Tonkatsu sauce is popular in Japan for tonkatsu and other fried foods. This recipe is easy to make and has a tangy and rich flavor. It makes a great Japanese style katsu chicken sauce and is perfect for dipping all your favorite deep fried food!
Growing up, whenever we had chicken katsu, tonkatsu, or korokke, we always had the Bulldog brand sauce along with it. And you know what? I never liked it. *gasp* I know. My brothers would pour a bunch on, and I would just very lightly put a few drops on mine. Weird kid. I also didn’t like to dip my fries in ketchup.
Well, I dip my fries in ketchup now, but I like to make my own sauce. It’s super simple to make and keep at home and it makes a great chicken katsu sauce.
This tonkatsu sauce recipe is great because it’s made with ingredients that many people have on hand! Ketchup, butter, worcestershire sauce (can’t pronounce it, but I THINK I spelled it right, haha), soy sauce, and a little bit of garlic powder.
This sauce can be used for soooo many more things than just tonkatsu. Try it out as a chicken katsu sauce recipe or the next time you make your favorite fried food! Or you can try non fried food. It is a great alternative to barbecue sauce. I haven’t tried dipping veggies in it, but I could see it working!
This sauce goes well with my Japanese croquette recipe (korokke), a type of dumpling which uses potatoes inside and beaten egg and Japanese style panko bread crumbs outside . As you can see in the picture above, my 3 year old was loving it!