Who offers the best Fried Pork Chop in the LA & OC vicinity?
I like pork chop. The fried kind. I like the fried drizzled in gravy kind. I like the HK-style rice and pork chop kind. I also like the Taiwanese version. I like the salt/pepper kind. I like my Jamaican friend's Mom's version of jerky pork chop. I like the frozen kind, well, only occasionally. If there's an African-style fried pork chop, I'd probably like it too.
I know they're bad for you. I know they've been stripped of all nutritional values and hardly qualify as protein source. They are a fat source. We all need daily portions of fat to stay alive. What I do not like is to find a lot of inedible fatty fats in my porkchop, I know they've got to be there but let's not distract me.
Speaking of fat, I need to not be that. Pork chops, fried ones especially, helps me to be that. So now I'm trying to only eat the best of the best (of fried pork chop) and leave the junks far far away from my tummy.
Care to share your favorite establishment offering these goodies??
The tonkatsu at Honda Ya is generally pretty reliable. I usually go to the Tustin store, but the one in Little Tokyo is good too. Can't vouch for their sister store's version in Fountain Valley, but imagine it's on par.
Honda Ya Izakaya
333 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
18450 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Honda Ya Japanese Restaurant
556 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
it's a typical southern presentation. first the chop is breaded, then fried, then simmered in a brown gravy. it's not a subtle dish at all, it's clumsy but right on with the flavors. the gravy isn't lumpy, creamy, or overly thick at all - just the right viscosity. highly recommended. also their chicken and dumplings rule all.
Of all places, I like the little thin sizzly porkchops at GINGERGRASS in Silverlake.
They are these great pan fried tastey little treats that are sooo good!
Only that thin little outline of fat around each cute chop...all sizzled up like the perfect porky conidment to compliment the porky little chops...mmm.
They are kinda sweet kinda savory but sooo good.
Another great thing about them is that they are served with a bunch of fresh leafy salady green things, rice, and some cabbage slaw to help ya feel better about all the greasy good ness.
Depending on where you are, many people have raved about the deep fried pork chops at Seaport and also Seafood Town in Torrance on Hawthorne Blvd. Both are owned by the same people but I think Seafood Town is better. The thin pork chops are deep fried in a light rice flour or starch coating and served with seasoned salt and sliced hot green peppers. You can also get the Peking style pork chops which are almost like sweet sour chops in a tangy sauce.