“Katsudon” consists of “Tonkatsu” (Japanese pork cutlets) with Japanese rice in a bowl. It’s a Japanese one-plate meal.
“Donburi” is the name for meals served in a bowl, and “~don” is this bowl with Japanese rice or another garnish on the top. Examples are:
- “Oyakodon (chicken & egg on rice)”,
- “Gyudon (cooked beef with sweet soy sauce on rice),
- “Tendon (tempura on rice)”,
- “Kaisendon (raw seafood topping with sushi rice)”
… and more! “Katsudon” is perhaps the most famous and popular “donburi”, especially for teenage boys, because it’s really filling (high calorie!). But it’s so yummy, just enjoy it instantly!