Transfer over banh-mi, Sydney has a brand new lunch obsession.
The pork katsu sandwich, or sando, is overtaking café menus and Instagram feeds.
A thick slab of deep fried, panko-crumbed pork cutlet and crunchy cabbage is packed between two slices of soppy, fluffy, crust-less white bread.
The katsu sando is to Japan what the banh-mi is to Vietnam or the mortadella panino to Italy.
Since Café Oratnek in Redfern put it on the menu three years in the past, iterations have appeared at numerous cafes throughout the inside metropolis and extra lately two new cafes have opened that specialize in it, Sando Bar in Surry Hills and Sandoitchi in Darlinghurst.
Café Oratnek chef Kenny Takayama sells 100 sandwiches on weekends and isn’t afraid of the competitors.
“I began it in Sydney and individuals are copying me as a result of it’s good,” he mentioned.
“It doesn’t matter how many individuals are doing it so long as I’m the most effective. I’ve tried some individuals’s and mine’s the thickest and the juiciest.”
Every sandwich comprises 200 grams of pork and is cooked to order moderately than pre-made, the bread is an inch thick and is room temperature moderately than chilly, the cabbage is sliced tremendous thinly and the mustard is good.
His secret is deep-frying the pork for 12 minutes and 42 seconds so it’s 98 per cent cooked. By the point it reaches the desk it’s 99 per cent cooked, sufficient to make it edible however not an excessive amount of that it’s dried out.
Riho Inoda, 23 from Parramatta mentioned it’s higher than the katsu sandwiches she grew up with in Japan.
“This one is a very larger reduce, in my nation the meat is smaller,” she mentioned.
“I prefer it higher this manner.”
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