Kushikatsu Got Your Tongue
The wave of native Japanese restaurants opening Hong Kong outposts is showing no signs of slowing anytime soon, and our city’s latest casual izakaya hails from the food capital of Osaka. Jan Jan Kushikatsu (2/F, 100 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 2157-1408, janjan.com.hk) is helmed by Osaka native chef Hideki Abeyama, who’s bringing the popular Osaka snack, kushikatsu, to town: Heftier than traditional tempura due to the addition of bread crumbs in the batter and paired with a tonkatsu dipping sauce, we predict it won’t be long before the lines start to form, given our obsession with anything deep-fried and/or served on a stick. But this is no street food shack: Jan Jan offers a cozy, 1,000-sq.-ft. of wood and concrete details in a modern, edgy space, along with two private rooms for group dining.
Fried stuff on a stick? Yes, please