Sunday, April 9, 2017

AMW Cooks: Pork Tonkatsu

Hey AMW friends who loves to cook as much as I do!
I finally made it!  A Pork Tonkatsu that tastes legit!  *ahem* approved by the AMW family of course!  (either it is truly yummy or they are just being nice!)  

But here's the FINAL result! :P  Nothing fancy, nothing restaurant-looking, but definitely a tummy-filling warm-to-the-heart-and-soul dish!  (daming sinabi!:P)


  • Pork Chops 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko or Bread crumbs
for sauce:
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Sesame seeds/oil
  • Cornstarch and water (to create slurry)


  • I pounce each pork chop until "thin" and slice with tip of knife.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on both side of meat and set aside as I prepare the breading mixture.

  •  Coat the meat with All Purpose Flour, dip in egg and cover with bread crumbs.  I used to just use Egg and Bread Crumbs but All-Purpose Flour makes a huge difference to the "fluffier" texture of Pork Chops.

  • Heat frying pan and pour oil in low fire setting.  Fry each side of the pork chop until brown.  Set the prok chop on a cooling rack as you prepare for the Tonkatsu sauce.

For easier Tokatsu Sauce, purchase Bullfrog on Japanese stores and selected supermarket near you.  For me, I like to create my own by combining ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, Oyster Sauce (both from Lee Kum Kee) and brown sugar in a bowl mixing everything together and add seasoning like salt and pepper to taste depending on liking.  I also like to "thicken" the sauce by adding Cornstarch slurry and since I don't have sesame seeds, I add a drop or 2 of sesame oil.


Let me know if you tried this recipe!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. I will try this one. How come I haven't seen bullfrog yet? Anyway I hope I can replicate your dish. I love pork tonkatsu but lately chicken tonkatsu is getting my attention.

    1. ah Bullfrog is available in most supermarket, try SM !

  2. Wow, thanks for this! It looks easy enough!

  3. My Mom is experimenting with the sauce when I showed her your ingredients lol!


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