Katsudon is Tonkatsu (deep-fried pork) and eggs cooked in a sweet and salty broth and placed over rice. Don (donburi) means a bowl, and Donburi dishes are a popular kind of casual rice dish in Japan.Katsudon is a hearty dish compared to other Japanese food because Tonkatsu is breaded and deep-fried, but the taste is so good that you will not mind the extra calories from the oil. Katsudon is soul food in Japan, too. Katsu means “win” in Japan. Katsudon is typical lunch dish in actual restaurant.
Recipe of Katsudon
for 4 serving
430g (2 cups) SunRice Japanese Style Sushi Rice
4 x 100g pork loin steaks
75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
100g (2 cups) panko breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil, to shallow fry, plus 1 tbs extra
80ml (1/3 cup) chicken stock
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp white sugar
1 brown onion, sliced
1/3 cup (about 2) thinly sliced green shallots
Place the rice in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and gently wash the rice. Drain. Cook the rice following the packet directions. Set aside and keep warm.
Meanwhile, place 1 pork steak between 2 sheets of baking paper. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, gently pound until 1cm thick. Repeat with remaining pork. Season.
Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl. Place flour and breadcrumbs on separate plates. Dip steaks in flour. Shake off excess. Dip in egg, then breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to coat.
Pour oil into a frying pan to come 1cm up the side. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Cool slightly. Slice.
Combine stock, soy and sugar in a bowl. Heat extra 1 tbs oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion for 8 minutes until soft. Add stock mixture. Top with pork.
Whisk 3 eggs. Drizzle over pork. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until egg is just set. Divide rice among serving bowls. Top with pork mixture. Sprinkle with shallot.
Dorayaki is a pancake-like cake originated from Japan. This cake is Doraemon’s favourite, with the anko (red bean paste) as the filling, and it tastes sweet.
Recipe of Dorayaki
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp honey
3/4 cup milk
Anko (sweet red bean paste)
Step1 Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl.
Step2 In another bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, and honey together. Add milk and mix well.
Step3 Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture, and whisk until batter becomes smooth.
Step4 Heat non-stick frying pan with a small amount of oil and wipe excess oil well. At medium low heat, drop 1/8 of a cup of batter onto the pan, like a pancake. Cook about 2 minutes until the surface of the pancake has a lot of bubbles and the edges become dry. Flip over and cook 1 more minute.
Step5 Transfer to a plate and cover with a wet paper towel.
Step6 Take one cake and place a heaping tablespoon of Anko and cover with another cake. Wrap it with plastic and press with hands. Pinch to seal the edges of the pancakes together.