‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) and ‘Chicken-katsu’ (Chicken Cutlets) are often served with ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce. ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauces are available from some Asian grocery stores, but it you can’t find it, why don’t you make it.

‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce is quite sweet. I think it is a mix of some fruit chutney, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and spices. It tastes like HP BBQ sauce. Here are two recipes for you to try.


Mock ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce

Ingredients
2 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire (Lea & Perrins)
1-2 teaspoons Sugar
1-2 teaspoons Soy Sauce

Method
Combine all ingredients. You can add a small amount of Lemon Juice, Chutney, Mustard or grated Ginger for extra flavour.

Sesame ‘Tonkatsu’ Sauce

Ingredients
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground until moist
2 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire (Lea & Perrins)
1-2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
1-2 teaspoon Sugar

Method
Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds until moist. Then combine all ingredients and mix well.