Chicken Katsu With Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/8 cup mirin
  • 1/8 cup sake
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger


  • Into a pan, pour the mirin, sake and rice vinegar. Add half a cup of dark brown sugar. 
  • Boil until syrupy but not too thick. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools so don’t wait until it is very thick before turning off the heat.
  • Off the heat, stir in the soy sauce and grated ginger.