Japanese fried chicken, karaage, to me is so much better than American fried chicken because it is usually boneless and is always tender. Karaage is usually marinated in sake and some other seasonings before being deep-fried. The sake helps to tenderize the meat.
I am recipe testing karaage for Postmark Chef in the USA and I always look forward to the tastings. Karaage is very popular in Tokyo at the moment and one restaurant to check out is Ranman Shokudo in Ebisu. The karaage here is made from thigh meat, making it all the more tender. This photo comes from Tarzan magazine issue 590.
Shibuya-ku, Ebisu Nishi 1-4-1