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Japanese-Style Crispy Fried Pork Bowl (Tonkatsu Donburi)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Recipe for a popular Japanese rice bowl, also known as Katsudon. Garnish with sliced green onions."
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32 m servings 590
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 rice bowls)


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  1. Mix dashi, sugar, mirin, soy sauce, and salt together in a small bowl.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in dashi mixture. Lay pork slices carefully on top of the onions. Drizzle eggs around the slices. Cover skillet and cook until eggs are set, about 2 minutes.
  3. Divide rice between 2 bowls. Top each with half the onions, eggs, and pork slices.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute chicken stock for the dashi if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 590 calories; 24 58.1 32 267 1224 Full nutrition

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This was a dish I dearly loved to eat when I was stationed in Japan. My small town of Misawa in Aomori-ken had either a breaded pork cutlet or a breaded chicken breast, sliced thin so that there...

I made this with leftover chicken curlet! I sprinkled green onions right before turning off the fire. This is a childhood favorite of mine too! Yummy!

I'll definitely make this again. It was very good although I did prepare some of the ingredients wrong. Next time I'll add some seasoning to the rice, for sure. I ended up using chicken stock ...