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  • n. A popular Japanese dish consisting of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet served in bite-sized pieces and often accompanied by shredded cabbage and miso soup.


Japanese 豚カツ, とんかつ, or トンカツ, "pork cutlet". (Wiktionary)


  • The History The "katsu" in tonkatsu is short for the Japanese rendering of "cutlet" -- katsuretto


  • One of the most common methods used in Japanese tonkatsu restaurants to achieve crispy perfection is to fry it once in really hot oil for the crunchy exterior, followed by a longer frying period in lower temperature oil to cook the inside some more.

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  • Ohroji At Ohroji, the tonkatsu is a thin-pounded pork sirloin that is rolled into a sausage-like cylinder -- not fried flat -- and battered in an egg-and-flour mixture, rather than dredged.


  • Amazingly, this perfectly crispy yet moist golden-brown deep fried pork filet, otherwise known as tonkatsu ton = pork, katsu = cutlet, was something I had at the Narita airport before all hell broke loose.

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  • Emi Nakatani, Japanese Student Association president, said the menu for this year's event includes tonkatsu, which is crested pork; Oklahoma rolls; sweetened vinegar veggies; and rice.

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  • As for coining the name "tonkatsu," that honor goes most likely to the late Matsuzo Kisano, who founded the restaurant Ohroji in 1921.


  • Its current menus are adorned with old photographs of the 1930s location -- in a different area of Shinjuku -- that show "tonkatsu" emblazoned on signs outside.


  • He considers working for the family "tonkatsu" (pork cutlet) business but finds an ad for a part-time position at the local ward office.

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  • Fun Fact: Saboten's tonkatsu sauce is made from onions, tomatoes, carrots, and apples — the nearly secret ingredient —combined to create a distinctive sweet and savory taste.

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  • What: One of world's largest restaurant chains specializing in tonkatsu Japanese fried pork cutlet has opened its first shop in Hong Kong.

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