Everything you need to know about your preferred chicken dish and cooking method in honor of National Fried Chicken Day!

Celebrating Ajinomoto’s Crispy Fry®’s 20th Anniversary

This type of roasted chicken has spread over the globe since it’s a universally cherished “go-to” dish. Fried Chicken is unquestionably a cuisine that everyone is familiar with, from changes in its preparation to the flavorings added to the basic yet quite recognizable dish to the presentation of this meal.

This National Fried Chicken Day offers an excellent chance to learn more about the diverse origins and long history of this beloved meal. The origins of fried chicken can be found in Europe during the Middle Ages, and in the 18th century, Scottish immigrants brought their frying methods to the Americas. Numerous iterations of this recipe have been distributed since then. To improve the flavor of the traditional dish, a range of spices and herbs have been added in addition to just frying the chicken meat.

Fried chicken has also been adapted in various cultures worldwide. The Koreans cook their chicken by double-frying the meat and then later dipping it in sweet and spicy sauces. The Japanese karaage, on the other hand, features marinated chicken pieces covered in potato starch that has light and crispy textures. The style found in Indonesia is fried chicken called ayam goreng, where the chicken is deeply marinated in local spices. Later on, distinct versions were made including the Southern Fried Chicken with its crispy coating and juicy meat marinated in buttermilk and spices. Even fried chicken found its pair, with the dish called chicken & waffles, wherein fried chicken is served with golden waffles with syrup complementing the savory experience.

Fried chicken even became more popular globally with the rise of fast-food chains, having their own take on the comfort-giving dish that truly made everyone find their perfect and favorite fried chicken of choice. Some people even became loyal to one fast food chain because of their version of fried chicken.

This July, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Crispy Fry ́®, and just like the many variations of fried chicken that exists all over the world, APC has made sure that there’s one variant of Crispy Fry ́® fit for everybody’s taste.

Crispy Fry® Garlic is made with a more delicious, special blend of flour, starch, and seasoning, for those who ought to enjoy a more garlic-y flavor to their fried chicken, elevating the experience of having that crispy-sarap fried chicken in every bite. The Crispy Fry® Spicy variation is perfect for those who want that right amount of kick of heat. Truly a spicy-food lovers’ partner, this flavor is indeed fiery in all the right ways. Finally, the Crispy Fry® Original flavor is one that is dear to the Filipino household which you most probably would find in the cupboards of Pinoy home, waiting to be used, on-call, on-standby for all the best reasons. This product could easily make one receive compliments about their cooking; while also maintaining that home-y and original tasting recipe at home you yearn for after a long day at work.

No matter how many different kinds of fried chicken there are in the world, a Filipino household can always tell when fried chicken is made with Crispy Fry® because most of the people who use this product have grown up with it and understand that it’s always best to add Crispy Fry® to fried chicken dishes, especially when you’re cooking for a large group of people or a barkada. Given the continued market support for Crispy Fry®,

APC finds National Fried Chicken Day to be a significant occasion.Somehow, it is general knowledge in the Philippines that by adding this unique ingredient to a fried chicken dish will help everything fall into place, regardless of if you know your ways around the kitchen or not! APC wishes everyone a Happy National Fried Chicken Day! Is that crispy-sarap bite we can smell and hear sizzling in oil the fried chicken we’re about to serve you?

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