[ Today’s Japanese food: “Tonkatsu” ]

"Tonkatsu" with shredded cabbage

“Tonkatsu” is a Japanese food. It consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.

There are two main types of meat, “fillet” and “loin”. It is often served with shredded cabbage.
It is most commonly eaten with a type of thick Worcestershire sauce called “tonkatsu sauce”, and “karashi” (mustard) and perhaps a slice of lemon. It is usually served with rice, miso soup and “tsukemono”.

Either a pork fillet or pork loin cut is used.
1) Tenderize meat with a kitchen mallet.
2) Seasoning with salt and pepper.
3) Dredged lightly in flour, dipped into beaten egg and then coated with bread crumbs
4) Being deep fried in one hundred and eighty degrees.

“Tonkatsu” is originated in Japan in the 19th century. As well as being served as a single dish, it is also used as a sandwich filling or in combination with curry.

Please try eating it! But be carefully eating it, “Tonkatsu” is very hot!!

"Tonkatsu" (loin) "Tonkatsu" (fillet)