Tebasaki (Nagoya Fried Chicken Wings)
Japanese Crispy Chicken Wings – easy recipe that produces the crispiest and best Japanese-flavored chicken wings ever
As a Japanese food lover, I am very lucky that I live in southern California. Many famed Japanese restaurants and chains hailed from Japan can be found in the Greater Los Angeles area. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants is Furaibo (風来坊), which is originated from the city of Nagoya in Japan.
Tebasaki (Nagoya Fried Chicken Wings) Recipe
Serves: 1 to 2 persons | Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes
10 – 12 oz chicken wings (party wings), middle section only
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon potato starch
Oil, for deep-frying
White sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce, tamari preferred
1 tablespoon Mizkan (Bonito Flavor) Soup Base
3 tablespoons Mizkan Honteri Mirin
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon sake
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Rinse the chicken wings thoroughly and pat very dry with paper towels. Score the bottom part of the wings with two diagonal slits. Season with salt and white pepper, and lay the chicken wings on a flat surface to air dry for 30 minutes.
Heat up a deep-fryer to 300°F. Lightly coat and dust the surface of chicken wings with the potato starch. The coating should be very thin.
When the deep-fryer is ready, fry the chicken wings for 8 minutes or until they are light brown.
Remove the wings and turn up the heat on the deep-fryer to 375°F. Add the wings and deep fry for another 2 minutes or until very crispy. Remove and place on a paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Heat up all the ingredients in the Glaze in a small saucepan on low heat. Simmer until the glaze slightly thicken. Add the wings into the saucepan and toss around to make sure that each wing is lightly coated with the Glaze. Shake off the extra Glaze off each wings and transfer the wings to a bowl.
Sprinkle some white pepper powder (to taste) on top of the tebasaki and toss around a few times. Top with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
Tebasaki (Nagoya Fried Chicken Wings) Bento
Black Sesame Seeds
1 cup finely cut cabbage
Mizkan Yuzu Citrus Salad Dressing
Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelet)
Arrange the tebasaki in the biggest compartment on the bento box. Follow up the steamed rice topped with black sesame seeds. Add the cabbage salad and drizzle some Mizkan Mizkan Yuzu Citrus Salad Dressing on top. Arrange the tamagoyaki and pickled cucumber in the bento.
Use only the middle part of party wings. Do not get the regular or bigger-sized chicken wings.