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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison

Charmed by its modernized Japanese settings and the mocked up dishes on their display as we passed by Tonkatsu Bistro in Westgate, there is no way that we could resist such attractive force coming towards us. Moreover dining by Ma Maison has given us a good benchmark on the kind of expectations from the food.

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison
Settings of the restaurants were simply Japanese, if you head straight right into the restaurant, it will lead you to their kitchen's entrance. The dining area is divided into two sections, left and right with the left side as bar counters dining.

Dining Environment

Tea
Condiments were already well prepared on every table in a tray. Sauces in pot of chinese wording indicate sweet and spicy, recommended to go with the deep fried stuff.

Sauces
We ordered the deep-fried pork loin set under the Rosu Katsu Menu. The set comprises of pickles, a bowl of rice as well as tonjiru (Japanese soup made with vegetables and pork) and their delicious deep fried pork loin. Pork loin was succulent with an cripsy orange exterior. The amount of meat was thick and stomach filling with shredded cabbages by the side.

Note that the mains comes with refillable cabbages, soups and rice (white or multi-grain rice)

Rosu Katsu Set - $18.80 ++ (120g)
We ordered Mameton set from the assorted men. As compared to Rosu Katsu Set, this is of better variety.  The meal comes with deep-fried prawn, pork loin and pork fillet on top of the standard items like rice, soup and pickles. A small bowl of ramen is included in the set too. I'm so pampered by the set meal together with the choice of rice (multi grain).



Mameton Set - $23.80

Let's take a look at individual item on from the set. Though they were deep fried to golden brown perfection, they leave no hint of being oily. The breaded crust from the fried items are light and crispy however please becareful if you are consuming in a big mouthful bite as the dry and sharp breaded crumbs may hurt the lips.

Fried Items
Multigrain rice over plain white rice! This is a healthier version on the carbo intake.

Multigrain Rice
The bowl of tonjiruis awesomely filled with ingredients. It tasted a tad salty though.

Miso Soup
Having the ramen reminds me of having soba. Those ramen were thin and soften by the hot flavoured stock in the cup.

Mini Ramen that comes with the set

Food is generally better than average, however the overall rating can be pulled up if there is a better service. It seems like they are lacking of staff during the peak hours and for refillable food, we have to wave for quite sometime before getting their attention. As compared to competitors with refillable items, service staff will go around prompting refill instead of another way round.

Overall, service aside, I'm still glad that they are one of the better Tonkatsu in Singapore that I have ever tried.

At the cashier counter
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Tonkatsu By Ma Maison
Location: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive #04-06 Singapore 608532