Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crumbed Cutlet Bowl カツ丼 Katsu Don



Not much introduction is needed for this popular dish here. Although I have been cooking katsu don for years but I only recently started using homemade dashi, the result is a hugely improved dish. To all my Muslim and Jewish friends, you may use chicken breast to replace the pork and it will be very delicious. I have made a version with Japanese curry (katsu kare カツカレ, click HERE). This is going be my last donburi dish for now, Chinese is next! 
P.S This dish is best cooked individually. 



serves 3 as a very satisfying one dish meal 
you'll need; 
3 pork fillets or skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
1 onion, sliced
1.5 cups of homemade dashi, click HERE 
6 tbs of Japanese soy
6 tbs of mirin
3 eggs
ponko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
flour
1 egg, beaten
Japanese parsley, picked or spring onions, sliced
salt to taste
oil for frying



Butterfly pork or chicken breasts and flatten with a kitchen mallet and season with salt and pepper.



Crumb cutlets. (flour - egg - ponko)


Fry cutlets in batches til golden, drain and set aside.



Bring 1/2 cup of dashi, soy and mirin to a simmer, then add in 1/3 of the onion slices. Cover and cook for a minute.



Slice cutlet, place in the pan, add some Japanese parsley or spring onions and pour a beaten egg all over. Cover and cook for 30 seconds.



Pour the contents into a bowl of steaming Japanese rice. Serve with some pickle ginger and shichimi togarashi.



ITADAKIMASU!

37 comments:

  1. Hi tummy! u sgt rajin lah! jeles i! most ur recipe byk japanese food, i likeee it ;-)

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  2. I have this for lunch at least once a week :) Looks a whole lot better than what I pay $15 for!

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  3. I am just logging on to check on your oyako don but now I am tempted to make this instead. I have some Korean breadcrumbs, may I use that?

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  4. hi tummy... solute la sama kamu sebab macam2 masakan u boleh buat! japanese foods mmg ai sukerr sangat! buatnya pun tak susah kan!

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  5. Woow, love katsudon! When frying lots of katsu for dinner, the leftover is often turned into katsu-don next day :)

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  6. I love the way its served ..all in a bowl. I bet it wld taste great with chicken...im very very tempted..got to go chk the dashi first :) tq

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  7. ijayuji ,
    Terima kasih! Masakan Jepun memang lebih senang kalau dinbandingkan degan masakan Melayu....kena tumbuk rempah tu hehe.

    KL girl in MELB,
    Haha you are a katsu lover then. Thank you!

    darren ,
    Oh sorry I made you change your plan :( Of course you may use that, they are the same thing, just a lot cheaper!

    hana,
    Terima kasih! Saya memang suka mencubai apa jua masakan. Memang banyak yang senang-senang belaka. Hana pasti tau banyak resipi Jepun juga kan?

    the lacquer spoon ,
    Haha I think I will do the same next time!

    Zurin,
    Thank you! I often use chicken too. Go get some now!

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  8. 你好棒呀!連我的最愛也出爐了!

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  9. You are killing my with such a delicious meal while I am just about to cook myself some instant noodles :(

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  10. I'm a big fan of Japanese food especially Katsudon or beef bowl. These are my family favorite ;)

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  11. My family members are big fan of Japanese food, actually I have bookmark this long time ago, after see your yummy bowl, i must try this very soon.

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  12. This looks soooo delicious! Love katsu don - and I think I've overcome my fear of frying so I've got to make it!

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  13. You make it look so simple! And yes, it is just the frying part that I am not fond of.

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  14. Hi hi
    I was just thinking of katsudon the other day. I saw a recipe in one of my cookbooks but I couldnt get dashi powder here. Now that you posted the recipe on dashi, I am gonna try your recipe. Although I am not sure I can get kelp or bonito flakes here, hehehe!

    Thanks!
    Miss B

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  15. Oh this looks good! I am loving the Japanese week because everything looked so good and quite simple too!

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  16. another of my favourite... I feel like I am at at Japanese restaurant! おいしい!

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  17. Yummy! Another one of your mouthwatering recipes and thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions!

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  18. This is one of my favorite dish too ... and now one of my son's favorite.

    Will try to make this soon!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I order this all the time but your homemade version looks much much better!

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  20. Haha so many people's favaourite, it is mine too surprise surprise! Love it!

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  21. Wow....you have become a Japanese chef and next you are going to be a Chinese chef! What about a Scottish chef?

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  22. I have some pork thawing out now and will have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  23. yum yum!!! im gonna try tonkatsu sometime this week...hope i fry it right!

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  24. Golly Gee! You made that sound so simple and yet the dish looks so exquisite. Awesome recipe

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  25. Wow, I'm feeling hungry now, just past midnight. Notice that you've changed your blog header, nice!

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  26. Looks great...the food and your new header.

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  27. Wow, looks divine. Your blog always makes me so hungry:) Have a great week

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  28. Hey you changed your header! I like it!

    I am a Japanese food lover and a big katsu fan. Your directions are always so well done! This looks like comfort food to me! Yum!

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  29. il y a toujours d'excellents plats chez toi
    on se régale à chaque fois
    bonne soirée

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  30. Oh yum, this looks so darn good. I've got to try this out soon.

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  31. Hey buddy, first of all the new header is great and secondly the katsudon looks better than any I have had!
    We have been having hot spring eggs with toasts in the morning :)

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  32. I have noticed your lovely new header and your katsu don is to die for! Looking forward to more delicious Chinese food!

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  33. Slurppp!!!mouthwatering here..

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  34. Gosh, another simple and yet scrumptious bowl of meal! You guys are so good.
    Regards, Kristy

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  35. 大肥 ,
    謝謝!太好了!

    LMH,
    Oh no stop eating that rubbish lol

    Anncoo,
    They are our favourite too :)

    Sonia,
    Thank you! You must try making it, your children will love you even more :)

    Su-Lin ,
    Thank you! Oh I hope you will overcome the fear :)

    penny ,
    Thank you! Me too! Cleaning up is a bit of a pain!

    Everybody Eats Well in Flanders ,
    Oh I hope you'll be able to get them, otherwise try with chicken stock :)

    rosa ,
    Thank you! I think my recipes for the last 2 weeks have been very simple no?

    little panda,
    Oh 有難うございます。

    tasteofbeirut,
    Thank you! I hope they are helpful.

    Tricia,
    Thank you! I think this is such a likeable dish :)

    shanshan ,
    Thank you very much!

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking,
    Thank you!

    CW,
    Thank you! :)

    Mary,
    Oh not at all just some Japanese dishes that I cook all the time. Don't know much about Scottish food though :)

    Pam,
    Oh you must! You are going to love it!

    mr. pineapple man ,
    Oh you will be ok :)

    Nostalgia ,
    Thank you! It is very simple :)

    Cheah,
    Thank you very much! I took a photo of my sauces and decided to change it :)

    Bo,
    Thank you very much!

    Sinful Southern Sweets ,
    Thank you ! You too!

    Lyndsey,
    Thank you very much! :)
    I am glad you find them useful, try it soon!

    Fimère ,
    Merci beaocoup!

    Jo,
    Thank you and please do ;)

    fitzboy,
    Thanks buddy!
    I am glad you are enjoying the hot spring eggs!

    Tricia F s,
    Thank you very much! I have a lot of exciting food coming so stay tuned.

    Priya ,
    Haha thank you!

    Kristy,
    Thank you very much! :)

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  36. Oh, so I can replace dashi with chicken stock? I suppose I can replace mirin and jap soya sauce as well, though the taste may be worlds apart, haha. You know how difficult it is to get japanese ingredients in europe :)

    Thanks for the heads up, I will try it soon. :)

    cheers
    Miss B

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