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Tonkichi Japanese Restaurant @ Orchard Central, Singapore

15 Apr

Dear Food lovers,

Met up with two of my best mates (Calvin & Jace) whom I grew up with. They are currently working in Singapore with broad prospects. Calvin accomplished his further studies in Singapore and suggested we shall have our dinner at Tonkichi. A Japanese restaurant located in Orchard Central that serves authentic Tonkatsu and they are also the only Tonkatsu Specialty chain restaurants in Singapore.

How did the name “Tonkichi” name came about and what is “Tonkatsu”?

Tonkatsu” is “Tonkichi”…

Tonkatsu” is a combination of Japanese ‘ton’ for pork and ‘katsu’ for cutlet, breaded and deep-fried pork. Even its shorter name ‘katsu’ is considered as Tonkatsu or other breaded deep-fried foods in Japan.
Tonkatsu has been one of the most popular home cooking as well as popular item in restaurants in Japan over the past several decades.
The parts of pork meat for Tonkatsu are ‘hire’ (pork fillet/tender loin) and ‘rosu’ (pork loin/strip loin).

The restaurant has a cosy and comfortable interior, with dimmed up lights, a nice view over the stretch of Orchard Road and furniture that reminiscent of casual eateries in Japan.

Minutes after menu was presented to us, we decided that we should all settle for the Ramen Set @ SGD 26.90, which consists of:-

A choice of variety of ramen – Miso Ramen, Tonkatsu Ramen, Char Siew Ramen, Kimchi Ramen and Cold Ramen.

An appetizer – Agedashi Tofu – deep fried tofu steeped in a sweet sauce made of dashi (fish stock), mirin and soy sauce
And tonkatsu – Hire (Pork Fillet) fine and tender texture and contain lesser fats
Rosu (Pork Loin) chewy texture and contain an average amount of fats

Tonkichi Japanese Restaurant @ Orchard Central

Miso Soup Ramen.

Char Siew Ramen - shoyu ramen topped with homemade char siew.

Kimchi Ramen - shoyu ramen with kimchi (korean spicy fermented cabbage).

Agedashi Tofu.

Hire (Pork Fillet) fine and tender texture and contain lesser fats.

Calvin - rushed over from work.

Jace - drove all the way from the other side of Singapore.

Nothing better than a small gathering between mates whom you grew up with.

Taste: 4/5
Customer Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Address: 181 Orchard Road #07-06 Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Contact: 6238 7976
Website: http://www.pokkafood.com.sg/tonkichi

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