I love Tonkatsu. There is no doubt about it. And I found the gem near Meguro station in Tokyo, the famous Tonki. This was my fourth visit to this place and I love it.
The family run business is great, you walk in and place your order with the guy in charge. He remembers your order, then asks you to sit on the side if there is no space available at the counter, or they seat you right away.
There are only three options on the menu – Pork Chop, Pork Tenderloin or Pork with Onions, all fried up beautifully.
It’s a show unto itself where you watch the old man take the Tonkatsu out of the oil and then cut it right away! His hands!
But, a great meal.
Here’s the old man that takes the Tonkatsu out of the oil.
Here we are, the Rohsu, which is a little bit of fat, and then the Kiri-Katsu, which is the pork tenderloing with the onions. You also get free flow of rice, miso soup (which has pork belly in it!), cabbage salad (use the Tonkatsu sauce as the dressing, yum!) and tea.
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! Every time I am in Tokyo, I must go.