[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipes! - Egg Salad Sandwiches (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) & Katsu Sandwiches (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?)

Hey everyone! Welcome back to “eat like your anime faves,” a series where I teach you just how to eat like characters do in anime. That’s right; you learn how to cook real Japanese food from anime. I’m back again to give you more of what you love! This week we are changing again to look at some Japanese lunchtime favorites that you can easily adapt into your own lunches! No problem!

The first is the ever classic egg salad sandwich. Japanese people LOVE this staple so it’s no surprise how often you see your favorite anime characters eating them as well! Creamy and smooth, these sandwiches are something you can easily make again and again! Not to mention too, it’s so simple, that you can pass them off for regular egg salad sandwiches and have your whole family eating them!

1. Egg Salad Sandwiches from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

Yum! I’ll take one too!
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What you will need:( Makes one sandwich.)

white sandwich bread. (or whatever variation you prefer)
2 slices

eggs
2

ham
1 slice

a cucumber
½

Mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

A popular variation recently is to use whole wheat bread. It’s super delicious and you can get a bit more nutrition from it!


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How to cook it:

  1. 1

    Boil your eggs.
  2. 2

    While your eggs are boiling, finely slice the cucumber and the ham into small, bite size pieces.
  3. 3

    As soon as the eggs are doing boiling, take them out of the water, and put them into a bowl of ice water.
  4. 4

    Once you can touch the eggs and they are not too hot, peel them and slice them up. Immediately add the salt and pepper to your liking and mix.
  5. 5

    Put the eggs in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes and then take it back out.
  6. 6

    Add as much mayonnaise as you want and then mix in the ham and cucumbers too.
  7. 7

    Let it set a little bit more in the fridge and then you’re good to go!
  8. 8

    While it’s in the final chill, take your bread and slice off the crusts. For some reason, Japanese people and anime characters alike, do not like them.
  9. 9

    Dig in!

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt! )

Yum!

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2. Katsu Sandwich from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Another popular stable, whether it’s in popular bento, anime or reality, everyone loves these! When the characters had their feast in episode 11 of the first season of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka, you know that they couldn’t resist even at a fancy meal, to have these! The girls all dig in and loved it! If you have ever seen a scene from any other anime ever, it will always have katsu sandwiches.

Think about characters when they go into conbini. There will always be onigiri and sandwiches displayed. Katsu is usually one of them with egg salad being the other one. Delicious, served cold, and refreshing, these can be a great way to get a nice dose of protein during your day!

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What you will need:( Makes two sandwiches.)

First, please go to our previous article by clicking, here , and make the katsu! You want to make sure you have two katsu. Once you make them and they cool a bit, you’re ready to make the sandwiches!

sliced bread
4 slices

lettuce or cabbage, washed
3 leaves

Mayonnaise, Ketchup, and Japanese style Worcestershire sauce. (Western will work too)
2 tbsp

(Note: Whole wheat bread will also work here too if you’d like! )


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How to Cook It:

  1. 1

    Take your bread and line up all four slices. Spread the mustard on top of it.
  2. 2

    Place the lettuce on top of the mustard-coated bread.
  3. 3

    Mix together the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. 4

    Place the cooled katsu on top of the lettuce and then coat with the ketchup/sauce mixture.
  5. 5

    Spread the mayonnaise on top of the katsu as well, and finish it by pressing down firmly.
  6. 6

    Slice the sandwich and you’re ready to dig in!

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt! )

If you did everything right, it should come out looking something like this!

Yum!

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Here we are again at the end of this week’s “eat like your faves” article! We have tried to be diverse in what we present to you, but please tell me if we are forgetting something or if there is a recipe you want done! From cakes, to cookies, to pasta, Japanese food, and everything in between, We really hope you are enjoying this. Please let us know if you are trying to cook any of these! Please tell us and give us feedback! Till next time,
Nagareboshi

Editor/Translator

Author: Nagareboshi

American by birth; international by choice. I am trying to bring attention to one of my favorite causes; me. I translate by day and write by night. Aspiring polyglot. My dream would be to be the personal translator for Amuro Namie. Other than that, my hobbies include languages, weightlifting, sleeping, karaoke, GOOD coffee and music. When I’m not doing any of the above, I am most likely laughing hysterically at Willam Belli videos or EV farming. I ain’t gunna Rupologize for it neither. Waifu are Shirai Kuroko & Euaerin.

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