Our friend randomly discovers this Japanese place that serves almost only Tonkatsu.
Nice interiors with a high ceiling make the small place look bigger.
The light curtains give a sense of privacy.
The tools arrive. Suribachi bowl, surikogi (pestle), stirrer and chopsticks.
I love how it's interactive. You can work it to your liking.
The rough ridges inside this sturdy bowl help grind the seeds to a fine powder. Our whole table suddenly exuded sesame fumes.
Stirring in Tonkatsu sauce. The ground sesame give a depth of flavor and texture.
Some Miso soup to warm up our empty tummies.
Some of my favorite Edamame to pop.
Some very fresh Salmon Sashimi with very good wasabi.
Soft shelled crab.
The platter: Prawns, porkloin, porkchop and oysters. Batter overload.
You'd expect the tenderloin to be dry, but this came out surprisingly moist. I topped it with mustard which cleared every air passage in my body. Rilly.
Unlimited coleslaw you could dress to freshen the palate.
My favorite was the massive oyster that will simply burst in your mouth once you get past the perfectly crunchy layer.
The group minus Ed.
Tonkichi – Tonkatsu Seafood
Shop L401, 4/F, The ONE,
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
T: +852 2668 0282