Lezlie Sterling/lsterling@sacbee.com

Taka's Sushi's version of karaage, a popular Japanese fried chicken snack, is a favorite among the restaurant's lunch crowd. Karaage loosely translates to "light fry," referring to a cooking method that can be applied to most meats. Chicken karaage starts as marinated pieces of meat that are then cooked golden in a wok or fryer with oil.

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