Japanese katsu, for anyone who hasn’t yet been blessed with its presence, is a deep fried filet of breaded meat, usually chicken or pork. Tender and juicy, it’s typically served with rice and a healthy helping of sweet katsu barbecue sauce (plus a side of macaroni salad, if you’re getting it Hawaiian style). Basically it’s amazing, and a small Japanese burger joint in Seattle is putting it. on. everything.
Burgers. Pork nuggets. Even a katsu ice cream sundae. The fittingly named Katsu Burger in Seattle has been slinging deep-fried everything since 2011, according to its Facebook page. Each burger comes with your choice of beef, pork, chicken, or tofu, a patty of which is then deep-fried and adorned with a range of American and Japanese toppings, from bacon and cheese to wasabi mayonnaise, miso honey mustard, and tonkatsu sauce. Extra hungry hippos can also choose from the shop’s two Mega Burgers, the Tokyo Tower (which is basically a katsu-style Double Double), or the Mt. Fuji (which is pretty much everything on the menu all at once).
In addition to the burgers, there are also a couple other Asian-inspired treats like the seaweed french fries or the green tea, chai, or soy flour and black sesame milkshakes. As for the aforementioned katsu sundae, the truth is it doesn’t actually use meat, but a katsu-fried red bean pancake called a dorayaki. Still that doesn’t make the thing any less dank.
Our recommendation? Nab one of everything. And don’t forget to “Sumo Size” it.