If you are a regular reader of Accidental Epicurean, you will be familiar with my affinity for all things Japanese, especially Japanese food. A lot of people will wax poetic about the sushi and sashimi, but my big love when it comes to Japanese food is Tonkatsu. For me there is nothing more satisfying than a juicy pork cutlet breaded with tempura flakes and delicately fried to a golden brown. It’s heaven with hoisin sauce and the fresh, crisp shredded cabbage with which it is customarily served. I would walk to the ends of the earth for a proper Tonkatsu.
Good thing is, I don’t have to as perhaps the best Tonkatsu I have ever tasted, and certainly the best in Tokyo, is easy to find at Maisen restaurant in Shibuya-ku. Read my latest article on why Maisen is Tokyo’s best Tonkatsu on Chubby Hubby.