“Katsu is one of my all-time favourite dishes in Japanese cuisine. I love pork, beef and ebi (prawn) and I eat it every time I travel there. Our chicken Katsu Sandwich is my answer to the Maisen Katsu that I’ve eaten on over 30 visits to Japan.”
The words of Morgan McGlone, founder and executive chef of the always delicious Belles Hot Chicken.
For 12 days from Wednesday 20 March, you’ll be able to order the Katsu Sandwich, a tribute to the Maisen Katsu Sando that can be found everywhere from Fukuoka to Kyoto as part of their Kyoto Protocol pop-up.
Made with breaded pork cutlets, McGlone has combined the best of Belles with the Japanese favourite. You’ll get Belles famous fried chicken in a panko crumb, served up with Japanese mayo, Tonkatsu Bull-Dog sauce, and shredded cabbage—all served on a seedless milk bun.
To go along with this delicious morsel, you can also grab a Yuzu Spritz for $12, developed by the team’s boss of booze, Christian Robertson. And the Garage Project team will be dishing up their specially brewed Japanese-inspired rice lager, the Hatsukoi.
Kyoto Protocol will run at Belles Hot Chicken restaurants in Melbourne from 20 to 31 March.
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