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」.
- 煉瓦亭 Originator shop
- 銀座スイス inventor of カツカレー
- とんかつ 成蔵 probably the top of Tonkatsu
- ポンチ軒 pioneer which turns tonkatsu into thick cut
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