tonkatsu is japanese for fried pork cutlet. and the best and most traditional japanese restaurants tend to specialize in one thing – when in japan, you go one place for sushi, another place for ramen, and a third place for soba.
in shanghai, there’s a tonkatsu place located behind jing’an temple. i am part of this lunch group that meets on a semi-regular basis to, well, eat. on wednesday of this week we went to this tonkatsu place.
Bang Qi Pork Chop
Jing an district, Jiao Zhou Road No. 176, Near Beijing West Road
here’s the review on dianping.com (which is china’s answer to yelp, but for restuarants only)
they served about 10 different types of tonkatsu, depending on if you liked curry, or lean or more fatty. i chose the curry.