Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tonkatsu (Pork) - (돈까스)

For dinner last night, we had Tonkatsu. This is actually very simple to make, but I thought I would share it anyhow. =P

Go ahead and buy some lean pork steaks (you can also use chicken or beef). I bought this at the K-market and they have it labeled as "Tonkatsu" meat.

I then make myself comfortable on the kitchen floor and grab my meat tenderizer and a cutting board. Just pound away on the meat until it spreads out and becomes very thin.

Like this.

Continue with the rest of your meat...I ended up using 9 patties. We eat a lot here~

Organize some panko crumbs, Korean pancake batter, and egss on the countertop in plates.

Season the pork on both sides with some salt and pepper and then dip it into the Korean batter mix first.

Then take that coated piece and dip it into the egg mixture.

Finally take the egg drenched meat and dip it into the panko mix and coat it thoroughly.

Fry it in oil (I used grapeseed) on medium-high heat until it is golden brown on both sides.

Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel...

And plate it with some rice, shredded cabbage with Thousand Island dressing, and dan-mooji.

We enjoyed it with a side of cream of corn soup....from the bag. =) Enjoy!

PS. This is the brand of tonkatsu sauce that I'm currently using. I haven't attempted to make this at home....YET. =P


  1. yum yum yum! You should open a restaurant!!!

    I did a quick search for rice... but didn't find a simple one that teaches how to cook plain bap. Can you help me? (Stove top--my Umma refused to do it any other way!)

    I'm desperate! My parents moved back to Korea, and I just can't get it right!

    Thanks SO much for this blog!!!

  2. what kind of sauce did you use?

  3. @amy - use a 2:1 ratio of water and rice. 2 cups water for every 1 cup rice. Just boil it and when the water is almost evaporated, lower the heat, close the lid and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

  4. @anonymous- I just buy premade Tonkatsu sauce. When I get the time, I'll take a picture of it. =P

  5. i didn't know there was honey-flavored bread crumbs? yum! i like to sprinkle onion powder on my raw chix before putting the flour/egg/bread crumbs. i think it adds a little more flavor.

  6. ^^ YUM! The onion powder sounds delish. I'll definitely have to try that next time~ Thanks for the 411!

  7. i hope that you hurry up and make your recipe book!! I would SO buy it!!



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