February 7, 2014

The Improper Way: Cheese Katsudon


I don't know why but I always end up ordering a katsudon with a sweet sauce (forgot the exact name) whenever I got to a katsu house.  It's weird because I'm not really a fan of it...it's too sweet for me.

I wanted to try to make it at home and perfectly I found a recipe from pepper.ph that will balance the saltiness and sweetness of the dish because cheese is added to the recipe.

If you want to know how to properly make it then head over to www.pepper.ph because here I'll be showing how to make Cheese Katsudon the illegal/improper let's say the faster and untraditional way?

Cheese Chicken Katsodun

Chicken Katsu
1/2 kilo chicken breast fillet
salt and pepper
1/2 cup flour
1 beaten egg
1 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying

1 cup water
1/4 cup Kikkoman soy sauce
1/2 piece of chicken cubes
*1 tbps or more depending on your level of sweetness but this is optional

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp. oil
1 white onion, sliced
4 beaten eggs
2 stalks leeks, sliced diagonally
1 cup grated cheese
and of course, RICE

How to:
1.  Start with the katsu.  Clean and pat dry the chicken fillets then season it lightly with salt and pepper.
2.  Coat all the chicken with the flour.
3.  Pour over the chicken the 1 beaten egg, then work it until all the fillets are coated with egg. (see how improper this is?)
4.  Next heat the oil in a pan.
5.  While the pan is heating, coat the fillets with bread crumbs.
6.  Then fry!  It'll take a minute or two for each side of the chicken.  Drain excess oil and set aside.

I burnt some because I was headbanging when Jam88.3 played a block party song

1.  Boil all the sauce ingredients until the chicken cube is melted.
2.  Set aside but keep warm.

Finally, assembly
1.  Sliced the fillets into long strips, keeping the pieces together though.  Set aside.
2.  Heat oil in pan and sautee the onion.
3.  Add the eggs and when it's half cook, top it with the chicken fillets.
4.  Pour the sauce.
5.  Add on the top of the fillets the leeks and cheese.

melting the cheese!

6.  Cover the pan and let everything cooked over medium heat until the cheese is semi-melted.
7.  Serve with rice.

I'm always in a hurry when I make this because I need to go to work and only have an hour time to cook which explains why I make and assemble everything in one pan instead of fillet by fillet.

the family thinks this is yummy!

Well, I hope this crazy method of mine helps you in your cooking :P


Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!


  1. YUmmmy!!! looks delicious :)


    1. thanks, it's of the most requested dish in the family :)

  2. omg..noo...this is seriously looks soooo delicious and I loveeeee Japanese food!!

    1. really? thanks, you should make some and let me know if they are also good :)

  3. I have never tried this before but that looks absolutely delicious! :D


  4. WOW! Looks delicious. Anything with lots of cheese is automatically a winner for me. :D

  5. Thank you for sharing such a delicious receipe! My dinner will be soup... Your food looks so yummy!
    So far, we are lucky because if the order is above $50 (more or less the €40), we don't have to pay. if i had exceeded that limit, I would have paid the exact same $30 as you did. That's why I always make smaller orders and the package size also matters. If the package is very big, there are better chances customs will keep it.

    It's actually complicated for me to buy my skincare and make-up online, but the products works so much better and the prices are more friendly.


    1. I suck in making soups and welcome if you happen to try this in the future let me know what it taste like. well I wanted to make small orders too but the shipping fee in gmarket is just so expensive so I always think twice plus if there's no one around our house to recieve my package then I had to claim it to the head office of our postal office which is very very far away to where I live. so to avoid all the hussle, I just order to a local online seller who most of the time accommodate all my orders as long as it is available in gmarket or known shops in korea :)

      agree that products that are usually sold online are much better and cheaper (plus there's lot of freebies that comes with every order too)

  6. Oh wow, this looks REALLY good.


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