KFC Hong Kong Tops Fried Chicken With Mayo and Fish Flakes

Menu item is inspired by okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake

Mayo, bonito flakes, and sauce are typical okonomiyaki toppings.

KFC has taken okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake, and created its own spin on the dish, forgoing a flat base entirely and instead using its traditional bone-in fried chicken.

Okonomiyaki Crispy Chicken from KFC is topped with traditional okonomiyaki toppings: Mayo, bonito flakes, and okonomiyaki sauce, reports Brand Eating. The flakes are described as “paper-thin shavings” and the sauce “similar to a thickened sweet and tangy soy sauce.”

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Trendhunter points out that the mashup demonstrates an increasingly popular trend by fast food chains to borrow popular ingredients from other cuisines. We’ve seen this in the Lobster-Topped Pizza at Pizza Hut China, the Sakura-inspired menu items at McDonald’s Japan, and many more.