In the Kitchen: Menchi Katsu メンチカツ

Who doesn't love a super simple recipe for a tasty meal? For the past few months, I've been fixing our dinner after work so really, a simple and quick recipe is a life saver. This menchi katsu (meaning minced meat katsu) is adapted from Harumi Kurihara's tsukune (meatball) recipe. 

menchi katsu



  • 300 gr minced meat
  • chopped celery
  • chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • basil leaves


  • flour
  • egg (beaten lightly)
  • breadcrumbs

Mix all the ingredients and shape the mixture into tiny balls and press lightly. Coat each meatball with flour then dip it into the egg. Lastly, coat it with breadcrumbs, press slightly. Deep fry until golden brown. For the sauce, you can go creative with it, tonkatsu sauce, tomato sauce, sour cream... your preference :)

Happy cooking!