Tonkatsu is one of the most beloved “western-style” Japanese foods in Japan. It is pork chop breaded with flour, egg, and Panko (bread crumbs), then deep-fried. It’s not the healthiest food but rather comfort food. There are a lot of nice Tonkatsu restaurants in Japan but when you think of the best Tonkatsu dishes in Malaysia, the first restaurant that would come to your mind would be Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen.
Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen is specialized in deep fry breaded food and pork dishes, using the freshest and hand-picked ingredients that are infused by our chef. Its tonkatsu is well known for its tender and juicy pork fillet concealed in a layer of crunchy panko. Savored with our homemade sauce, one serving can always satiate the appetite but can never quench the craving. In short, Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen is a place where quality and service are never compromised.
After MCO 2.0, Tonkatsu has launched a new look at a new location in Pavilion KL. This is to create a new dining experience for all of its diners and fans. So did they changed anything from their menu?
Guess what, they have improved their recipe on many of their dishes. As a starter we have tried out its; Ko Ebi (deep-fried baby shrimp), Yaki Gyoza (pan-fried Japanese dumpling), and Tonpei Yaki (egg omelet wrapped with pork belly, topped with bonito flakes & served with special sauce).
We then moved to a few of its recommended main dish; Hokkaido Nabe (fresh scallops, prawns, enoki mushrooms, Chinese cabbages, and spring onions served in seafood Nabe pot), Ebi Furai (deep-fried breaded tiger prawns), Buta Shogayaki Zen (pan sauteed pork belly with ginger sauce served with shredded cabbage, appetizer, pickled vegetables, and pork), Rosu Katsu Zen (breaded pork loin cutlet served with shredded cabbage, appetizer, pickles, vegetables, and pork) and one of its newly launched dish for Sakura Spring Festival series; Oroshi Toriniku Nanban (succulent and juicy deep-fried chicken chunks topped with grated radish and dipped in Nanban sauce).
Now we know the reason why they have so many regular customers is their tonkatsu. The perfect crispy skin and well marinated tender meat and don’t forget to dip into their katsu sauce with Japanese sesame seed. The end product is a heartwarming tonkatsu experience that you will definitely be coming back for more.
For more information on Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen, check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tonkatsu.com.my