Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce (only 4 ingredients!)

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Tonkatsu sauce, or Katsu sauce, is a Japanese BBQ sauce that is a condiment for deep fried katsu dishes like chicken katsu or pork tonkatsu. Here’s a super simple Tonkatsu sauce recipe that you can make with pantry ingredients in less than 5 minutes! Keep reading below for the full recipe and my key tips for making the best katsu sauce that goes perfect with my Chicken Katsu or Tonkatsu recipe!

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Tonkatsu Sauce mixed in a bowl

Ingredients for Tonkatsu Sauce

This recipe could not be more simple and only requires four ingredients! Here are the ingredients you will need!

Ingredients for Tonkatsu Sauce

What is Tonkatsu Sauce?

Tonkatsu sauce is a thick, sweet and savory Japanese sauce that is often used as a dipping sauce for Tonkatsu, a deep-fried pork cutlet, or other katsu dishes. It’s also a great sauce for drizzling over vegetables, salads, and other dishes. If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, then you’re probably already familiar with Tonkatsu sauce. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make Tonkatsu sauce at home with just a few simple ingredients.

What else can I use Tonkatsu Sauce for?

The great part about this sauce is you can put it on basically anything! Here are some of the various ways you can enjoy your Tonkatsu sauce with:

  • Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Beef

Tips for the best sauce:

Here is are my top tips for making the best Tonkatsu Sauce:

  • Use high-quality ingredients: The quality of your ingredients will greatly affect the flavor of your sauce. Choose a good quality ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and oyster sauce for the best results.
  • Adjust the sweetness and saltiness to your liking: The recipe above is just a guide, so feel free to adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce to your liking. Some people prefer a sweeter sauce, while others prefer a saltier sauce.
  • Let the flavors meld: It’s important to let the sauce chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and create a more cohesive sauce.
  • Use as a dipping sauce or drizzle it over dishes: Tonkatsu sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used as a dipping sauce for katsu or drizzled over vegetables, salads, or other dishes.
Tonkatsu sauce ingredients in a bowl

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I love using this sauce as my dipping sauce for Chicken Katsu. The salty, sweet tanginess of the sauce compliments the crispy chicken beautifully!

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5 from 4 votes

Tonkatsu Sauce

Servings: 1 cup
Prep: 5 minutes
Tonkatsu Sauce mixed in a bowl
Tonkatsu sauce, or Katsu sauce, is a Japanese bbq sauce that is a condiment for deep fried katsu dishes like chicken katsu or pork tonkatsu. Here's a super simple Tonkatsu sauce recipe that you can make with pantry ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar, to taste

Instructions 

  • Mix together ketchup, worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, and brown sugar in a bowl until smooth.
  • Let chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes in the fridge to let the flavors meld together. Serve as a dipping sauce for katsu or drizzle it on vegetables, or salads and enjoy!

Additional Info

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
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