I’m planning to have Tonkatsu for lunch today, and so I decided to get myself in the mood by searching for a yummy photo of a tokatsu set for my Today’s Japan Photo series.
This shot of a simple dish of tonkatsu with a bowl of rice was taken by flickr user dapan. The cutlet looks really juicy and crispy that I can’t stop salivating over it.
Here’s a snippet from Wikipedia for those who have no idea what is a tonkatsu:
Tonkatsu (豚カツ or とんかつ), invented in the late 19th century, is a popular dish in Japan.
It consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet one to two centimeters thick and sliced into bite-sized pieces, generally served with shredded cabbage and/or miso soup. Either a pork fillet (ヒレ, hire) or pork loin (ロース, rōsu) cut may be used; the meat is usually salted, peppered, dredged lightly in flour, dipped into beaten egg and then coated with panko (breadcrumbs) before being deep fried.