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December 22, 2005



Angie, I am so jealous of you right now! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful trip that you are taking (and such great pics)! I'll have to live vicariously through you. Enjoy Japan!


Hi Angie - mmmmm, good Tonkatsu, is heavenly, and really harder to get then one might think. Most of what passes for Tonkatsu here in the states is a really tough pork cutlet. Berkshire Pork is good stuff - it's the same as the pork that Buga uses! Acutally, I was gonig to start, mmmmm, plastic food! Happy Holidays.



Thanks. I wish I could teleport everyone to Japan and share a meal with all of you. It's an amazing place for people who love food and trying new things.


LOL--not too appetizing, I know. But very useful at times. We went to an udon noodle restaurant with no English menu, so we ended up outside by the front window placing our orders by pointing at the models. Thankfully, the food that arrived at our table looked much better than its plastic counterpart.

As for the tonkatsu, I couldn't believe how good it was. The only trouble with eating such great food is that it sets such a high standard. Now I'm reluctant to eat Japanese food here (at least until the memory of this trip fades and the cravings begin again).

Have a great weekend!



So the plastic tonkatsu is photographed on the corect metal grill, and the real one isn't...? It's a trick!

Glad you're having a wonderful time there. Merry Christmas!


so jealous!


Hi, Rachel. Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever made tonkatsu at home?

I haven't yet, but my mother-in-law makes a version (with regular pork) which I would put up against Maisen's any day. She told me the key is using panko breadcrumbs and making sure the pork is well chilled--she soaks the meat in milk and lime juice--before cooking.

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