Definition of tonkatsu in English:

tonkatsu

noun

  • A Japanese dish of pork coated in breadcrumbs and fried.

    • ‘their tonkatsu is freshly cooked’

Pronunciation

tonkatsu

/täNGˈkatso͞o/ /tɑŋˈkætsu/

Usage

The words tonkatsu and tonkotsu are often confused. Tonkatsu means ‘a Japanese dish of pork coated in breadcrumbs and fried’, whereas tonkotsu means ‘a Japanese broth made from pork marrow’

Origin

Japanese, from ton ‘pig, pork’ + katsu ‘cutlet’.