Karei karaage at Izakaya Nonbei


Photo: Olivier Koning


The flounder is a conveniently constructed, wide, flat fish, its fillets neither too thick nor thin for tempura frying and its deep-fried skeleton just right for crunchy snacking. Nonbei’s karei karaage never disappoints. Mix the spicy garnishes and green onion into the ponzu dipping sauce, dip in the moist tempura-fried flesh, and when you’re done, tear off the bones, dip and crunch. 

3108 Olu St., 734-5573. $19.50