Evil Katsu NYC Blog Article, Katsu Sando

Katsu Sando, also known as Katsu Sandwich, is a popular Japanese sandwich that consists of a breaded and deep-fried cutlet of meat, typically pork or chicken, sandwiched between two slices of soft, crustless bread. The term "Katsu" is short for "katsuretsu," which means cutlet in Japanese.

It is believed to have originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It was inspired by Western-style cuisine, particularly the British dish known as "Cutlet Sandwich" or "Cutlet Bread." This dish consisted of a breaded and fried cutlet of meat served between slices of bread.

The concept of the Cutlet Sandwich was brought to Japan during the Meiji era (late 19th to early 20th century) when Western influence and cuisine began to spread in the country. Japanese chefs and cooks adapted the concept and created their own version, incorporating Japanese flavors and techniques.

Katsu Sando gained popularity in Japan over the years, becoming a staple in Japanese cuisine and a beloved comfort food. It is commonly found in bento boxes, convenience stores, cafes, and even high-end restaurants.

At Evil Katsu we created our own versions, our Sando has Nori Kewpie Mayo instead of Tonkatsu Sauce, gives it a light fresh taste and it travels better for take out and delivery, it also has Red Cabbage and Shaved Carrots dressed in a Shallot Vinaigrette which balances very well with the thick deep fried cutlet and slices of Daikon dusted with Ichimi for a little kick. Fun fact, Red Cabbage and Daikon help your body digest fat, so even though it is fried comfort food you won't feel stuffed after words.

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