Saturday, 29 September 2012

Saboten (Parco Marina Bay)

Saboten is a Japanese restaurant that is well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet). Saboten first started out in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. Today, it is one of the biggest Tonkatsu chain in Japan with over 500 outlets. It has also expanded overseas to South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

This is my 2nd visit to Saboten, my first visit was slightly more 2 years ago (before I started FoodieFC). My impression of Saboten was good then, I remembered how addictive the salads were and also how good their Tonkatsu was. The main reason why I did not make subsequent visits was because of the location. I seldom venture to Parco Marina Bay. Their other branch is at Changi Airport, which I also seldom venture to. 

Japanese wooden furnishing bright cozy restaurant .

I ordered their signature Loin Katsu Set (L) which cost $23. It consisted of free flow of cabbage, rice and miso soup, breaded pork loin cutlet and ice cream. 
A bowl of sesame seeds with a wooden stick. Customers will need to grind the sesame seeds themselves with the wooden stick. After the seeds are finely grated, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from an earthen urn on the table into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. It will be a perfect dip for the tonkatsu (fried pork loin cutled). 
Shredded Cabbage
Left to Right: Creamy Sesame Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar
As mentioned earlier, each set comes with free flow of shredded cabbage. The fresh cabbages are best eaten with either the Creamy Sesame or Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar dressing. Highly addictive and tasty combination that caused me to indulge endlessly.

Fried Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet
The main star of the night was (of course) the Fried Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet. The grain-fed pork loin cutlet was tender and soft, coated with crispy golden bread crumbs. A plus point was that it was not greasy. Certainly delish!

It was accompanied with free flow of rice and miso soup.
Matcha Ice Cream
The meal ended off with a Matcha (green tea) Ice Cream. It was milky with a mild sweet yet bitter green tea taste that concluded this meal with a sweet ending. 

Saboten (Parco Marina Bay)
9 Raffles Boulevard
#P3-01 Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk
Tel: 6333 3432
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am to 10pm

Other outlets:
Saboten (Changi Airport T1)
80 Airport Boulevard
#031-004 Changi Airport Terminal 1
Tel: 6214 9504
Opening Hours: 8am to 1030pm

Saboten (Changi Airport T1)
2 Jurong East Street 21
#01-19 IMM Building
Singapore 609601

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  1. Everything looks so good and definitely my kind of food. The pork fried to perfection and green tea ice-cream is great as the finale.

    1. yea, fried to perfection and control of the heat was perfect, not greasy.

  2. For $23, that's very reasonable. Can't believe it comes with matcha ice-cream too.

    1. yea, value for money considering the quality and also the rice, miso and cabbage are free flow!

  3. Hi Foodie, thanks for sharing japanese food experience here. :)


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