I do not like tonkatsu that's why you seldom see me write about restaurants offering it as a specialty. I can count on my fingers the number of times I have dined in Yabu and Kimukatsu. Once I ordered a tonkatsu in Ogetsu Hime for yaya but that does not count since it is not the restaurant's specialty.
Anyway, when we stayed for 3 days and 2 nights in Makati Shangri-La Hotel last Easter, DH wanted to try out Ginza Bairin. Can you believe that it was just his second time ever to try out a tonkatsu place? That is because he hates oil and deep fried anything lol I guess he was curious and don't want to get left behind ; p
|Hire Large 4 fillets PhP 395|
Anyway, DH ordered Hire Katsu Set which consists of 4 pieces of soft, lean tenderloin. You can opt for 3 fillets for only 345 or per piece a la carte for only PhP 65.
|Prawn Fry Set PhP 395|
|Mixed Set A (Hire, Prawn and Rosu) PhP 425|
My mom, sister and I shared two orders- Mixed Set A and Prawn Fry Set. Mix Set A has one serving each of Rosu, Hire and Prawn. Prawn Fry Set has 2 fresh, jumbo, black tiger prawns.
|Roasted Salad Dressing and Wasabi Shoyu Dressing for cabbage salad|
All three sets include with unlimited serving of rice, miso soup, cabbage salad and dressings, genmaicha (Japanese brown rice tea), tsukemono (Japanese pickles) and a serving of seasonal fresh fruit.
Himalayan sea salt is used to season Ginza Bairin signature Tonkatsu sauce along with some roughly grounded sesame seeds.
|Potato Salad PhP 75|
|Gyoza PhP 150|
Dad ordered gyoza and potato salad. He is conscious with his diet especially now that he is getting older.
As of this writing, DH has already tried Yabu in Robinsons Magnolia, it's the third tonkatsu place he visited.
If you ask me, Kimukatsu is still on top of my list for a tonkatsu restaurant. It serves not only the ordinary tonkatsu, there are so many flavors and fillings to choose from.
What's your favorite tonkatsu place?
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