As, I've said in a previous post before I ate the wonderful bak chor mee in Hong Lim. I have had lunch with my sister. We want to eat katsu (deep fried pork with bread crumbs) again. Why both of us always eat katsu? -_-
This time around we went to The Central the new mall in between China Town and Clarke Quay. You can take the MTR to the Clarke Quay station and walk here. As for my and sis, we took cab. She pay mah. On the way, we passed by Singapore Flyer, the Singapore version of London Eye. Now seems like every country also got one of this ferry wheel. Singapore Flyer is bigger than The Eye of Malaysia.
The cab took us straight to the entrance of The Central, which is a tall building, unlike other mall which is wide. There are many restaurants in The Central. I think there can easily be more than 8 Japanese retaurant here. Some specialize in ramen, some in sushi, and of course TomTon which specialize in katsu.
The name TomTon means Black Pig was named by the owner's best friend Choi Lan (蔡瀾), a famous food critic from Hong Kong. He named it Black Pig because TomTon is famous for the using Black Pig pork to dish out their katsu. Black Pig is actually a breed of pig that originate from England which is call Berkshire Pig they have black fur thus the name Black Pig.
In TomTon they server normal grade Black Pig and premium grade Black Pig. Of course, sis and I went for premium grade, which is about $6-$7 more expensive that the normal grade. Sis, whom is not that adventurous chose the normal katsu set. I had the Japanese Curry Katsu. We also order homemade Ankimo (monk fish liver) as appertizer. Here, you also have to grind your own sesame.
Ankimo, I took a piece before I took this picture
My sister's Katsu Rice Set
The Japanese Curry Katsu rice that I have is superb. The Japanese Curry is what it should be, a bit of sweetness and aromatic with the spices for curry mixture. Mixing the premium pork with the curry taste excellent. The meat and fat is about a ratio of 90% meat and 10% fat. Bite into the katsu and it just so tender and juicy, chewing is effortless. My sister kept on stealling my curry sauce to eat with her katsu. So, I think this curry sauce was made right. Word alone can't describe the katsu, let me show you.
My Japanese Curry Katsu Rice
The proportion of 10% meat, 10% fat, and 80% meat
Looking out the window from TomTon, you'll be able to see Clarke Quay.
The bill was settled by my sis, of course. Thanks sis. Love ya.
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