Tonkatsu Pork with Teriyaki Wasabi Dipping Sauce

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 15 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 6 x 130g pork loin steaks
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 6 small radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • micro herbs and steamed sushi rice, to serve

Teriyaki wasabi dipping sauce

  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi mayonnaise (see tip in 'General Information' tab)


  1. 1.
    Combine rice wine vinegar and ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl. Add radishes and stand for 20 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Meanwhile, place flour onto a plate and season with salt. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and black sesame seeds in a shallow bowl.
  3. 3.
    Dust each pork steak with flour, dip into egg and evenly coat in breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumb mixture into the pork. Place on a tray and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. 4.
    To make the teriyaki wasabi dipping sauce, whisk teriyaki sauce and wasabi mayonnaise in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. 5.
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook pork, in batches, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and just cooked through.
  6. 6.
    Drain radishes. Slice pork crossways into thick strips. Arrange pork on a serving platter. Sprinkle with micro-herbs. Serve with radishes and teriyaki wasabi sauce.

General Information


Wasabi mayonnaise is available in the Asian food section in large supermarkets. If preferred, serve the pork tonkatsu with store-bought Tonkatsu sauce.  It’s available in the same section in the supermarket.