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Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen is one of the latest entries on the 6th floor of Pavilion KL that has lately been on a bit of a revamp. This restaurant is situated right next to Ben’s, another very good lunch option.

Like the name suggest, Tonkatsu serves.. tonkatsu – breaded, deep fried pork cutlets with shredded cabbage and miso soup + rice. To know more there is the wiki entry.

Tonkatsu at Pavilion KL
Tonkatsu at Pavilion KL

Yesterday Suanie happened to drop by KL over lunch time, so I took the opportunity to head there with her since she was in a mood for Japanese food, and I know she isn’t too keen on raw dishes.

The menu is brief enough, there were less than 10 different sets/dishes to choose from. To me this is good, takes away all the extra time spent just to figure out what to eat. (see the paradox of choice)

make  your own condiment, very rich miso soup
make your own condiment, very rich miso soup

I chose the first set, Hire Katsu Zen (RM 29), and suanie opted for set number 3, Hire Katsu + Rosu Katsu zen (RM 28).

First, a server made the fresh condiments for us (later we made more ourselves). Put some sesame in the super mini mortar & pestle, grind it till you can smell the aroma. Then add tonkatsu sauce (or Japanese Worcestershire sauce). Slightly gimmicky, but it actually works. 😀

suanie says hello, imitating baja hitam, only appropriate at a jap restaurant
suanie says hello, baja hitam style, appropriate at a jap restaurant

My set came with 4 pieces of breaded pork tenderloin cutlet (hire katsu), while suanie’s was a mixed of tenderloin and pork loin (hire katsu + rose katsu).

The pork were pretty good, not as good as beef tenderloin of course, but plenty good for a piece of pork that does not involve any big chunk of fat. It was almost healthy too, since they also give free refill of those shredded cabbage.

map to pavilion

Besides several types of deep fried pork cutlets, they also serve pork belly soup, deep fried shrimps and oysters. Shall try more next time!

Lot 6.12.00
Level 6,
Pavilion KL,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL.

GPS: 3.148872, 101.713368
Tel: 03-2144 2992

Discuss : KY eats – Tonkatsu at Pavilion KL

  1. The portion seem big… make me feel hungry during lunch hours.

  2. fillet cutlet was nice. pork loin not nais

  3. argh, when i ate here, i didn’t realize we were supposed to grind the sesame with the pestle. so we just ate the sauce plain. only found out AFTER that. argh 😀

  4. LOL at the baja hitam pose. HAHA! 🙂

  5. Seems a little out of place, but here goes:

    If you would kindly let me have those pints, so that my girlfriend doesn’t dump me. It was her birthday a few days ago and we didn’t a chance to go anywhere. Perhaps I can inebriate her into staying with me? 😉

  6. Terenceg

    because i am fun when drunk and you need more ppl like this around the world 🙂

    • ShaolinTiger: ya u should give it a try the next time u go to Zwiling again. lol

  7. Michelle

    This reminds me of the stuff I had in hK!

  8. haha so this is where they make you work before you eat!

  9. Cool, another non halal Japanese place!

  10. TikkoSS

    lol on the baja hitam.. it has been awhile since I last heard of it..

  11. I went there yesterday.
    I always prefer Food in Malaysia…
    But comparing with Saboten (Singapore), it is really sucks!!!

    Don’t waste your money there!!!

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