Tonkatsu by Terazawa found its spot in Cagayan de Oro at Centrio Ayala Mall’s groundfloor giving Kagay-anons a taste of Japanese cuisine and experience. Enjoy a serving of tasty, tender pork cutlets that’s fried to perfection, served with pickled vegetables, shredded cabbage, miso soup and unlimited Japanese rice in any given day only at Tonkatsu by Terazawa, the first Philippine franchise of the Japan-based chain brought to the country by the Bistro group.
Chef Akinori Terazawa’s Tonkatsu creation is traditionally prepared incorporating aging the meat by wrapping it in white cloth for three days producing meat that is irresistibly flavorful and juicy.
Iberico Katsu – made of the finest black Iberico pork with a delicate, nutty, meaty, melt-in-your-mouth marbling. Popularly known as “Pata Negra”, these Iberian pigs are a special breed found in the south and southwest areas of Spain. What makes this extraordinary is the fact that these breed are fed on barley and maize weeks after weaning. They are then allowed to forage on forest floors eating acorns, thyme rosemary and mushrooms, making them the “healthiest pigs” with 50% unsaturated fats like that of olive oil. It has been said that doctors in Spain refer to Black Iberico pig as “walking olive trees” because of the hog’s diet.
Korubuta Katsu – dubbed as the angus pork. A meat from the original strains of Berkshire hogs from Japan. This method of raising produces hog meat that is of optimum quality and lush in flavor, with its own inherent and distinctive sweetness that can be perfectly paired with a variety of meat sauces. The restaurant’s Kurobuta Katsu is packed with juiciness and rich in flavor from the meat’s excellent marbling.
Chef’s Katsu specialties include the Rosu Katsu sets (deep-fried pork loin sets) and the Hire Katsu (deep-fried pork fillet sets). It’s also great to know that the CDO branch is getting supplies from local meat suppliers as they passed the restaurant’s standards.
Jumbo Ebifurai – imperial prawns that are simply deep-fried to achieve the natural freshness taste of the prawns. Diners have a choice to order only prawns or in sets with either deep fried pork loin or fillet (Rosu Katsu). Tonkatsu CDO supports local prawn market by getting prawns from local suppliers who passed the company’s standard.
The Frozen Green tea is a sweet way to end the Tonkatsu dining experience. It’s a heavenly slice of frozen, fluffy meringue roll with a hint of green tea. Check out Tonkatsu by Terazawa at the ground floor of Centrio Ayala Mall. Check out their Facebook fanpage to see more of their menu and amazing offerings!