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“This is a delicious comfort food, though it is definitely not traditional. The tonkatsu sauce is also good with fried chicken (especially chicken katsu) and fries. I also use it in my yakisoba. Hold the meat, and you have a delicious side dish. If you want to make it vegetarian, use a vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. This is also good with extra-firm tofu.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (or whatever oil, sesame oil is delish, too)
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 -2 lb chicken breast, cut up into 2-inch pieces (or pork)
  • 12 cup carrot
  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded (about 1/4 of a regular-sized cabbage or 1 mini one, if you find it)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup (for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (good soy sauce, for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine (for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (or to taste, for tonkatsu sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (or to taste, for tonkatsu sauce)
  • scallion (optional)


  1. Discard the "flavor packet" from the ramen. Too much salt!
  2. Julienne the onion, pepper, and carrots.
  3. Heat up the oil in a large, deep bottomed saucepan, medium heat.
  4. Toss in the julienned peppers and onion. Sauté until the onions are starting to turn translucent.
  5. Toss in the chicken, and cook until it is no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Immediately after you put on the chicken, put a pot of water on to boil.
  7. Throw in the carrots in with the pepper and onion.
  8. While you wait for the water to boil, make the tonkatsu sauce. Mix the ketchup, tamari, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, rice wine, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl with a fork.
  9. Break up the ramen into the boiling water (seriously, it makes life sooo much easier).
  10. Put the cabbage into the saucepan, cover.
  11. When the ramen's 3 minutes of cooking are up, drain it and add it to the saucepan.
  12. Add the tonkatsu sauce, toss to even coat everything, cook for about 2 minutes.
  13. If you want to get fancy, throw in some scallions. Yum!.
  14. Done! Be sure to not eat it all at once, you'll get sick.

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