After a long hard work week, a solid, substantial dinner of fried pork cutlet is like a nice reward. And getting disappointed is a bummer so when it comes to Japanese fried pork cutlet, Tonkichi is my tried-and-tested comfort place.
The Hire Rosu Katsu Set ($26) came with a nice slab of juicy pork loin and two round pieces of the leaner pork fillet, both coated with panko crumbs and deep fried to spot a glorious, light crisp exterior. The set came with free flow of rice and raw cabbage salad. This is a very important component of the meal for moo. Moohahaha. The cabbage salad provided a refreshing break and when spiked with the Japanese dressing, made for a healthy delicious side.
Grind sesame seeds (in a circular mootion as opposed to banging the pestle onto the seeds) into a fragrant dust before adding some Tonkatsu sauce to create a tasty dipping sauce for the fried pork.
Sashimi lovers who also want their tonkatsu can opt for the Katsu Sashimi Set ($28) which replaces the pork loin with....
SASHIMI! Were you expecting anything else? Moohehe.
A plate of chilled oranges rounded up the meal, cleansed the palate and made the meal feel a tiny weeny bit less sinful.
But hey it's called Fryday for a reason lah!
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