Tonkatsu by Terazawa

The search for good food continues. This time we tried Tonkatsu by Terazawa in Solenad 1, Nuvali.

Part of the Bistro Group, this restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Akinori Terazawa from Nagoya, Japan.

Interiors and Features

Composed of wooden furnishings and painted with earthly hues, this place has a modern feel. Despite that and being minimal, it didn't lack the cozy element. The Japanese lanterns accentuated the place. Imagine how pleasing it looks when they are lighted in the evening.

Food Choices and Services

For this experience, we tried Rosu Katsudon Set (345Php). Katsudon is deep fried pork loin topped with egg and special sauce. Every katsu set comes with refillable shredded cabbage, miso soup with pork and rice.

If you're new to the katsu world, let me spell the difference between rosu and hire so you have an idea as to what you're ordering. Rosu is pork loin (contains fat) while hire is pork fillet.

How to really enjoy your tonkatsu

Your tastebuds companion (L-R): Tonkatsu sauce, togarashi and sesame seeds

(L-R): Japanese vinegar and sesame sauce

Good friends who love good food

We were done with our katsu meals when we were asked by the store manager to try their best-selling dessert- frozen green tea. We had a deal that if we will not be satisfied, we will not be charged of the dessert. Their frozen green tea is a graham-crusted green tea ice cream dessert topped with soft meringue. Unfortunately, we lost the deal. Never leave the place without trying this one. Repeat that, N-E-V-E-R!

Frozen green tea (155Php)

Staff were accommodating and service was neither fast nor slow.

Value for Money

In terms of price, this place may not be that pocket-friendly (I think that goes out for all tonkatsu restaurants today); but since each katsu set has refillable cabbage and rice, I think that's enough compensation for the price. 

Overall Impression

The katsu craze has invaded the Philippines years ago, for this experience I would say that the restaurant lived up to its desire of bringing good and delectable katsu. Unfortunately though they do not serve unlimited pickled fruits and potato (unlike in Yabu), they limit it up to the second refill. But overall, this is a good place to dine with families and friends. 

Until the next food stop, 

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