These are deep-fried dishes, and include:

  • Karaage - Bite-sized pieces of chicken, fish, octopus, or other meat, floured and deep fried. Common izakaya food, also often available in convenience stores.
  • Korokke (croquette) - Breaded and deep-fried patties, containing either mashed potato or white sauce mixed with minced meat, vegetables or seafood. Popular everyday food.
  • Kushikatsu - Skewered meat, vegetables or seafood, breaded and deep fried.
  • Tempura - Deep-fried vegetables or seafood in a light, distinctive batter.
  • Tonkatsu - Deep-fried breaded cutlet of pork (chicken versions are called chicken katsu).
Mixed Vegetable Tempura