Some people just can't get enough of Kentucky Fried Chicken. While Tokyo's all-you-can-eat-and-drink KFC provides more than enough for an outing, sometimes you'd just like to be able to make fried chicken that tastes just the same. Unfortunately, Colonel Sanders' "11 herbs and spices" is one of the most famously guarded trade secrets in fried poultry, making an exact replication a game of culinary experimentation.

After years of trial and error, Japanese cooking enthusiast and YouTuber Gen (@GensEssay) claims to have gotten very close to the finger lickin' good recipe, however. Gen recently took to Twitter and YouTube to share an extensively researched recipe he claims is indistinguishable from the classic, and even cooked it up in a video:

"Announcement: I, a pervert who has tried to recreate KFC for 3 years, has arrived at the stage where an ordinary person can't tell the difference."

Source: @GensEssay

(Recipe translated below image)

Source: @GensEssay

Garlic: 1 Tbsp

Ginger: 2 tsp

Onion: 2 tsp

Paprika: 2 Tbsp

Nutmeg: 1 tsp

Oregano: 1/2 tsp

Basil: 1 tsp

Marjoram: 1 tsp

White pepper: 3 Tbsp

Black pepper: 1 Tbsp

Sugar: 1 tsp

Salt: 3 tsp

Glutamic acid powder: 70g

Unsalted chicken extract powder: 70g

Light flour: 300g

Medium Flour: 60g

Source: @GensEssay

Source: @GensEssay

In a video below (which starts at 9:43) you can watch Gen prepare the imitation recipe and his satisfaction after.

It certainly looks the part!

This isn't the only recreation of a classic food (or even beverage) Gen has tried his hand at. Be sure to follow on YouTube to see recreations of Orange Chicken from Panda Express, Coca-Cola, as well as delicious original recipes.

By - Big Neko.