BBQ Tonkatsu Pork & Tofu Bento Bowl
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BBQ Tonkatsu Pork & Tofu Bento Bowl

BBQ Tonkatsu Pork & Tofu Bento Bowl

with Japanese Rice & Tomato Salad

Tonight we are headed to Japan for a crispy panko-crusted pork schnitzel and tofu drizzled with Tonkatsu-style sauce. And if that’s not enough, the fluffy soy flavoured rice and tomato salad sides will convince you to make this Japanese comfort food one of your favourites.

Air Fryer Friendly

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking Time20 minutes


Serving amount

1 packet

White Rice



1 packet

panko breadcrumbs

(Contains Gluten, Wheat; May be present: Soy. )

1 packet

pork schnitzels

1 packet

japanese-style dressing

(Contains Sesame, Soy;)

1 packet

mixed salad leaves

1 packet


1 packet

sesame dressing

(Contains Egg, Gluten, Sesame, Soy, Wheat; May be present: Milk. )

1 packet

BBQ sauce

1 packet

Japanese tofu

(Contains Gluten, Soy, Wheat; May be present: Peanut, Sesame. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1.25 cup

boiling water

2 tbs

plain flour

(Contains Gluten;)

¼ tsp




(Contains Egg;)

1 packet

soy sauce mix

(Contains Soy, Gluten, Wheat;)


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)3955 kJ
Calories945 kcal
Fat28.5 g
of which saturates5.3 g
Carbohydrate108.2 g
of which sugars17.4 g
Dietary Fibre22.6 g
Protein59.5 g
Sodium2444 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Medium Pan
Air Fryer
Large Non-Stick Pan



• Drain and rinse white rice. • Boil the kettle. In a medium saucepan, add the boiling water (11/4 cups for 2 people / 21/2 cups for 4 people). • Add white rice, stir, bring to a boil, then cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. • Cook for 12 minutes, then remove pan from the heat and keep covered until rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, 10-15 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam, so don't peek!


• Meanwhile, thinly slice tomato into rounds. Cut Japanese tofu into 2cm chunks. • In a shallow bowl, combine the plain flour and the salt. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the egg. In a third shallow bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs and olive oil (2tbs for 2 people / 1/4 cup for 4 people). • Dip pork schnitzels into flour mixture, followed by egg and finally in panko mixture. Set aside on a plate. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook tofu, tossing until browned, 3-4 minutes. Set aside on a plate.

TIP: No air fryer? Leave the oil out of the panko mix!


• When rice has 10 minutes remaining, set air fryer to 200°C. • Place crumbed pork into air fryer basket and cook until golden and cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Cook in batches if needed.

TIP: No air fryer? When rice has 5 minutes remaining, heat a large frying pan with enough olive oil to coat the base over high heat. Fry pork schnitzels in batches, until golden and cooked through, 1-2 minutes each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.


• Meanwhile, combine Japanese style dressing and a drizzle of olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. • Just before serving, add cooked tofu, mixed salad leaves and tomato. Toss to coat.

TIP: Tossing the salad just before serving keeps the leaves crisp!


• Add soy sauce mix to the cooked rice, stirring to combine.


• Slice pork. • Divide Japanese rice and tofu-tomato salad between bowls. Top rice with crumbed pork. Tear over coriander leaves. • Drizzle sesame dressing and BBQ sauce over pork to serve. Enjoy!