Tonkatsu is a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet from Japan that is served with shredded cabbage and soup. The tender meat is usually salted, peppered, dredged in flour, dipped into beaten egg, coated with bread crumbs and then fried.
Introduced in Japan by the Portuguese it is now eaten with chopsticks. It is also used as a sandwich filling. The finest tonkatsu can be found in southern Japan and is made from black pig.