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Tonkatsu by Ma Maison, 1 Utama

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Tonkatsu by Ma Maison occupies a cozy corner at Eat Paradise in 1 Utama Shopping Centre and offers a selection of pork, chicken and seafood cutlets. rif and I recently dined with one of the partners of this business venture in Malaysia, Mr. Ng.

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Edamame to start

Tonkatsu has always been a favourite his and when the brand wanted to venture into Malaysia, he saw this as an opportunity to get the franchise. I was told the chef at Tonkatsu by Ma Maison in 1 Utama trained in the Singapore outlet for a year and the Japanese owner comes in on a weekly basis to make sure the food is consistent.

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Oroshi

We started with the oroshi (white radish) with Tamari dressing to help refresh the palate and digestive process. I liked the cabbage salad – freshly shredded and drizzled with sesame dressing – said to help balance the meal and cleanse the palate.

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“Mameton” Set

My order was the “Mameton” set (RM32.90), with an assortment of pork loin, pork fillet and prawns. The set comes with shredded cabbage, your choice of white or multi-grain rice, tonjiru (miso soup with pork) and sweet and spicy tonkatsu sauces.

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Tonjiru

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Pork fillet, pork loin and prawn

Breaded and deep fried till crispy perfection, the fillet and loin remained juicy and tender inside. I also enjoyed the prawn – fresh and sweet in flavour. Apparently, the pork is sourced locally, and cured and aged so it is juicy and flavourful. I really liked the Japanese curry and tartar sauce provided. The former is thick and robust in flavour – very tasty when eaten with the tonkatsu.

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Tokusen Ippon Hire Katsu

rif had the Tokusen Ippon Hire Katsu Set (RM28.90), with 180gm of deep fried pork fillet and his choice of white rice. I liked my set better, but if you’re only into pork, this is the set you should try. The Chicken Cheese Roll Katsu Set (RM25.90) was alright; outdone by the pork of course.

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Chicken Cheese Roll Katsu

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Kaki Furai

I also enjoyed the Kaki Furai/deep fried oyster (RM4.50 per piece) – crunchy, lightly cooked inside and insanely addictive. They ran out of jumbo prawns that night, so these large regular prawns made do. Overall, I found the food and portion pretty decent. If you’re a fan of Tonkatsu, give this place a try!

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Deep fried prawns

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More pork!

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Jelly to end the meal

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: I now have more reason to visit Eat Paradise. To try a bit of everything, order the Mameton Set.

Tonkatsu by Ma Maison
2nd Floor, Eat Paradise, Isetan 1 Utama
Bandar Utama
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03 2096 2888

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7 Responses

  1. ulric

    I feel tat they lose out to Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen in Pavilion…their cutlets are juicer and less oily…but I could not stop myself from drizzling loads of the sesame dressing onto the shredded cabbage…haha =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You and me both! They might start charging us for sesame dressing haha!

  2. The thick pork fillet looks inviting but will the meat become dry after being fried?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      The meat was still juicy. 😉

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