Karaage with Friends

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“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2021

We had a couple of friends (vaccinated) over for dinner, and karaage was made and enjoyed. It’s not just for kids! 😀 Fried chicken is magical for adults too. 😀

Karaage Dinner Snapshot

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“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2020

The karaage that Mariko makes is always oishii, but tonight we had fresh lettuce leaves too! It was a really nice complement to the savory chicken. It reminded me of eating Korean barbecue with the lettuce leaves. 💗

I hope you had a nice day!

Extra-Crispy Karaage

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“Family Favorite” Cedar Park, 2020

For dinner, Mariko made our family-favorite karaage. The “JFC” (Japanese fried chicken) was extra-crispy this time because she left some of the skin on the pieces of chicken thigh. It was awesome! As usual, Koa liked his karaage with a bit of lemon, while Bay ate his with some Kewpie mayo. I alternated between both. ☺️

I hope you had a nice day!

から揚げ (Japanese Fried Chicken) Mountain

"Karaage Mountain" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Karaage Mountain” Cedar Park, 2019

As the kids have grown bigger, so has the mountain of karaage (から揚げ) that Mariko prepares. 😆

Chicken and Health Check

"JFC" Cedar Park, 2018
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“JFC” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight we had everyone’s favorite meal: karaage (Japanese fried chicken). White rice, karaage, and miso soup are perfect for a cold day like today… it warms you up and lifts your spirits! 😊 The rain and chilly weather are such a shock since last week was so warm and nice. But I guess each day of bad weather means we’re a day closer to summer 2019. 😀

In other news, I went for my annual health screening at work. It’s a basic checkup, with a blood test to check on cholesterol, glucose, etc. And my health is actually improving for the most part! The bad cholesterol has gone down, the good cholesterol has gone up, and blood pressure is in a good range. In fact, everything was trending towards better health, with the exception of one measurement – I gained 1 pound. I blame the karaage. 😜

"Bandage" Austin, 2018
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“Bandage” Austin, 2018

I hope you had a nice day!