Lately, there has been a seemingly endless sequence of new Pork joints to try in the Klang Valley area. Tonkatsu at Pavilion has broken our Pork monotony offering an ideal sauce, cut and seasoning.
Waitstaff helping us to grind our sesame seeds a.k.a Goma. Sesame seeds are rich in vegetable protein and is cholesterol free.
Boiled Spinach served with light soy sauce together with some sesame seeds and bonito flakes. The Spinach are dense after being drained and squeezed.
Ladyfingers tossed with cod fish roe. The glutinous texture of the okra coupled with the distinctive smoky aroma of the bonito flakes gave it a robust taste.
Rosu Katsu Zen ~ Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet served with sliced cabbage, tofu, pickled vegetables, pork vegetable miso soup and rice. The pork cutlet was just done right, not too oily and dry. The breaded crust was light and crispy. Furthermore, the katsu here has a generous cut, unlike some restaurants which cut the pork into very thin slices with a very thick crumbs.
Hire Katsu Zen ~ The Breaded Pork Fillet Cutlet was equally delicious, the marinated pork tenderloin was juicy and succulent.
The cold tofu was smooth and easy to handle. The light soy sauce and finely chopped green onions gave the tofu the much needed flavoring.
Verdict: TOTALLY SMITTEN