Tonkatsu

「とんかつ」・「とんカツ」・「トンカツ」・「豚カツ」

Tonkatsu is deep fried pork cutlet, often serve with shredded cabbage and miso soup. Originally from France (Côtelette de veau). At first it was thin cut, now it's about 2.5-3cm thick (Thanks to ポンチ軒)!

1899 「煉瓦亭」(still in Ginza) started by selling 「ポークカツレツ」.

Shops

  • いちよし - a high cost performance shop, order some side dishes!
  • 丸五—Very very long queue

Words

Typical parts to eat:

  • ヒレ fillet
  • ロース loin

fry vegetables, seafood => フライ、カキフライ
fry meat => カツ、とんかつ

Variants

  • ハムカツ
  • 牛カツ
  • カツ丼