One evening in Hong Kong we felt like Japanese breaded pork, so went to Tonkatsu Ginza Barin. There are many branches in Hong Kong and we decided to go to the one in K11 Art Mall located in Tsim Sha Tsui.
It took us a while to find the restaurant since it was located in a hidden area of K11. When we did there was a short waiting time which was not a surprise as it was dinner time.
We went for one of the katsu set meal, where you have in various choice from pork, fish, eel, prawns and a mixed seafood. Each one served with miso soup, pickle and limited refills of rice and lettuce.
As the restaurant specialised in pork we went for their recommended set meal. So we choice the Hire Katsu Set ($148.00) which is deep-fried pork fillet.
Also the Rosu Katsu Set ($138.00) which is the deep fried pork lion. Compare to the deep-fried pork fillet, I actually prefered the lion. But both pork was tender and beautiful fried.
To enjoy the best of Tonkatsu Ginza Barin breaded pork you have to add some Tonkatsu sauce with it. This is apparently a sauce that has a blend of spices, apples and vegetable that is special to the restaurant. It indeed is a great sauce which just bring a different side to a breaded pork.
On each table as well as Tonkatsu sauce, there is also sesame dressing and wasabi dressing. The sesame dressing is a great combination with the lettuce.
For the two set meal our bill came to 315.00 hk dollars which includes service charge. We did not call any extra drinks since we got complimentary tea with our meal.
(Prices correct at the time of dining)
Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (銀座梅林) – Tsim Sha Tsui branch
Shop B124, K11, Hiranand House,
18 Hanoi Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,