Maisen Tonkatsu とんかつ まい泉 – Best Japanese Tonkatsu In Tokyo
[Tokyo, Japan] Best tonkatsu in Tokyo とんかつ まい泉. Need I say anymore? I will never get to try each and every tonkatsu in Japan, but Maisen’s version was certainly the best I ever had. A class of its own. Tonkatsu is deep-fried breaded pork cutlet which originated in Japan in the 19th century. There are two main types, hire (fillet) and rosu (loin, more fatty), often served with shredded cabbage, sometimes used as a sandwich filling or in curry. Maisen has been known for serving tonkatsu since 1965, located in a former World War II public bathhouse, thus you can still appreciate some of the original design details and high ceilings which stand through the test of time. A short distance away from Omotesando station, you can alternatively walk from the shops within Harajuku, which promises a longer but more colourful stroll. There was a short queue when I reached just after lun...