Fried Chicken Festival in Japan Will Offer Fried Chicken Ice Cream

Traveling Karaage Festival makes its next stop in Fukuoka

Karaage is a Japanese cooking technique in which foods are deep-fried in oil.

We all scream for ice cream, but is fried chicken ice cream the best of both worlds?

The Japanese style of fried chicken is so good, there’s a traveling food festival specifically dedicated to it. Representatives from over two dozen karaage restaurants from across Japan will be at the festival, serving up standard fried chicken as well as more distinct variations, reports Rocket News 24.

Perhaps the most unique offering at the festival is a soft-serve karaage ice cream. The ice cream is golden brown in color, described as “a hue just like fried chicken breading.” Rocket News points out that many karaage recipes “impart a sweet finish to the chicken” and that salty ice cream “is tasty and refreshing.”

Another notable dish at the festival is ‘The Ultimate Combination,’ which is karaage ramen. Instead of chicken, ostrich meat is being used for the dish.


The Karaage Festival in Fukuoka will be held on April 2 and 3 in Fukuoka Prefecture’s Nōgata City.