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●Gyudon (beef bowl)
Thinly-sliced onion and beef are boiled well with sugar and soy sauce and served on rice in a bowl (donburi).
Many gyudon-specialized restaurants are located in Japan where bowls of gyudon can be eaten at relatively low prices. With prices so low, they are popular with students and businesspersons.
In addition, international students work part-time at these restaurant chains.
●Tonkatsu (pork cutlet)
Thick slices of pork loins or filet are coated with flour and panko (breadcrumbs), dipped in beaten eggs and fried in cooking oil.
It is written in many different ways but pronounced the same way like 「とんかつ」,「とんカツ」,「トンカツ」,「豚カツ」 and「カツ」.
Just like gyudon (beef bowl), there is katsudon (pork bowl), which is also available at convenince stores.
Flour is kneaded and cut long with idential length, width and thickness.
Usually, kanmen (dried noodle) is sold, but if you want to eat it right away, try cooked noodles. All you have to do is to put it in a bowl of soy sauce soup.
You can also simply fry cooked noodle in a frying pan and pour a small amount of soy sauce to make 「焼きうどん (yaki-udon)」.
Frozen noodles, which are sold in recent years, are convenient to store as well.
At udon specialty restaurants, you can eat a bowl for about 300 yen.
In Japan, Kagawa Prefecture is famous for udon.