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Katsukura: Pork Tonkatsu at Kyoto Station

Joshu Pork Loin Cutlet Zen Set, Katsukura, Kyoto, Japan

When I read that Katsukura served the best tonkatsu in Kyoto, I knew I had to try it out for myself. The chain, which originated in Kyoto, now has locations all across Japan. Katsukura specializes in tonkatsu, a breaded and deep fried pork cutlet. I take tonkatsu very seriously as a foodie. It’s one of my favorite Japanese foods along with sushi, yakitori, and ramen. While I was planning on visiting their main location near Sanjo Station, after a long…

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Tian Tian Li: Lu Rou Fan in Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan

Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese braised minced pork over a bowl of rice, Tian Tian Li, Taipei, Taiwan

If you’re visiting Taipei, you can’t leave without trying one of the most simple yet delicious Taiwanese comfort dishes, Lu Rou Fan (滷肉飯). This beloved dish is simply braised pork over rice. You can find lu rou fan at restaurants and street food stalls all across Taipei and Taiwan. One of my favorite places to sample the dish is at Tian Tian Li (天天利美食坊) in the Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan. Tian Tian Li was located off Hanzhong Street, the…

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Tonki: For 80 years, serving the best tonkatsu in Tokyo, Japan

Rohsu-Katsu Teishoku. 160g of perfectly fried loin cutlet at Tonki Tonkatsu in Tokyo, Japan

Out of all the tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) restaurants in Tokyo, numbering in the thousands, nowhere seems to do it as well as Tonki near Meguro Station. For almost 80 years, Tonki has been serving tonkatsu, a type of pork cutlet which is breaded in Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until crispy. It may be old-fashioned, but Tonki is an institution of Tokyo. Many will debate which is better: Tonki or Maisen. I tend to side with Tonki and I’m…

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