Japanese Miso Katsu Burger : A Healthy Homemade 'Mos' Burger

When we were living in Asia, Mos Burger had to be one of our favorite fast food treats. Mos Burger is a Japanese fast-food hamburger chain. It’s Japan’s second largest fast food restaurant, behind only (yup, you guessed it) McDonald's.

The Miso Katsu burger is an original Japanese recipe. It is a burger made of pork cutlets with miso sauce. Most Americans know miso because of the popularity of miso soup.
Making this super delicious burger is almost as easy as making a regular burger. So why not impress your family and friends at your next party?!

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Estimate Cost: $10

  • 2 boneless pork cutlet, pounded thin
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white cooking wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Worchestershire source
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Burger Buns
  • 1/2 Letture
  • 1 tomato
  • For Burger
For miso sauce (common mixture)
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar (added slightly more sugar than the usual mixture)
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking sake) 


To make bread pork cutlets
To make miso sauce
  • Make the miso sauce. Mix  miso, sugar and mirin in a bowl. 
  • Warm it in a microwave. 
To make burger
  • Toast buns on grill. Serve burgers on toasted buns topped with lettuce, onion slices and miso sauce. 
Husband say: "Tastes like Mos Burger! But better. Mos Burger was one of my favorite lunch places to hit up in Hong Kong, so this is like a taste of home for me. Really good, and you can't find these in the US anywhere, so its a treat." 
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    Write comments
    February 6, 2012 at 3:14 AM delete

    Looks so dleicious! Great presentation!

    February 6, 2012 at 6:50 AM delete

    Lovely recipe Carmen!Never had burger with Miso sauce, but I love the miso flavor and can truly imagine these to be super delicious!So unique :)

    February 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM delete

    I'm getting a whole new education in all your ethnic recipe sources...
    seriously! For someone professional as myself in the cooking field, just never too old to learn new and inspiring foods, with interesting, and awesome background, and history behind it!

    You have truly inspired me to make this amazing Mos Burger, my dear!
    I just happen to have a couple of nice pork cutlets...just have to run out to get some miso powder, other than that, I have all the other ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

    Carmen, I am adding your blog to my blog list...otherwise, I tend to forget to check to see your latest post.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM delete

    Love Mos Burger! I never even thought about recreating it at home. =)