When iSquare opened a few years ago I remember Romankan Yokohama was one of the first restaurants to open. I guess I wasn’t too interested in tonkatsu then. Last August I finally got to try this Japanese restaurant. Read on to see how they compare to all the tonkatsu restaurants in Hong Kong and Manila.
There was only vinaigrette for the shredded cabbage. I miss the sesame dressing found in most tonkatsu restaurants.
Their menu was one of the most extensive I’ve seen in any tonkatsu restaurant. Asides from fried food of all kinds they had a whole page of appetizers too. I loved the extra plump oysters wrapped in bacon and grilled.
This was just one of the many set menus they offered.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good all the fried food was. Everything was fried well and the food wasn’t greasy. The timing of cooking was also perfect since all the seafood remained succulent. Even the pork was done to yummy tenderness.
This set was good for two but three of us ate it and it was just right since we had the oysters to start with. This set included scallops, king prawns, unagi (eel), pork filet and salmon with cheese and kimchi. My favorite was the salmon oozing with melted cheese. You can order any of these separately but I liked trying a little of each in one set. There was unlimited cabbage too but we didn’t eat much because we didn’t like the dressing so much.
We switched one bowl of rice and miso soup into this huge bowl of udon soup. I realized I like eating fried food with udon more than rice.
Coffee and tea was included in the set too.
Among all the tonkatsu restaurants I’ve eaten so far I would say this is currently on top of my list. I can’t wait to go back to order the fried oysters and tonkatsu sandwich.
Romankan Yokohama Hong Kong menu