Tonkatsu by Ma Maison @ Publika, KL

Another Pork-y post!
We both don’t usually order Tonkatsu when dining in a Japanese restaurant as we both thought that a good portion of Tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet) should be indulged in a specialized Tonkatsu restaurant 🙂
We were once impressed with Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen @ Pavilion but didn’t venture out further to seek for better Tonkatsu as we’re not such a big fan for deep fried meat. Haha.
Not until now when we tried this for ourselves!

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Tonkatsu by Ma Maison

When they first opened at the second floor at Eat Paradise, Isetan, I Utama last year, we were tempted to make a visit but sometimes the distance gets you lazy 🙁 And soon we’ve forgotten about our thoughtful idea. When Publika housed Ma Maison recently, it keeps getting onto our food dictionary 🙂

FYI, Tonkatsu by Ma Maison exclusively serves up a variety of Tonkatsu dishes; breaded deep-fried pork cutlets that is popular in Japan. They claim that they only uses the highest grade ingredients from the Hire (fillet) to the Rosu (loin) which we believed as what you can get is its juicy and tender meat.

How to enjoy your Tonkatsu?
No fret in remembering the methods below as they have table guides placed on every patron’s table 🙂

  • Grind rock salt into your 3-compartment bowl as rock rock will help in bringing out the taste of the meat.
  • Pour your choice of Sweet Tonkatsu or Spicy Tonkatsu Sauce or both into the other compartments.

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Dipping the meat into the sauce is meant to add extra taste to the meat and also a traditional way of eating tonkatsu.

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You could also add some Roasted Sesame Seeds onto your rice or even the meat to bring out the extra fragrance!

All set menu comes together with Japanese roasted barley tea, rice, tonjiru (miso soup that with pork, carrots, radish) and pickles. These are all refillable.
And you also get to choose between plain steam rice and multi grain rice (Jyukkokumai).
Multi Grain Rice is highly recommended as it has different textures and is more fragrant.

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Another thing I love about this place is their cabbage slices! Though it’s just plain cabbage, but they tasted refreshing with its fine sliced texture and of course the addition of sesame dressing. Refillable also.

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Potato Salad ポテトサラダ – RM6.50
While waiting for our main and something to nibble on 🙂

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This is Oroshi, or White radish. You can choose to enjoy it directly or drizzle in the some Tamari dressing. It’s either you take it before the main course for palate ignition or enjoy this together with your tonkatsu directly 🙂

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Jumbo Hire Katsu Set ジャンボヒレかつ定食 – RM32.90
As most preparation weighed around 160g this portion of Deep Fried Pork Fillet weighed 250g. Good portion to be shared or for guys alone! Not to worry about being over-satiated as it’s not oily on your palate!

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Mille Feuille Katsu ミルフィーユカツ – RM29.90
Deep Fried Layered Pork Loin. This is what @mocas (can check our her Celebrity cats on Instagram) and I had. Love how the layers of lean meat and a little fat build up the texture. Deep fried to perfection nonetheless. Crispy outer later with juicy succulent meat! Great portion. So satisfied.

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Rosu Katsu Set ロースかつ定食 – RM25.90
Deep Fried Pork Loin/160g

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Prawn & Hire Katsu Set エビフライ&ヒレかつ定食 – RM35.90
Deep Fried Prawns and Pork Fillet. Chris’s order. Needless to mention about the pork further more, the prawns itself were breaded perfectly too and exceptionally fresh & huge. Apparently they still have much bigger prawns. Perhaps you could check out their Jumbo Prawns yourself!

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*NON-HALAL*
Tonkatsu by Ma Maison @ Publika (Above Daiso)
Lot 56 & 57, Level UG, Publika,
Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-6211 9399
Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 11.00am – 9.30pm
Friday to Saturday, 11.00am – 10.00pm

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2 Comment

  1. Dissapointed says: Reply

    Had a very bad experience here. They didn’t allow refill of the salad cabbage, because we had 5 pax only ordered 3 portion of the set meal, as my kids were not eating only took a piece of meat and continued playing their ipads. The rude lady manager refuse refills!!! Whats the cost of a little shredded cabbage?

    Reason given by the Manager is that they cannot monitor if we are sharing or not, but the fact that we have 5 pax only order 3, they cannot allow refill. What a load of horse shit. Never coming back here!!

    The disgusting experience Spoilt my appetite, food taste terrible.

    1. sorry about your bad experience. Did you complain to the restaurant?
      It was new when we went so their service was still ok that time around.

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