How-To Make Tonkatsu

How-To Make Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu, breaded and fried pork, is the ultimate Japanese comfort food. Elena Yamamoto, Co-Chef of Karasu in Brooklyn, shows us her favorite way to make Tonkatsu: making homemade breadcrumbs, brining her pork cutlets, and mixing store-bought Tonkatsu sauce (Elena says to always buy your tonkatsu sauce!) with freshly ground sesame seeds in a suribachi, a Japanese mortar and pestle.

As Elena says, it’s common to eat Tonkatsu before a big event, like a test or a sporting event, even a birthday, but we think you should eat it every day.

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  • Danaliism on February 20, 2020

    This is the greatest video on the internet

  • FUJIYAMA CHANNEL on February 20, 2020

    Sesami with sauce is the best for TONKATSU!

  • John Grams on February 20, 2020

    People brine ur pork its life changing

  • Dario Sisto on February 20, 2020

    She's little shy, but very good, professional and experience.
    Max respect

  • Jeremy Hall on February 20, 2020

    Does she have more cooking vids?

  • Orionleo on February 20, 2020

    Huh, I'll be honest. The somewhat shortened version that was put on facebook makes her seem really quiet and stilted. When you come here to watch it, you actually see her like, I dunno, talking about her brother and her dad and japan and stuff. Editor didn't do a bad job on the short version but they REALLY did shear her personality.

  • Notaliberal Fromcali on February 20, 2020

    like… like… ??….???…. ummm…. you know…. like….

  • fargone -:- on February 20, 2020

    I'm Portuguese/mix Asian from Macau and we make this all the time. If I want Asian I eat it with rice. If I want European I eat it with bread in a sandwich w/ tomato and lettuce.

  • Arnaldo Cando on February 20, 2020

    cant believe she burned it.

  • SoigneSamurai on February 20, 2020

    her voice is mad soothing

  • ubcroel on February 20, 2020

    I wanna mindbreak and corrupt her

  • Anthony Fernandes on February 20, 2020

    Great video, followed the recipe exactly, but turned out extremely salty, I left the pork in the brine for 12 hours,

  • Xial Patrocinio on February 20, 2020

    so kawaiii

  • WestBorn WestRaised on February 20, 2020

    They both look so Japanese and yet so American at the same time

  • Lourdes G on February 20, 2020

    OMG such a simple video. To the point. !! LOOOOVE IT!!! šŸ¤©šŸ¤©šŸ¤©ā¤ļø

  • Sir Benjamin Prevosa on February 20, 2020

    Damn shes so beautiful

  • Dakila Lozano on February 20, 2020

    god tongue

  • Dakila Lozano on February 20, 2020

    it's nice to pound most especially when you're having a bad day
    ( Ķ”Ā° ĶœŹ– Ķ”Ā°)

  • Niki Caruana on February 20, 2020

    This autoplayed after a Matty Matheson video and it couldn't be more opposite

  • SoBearish on February 20, 2020

    Why are they both so darn cute? Jeez. I will now brine my pork for tonkatsu. Thank.

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