No. 1 Chicken Nanban!

No. 1 Chicken Nanban!

This is an authentic chicken Nanban dish from Miyazaki prefecture. It was the most popular dish at the café where I used to work! It has an authentic flavor!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken (breast or thigh meat)
4 pieces
1 to 2
Plain flour
as needed
Nanban Vinegar:
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
6 tablespoons
5 tablespoons
For adults: sliced red chili pepper
A little
For children: ketchup
1 tablespoon
Tartar Sauce:
Boiled egg
1-2 (your choice)
1/4 (to taste)
5 tablespoons (to taste)
1 tablespoon (to taste)
a small amount
a small amount


1. Cut the chicken breast into large bite-sized pieces.
2. Salt and pepper the meat, and coat in flour. Next, dip the meat in a beaten egg and fry in oil. You could also slowly sauté.
3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar to a saucepan and heat it to make the Nanban vinegar, or alternatively you could microwave.
4. Note 1: When heating the vinegar, add small pieces of carrot, onion or ginger and simmer for an authentic taste.
5. Note 2: When heating up the Nanban vinegar from Step 2, add the chili pepper for adults, or ketchup for children.
6. Marinate the fried meat in Nanban vinegar.
7. Finely chop the boiled egg and onions, and mix together with mayonnaise, ketchup, and salt and pepper for the tartar sauce.
8. Note 3: If available, try adding finely chopped cucumber and pickles to the tartar sauce - delicious!
9. Spoon on some tartar sauce and enjoy.
10. Add as much tartar sauce as you like! Feel free to pour the leftover sweet vinegar sauce on top of the tartar sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I changed the Nanban vinegar sauce to suit both children and adults. You can also use both!

It goes great with fish and pork.