Tonkatsu Maisen

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At Maisen, they do one thing: tonkatsu. Not the pork-based ramen broth (tonkotsu) but rather, tonkatsu: thinly-pounded pork tenderloin, rolled in panko breadcrumbs, fried until golden and crisp, then served topped with a haystack of thinly-shredded cabbage and some umami-laced sweet sauce. The genius move is serving them on wire racks, which prevent the sauce from pooling on the bottom, thus rendering it soggy. The Japanese think of everything.

Tonkatsu Maisen

4-8-5 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; 0120-428-485

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