The Japanese term agemono refers to the selection of deep-fried dishes that are often available alongside traditional raw seafood dishes at sushi restaurants. Add tempura, or light batter, to chicken, and you're presented with karaage, the Japanese version of the wonderful soul food we know as fried chicken. Uchi is perhaps the best sushi restaurant in Houston, but their fried chicken is the city's best-kept secret. The juicy, succulent pieces of chicken melt in your mouth and explode with flavor, causing a "give me more" reaction that is almost insatiable. Frenchy's, Barbecue Inn and Popeye's may be more affordable and accessible, but if you have a few extra dollars to spend and wanna do something fancy, try the karaage. You'll be telling us "domo arigato" soon enough.