Tokyo Tonteki: A New Contender in the Japanese Food Scene
'Tonteki' means pork steak. It is a well-known dish that hailed from Yokkaichi City Mie Prefecture. Tokyo Tonteki is the brainchild of Shusaku Namikawa. On April 15, 2007, the owner, founder, and chef opened his first restaurant in Shibuya Prefecture in Tokyo, Japan. Serving thick cuts of juicy, tender, and flavorful pork steak on a sizzling plate, the establishment was a hit. Shusaku opened three more branches of Tokyo Tonteki in Japan and now, in his first foray in the international market, has put up a branch in Manila. Specifically, in the burgeoning food hub that is the U.P. Town Center.
Now open in Katipunan
Spicy Bean Sprouts
Spring Roll of Prosciutto, Avocado, and Onsen Egg
Regular Tonteki Set
Homemade Almond PuddingJapanese cuisine has always been a staple in the Philippine food scene. Typical Japanese restaurants here in our country have extensive menus, serving anything and everything in one place. But for the past couple of years, the trend has been to pick a specialty and stick to it. At the forefront of this movement are ramen and tonkatsu. Pinoys have embraced the two aforementioned dishes with gusto and restaurant owners have been quick to capitalize on the craze. Tokyo Tonteki is a welcome alternative that promises to challenge the dominance of ramen and tonkatsu in the hearts of the dining public.