Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tetsu, Tanglin Mall, Singapore

Rosu Katsu

When we saw this place listed in the Sunday Times today (163 Tanglin Road #03-18, 6836-3112), we got so excited that we came straight down to check it out (wow - a new kushiage shop in Singapore!). As you can see in the photo above, this was more than a kushiage shop, as they also served tonkatsu as well as kushi-tempura. I picked out a bunch of the usual kushiage favorites from the a la carte section. The meat didn't have that much flavor, and the coating seemed like the rougher stuff that was used for the tonkatsu, but it worked in the end.

Part of this was because they at least provided that brown sauce. It was a bit scary at first since they brought out some fancy little tray featuring - of all things - chili sauce (oh no!). We breathed a sigh of relief when they finally opened a separate container with the requisite brown sauce though.

This was such a fancy place that there were no piles of cabbage nor shared metal bins full of sauce here...everything was done nicely in little porcelain containers. I suppose that this would be a great place for a business lunch as a result, but for my personal meals, I prefer a much more humble and grimey place. Maybe if they start offering cheese sticks (something that was glaringly lacking on the menu), then we'll consider coming back.

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