Tsukiji Karaage Fried Chicken

Fried chicken for breakfast.

Karaagé, Japanese fried chicken, is irresistible – especially here at Tsukiji Toritoh. Toritoh is a chicken-specialty shop that opened in 1907. The retail shop at Tsukiji is always busy, I assume with yakitori chefs. There are two restaurants. The main restaurant, around the corner for the retail shop, is usually packed, but it was a rare Wednesday that Tsukiji Market was open that I could visit and have a seat in the back of the restaurant. The counter seats overlook the open kitchen.

Tsukiji Toritoh

Karaagé is boneless pieces of chicken marinated, usually in soy sauce and saké with some grated ginger. It is then dusted in potato starch and deep-fried. And it’s for breakfast! Toritoh is also famous for its oyakodon – mother and child chicken and soft cooked eggs over rice donburi.


Chūō-ku, Tsukiji

Toritoh started in 1907.

The prior post here on Instagram is the steamed chicken at Toritoh’s second shop in the newer Uogashi Yokocho Shokudō.

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