I was ranting to Chris about killing the boredom of having our katsudon norms (yes.. chicken and beef) at a Japanese restaurant when our partner-in-crime AiWei rang the bell of dining at Tonkatsu instead.


What’s Tonkatsu とんかつ?
Lat’s read along.
It’s a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet, sliced into bite-sized pieces. Usually eaten with cabbage slices and miso soup. Yes. It’s pork!
We could have guessed many of you would be aware of the whereabouts of Tonkatsu.


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We were greeted by friendly staffs upon entering and was pretty comfortable with their modern interior & neat surroundings. Their menu was simple & Tonkatsu is the main star. Choose between pork fillet cutlet or loin cutlet, or even both and you’ll be satiated, walking home satisfied.


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Well, you will be served with a mini mortar & pestle like cutlery. Grind your own sesame seeds to release the aroma & don not forget to add the sweet sauce (Worcestershire or special Tonkatsu sauce) to taste. It’s a very appetizing sauce to dip with your pork/chicken cutlet.


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Tonkatsu




Their pork cutlet are coated with panko or breadcrumbs before being deep fried. Crispy outer layer with juicy meat underneath. They are even garnished with yellow karashi; Japanese hot mustard for the extra oomph.
*Each set is served with sliced cabbage, tofu, pickled vegetables, pork vegetable miso soup & rice. The miso soup is very flavoursome as it was filled with ingredients.
*Remember to drench some plum sauce onto your cabbage slices for better taste.




Hire Katsu Zen – RM29
Breaded Pork Fillet Cutlet


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Rosu Katsu Zen – RM27
Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet


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Buta Shogayaki Zen – RM26
Pan saute Pork Belly with Ginger sauce. Not a fan of deep fried meat? This gingery serving would suit you best. Goes very well with the rice.


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Chicken Katsu
Breaded Chicken Cutlet. It was perfectly deep fried to golden brown making each bite a memorable one.


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Chawan Mushi – RM10
Up to expectation, it was silky smooth.


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Tonkatsu is the latest entry to Pavilion’s 6th ‘gastronomic’ floor. It’s a getaway if you happen to crave for a ‘oink oink ‘ adventure.


Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen
Lot 6.12, Level 6, Pavilion KL
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, 50480
Tel: +603 2144 2292

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