2nd November, 2021
With World Sandwich Day on the horizon, we’ve put together some popular Japanese sandwich recipes that are loved by foodies across the world.
Whether you’re a chef at a Japanese or fusion restaurant, replicate these recipes or use them as an inspiration for creating your own sandwiches.
Katsu! You’ve probably heard of this Japanese food plenty of times before; surprisingly, it can also be used in sandwiches.
The Katsu Sando consists of crispy pork or chicken cutlets (which we’ll be discussing today) sandwiched between Japanese style milk bread. The cutlets can be deep-fried or baked.
1. Mix breadcrumbs and 1 ½ tbsp oil. Toast on medium heat until dark brown.
2. Add ½ tbsp oil into the egg and whisk together.
3. Pre-heat oil for deep-frying or oven to 200 C (400 F).
4. Make slits on the tissue connecting the meat and the fat.
5. Mould the meat and bring back to its original shape. Add Shiragiku, salt and pepper.
6. Dip the meat into flour, egg mixture and breadcrumbs. Deep fry or oven bake.
7. Spread butter on all bread slices, add tonkatsu sauce, cabbage, and cooked cutlet on one slice, cover with the other and add plate to press things into place.
8. Cut the crust and serve.
Also known as Tamago Sando, the Japanese Egg Sandwich is regarded as a convenience food, but there’s no harm in incorporating it into your restaurant menu and perhaps adding your own touch to it.
The sandwich is popular across the world due to plain eggs going so well with the milky and sweet Japanese bread.
1. Boil eggs on medium heat, cook for 12 minutes and transfer to cold water to peel shells.
2. Mash peeled eggs and mix sugar, salt, milk, and mayo.
3. Spread butter on all bread slices. Evenly distribute the egg salad on one slice. Cover with the other and add plate to press things into place.
4. Cut the bread crusts and serve.
A Japanese fruit sandwich is unlike any other, consisting of whipped cream and seasonal fruits being tucked between bread slices – served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Add a touch of unconventionality and colour to your restaurant by incorporating the dish in your menu.
1. Symmetrically cut fruits into equal parts and remove moisture using a paper towel.
2. Add heavy whipping cream and sugar into a bowl and start whisking until cream is thickened to the right consistency.
3. Spread the whipped cream on all bread slices and diagonally align all fruits.
4. Add more whipped cream between fruits and cover with another slice.
5. Tightly wrap the sandwiches with cling film and refrigerate overnight.
6. Remove cling film and cut the sandwich in half, diagonally. Remove the crust and serve immediately.
As you may have gathered, there’s no denying that Japanese Sandwiches are an art form. Incorporate them into your restaurant menus on World Sandwich Day and watch your customers fall in love with them.
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