Friday, February 13, 2009

Akashi Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)

I've recently been addicted to Akashi's Tonkatsu - and it doesnt help that Vivo's so nearby and has free parking (using the carpark redemption scheme). I think I've eaten this 3 times in the past 2 weeks! I'm pretty sure I'm having deep fried food >2 times a week now :/ If you count the time I went to Sushi tei and ate tonkatsu don (the one with the egg and rice), it'll be 4 times eating pork cutlet in the same timespan.

The pork cutlet is very good, plus there's good quality control - my 3 visits they were all equally delicious. The breadcrumb batter is super tasty, with the right amount of coarseness so that there'll be a crunch, and yet it's not too pokey (like how some cutlets will scratch your tongue/gums). It doesn't have the porkey smell and the meat is super juicy. I've realized how much I've been missing out cos I hardly choose the pork choices in Japanese restaurants.

The tonkatsu don ($10++) from Sushi Tei is completely incomparable to Akashi's. Not a very fair comparison though, since I'm comparing the pork cutlet in different dishes, but the batter isn't as crispy and tasty as Akashi's, and the pork just lacks the satisfyingly juicy crunch when you bite down.
This is the dinner set ($18++), which is more expensive than the lunch set ($16++) which comes with a side dish (the fried salmon thing, which has alot of bones and scales) and miso soup instead of clear soup. I'll go to Akashi over Sushi Tei anytime, unless I'm craving the Phoenix roll.

Maybe I should go to Tampopo (the pork cutlet specialist!) to satisfy my tonkatsu craving, but the ERP and carpark is putting me off. I've just realized I haven't been there for about a year already, and I've never been to their new place.
Akashi, Vivocity 1 Harbourfront Walk
#B2-07/08/09 VivoCity
Tel: 6376 9972


ice said...

Hey dear, you should try the Yorkshire pork tonkatsu at Satowa. It's so addictive!

ratatouille said...

have u tried tonkichi's pork cutlets? They are good! I personally feel the quality is better at Shaw House, though they have it at Suntec and Ngee Ann City.