I love katsu. It's that grand balance of protein, carbs, veggies and spicy stuff.
Before I went vegan, it was my go-to food in Japanese restaurants. Afterwards, that honour went to ramen or tempura whenever the restaurant had the good sense to leave the egg out. Yet, for all my love of katsu, it's never occurred to me to make it at home.
No more of that nonsense - I present to you vegan katsu, made by my own fair hand.
Well, not so much my own fair hand. The protein complement was provided by Fry's, and the sauce was provided by the local supermarket. But I did boil the rice and steam the veggies - I get some bonus points for that, right?
OK, so it might not have been as pretty as a restaurant would have made it, and maybe not as fresh - but it was filthily tasty, cheap and I got to eat it on the sofa while watching reruns of Spaced. And what restaurant can promise that?