Ton(katsu) & Co. (Windsor) @ Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Charlie dined as a guest. 
Tuesday 26th November

The exciting thing about the Chapel St area is that things are always opening up, and tonight we checked out Ton & Co a modernist Japanese tonkatsu (a popular fried pork cutlet dish) and pork-focused restaurant. The minimalistic clean but light and airy space reflected the theme well. 

I'm going to start by saying I'm not an expert on pork, and rarely ever eat it, and the last time was when a chef friend made scones and gravy (Southern style). One things that puts me off (other than trauma) is that pork smell, but I'm delighted to say there was none that here. 

Focusing on high quality pork, cured and rested in-house for 3 days-ish for that extra tender and juicy flavours. It's pork, but not as you've had it before. Rolled in fresh Panko breadcrumbs and fried, it's that magical thing where despite been fried it's not oily, and doesn't leave you feeling gross for the week. The meat varies in fatness depending on which cut you get, but they're certainly juicy and tender. Prices range from $21-26.

Served with a sauce, depending on which cut you get, it varies from a curry sauce (would be good with rice), dark miso or caramelized onion gravy). You could add rice and miso to make it a set, though it's also fine without the rice, just with the cabbage side a fresh slaw contrast with that sesame mayo I love.

For those who don't eat pork there's a salmon dish and mushroom.

Ox Tongue Skewers (3)
18 hours, tare sauce, togarashi, sesame oil

On the side we first started with the ox tongue skewers, a great well balanced sauce with soft tender melt in your mouth feel. It's like nothing I've had before.

We also had the Japanese Potato Salad, which I loved. Potato, carrot and a hint of wasabi, it was just right. I need my carbs. Didn't get a solo picture as it's a side, but it's the piled up bowl of white stuff.

Saving the best for last, one of the favourite dishes was the panko prawns which were huge! Dipped in a white sauce.

Dessert was a simple but delicious affair, a high quality matcha cheesecake with matching ice cream. They also have a roasted tea flavour ice cream on the menu usually too. 

Great deep fried pork cutlets, and quality ingredients, we love it!

Thanks for the invitation. With standards like these we can't wait to return to try the other dishes!

P.S. Google maps pin points the address as an Italian place, it's two doors down on the right of that. Very close to Prahran Station.

Ton & Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Post a Comment

Previous Posts ~ More Recent Posts