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CHOCOLATE_WATER_ICE Jul 19th, 2007 06:15 PM

Chicken In Tokyo / Japan
 
I love chicken (white meat only - preferably skinless/boneless).

Is it easy or possible to find in Japan, other than KFC?

Will I find it easier in Indian eateries?
I like Indian, however, I want to find Japanese chicken dishes, if possible.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated.

hawaiiantraveler Jul 19th, 2007 06:35 PM

yes they have white meat chicken everywhere. Japan is a large and modern country

some info

http://www.bento.com/tf-recp.html

Aloha!

KimJapan Jul 19th, 2007 08:35 PM

Chicken is everywhere, though thigh meat is most popular.

nickn Jul 19th, 2007 11:03 PM

How about Yakitori?

KimJapan Jul 19th, 2007 11:42 PM

Yakitori is seldom breast, often skin, thigh, liver, heart...but it is chicken.

CHOCOLATE_WATER_ICE Jul 20th, 2007 04:06 PM

Thanks for the replies.

mjs Jul 21st, 2007 12:04 AM

I used to love chicken yakitori from the street vendors.
Did not see any on my last trip so hopefully they are still around?

bmttokyo Jul 21st, 2007 09:42 PM

They're in the neighborhood's "main" little road where you find the tofu man, the fishmonger - little mom & pop stand sometimes doubling as you local butcher. Just follow your nose !!!!!! Ask for "MUNE". You can also find them in the prepared section of the supermarkets.

kuranosuke Jul 22nd, 2007 09:01 PM

how about some chicken sashimi?

Hanuman Jul 22nd, 2007 09:41 PM

Sounds yummy but I think I'll chicken out on that one Kuranosuke!

deptrai Jul 23rd, 2007 08:15 AM

Ohhh YES...one of my favorites!

Barkinpark Jul 23rd, 2007 04:38 PM

I would add "oyako-don" to the list of my favorite chicken dishes. Oyako-don is chicken and egg with a special sauce over rice. It's a type of comfort food and it's extremely tasty.

I think chicken thigh is used in this dish.

W9London Jul 24th, 2007 10:32 AM

I believe fried chicken cutlet (chikin-katsu) is usually boneless breast meat, just like schnitzels.
You can also try tsukune, a kind of chicken meatballs.
White meat is "sasami" (not to be confused with sashimi).
I spotted different kinds of bento lunch-box for take away at department stores (they usually have food halls on the basements), some with what seemed like teriyaki chicken.

kuranosuke Jul 24th, 2007 04:07 PM

hanuman, you and me both.

hawaiiantraveler Jul 24th, 2007 05:17 PM

ken,

i hope this is just a dinner break and not that the tables are cold, lol

kuranosuke Jul 25th, 2007 08:20 PM

ht, back home after an 8 hr delay at lax. good thing i had a few dollars left to catch a cab home at 330am.


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