Easy and Cheap! Soft Bite-Sized Tonkatsu

Easy and Cheap! Soft Bite-Sized Tonkatsu

No need for complicated shaping! The mayonnaise makes it easy to coat the panko. Stir-fry using only a small amount of oil. Even cheap pork will become nice and tender. A perfect bento item.


Thinly siced pork offcuts
about 300g
about 1-2 tablespoons
as needed


1. Season the pork with salt, pepper, and mayonnaise , then cut into bite-sized pieces.
2. Dredge in panko, coating the meat entirely.
3. Fry the pork in a small amount of oil (over low-medium heat). Do not touch the pork pieces once they are placed in the pan.
4. It's better to add a lot of mayonnaise to maintain the shape of the tonkatsu.

Story Behind this Recipe

Some tonkatsu recipes involve layering the cuts of pork on the top of each other, shaping them, then dredging, which is too complicated. I simply used mayonnaise and panko, which I already tried when making fried Pacific Saury.