Chicken karaage is Japanese double-fried chicken. And when I say double-fried, it means these little fritters are hella-crunchy and also, hella-addictive. Usually the double-fried method involves the initial fry at a lower temperature, but for a slightly longer time. The second fry is at a slightly higher temperature for a lesser time.
I used my favorite brand of faux chicken and let me tell you, I don't think you'll really notice a difference. The backdrop of the ginger and garlic marinate flavors the chicken and the crunchy exterior does the rest.