Yuri’s Yu-topia Katsudon!!!

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[Yuri’s mom places the Yu-topia katsudon meal in front of Victor]
Victor: Wow! Amazing!
Yuri’s Mom: Our specialty, katsudon, extra large!
Victor [takes a bite]: Vkusno! Delicious! Too good for words! Is this what the gods eat?
[Yuri’s mom giggles & skips away in the background]
Yuri [blushing]: I’m glad you like it.

—”Yuri!!! on Ice”, Episode 2

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Yuri’s Yu-topia Katsudon!

  • 1 Pork Cutlet, about 1/2″ thick
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Panko
  • Oil for frying (I use canola oil)
  • 1/4 Cup Dash Stock (1/2 tsp. dash powder dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Aji Mirin
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 Onion, julienned
  • 1 Cup Cooked White Rice (or, however much you want)
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh or Frozen Peas (thawed)

In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring about 1″ or so of canola oil to a steady 350ºF. Rinse the pork & pat it dry with a paper towel. Score with a sharp knife, & then sprinkle a little salt & pepper on both sides.

Put the flour, 1 egg (beaten), & panko crumbs into 3 seperate bowls. Dredge the pork cutlet in flour first, then dip in egg, & then coat well in panko. Reserve the unused egg for later in the recipe.

Carefully place the breaded cutlet into the heated oil. Cook until deep golden brown & crispy, turning to evenly cook both sides, about 4 mins total (make sure the temperature is stable!). Remove the tonkatsu to a paper towel-lined wire rack.

In a small pan, stir together the dashi stock, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, & cut onions. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved & the onions are tender.

Beat the second egg with the left over egg you used for breading the cutlet.

Cut the tonkatsu into diagonal strips, about 3/4″ wide. Slide the knife under the cut tonkatsu, & then slide the whole thing into the pan onto the sauce & onions. Pour the beaten egg over the tonkatsu, & then cover the pan & let cook until the eggs are set, about a minute or 2.

Put the cooked rice into a serving bowl, & then slide the contents of the pan onto the top of it. Sprinkle with peas & enjoy!

Click here if you want to make Katsudon Piroshki!

“I want to eat katsudon with you, Victor. I want to keep winning and keep on eating katsudon! So I’ll skate to Eros! I’ll give it all the Eros I’ve got!”

—Yuri Katsuki, “Yuri!!! on Ice”, Episode 2

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Yuri: I’m going to become a super tasty katsudon, so please watch me! Promise!
[Yuri & Victor hug]
Victor: Of course. I love katsudon.
Announcer [during Yuri’s performance]: What a seductive step sequence. It’s hard to believe he’s imagining katsudon!
Victor [after the performance, embracing Yuri]: Yuri! That was the tastiest katsudon I’ve ever seen! Wonderful!

—”Yuri!!! on Ice”, Episode 3

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“I’m a katsudon fatale that enthralls men.”

—Yuri Katsuki, “Yuri!!! on Ice”, Episode 3

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Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 53: Yuri!!! on Ice

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Endive au Gratin

Amelié endive au gratin

“What’s the menu today?”
“Endive au gratin. They’ll bring you to your knees.”


Endive au Gratin

  • 4 Endives
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • Thinly Sliced Country Ham or Proscuito
  • Béchamel Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk, warmed up a bit
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Dash Ground Pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Gruyére or Edam Cheese

Cut the ends off of the endives, remove & discard the outer leaves, & then cut the endives in half length-wise.

In a large pot, bring the water to a boil with the sugar, salt, & butter, & then lower to a simmer & add the endives. Cover & simmer for about 20minutes until tender. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid, & then wrap the endives in paper towels to drain overnight in the fridge.

Wrap each endive in ham slices (1-2 per endive, enough to cover the endive), & then snug them into a baking dish.

In a large pan, melt the butter on medium heat & cook until golden. Whisk in the flour to create a paste & cook until light brown & nutty. Whisk in the warm milk until smooth, & then whisk in the 1/2 cup of reserved endive liquid. Add nutmeg, & pepper to taste, & let thicken a little.

Heat your oven to 400ºF. Pour the sauce over the ham-wrapped endives & then sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until rubbing, & the cheese is melted & turning golden.

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Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 38 : Amelié

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Sailor Venus’ Chicken Curry Fruitopia

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According to the character profile for Minako Aino, A.K.A. Sailor Venus, her favorite food is curry! I wanted to create a unique curry with healthy elements because Minako also loves to exercise (her favorite subject in school is P.E.) so I added fruits of colors connected to her sailor scout attire/accessories; yellow, orange, and gold! Combining fruit with chicken curry, haha, not to mention adding whipped cream, might seem crazy, but it’s delicious, and I feel that it goes along with Sailor Venus’ daring and brave personality.😉

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Sailor Venus’ Chicken Curry Fruitopia

  • 6 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk (shake the can)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Curry Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Ginger Powder
  • Dash of Sweet Paprika (optional)
  • 2 Cups Shredded/Chopped Pre-Cooked Chicken
  • Cooked White Rice
  • Lo-Mein or Philippine Noodles (I used Philippine)
  • Whipped Cream (store bought like Cool-Whip, or better yet, homemade so you have control over the sweetness)
  • Sliced Almonds

Fruit Suggestions

  • Apple (+ lemon juice to keep from browning)
  • Mandarin Orange
  • Peach
  • Nectarine
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Golden Raisins

In a large pan over medium heat melt the butter. Sift in the flour, whisking constantly, until s smooth slurry forms. Cook for a minute, & then whisk in the broth until combined & there are no flour bits. Whisk in the coconut milk, & then add in the spices. Bring to a simmer & whisk until the mixture begins to thicken. Add in the chicken & cook for a few more minutes until you’ve got a nice curry. Pour into a serving dish.

Peel & chop the yellow & orange fruits that you choose. To make the Venus Love Me (Heart) Chain, cut the apple into 1/4″ thick slices on the horizontal (so, not from stem to bottom, but through the center so you end up with the star core), & then use a little heart cookie cutter to cut several hearts. Submerge the hearts in lemon juice, & then use a few toothpicks to carefully skewer the hearts together, & place them on the sides of the serving dishes.

You can present this meal as a buffet so everyone can make their plate how they like, or you can start each plate with rice & curry (either on the rice or beside it), & then let people decorate it how they will. You can also take complete control & do the plating, according to your own aesthetic or following these photos for ideas. It’s all up to you! It’s a fun and crazy meal. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

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Sailor Venus fruitopia dish
Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 42: Sailor Moon

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Yuri!!! On Ice

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Diana and Carrie discuss the sports anime with extra large pork cutlet bowls, ramen, hot pot, duck blood, paella, all washed down with lots and lots of champs.

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Hans Christian Andersen

Thumbelina by Boris Bekhterev(Illustration by Boris Bekhterev.)

Diana and Carrie discuss the often autobiographical fairy tales, and talk peas, mole storerooms, witch-blood draughts, writing on codfish, and roast geese jumping off of tables!



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Princess on the Pea-Butter Sandwiches


Water streamed from her hair down her clothes into her shoes, and ran out at the heels. Yet she claimed to be a real Princess.

“We’ll soon find that out,” the old Queen thought to herself. Without saying a word about it she went to the bedchamber, stripped back the bedclothes, and put just one pea in the bottom of the bed. Then she took twenty mattresses and piled them on the pea. Then she took twenty eiderdown feather beds and piled them on the mattresses. Up on top of all these the Princess was to spend the night.

–”The Princess on the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen

“Princess pea-butter” sandwiches are specifically mentioned in the “Ever After High” stories. Turns out, they’re the most popular lunch food from the Castleteria! Check out our “Ever After High” episode here!

Princess on the Pea-Butter Sandwiches

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas + extra for decorating
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • Bread Slices
  • Asiago Cheese Slices

In a chilled mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, beat the cream on high for about 10 mins (put a large sheet of plastic wrap over the bowl & mixer so the liquid won’t splatter everywhere!). The butter solids & milk will separate. Beat until the solids form together. Strain the butter & milk through a cheese cloth (the butter milk can be used in other recipes) & return the butter to the mixing bowl.

Put the frozen peas into a food processor & pulse until the peas are broken into a sort of fine powder. Put this into the mixing bowl with the butter & add the honey, lemon juice, & salt. Beat on medium high for several minutes to combine thoroughly. Squeeze & strain again through the cheese cloth & put into a serving dish or container.

Lay a slice of cheese out flat & use a small sharp knife to cut a crown shape. Spread some of the pea-butter over a slice of bread, & then place the cheese crown in the center. Cut a whole pea in half, put a tiny bit of pea-butter on the cut side of it, & then fix it to the center of the crown. Store pea-butter in fridge with plastic wrap or lid. Before using, let it soften a little on the counter before spreading.

Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 52 : Hans Christian Andersen

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