Match of the week | Chicken katsu and Feteasca Regala

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Chicken katsu and Feteasca Regala

I’ve been wondering lately what the best wine pairing for chicken katsu curry is, a dish you suddenly find everywhere and I’ve found a bottle where I least expected one - from Romania!

It’s actually a very recommendable wine in its own right called Fetească Regală - an aromatic white with a hint of passionfruit. Quite similar to gewürztraminer but lighter and fruitier. It’s part of the Asda ‘Wine Atlas’ range and costs an immensely affordable £5.

Katsu is a mild curry sauce made with curry powder and generally served over a breaded chicken fillet. A light lager would be the most obvious pairing but aromatic whites like riesling and viognier would work too.

Reassuringly Feteasca regala is pronounced more or less as it’s spelt - fet-ay-asca regarla

See also What wine to pair with curry: my top 5 picks

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