Easy to Make for Bentos! Bite-size Layered Tonkatsu

Easy to Make for Bentos! Bite-size Layered Tonkatsu

Tender and easy to make tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) made with layers of thinly sliced meat. It works well for bentos!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly (for shabu-shabu)
200 g
Sliced cheese
To taste
Salt and pepper
to taste
Cake flour
2 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
As needed
Oil for frying and grilling
As needed ( I used to 4 to 5 tablespoons last time )


1. Spread the meat and season with salt and pepper (I used thin meat for shabu-shabu so it's easy to wrap)
2. Fold the meat into half, then again until it's bite size. If using cheese, wrap the meat around it and tightly secure.
3. Mix flour and water for the batter. Coat the meat from Step 2 and then with panko.
4. Heat a pan with oil and cook over medium heat without letting it move around too much. It's ready once both sides are nice and golden brown (The picture shows 1 serving. )

Story Behind this Recipe

I've made layered tonkatsu (or "mille-feuille" tonkatsu) few times and thought, "Wouldn't it be easy if I just made a bite-size dish instead of making something big that needs to be cut?" so I made this recipe. It's not expensive to make, is delicious and is very hearty too!