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Tonkatsu
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Tonkatsu
Place of origin Japan
Main ingredients pork cutlet, fillet or loin; cabbage; miso soup

Tonkatsu (豚カツ, とんかつ or トンカツ) is a Japanese dish of fried pork meat.

Either pork fillet or pork loin, is sliced. It is then coated in flour, dipped into beaten eggs, and rolled in breadcrumbs. It is then fried in hot oil. People often use a Japanese Worcester sauce, but some use a vinegar-soy-sauce called ponzu when they eat it. Tonkatsu originated as a cutlet, but it is also used as a sandwich filling or in combination with curry.

Tonkatsu originated in Japan in the 19th century. Now it is known as a Japanese food by most of the world. It is usually prepared for special occasions, for example a wedding. It is always served with a type of alcoholic drink.


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