It is hard to believe that this dish is Japanese, in fact Tonkatsu has definite European leanings and lets face it, it is a pork schnitzel in all but name, but a schnitzel with the glorious flavours of Japan. Come to think of it this is the first Japanese recipe I have put up on Krumpli which is odd because I love Japanese food but I have to admit I find it very intimidating, you see I believe that the Japanese make the most beautiful food that anyone ever puts on a plate. Of course it tastes wonderful and I am fairly confident with my flavours for traditional Japanese food (of which of course this is not), but the thought of putting Japanese food on a plate and have it not look like a work of art would be doing it a disservice.
I wish I could remember where I got my Tonkatsu sauce recipe from and give it name check as it is delicious and so simple and if I was honest gets a run out on many more things than my Japanese pork schnitzel, a traditional sauce is incredibly complex and takes many hours to make, this take minutes and is delicious. I did float around on the web to try and find my original source and fell short however it would seem that this recipe or fairly similar versions of this are pretty par for the course.