ABOUT

Introduction to Tonkatsu

ABOUT WAKO

Tonkatsu Wako is truly committed to not only providing delicious Japanese cuisine but also ensuring the health and safety of our customers.

Tonkatsu; the masterpiece that changed Japanese food culture

“Tonkatsu,” or pork-cutlet in English, is a popular dish whose origins began in western restaurants in the Meiji Era more than 100 years ago. The popular cooking style of the time was to broil the meat with lard or butter.

Over time this changed to a deep-frying style similar to that of Tempura.


Pork

Pork

Tonkatsu Wako always has its customers’ health, comfort, and safety in mind. Only imported pork, mostly from the USA, that has gone through fat, calorie and cholesterol reduction is used.

Koromo (Coating)

Koromo (Coating)

An essential ingredient as important as pork to Tonkatsu is “koromo (coating).”

By coating pork with our own breadcrumbs exclusively based on Wako’s original recipe, heat is very gradually transferred to the center of the meat sealing in juices making for a light and tender cutlet.


oil

oil

To create a “crunchy” texture, we use an original oil that is a blend of high-quality pure vegetable oils (corn oil, soy oil, and palm oil).


cabbage

cabbage

Cabbage is inseparable from Tonkatsu.
Tonkatsu Wako uses only the highest quality cabbage from a variety of areas according to the season.

Should you run out of cabbage with your meal, you can request more.

Free Refills

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

By considering the compatibility with the Tonkatsu and the nutritional balance, we offer shijimi-jiru (miso soup with freshwater clams). Wako uses an original blended miso with a light flavor. Free refills on miso soup are also available.

Free Refills

Rice

Rice

Tonkatsu Wako considers the regional characteristics, compares newly harvested rice of various brands and various production areas and selects the most appropriate rice to the Tonkatsu each year.

Again, please feel free to request more rice should you run out.

Free Refills

Sauce and Dressing

Sauce and Dressing

Our sauce is an original sauce made from ingredients such as tomatoes, apples, onions and several kinds of spices. Our dressing is also an original non-oil dressing made from home-grown yuzu (citrus).