We call chicken kara-age (deep fried chicken) "zangi" in Hokkaido. I packed scallops, salmon, kidney beans and potato in my bento box, full of Hokkaido specialties!
I made a bento packed with various side dishes such as zangi (savoury or salty), potato salad (sour), braised kidney beans (sweet), fresh spring rolls (bitter) and scallop rice (umami).
When the spitting noise from the oil calms down, it's time to take the chicken out. I call this noise, "angel's whisper." This kara-age recipe is for bento boxes so I don't use any garlic.
Enjoy Japanese food around the world.