The Japanese Katsu Sando Sandwich is So Easy to Make

Katsu Sando. Photo by anaumenko/Depositphotos

The Japanese katsu sando sandwich is a 30-minute recipe you need to try.


For the tonkatsu sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

For the sandwich:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups panko
  • 1/2 cup Yuzu mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2-inch thick
  • 8 white bread slices without crust
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • tonkatsu sauce


  • Prepare the sauce by mixing the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, honey, and ketchup.
  • Combine the pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and flour together. In a second bowl beat the eggs. Get a third bowl and fill it with the panko.
  • Get the pork chops and make sure they are dry. Start dipping them first in the flour, next in the eggs and finally in the panko.
  • Fill a pot with 3 inches vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot at 350 F degrees, start frying the pork chops until done. Top the meat off with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • In a bowl combine the mayonnaise and cabbage.
  • Start making the katsu sando sandwich by adding 1 tablespoon of tonkatsu sauce on one side of the bread slices. Add the pork chop on 4 slices bread, add 1/2 cup cabbage and finish off with the remaining bread slices.