Here is a sauce that all Japanese people have in their fridge, it’s the Bull Dog sauce. Funny name for a sauce, but this one is delicious. Presentation:
Bull Dog Japanese Sauce
Bull Dog sauce is a brown sauce of Japanese origin, similar to Worcestershire sauce. It is tangy, spicy, sweet, thick and full-bodied. This sauce was created in 1902 when western dishes such as tonkatsu, korokke etc. were introduced in Japan.
Like Kewpie mayonnaise sauce, Bull dog sauce was adapted to Japanese taste by taking inspiration from English Worcestershire sauce.
Bull dog sauce has become a must for a tasty tonkatsu! The arrival of this sauce on the market generated a boom of tonkatsu which became a very popular dish in Japan.
Why this funny name? In Japan, when this sauce became widespread, the Bull dog also became one of the most popular pets under the influence of England.
By associating it as a mascot, it gave an endearing side to this sauce.
For a Japanese, a tonkatsu is inevitably a slice of fried pork with Bull Dog sauce, impossible to dissociate them.
The ingredients of the Bull Dog sauce
The main ingredients of the Bull Dog sauce are vegetables and fruits with spices and vinegar mixed in. The sauce is syrupy and acidic, which is particularly suitable for fried foods. The acidity gives a refreshing taste to the dishes.
Bull Dog sauce contains more than 10 spices, not all of which are listed above. It is noticeable that its ingredients are numerous and for the most part, they belong to the so-called umami flavor, which is why this sauce is so good and makes the dishes it accompanies delicious!
The 3 Bull dog sauces
The essential Bull -dog sauce of tonkatsu
Used mainly for tonkatsu dish, you can also use it for okonomiyaki. To recognize it, its label is orange.
Bull-Dog Sauce Worcesteshire
It is similar to English sauce, a refreshing sauce that goes well with fried foods. This sauce is much more liquid. To recognize it, its label is pale yellow.
Bull-Dog Fruit and Vegetable Sauce
It is similar to tonkatsu sauce, but this one is much milder and less spicy. To recognize it, its label is yellow.
These sauces are mainly used on fried dishes, but also on vegetables, Japanese rice or as a condiment. Bull Dog also has other more diversified sauces.
For more information: official website: http://tonkatsu.bulldog.jp