Possibly one of today’s hottest food items is the katsu sando, and for reasons we can certainly understand.
Katsu sando, otherwise known as katsu sandwich, is what we can best describe as a marvellous creation of Japanese art in the form of food that delivers on comfort that’s out of this world.
With crispy, perfectly golden cutlet-style meat, sandwiched between two pillowy slices of Japanese milk bread that tastes just as delicious and heavenly as it sounds, the katsu sando has made its move on the Adelaide food scene and is popping up on menus all over.
If you’re not familiar the brilliance of the katsu sando just yet, you have some catching up to do, and we’ve got a list of where to try them across Adelaide.
The recently opened venue in Walkerville have a fried chicken katsu on offer that is prepared with buttermilk fried chicken, cabbage, kewpie mayo, pickles, tonkatsu sauce in thick-cut white bread.
Find Yolk at 42 North East Road, Walkerville SA 5081.
The sister restaurant to popular spot Shobosho, ShoSho, are serving up a twist on the classic Katsu with prawn as the main filling.
Find ShoSho at 164 King William Rd, Hyde Park SA 5061.
Adelaide Crown Plaza’s Koomo have double the katsu goodness with their menu boasting a chicken katsu sando with bulldog sauce as well as a vegetarian lightly battered pumpkin katsu sando.
Find Koomo Restaurant & Bar at Level 10/27 Frome St, Adelaide SA 5000.
Seaside hotspot with a view SeaSalt have also got us covered with their chicken katsu sando with wombok slaw and tonkatsu.
Find SeaSalt Henley at beachfront, 269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach SA 5022.
If panko crumbed chicken with apple slaw, smashed avo and smoked harissa aioli sounds like something you need, then Fourth’s katsu sando creation is for you.
Find Fourth at 34 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045.
This one’s for the vegans! Salem cafe is 100% plant-based and offers a crunchy panko crumbed plant-based pork cutlet with slaw, kewpie-style mayo and katsu sauce on a soft bap roll.
Find Salem Cafe at Shop 2/647 Marion Rd, Ascot Park SA 5043.