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Tonkatsu Sauce

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    Tonkatsu Sauce

    We refer “sauce” (pronounced So-su in Japanese) as a thicker version of Worcestershire sauce. So-su (ソース) comes in three types: thin, medium-thick, and extra thick.

    • Thin sauce – Usutah So-su (ウスターソース) similar to Worcestershire sauce but a bit sweeter.
    • Medium-thick sauce – Chuno So-su (中濃ソース)
    • Thick sauce – Tonkatsu So-su (とんかつソース) which is used for dishes like Tonkatsu. The major sauce brand in Japan is called Bull-Dog Vegetable & Fruit Sauce (Tonkatsu Sauce) (see the picture above).

    Tonkatsu Sauce

    Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe

    Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe | Easy Japanese Recipes at

    You can make tonkatsu sauce at home using other condiments you have. For Tonkatsu Sauce recipe, click here.

    Recipes Using Tonkatsu Sauce

    Tonkatsu | Just One


    A white plate containing Japanese Croquette (Korokke) served with Tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage on the side.

    Korokke (Croquettes)

    Chicken katsu served on a plate along with spring salad.

    Chicken Katsu

    Katsu Sando stacked on top of each other.

    Katsu Sando

    Other Similar Sauces (So-su) in Japan

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