Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/saboten-parco-marina-bay-2nd-post.htmlSaboten
is a Japanese restaurant chain well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet).Saboten
was first started out in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. Today, it is one of the biggest Tonkatsu chain in Japan with over 500 outlets. It has also expanded overseas to South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong
In Singapore, Saboten has two outlets. One located right in the middle of the city at Parco Marina Bay
, next to Suntec City while the second is located at Changi Airport Terminal 1.
As we were in Suntec City, we decided to pop by Saboten at Millenia Walk for dinner during the weekend.
Thus far, we had enjoyed our dining experience (food, ambience, service) at Saboten. Hence, the repeat visits. Another reason why we are back is because of their tonkatsu!
Their tonkatsu (Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin) are so delicious because only a certain breed of pork is used. In addition, these pigs are grained fed. Barley is added into the feed to make the meat sweeter and tenderer. Saboten uses only mature pigs of more than 180 days of age as they would have higher fat ratio.
I like the environment and ambience at Saboten. It is quiet, clean, spacious and bright. With its Japanese wooden furnishing, it gave a cozy yet classy feel to the restaurant. Although the restaurant was full
, we were quite lucky as we did not need to queue and got a table immediately.
As Saboten was having the Oyster Fest, I could not resist the chance of savouring freshly imported oyster from Japan! Hence, I ordered the Oyster and Loin Set
$23. The partner on the other hand ordered theSaboten Special Set
Both sets came with free refill of Rice, Miso Soup and Cabbage.
The 'tools' for grinding the sesame seeds - bowl and wooden stick. After the you are done with the grinding, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from the earthen urn into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. Mix well and dipping sauce for your Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin is ready!
While waiting for your mains to be served. Start off with the cabbage. The fresh cabbage are served cold. Choose either the Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar or Creamy Sesame or both sauces and mix it with your shredded cabbage. Its very addictive. We easily polished the cabbage off and requested for three refills! Personally, I prefer the Creamy Sesame!
The Oyster and Loin Set
consisted of Pickled Vegetable, Rice, Miso Soup, 2 Oysters and Loin Cutlet.
The 2 oysters were coated with bread crumbs and fried. They were big (fat), juicy and more importantly - fresh.
Full review and photos: http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/saboten-parco-marina-bay-2nd-post.html