Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Tonkatsu Agedoki, Suntec City
Another tonkatsu specialist (#03-310/311 Suntec City Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard, tel : +65 6333 4386) has opened up and it's part of the the Eat at Seven cluster at Suntec. These guys are managed by the Kings Know inc. group which is responsible for Tempura Kohaku just next door. Apparently, both tonkatsu and tendon shops share the same kitchen.
There's the usual pedigree marketing. Nanatsuboshi rice from Hokkaido, pork from Nagano and yada yada. But along that way, they had neglected to mention that they also served a rather nice tonjiru. The broth, much sweeter than other tonjiru I've had was filled with bits cabbage, onions and sliced pork. This was unfortunately not refillable.
Cabbage was refillable. But the stewed seaweed that is served with the cabbage is not. So manage your seaweed portions, mix them up with some of the dry cabbage, add a few healthy squeezes of the goma dressing and toss before eating. You'll get yourself some amazing salad. You heard it here first.
The prawn wrapped in pork katsu was pretty good. Nice crisp on the exterior, tender thin sliced pork and crunchy prawn. All that's needed was a little bit of salt and perhaps some of the mustard that's provided on the side.
As you can see, the bandages of the thin sliced pork went all the way to the tail. This was some tight wrapping there.
What Tonkatsu Agedoki offers that the other tonkatsu-ya doesn't is a spicy tonkatsu sauce. Haven't seen that anywhere else before. A drizzle of that plus another of the goma sauce on the rice is a much better use of the sauce than on the tonkatsu itself.