It is one of the popular snacks offer in pubs in Japan, so crispy and tasty - best with chilled beer! T was very excited when he first found fried chicken skin selling at pasar malam (night market), and it was only RM1 for a basket. There was once I joked with him "Are there any housefly eggs on it?" Since then, he will ask me to reheat it in the oven before eating - to cook housefly eggs!! Talking about food hygiene, I think Malaysians are immunised naturally as we had grown up with those street food.
I used my homemade coating mix for this dish, subbed corn flour with potato starch for an experiment. The end result was similar to mix made with corn flour - crispy. By the way, original Japanese recipe does not called for 5-spice powder but each cook added some other ingredients to make it his or her own secret recipe.
**This is a scheduled post, I am dating sakura!