Idol singer group’s strange follow-up to sweat-flavor karaage is now here!

At first glance, the menu at Japanese takeout chain Tenka Torimasu looks incredibly simple. They serve karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken), karaage bento boxed lunches with rice, cabbage, and potato salad, and that’s all. But there’s a hidden depth of variety at Tenka Torimasu, because of how many different flavors of fried chicken they offer.

Want teriyaki fried chicken? No problem. Neither are curry, wasabi, sweet chili, ponzu, or plum. And as this month, you can also try girls’ sole flavor.

Just to make that clear, that’s not “girls’ soul” or any other representation of the concept of youthful femininity, but “girls’ sole,” as in “this fried chicken tastes like the bottom of a young woman’s foot.”

The key ingredient in the girls’ feet flavor is natto, fermented soy beans, over which the karaage chunks are placed (odds are there are a few other hidden seasonings as well). Tenka Torimasu says that the inclusion of the pungently divisive east Japanese breakfast staple recreates both the smell and stickiness of a girl’s foot, though it’s unclear how these differ from the aroma and moisture of any other demographic (although Tena Torimasu’s pre-conceived image of how sopping wet girls’ feet are is disturbing).

Tenka Torimasu didn’t come up with this idea on all its own, however. The Girls’ Sole Karaage is actually a creative collaboration with masked idol singer group Kamen Joshi. This is the second time Tenka Torimasu and Kamen Joshi have joined forces, following up on their creation last summer of Girls’ Sweat Karaage, which turned out to be surprisingly delicious when we mustered up the courage to try it for ourselves.

In Tokyo, Girls’ Sole Karaage is now being offered for 400 yen (US$3.60) at Tenka Torimasu branches in Takadanobaba, Ikebukuro, Akabane, Nakano, and Akitsue (a complete list of participating locations can be found here). No word on whether eating it will allow diners to smash through roof tiles with their breasts, as Kamen Joshi member Erina Kamiya recently attempted to do.

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