We fry up a feast at Kushiya Monogatari and learn the joy of Japanese skewer restaurants

Originally published on Sora News by Katy Kelly

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No wonder these places are such a hit in Osaka!

Kushiage, also known as kushikatsu, is a much-loved dish that involves taking skewers of pretty much anything edible—meat, vegetables, even cheese—dipping it in batter and dusting it with panko breadcrumbs, and then deep-frying it. It’s said to have originated in the streets of Osaka, where the low cost and abundance of the skewers made it a popular choice to wolf down after work with a pint of beer.

Our Japanese-language reporter, Saya Togashi, is from the north of Japan. While kushiage restaurants have opened across Japan, one of

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