I’d recommend eating this _______ with cream.
- She bit a huge _______ out of the apple.
- Do you know any restaurants _______?