Chow down on crispy chicken and killer cocktails at Camp Hill’s Hatori Karaage
It’s time to forget your boring popcorn chicken – Camp Hill’s newest resident is upping the crispy-chicken game. The leafy suburb recently welcomed Hatori Karaage, a charming bar and eatery that specialises in the Japanese-inspired chicken morsels, from spicy bites to sticky glazed goodies that will have you near comatose with contentment.
If you are a dedicated regular of the Jan Power’s Farmers Markets in New Farm or the Milton Markets, you might already be very familiar with Tasty in Jars. This market stall was hard to miss last year, with hoards of punters lining up eager to get their hands on the stall’s chicken karaage bites and colourful lemonade. Stall owners Yuni and Yun decided to take their booming trade to the next level, securing a bricks-and-mortar space in the Camp Hill Marketplace to unveil Hatori Karaage – their dedicated Japanese and Korean-inspired fried chicken and cocktail joint. At Hatori Karaage the bird is the word, so any chicken lover is bound to find something to enjoy.
As the name indicates, karaage is key. Various kinds of chicken karaage are on offer, coated in an assortment of sauces including garlic-soy glaze, sweet and sour glaze, and miso glaze. The likes of eggplant, squid, prawns and soft-shell crab get the karaage treatment here, and those looking for an easy assortment of flavours can opt for the share-worthy platter option. Yun and Yuni have also extended the menu well beyond the confines of karaage – various Japanese and Korean eats from miso scallop bowls, chicken lollipops and wagyu negima skewers to yakisoba, poke and agedashi tofu also feature on the menu. Behind the bar, patrons can find a selection of imported Japanese sake, umeshu (plum wine), Japanese beer, wine, sizeable shared cocktails and Yun and Yuni’s signature homemade lemonades, which can be spiked with a dash of vodka upon request.
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