It is said that tonkatsu has its origins in the beginning of the 20th century when the popular dish of pork cutlet was made in the yoshoku (Japanese-style Western cuisine) restaurants of Tokyo. Tonkatsu, which has thick slices of pork coated in panko and then deep fried, is usually served with chopped cabbage. Currently, there are numerous tonkatsu restaurants and the dish is even made and eaten inside the home.
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