January 14, 2014

Tonkatsu Kioyshi

Tonkatsu Kiyoshi is a small Japanese restaurant that specializes in making tonkatsu, which is a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.  I don't really eat much pork so I'm glad they also make shrimp katsu, salmon katsu, chicken katsu, and other Japanese dishes.  I ordered the Japanese Style Potato Salad, Chicken Karaage, and Salmon and Shrimp Katsu served w/ a bowl of rice, miso soup, and Japanese pickles.

Before I ate the main entree, our waiter showed us how to prepare the katsu sauce.  Take a few sesame seeds (top left of pic), put in a bowl, ground the seeds with the pestle until fine, then mix into sauce.  As I was grounding the seeds, the aroma was slightly strong... I found the smell soothing!  The salmon and shrimp katsu were perfectly breaded with panko (bread crumbs) and did not taste greasy to me at all:


If you want the ultimate comfort food, I highly suggest eating at Tonkatsu Kiyoshi!  Other than the awesome food this small restaurant has a quiet, relaxed vibe.

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