Supa Katsu, which originated at a Western restaurant called Izumiya, features savory meat sauce and spaghetti topped with a thick and juicy cut of tonkatsu, all on a piping hot iron plate. It’s known for its hearty helping that is about to fall off the plate. Izumiya is a long-standing restaurant serving Western foods that first opened in 1960. At the time, the restaurant got its start by deep frying pork, a luxury item at the time, so that customers could feel a sense of luxury. This deep fried pork was served on a hot iron plate because the owner wanted to ensure that customers could enjoy their food hot until the last bite, even in such a cold place as Kushiro. The menu item name Spaghetti Meat Sauce Topped with Katsu has been shortened to just Supa Katsu, which is now a soul food of Kushiro enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to seniors.