Katsudon is made of tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) cooked with eggs simmered in sweet and savory broth and served over rice. A perfect delicious rice bowl that you’ll find hard to resist.
This is another recipe that I tried from Everyday Harumi cookbook by Harumi Kurihara. She shared that the word katsudon comes from tonkatsu, a deep-fried pork cutlet, and donburi, the word for a bowl of rice with an added ingredient on top. A typical katsudon is a bowl of hot rice with a tonkatsu steak on top but the tonkatsu is given extra flavor by being cooked in a special sauce and covered with a delicious egg topping.
I’m hungry just thinking about it. You know you I like a rice dish with all the protein piled on top of it and katsudon is absolutely my favorite Japanese meal (probably after ramen ?). When I dived in that bowl of goodness: the soft eggs, the delicious sauce along with tonkatsu, I couldn’t help but to think “How can a simple things like katsudon can bring so much joy to my palate and so comforting”. It’s a bowl of awesomeness!!!
Katsudon (Pork cutlet rice bowl)
- 1 tonkatsu
- 1 small onion about 2 oz, peeled
- 1-2 medium eggs
- ½ cup niban dashi
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp mirin
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- A bowl of hot cooked Japanese sushi rice - more if you are hungry 😉 about 3/4 cup
- Cut the tonkatsu pork steak into 6 long strips. Slice the onion thinly. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs together
- Put the dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves
- Add the onion and cook until it starts to soften, then add the tonkatsu and cook until heated through
- Pour the beaten egg on top of the tonkatsu and leave to cook- DO NOT MIX IN. When the egg looks almost cooked, cover the pan with a lid, turn off the heat, and allow it to absorb the flavors
- Carefully tip the tonkatsu pork steak, the onion, and the remaining liquid onto a bowl of hot rice and eat immediately
Beside making the chiffon cake today, I also made the Katsudon today from your recipes. yes I’m on a roll. I made about 12 katsudon last night and freeze some of them. I followed your recipe for the Donburi sauce and my family love it. Taste just like those we have at the Japanese place. Thank you again for another great success recipe. I will definitely be trying more of your other recipes soon.
Oh my! You were on a roll! ha..ha..! I’m happy to know that it’s another winner for your family. That’s all we can ask for as a cook in the family right? 🙂 I appreciate your feedbacks greatly. Thank you for trying and for taking time to leave your feedback. It’s priceless to me 🙂
I’ve been craving for Japanese food so I am in search for Katsudon recipe, I am really glad you have this on your blog. it’s one of my favorite because it’s so fulfilling.
It definitely looks delicious and sounds so comforting, I can imagine why you like it so much. 🙂
That looks gorgeous Marvellina! YUM
Thank you so much Maria.
This looks lovely. Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you Danielle.