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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Like any convenience store chain in Japan, there’s a lot of tasty stuff on the shelves at branches of Lawson. The most tempting treat, though, is up at the counter, where you’ll find the packs of Karaage-kun fried chicken.

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The delicious bite-sized morsels are always available in both standard and spicy “Red” flavors, and there’s also a constantly changing selection of seasonal flavors too. And while we enjoyed both the Black Hole and Final Fantasy Limit Break Karaage-kun that were previously available, we’re extra excited for Lawson’s latest innovation: ramen-flavored fried chicken.

For this amazing crossover, Lawson is teaming up with popular ramen restaurant chain Korakuen. Specifically, the new 216-yen Karaage-kun is modeled on the flavorful soy broth of Korakuen’s signature chuka soba-style ramen, which enhances the flavor of the noodle dish’s meat and vegetables, and also has a hint of menma (fermented bamboo shoots) for just the right touch of complexity.

The Korakuen ramen Karaage-kun is just one part of the team-up between the two companies, which will also see Korakuen ramen and stir-fry side dishes available in Lawson’s pre-made food corner. There’re even Korakuen ramen-flavored potato chips on the way as part of a tri-team effort with Japanese chip master Calbee for 168 yen.

Photo: PR Times

Korakuen Karaage-kun is on sale now, and the ramen chips arrive on Dec 15, just in time to make Christmas especially merry.

Source: PR Times via Iza via Livedoor News via Otakomu

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> Korakuen Karaage-kun is on sale now, and the ramen chips arrive on Dec 15, just in time to make Christmas especially merry.

Imagine eating ‘ramen chips’ on Xmas day-how enviable...

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I miss eating Karage-kun. I remember my office building in Tokyo had a lawson in the basement and I would stop by every morning to grab two packs of those chicken RED spicy ones and a Salmon Rice ball. I ended up having high blood presure from eating too much but man i tell you they are soo addictive and delicious. I wish they would deep fry them in healthy oils so I can eat them daily then I would consider that again haha

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Strictly speaking Karaage kun isn't karaage, is it? It's chicken nuggets. In recent years, all of convenience stores have upped their game and now sell actual kara-age, i.e., pieces of chicken meat, not the reconstituted whatever goes in chicken nuggets. They also sell actual (southern) fried chicken.

So for Lawsons

kara-age = "Tori-kara"

fried chicken = "L chiki"

chicken nuggets = "Karaage kun"

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