I want TONKATSU
I really really miss Japanese food. Does anyone have a recommendation for *authentic*Japanese food that is not sushi. I'm perfectly fine with sushi being in the restaurant, but I want something different.
I'd love a thick, juicy pork cutlet but I'll take any dish really as long as it comes with good, well cooked rice. Does anybody who's spent time in Japan have a recommendation for something authentic?
Oyako-don would be a winner too!
I know that Izumi serves a chawan-mushi, but I haven't tried it yet.
I lived in Japan for years. That said, I can't think of a single place around here that could fill that need with the possible exception of Sagami in Collingswood. If you haven't been, it's one of the few authentically Japanese restaurants in the area. If not the only one.
Personally, I'd just make it myself. Panko is available everywhere now, and pork is cheap. You can buy tonkatsu sauce at H-Mart in Upper Darby or if you're extra adventurous, visit Maido in Narberth.
Never been to Japan, but Matt Ito, Owner/Chef at Fuji, Haddonfield will probably be able to satisfy you. You would need a car; free parking, but in back of the restaurant and tricky to
find the first time. Telephone ahead, and ask for the directions to the parking lot.
All the Japanese Execs from Suburu eat at Fuji, often.