- How often do you eat karaage?
- What do you like about karaage?
- complex /KOM-pleks/
- center /SEN-ter/
- fame /feym/
- experiment /ek-SPER-uh-ment/
- approximately /uh-PROK-suh-mit-lee/
[adjective] – involving a lot of different but related parts
The TV show’s plot is quite complex.
[noun] – a building or set of buildings having a particular purpose, or a place connected with a particular activity
Shibuya is a very large shopping center.
[noun] – the state of being known or recognized by many people because of your achievements, skills, etc.
The author’s fame is known throughout the nation.
[verb] – to try something in order to discover what it is like or find out more about it
New teaching strategies are being experimented with at the school.
[adverb] – close to a particular number or time although not exactly that number or time
There are approximately four hours left on the trip to London.
Karaage first appeared in a Chinese restaurant called Rairaiken in Usa City, a town close to Nakatsu City. In the late 1950s, the restaurant began serving deep-fried chicken karaage as a part of a set meal. Usa currently boasts more than 40 karaage restaurants, making it one of the centers for this deliciously crisped fried food. The move to the adjacent Nakatsu, however, is what gave this fried chicken its fame on a national, and then international, scale. In Nakatsu, two cooks started their own karaage business. To improve the flavor of the chicken, they added apple chunks and soaked it in salty water for a longer period of time. The shops immediately became well-known and grew in number, establishing Nakatsu’s status as the inventor of karaage. Chefs have experimented with everything from frying durations and batters to a range of soy- and salt-based marinades, creating healthy competition among the approximately 50 restaurants.
Karaage represents creativity and perseverance in Japan. And what makes the people of Nakatsu feel most at home is the food.
- Where did karaage first appear?
- When did the restaurant start serving karaage?
- Where did the restaurant move to?
- What did two cooks in Nakatsu do to improve the flavor of karaage?
- How many restaurants are there in Nakatsu?
- What food is your city or hometown famous for? Please tell me more about it.
- Which traditional foods from your country would you recommend to the rest of the world?
- If you were to cook karaage, what additional ingredient would you put in it?
- Should Nakatsu be officially called the “Karaage Capital of Japan”?
- Why is food an important symbol of a city or town?