This is my family's recipe, originally preserved on a printed email from a neighbor that dates back to when we lived in Mililani. Sauce is optional - we've always eaten it without. Large chopsticks are recommended for frying. Enjoy with white or fried rice!


Recipe Summary

3 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 3 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk eggs, soy sauce, and sugar together in a large bowl.

  • Combine cornstarch, flour, sesame seeds, and salt in a separate bowl. Whisk in egg mixture. Fold green onions and garlic into the batter.

  • Stir chicken into the batter until each piece is coated. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to 2 days. Stir 1 to 2 times per day.

  • Fill a heavy saucepan with 1 1/2 to 2 inches of oil. Heat on medium-high heat until a small amount of batter sizzles when dropped in.

  • Stir chicken again to coat evenly with batter. Fry in batches until deeply browned, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on a large plate lined with paper towels or newspapers.

Cook's Note:

Use excess batter to make hush puppies if desired.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of batter. The actual amount of batter consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 28g; cholesterol 175.8mg; sodium 1550.1mg. Full Nutrition