Toriten

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Toriten
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Origin Oita prefecture, Japan

Toriten is a Japanese Tempura style fried chicken. It is an original food in Ōita Prefecture, and very popular there. Any part of the chicken can be used. The meat is cut into nuggets, dipped in soy sauce, sake and garlic powder, rolled in tempura powder and deep fried. Toriten is commonly served with fresh greens, and eaten hot immediately after frying. The most common sauce is Ponzu sauce (made with Soy sauce and vinegar) with mustard. In Oita, it is also popular to use Kabosu as source.

According to Oita city, Toriten was invented by a restaurant in Oita city. [1] However there is another opinion that TOYO-KEN which is the restaurant in Beppu city started Toriten first. [2]

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