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Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Lands on Convoy

RakiRaki rolls out Junya’s Crispy Karaage

Junya’s Crispy Karaage sign Courtesy photo

Rakiraki owner Junya Watanabe is so proud of his fried chicken that he’s launching it under a brand new label later this week at his Convoy Street ramen shop. Junya’s Crispy Karaage, or JCK, fulfills Watanabe’s years-long mission of perfecting his version of Japanese-style fried chicken. He spent part of the recipe development process in Tokyo with his mentor, chef Kazuhito Higuchi of the two Michelin-starred Higuchi.

Marinated for 48 hours in organic fermented soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and other seasonings, the chicken is coated in 22 spices, double-fried, and served with ponzu as well as a house sauce based on Kewpie mayo.

The JCK menu offers original or spicy karaage in a variety of dishes including sliders, curry rice, ramen, and sets ranging from the eight-piece Super Jumbo Box to the Dream Come True Bento Box filled with karaage, gyoza, Yokohama takoyaki, a Rakiraki Roll and Watanabe’s signature sauce.

To start, Junya’s Crispy Karaage lineup will be available at Rakiraki Convoy in limited quantities for dine-in as well as takeout service and will be rolled out at the Rakiraki locations in Mira Mesa, Liberty Station and San Francisco at a later date.

Super Jumbo Box from Junya’s Crispy Karaage
JCK’s Super Jumbo Box
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JCK’s Dream Come True Bento Box
JCK’s Dream Come True Bento Box
Courtesy photo

JCK Menu

Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen

4646 Convoy Street, , CA 92111 (858) 573-2400 Visit Website

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