Chicken Katsu- Curry, Donburi & Bento
Chicken Katsu (also known as Tori Katsu) is succulent chicken that has been deep fried and coated in panko breadcrumbs. Chicken Katsu is traditionally served with a sweet and salty tonkatsu sauce; however, being a very versatile dish, it is also often served with Japanese curry and in rice dishes. Here at Yuhoki, we have a tempting selection of Katsu dishes to suit any palette.
Historically the dish originated as pork katsuretsu, first seen in Japan in the 1800s it was considered to be yōshoku (a western influenced dish), due to the inclusion of pork and deep frying. The pork later gave way to a variety of other Katsu dishes including fish, vegetables and of course chicken.
One of the most popular dishes here at Yuhoki is our Chicken Katsu Curry, crispy fragrant strips of chicken served with an unctuous Japanese curry sauce and rice. Like Chicken Katsu itself, curry dishes are very much a western influence on Japan, with curry powder being imported from Britain until the early 1900s. The yellow curry used in Japanese cuisine has a mild taste and lends itself well to the sweet and savoury nature of Japanese curry. The thick, creamy sauce is cooked with vegetables such as onion, potatoes and carrot creating texture and adding flavour. Our crispy chicken matched with silky curry sauce makes for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Another special Chicken Katsu dish is our Chicken Katsu Don, crispy chicken served with rice and eggs simmered in delicious stock and soy sauce liquor. Donburi, often shortened to Don, is a flavoursome Japanese rice bowl, in which the ingredients are simmered together and served over rice for a hearty warming dish. Chicken Katsu Donburi is also known as ‘Oyakodon’, literally meaning parent-and-child donburi, it’s known as this due to the inclusion of both chicken and egg within the dish. Chicken Katsu Don is a deliciously savoury one bowl meal perfect for any occasion.
A new addition to our menu is Chicken Katsu Bento, crispy but succulent chicken strips in a traditional fruity tonkatsu sauce served with salad, gyoza, rice and miso soup. Tonkatsu sauce is a well-known accompaniment to Chicken Katsu, made with several ingredients including malt vinegar as well as fruit and vegetable purees the thick sauce has a tangy yet sweet taste. Our handy bento boxes are an excellent lunch option, giving you a balanced an interesting selection of dishes to sate your appetite.
An indulgent treat, Chicken Katsu is a winner no matter which of these dishes you fancy. So why not book a table and visit us and find your favourite…but we warn you it’s so good you may not be able to stop at just one dish.