Saboten @ Changi Airport T1 02/03/2012 Changi, Japanese, Restaurant It’s not easy to find a solid piece of Tonkatsu – with crispiness and tenderness just fine; fattiness and oiliness just right. I hate the greasy thick batter kind where you can barely taste the underlying meat. Revered in Japan as one of the top Tonkatsu restaurant chains spanning over 500 outlets across Asia, I know I’m in for a treat with Saboten. The ‘Saboten Special Set’ comprises of breaded shrimp, pork tenderloin, pork loin, and crab cream croquette. All sets are also served with pickled vegetable, dessert, free flow cabbage, rice and miso soup. Served with non-oil yuzu (orange peel) dressing and my favourite goma (sesame) dressing! Delicious curry sauce! But notice the ‘Tonkatsu Sauce’ lurking at the back? It is made up of over 10 spices with the marriage of sesame that you grind by yourself. The egg added a moist touch to the Tonkatsu yet not making it too soggy. So what’s the secret to Saboten? They emphasise strongly on freshly made bread crumbs and only use barley-fed mature pigs (180 days of age or older) to yield sweeter, juicier and more tender meat with softer texture. Deep frying the cutlet in pure vegetable oil also ensures a light finishing taste. For those who doesn’t want a too filling meal can catch their weekday high tea (3pm – 5.30pm) for just $10++ per set! Saboten #03-21, Viewing Mall, Changi Airport Terminal 1 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642 (Nearest MRT: Changi Airport) (+65) 6214 9504 Mon – Sun: 7am – 11pm Facebook Food9 Ambience6 Value7 Service7.5 7.4Overall Score Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.