A big news for fans of the legendary sandwich with Japanese cutlet was launched very recently in Milan: Cat-su Sandro, a funny name given to the new Delivery Valley brand that offers, in fact, an Italian version but very faithful to the Japanese version of katsu sando.
Delivery Valley is the first Italian dark kitchen based on the US model launched in June 2020 by Alida Gotta and Maurizio Rosazza Prin, entrepreneurs, partners in life and in business. Thanks to the collaborations made with the main online delivery platforms (Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats) in a very short time Delivery Valley has become a successful reality, which offers a series of brands that boast genuine cuisine with Italian care and flavor.
In the wake of this success, Cat-su Sandro brand was born in 2021: a decidedly essential menu that allows you to enjoy an excellent sandwich (of which I emphasize the goodness of freshly prepared bread every day) comfortably at home.
In fact, the offer includes only three types of sandwich: Sandro classico (the one most similar to the original Japanese version, made with pork cutlet, secret sauce, iceberg salad, truffle salt, homemade tartar sauce, toasted shokupan), Sandro pollo ( chicken breast cutlet, mayonnaise with mustard and honey, curry salt, cabbage, homemade tonkatsu sauce, toasted shokupan) and Sandro vegetariano (chickpea panella, salt with aromatic herbs, soy mayonnaise, pepper cream, iceberg , shokupan).
In addition to sandwiches, it is possible to order a series of sides of typically Italian extraction: chicken and potato croquettes, French potatoes, icing chips, fried mozzarella, Ascoli olives. To all this you can add home-made sauces such as mayonnaise, ketchup, classic bbq, Piedmontese green sauce, tzatziki, hummus or tuna sauce as well as homemade tiramisu.
I have tried all the sandwiches and I must say that I loved them! Abundant, balanced, really tasty. All three have their own whys but I must admit that for once vegetarians can choose for a sandwich that is nothing short of special: the vegetarian struck me particularly for its textures, the panella (high and soft) almost looks like a puree once bitten. In short, a triumph of goodness! The Classico, on the other hand, ranks as one of the best sando katsu in town, if not the best ever. Japan friends: if you don't try it, you commit a crime!
The price is a bit expensive for a sandwich but certainly paid off by the quality of the ingredients and the craftsmanship of the individual preparations.
Finally, in via Valtellina 10, a small outdoor area has recently been set up to be able to eat a quick meal in complete tranquility.