Recent Posts

What is despicable me minion mayhem (new ride of USJ) like?

What is “despicable me minion mayhem”?

It is newride attraction in the minions’area which opened on April 21th in 2017 of Universal Studios Japan.
I’ll introduce some details about “despicable me minion mayhem”.

・waiting time
This ride was just opened recently so waiting time is very long. Especially on weekends and public holidays you have to wait for a long time.

We waited there for 3 hours on Saturday in June.

Now waiting time is getting become longer even weekdays because of summer vacation for students from the end of July to the end of August.(The average waiting time is more than 2 hours! It includes the vacant time just before the end of this ride attraction.)

If you don’t have enough time to wait, you had better go there on weekdays after summer vacation season. 
Or on rainy day tend to be a few people. (Although there are cases where show attractions, ride attractions and parades will be stopped due to inclement weather such as strong winds or heavy rains.)

If you don't h…

How to cook Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)!

When we want to eat a lot of meat in Japan, one of good choices is Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)
Tonkatsu (Deep-fried pork cutlet)
And Tonkatsu’s ‘katsu’ is as same pronunciation as ‘win’ in Japanese language.
So some people eat Tonkatsu when they want to win something.

Let’s cook Tonkatsu. It is easy.

・Ingredient (4 servings):
4 Pork (Loin) (each weight is about 130g)
a suitable amount salt , pepper

1 egg
a suitable amount flour, Panko(bread crumbs)

a suitable amount salad oil
vegetables (Serve with your favorite vegetables. In Japan Tonkatsu is often served with thin-sliced cabbage.)
Sauce for Tonkatsu (In Japan we can buy Tonkatsu sauce. If you don’t have, mix Worcestershire sauce and ketchup(1:2).

How to cook:
1. Put pork on cutting board and make incision between lean and fat(three or four portion) to prevent meat from shrinking and curving.
make incision between lean and fa
2. Tenderize the meat with a meat mallet. (I don’t have a meat mallet so I use backside of a kitchen knife. The bottom of bottle is also useful.)
Tenderize the meat
3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
4. Prepare vegetables you like.

5. Coat meat with flour and shake off excess. (Plastic bag is useful .)
shake off excess flour
6. Coat egg and after breadcrumb it. (I usually use Panko that is sold at supermarket. You can use also breadcrumbs but texture is different.)
Coat egg and  breadcrumb it.
7. Deep-fry it until gold brown both sides at 170℃.
Deep-fry it
8. Cut Tonkatsu and put them on dish and add vegetables. Serve with Tonkatsu sauce.

Click each post'sand share if you like it.