Tonkatsu, breaded and fried pork, is the ultimate Japanese comfort food. Elena Yamamoto, Co-Chef of Karasu in Brooklyn, shows us her favorite way to make Tonkatsu: making homemade breadcrumbs, brining her pork cutlets, and mixing store-bought Tonkatsu sauce (Elena says to always buy your tonkatsu sauce!) with freshly ground sesame seeds in a suribachi, a Japanese mortar and pestle.
As Elena says, it’s common to eat Tonkatsu before a big event, like a test or a sporting event, even a birthday, but we think you should eat it every day.
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