Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)
One of my favourite Japanese classic dish is chicken karaage (唐揚げ), or Japanese-style deep fried chicken. It is both easy and cheap to make this at home. It makes a great finger food as well as a side dish to accompany almost any meal, whether Japanese or otherwise (such as plain aglio olio).
I love to accompany it with the no-fuss zaru soba and miso soup for a truly quick and satisfying Japanese home-cooked meal. The ingredients are cheap and you can make more for less buck at home. Serve it with a wedge of lemon and squeeze the juice over the chicken just before serving.