Star Vista at Buona Vista MRT
My impression of a delicious tonkatsu has always been a simple, huge and succulent piece of fried pork cutlet with 10% fragrant fats embedded in it, served with a small dollop of spicy mustard by the side that helps to cut through the heavy porky flavour.
And it really was until this visit to Imakatsu (sidetrack: that marks the end of the month long international test that the lab has partaken in) that I begin to take a different opinion over the seemingly identical tonkatsu in almost any restaurant, that it could actually be made special/creative. My first time having the chicken tonkatsu, the breast was palpably juicy and blended perfectly well with the flaky, crispy fried batter encapsulating the chunky piece. This lunch set that comes with a dessert (sweet red bean anmitsu with rice balls and heavy, creamy matcha ice cream) and juice costs reasonably at about $25.