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The third of my images of Japan collection September 17, 2006

Posted by urbanblue in Images of Japan.
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This is my favourite food in Japan. “Tonkatsu“. It’s hardly the healthy option, being deep-fried breaded pork cutlets, but (provided you go to a decent place) it is incredibly good. It’s served with mustard and a rich sweet barbeque-type sauce, plus – to counteract all the fat – some shredded raw cabbage. As with most Japanese restaurants, if you order the “teishoku” (set meal) it will come with boiled rice, miso soup and a selection of pickles.

This particular photo was taken at a restaurant in Shimoda. In actual fact this wasn’t the best tonkatsu I’ve ever had. The pork wasn’t particularly lean, it was very fatty. But hey, you get the idea. Plus I don’t have an extensive range of tonkatsu pictures in my library so it’ll have to do!

Tonkatsu

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1. andy finegan - September 17, 2006

oh baby – the lardier the better,as far as I’m concerned.

2. urbanblue - September 17, 2006

Yes, I’m usually with you there!! But the pig that this particular cut came from was verging on the Mama Cass I reckon.

3. yokohamarama - September 18, 2006

As a fellow tonkatsu lover I suggest going for the hirekatsu to avoid the fat. Have you ever been to Katsuretsuan in Bashamichi? The best tonkatsu ever!

4. yokohamabrian - September 18, 2006

Ah yes. The tonkatsu. I remember something about that between the nama beerus and various things with the name “sour”. Do you remember how HUGE that cauldron of dipping sauce was??

5. urbanblue - September 18, 2006

Bu – I haven’t tried Katsuretsuan, but I will! And you’re right, hirekatsu is better. But if you can find a good ロース it is worth it!!

Yokohamabrian – I also remember that your tonkatsu was even fattier! In fact did you have any meat at all?!


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