Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Bowl)


Katsudon is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, and vegetables. It is a popular dish among Japanese schoolchildren and is often eaten for lunch or dinner.


-1 pork cutlet
-1 egg
-1/2 onion
-1/2 carrot
-1/4 cabbage
-1 cup rice
-Soy sauce


1. Preheat a pan or griddle over medium-high heat and cook the pork cutlet until browned and cooked through.

2. In a separate pan, scramble the egg.

3. finely chop the onion, carrot, and cabbage.

4. Cook the rice according to package instructions.

5. Assemble the katsudon by placing the rice in a bowl, topping with the pork cutlet, egg, and vegetables. Drizzle with soy sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could use a different type of meat in place of the pork, such as chicken or beef.
-The vegetables can be changed to whatever you have on hand or prefer.
-If you want a more savory katsudon, you can add dashi or mirin to the soy sauce.

What other food it works well with

-Katsudon goes well with pickled ginger, daikon radish, or a simple green salad.

Common Mistakes

-Overcooking the pork cutlet will result in a dry, tough katsudon.
-Not seasoning the katsudon with salt and pepper will make it quite bland.

Nutritional Information

-Katsudon is a high-calorie dish due to the deep-fried pork cutlet.
-Katsudon contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, and various vitamins and minerals.



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