Katsudon served in a large Japanese rice bowl with a pair of chopsticks
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5 from 3 votes

Katsudon (Deep Fried Pork Cutlets Rice Bowl)

Katsudon is a dlicious Japanese dish made with rice topped with Tonkatsu and a sweet and tasty sauce. It's easy to make and is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Rice dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #Katsudon, #Pork katsu rice bowl, donburi
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 1348kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 1/4 cup Dashi stock
  • 1/4 onion Onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked rice
  • 1/2 tbsp Mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 egg egg
  • 1 piece Tonkatsu
  • 1/2 tbsp green topping


  • Thinly slice the onion and cut the Tonkatsu into 1.5 cm (0.6inch) wide slices.
  • Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Pour Dashi stock in a shallow frying pan and bring it to boil over medium heat.
  • Add sliced onion and cook till the onion softens.
  • Add Mirin, Sugar and Soy sauce and cook it for a few minutes.
  • Place the sliced Tonkatsu in the saucepan and pour the eggs over the Tonaktsu.
  • Cook for a further couple of minutes until the eggs are half cooked and slightly runny.
  • Serve rice in a large rice bowl.
  • Slide the Tonkatsu and egg and sauce over the rice.
  • Topp with chopped green shallots(scallions) or Mitsuba.



*I used pork, but it can be replaced with chicken or beef. 
*Garnish choices are scallions, mitsuba or shiso. 


Calories: 1348kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 903mg | Sodium: 1418mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1310IU | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 5.1mg