Last Saturday, friends from Bounty Fresh sent over a few bags of their Top Torikatsu for me to sample.
Top Torikatsu is the latest product from Bounty Fresh that is based on the ever-popular Japanese breaded chicken cutlet dish. It is said to be made from the choicest, 100% chicken breasts and is coated with crispy breadcrumbs for that extra crunch and texture.
It came in two flavors: Classic and Cheese & Chives.
The Classic variant is filled with mayonnaise, while the Cheese & Chives variant is filled with cream cheese and chives bits.
One pack of Top Torikatsu contains six pieces of breaded chicken. According to the instructions at the back of the packaging, you have to pour 1 cup of cooking oil in a pan and place it in medium heat until it reaches 170ºC – 180ºC.
Then, you should carefully place three frozen breaded katsu in the pan and fry it for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
I was never really able to follow the instructions because when I opened the pack of Top Torikatsu, all six pieces of chicken was frozen solid in one whole mass. I had to thaw it out in the microwave to separate them before frying. The breading was crumbly and I really had to be careful when flipping the katsu because the breading might slide out.
Honestly, I’m more of a Tonkatsu type of person. I’m not a fan of breaded chicken but if you are, I’m sure you might want to give this a try. It is made from real chicken breast and it takes very little effort to prepare.
Top Torikatsu is the first in a brand new line of heat-and-eat items from Bounty Fresh. It’s for people who lack time or the knowhow to prepare meals but nonetheless appreciate great-tasting chicken dishes.