The pork-loin is tender and juicy on the inside and crunchy but fresh on the outside, served with the traditional tonkatsu sauce that’s a little bit sour but sweet at the same time. On the side, you have a large bowl of rice sprinkled with a bit of sesame seeds and the other plate with a MOUNTAIN of thinly cut (1/8 of an inch wide) lettuce. You’re also served with Miso Soup and some Japanese style pickled vegetables and seaweed as appetizer, but they aren’t important; because, my friend, the Tonkatsu is the star here. The tip is, don’t drench your pork in the sauce, its not meant to do that
When you have the right amount of the sauce on, and when you BITE into that tonkatsu, oh boy, you don’t know half of what I’m talking about yet. Its the strong flavor of the sauce and the light amount of salt that make the pork shine; YET! when you eat large amount of lettuce along with the tonkatsu, ahem, let me say..its heaven on earth. Yes, because the lettuce is cut SO thin, they’re crispy and even crunchier than the pork; however, the water contained in the lettuce REALLY make the pork taste fresh. You’d think that the deep-fried pork with heavy sauce is the ugliest and greasy thing on earth, but no, let me tell you: “THIS THING IS FRESHER THAN YOUR FBREEZE!” AND it smells that better, too! The fried pork with sauce and lettuce not only taste light, you’d feel so fly; AND that’s where the rice with sesame come in. The rice helps grounding the pork and there you find the balance, and when you accidentally bite into the sesame seeds, they’re going to burst out with flavor and bring the whole dish into a more authentic level. What can I say, just go to Taiwan or visit Japan for this, its that good and worthy.