Katsu is short for KATSURETSU, which is the Japanese way of pronouncing cutlets.
Don is short for DONBURI., which means BOWL in Japanese.
Katsudon is KATSU over a bowl of rice.

It is quite heavy and is very popular among children and younger group in their 20's and 30's.

History about KATSU(video):

How to make Katsudon(video recipe):

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