Have you tried chicken katsu?

@YamiKiba (937)
United States
November 29, 2008 11:09pm CST
Chicken katsu is Japanese-style fried chicken. Originating from tonkatsu, which is a pork cutlet that is breaded, and deep-fried and sliced into bite sized strips around 1 - 2 cm thick, this chicken variation is often seen in Hawaiian plate lunches. I have tried chiken katsu for the first time a couple of months back at a restaurant called L & L's where they serve dishes Hawaiian style, and found it to be quite delicious. Have you tried some?
8 responses
@much2say (45523)
• United States
9 May 10
Yah, we have it on occasion when we go the homestyle Japanese restaurant we go to every now and then. My mom always made the tonkatsu, so I'm used to the pork. We have an L&L about a mile from here (in CA) . . . I hear they are Hawaiian but I wasn't sure if they were the real deal, so I guess it is! My friend from Hawaii told me about Hawaiian plates and how it's a mix up of foods from different cultures. I like both the chicken katsu and the tonkatsu, but I need to have my rice with it - hee hee. Oh, and I like my sauce on the side with it - I hate it when restaurants drench it with the extra tonkatsu sauce!
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@YamiKiba (937)
• United States
3 Aug 10
Hehe awesome. I've never been to a legit Japanese restaurant. . .mainly because I'm not too fond of sushi. I've never tried tonkatsu, because the only pork I eat is bacon and lean ham hehe. The nearest L&L to me is in Eagle Rock, but it isn't the most accessible one unless my parents drive me ^^ (I dont have a license yet *tear* the writing exams are hard D:) and of course, rice is a must! I love the macaroni salad they include with their katsu too. . .so good. I generally don't like any type of sauce on my chicken katsu though haha. Unless its gravy, yum.
@mymelodake (1338)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
Yes I have, and I like it, although I don't really order it at my favorite japanese restaurant. I like breaded food, but not too much, and I always find something else that I like better. At home though, we do make a something like the chicken katsu and I absolutely love it! We make it out of chicken cutlets and then it's breaded and fried. I love to sprinkle spices onto it. I must say I like it more than fried chicken!
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@YamiKiba (937)
• United States
3 Aug 10
Nice response! I love breaded chicken cutlets yum :). Don't get me started with spicy food haha. At this restaurant I go to they have the option of adding curry to their chicken katsu and it is amazing.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I have never heard of it before. My husband may have because he used to live in Hawaii when he was in the Army. He is at work or I would ask him about it.
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@SaviourV (260)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 08
Saviour-V teleports in... Haven't had any so far. Last I had were the chicken katsu sandwiches sold in the Meidi-ya bakery chain here in Malaysia. Haven't heard much from them lately, either...some outlets have closed down in recent years. Would you happen to know how to make them? I could try learning how to make those, so I can make a quick packed lunch on the fly. Saviour-V teleports out..
@YamiKiba (937)
• United States
3 Aug 10
No I'm afraid I don't. :( The only thing I can make is steamed rice and anything that just requires you to boil things, unfortunately lol. I want to learn though haha.
@jlamela (4905)
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
Wow that sounds delicious!unfortunately, I have not tried any Japanese food so far, but I am hoping I can eat this chicken katsu, I'll look for this recipe in Japanese restaurant here in our place.
• United States
9 May 10
one of Hawaii's FAVORITE. O'NO grind with the sauce and steam rice but I gave up meat -___- but in a good way. I used to love those though haha
@moneymaya (901)
• India
30 Nov 08
I am hearing first time this name 'Chicken Kastu' which is a japanes -style friend chicken and also hearing first time Tonkastu, but I don't like port , in chicken I would only prefer fried chicken and Chicken curry which is an indian recipee and its perared using chicken wiht soup . and I hope that I would try one day or other this Chicken Kastu , cheers :-)
@kunking (1116)
• China
30 Nov 08
i never heard about it before...but i prefer to eat fried chicken and chicken katsu will certainly very delicious...