Crunchy Tonkatsu @ Sho Kushiage

Tonkatsu, as we know it, is a slab of juicy pork loin, generously covered in bread crumbs and deep-fried to crispy perfection.

But…did you know? Tonkatsu also means Victory or ‘Good Luck‘ to the Japanese.


In fact, Japanese students regard Tonkatsu as ‘soul food‘ before taking their exams, an important contest or on a day of celebration.

Tonkatsu on pay days are regarded as a customary treat for oneself and family members.

#SalarySudahMasuk…jom Tonkatsu!


Taking inspiration from this, the owners of the newly opened Sho Kushiage decided to reintroduce Tonkatsu as the highlight of the dining experience.

The brand new Sho Kushiage interior exudes a zen ambience with comfortable chairs, low-hanging warm lights and large windows. Customers can also opt for the private booth areas to hold small parties or gatherings.


The darker exterior has an air of mystery, beckoning you to explore further within.


Looking for some freshly fried seafood skewers? Grab a hold of these sticks, breaded and fried on the spot for your tasting pleasure!


It’s grinding time!

Rather than staring at your phone while waiting for food, put your hands to work by grinding your own sesame seeds.

Add a dash of pork chop sauce to the bowl, and voila! You have your perfect blend of dipping sauce.


If you’re up for a bit of sushi, sink your teeth into this unique Mexico Roll – salmon and cucumber, sprinkled and crusted with cornflakes.


Next…it was time for the star – the Premium Sakura Pork Cutlet. We loved how to pork was fresh and juicy, yet tender to the bite, lovingly encased in a crisp crust.

For the complete Tonkatsu experience: take a slice of pork dipped generously in the pork sesame sauce and a spoonful of hot fragrant rice topped with crunchy shredded cabbage – all in one bite! If you order the Set Meal, you also get a free refill of shredded cabbage, Japanese rice, side dishes and miso soup.

You can also opt for the cheesy pork cutlet, chicken cutlet or unagi versions.


How cute is this?!

Forget the traditional seaweed handroll…try this adorable Unagi Corn Roll instead!

Other menu items in Sho Kushiage include Beef Kimchi Udon, Yakiniku Rice, Potato Salad, Crispy Mango Rolls and much more.

Prices start at RM19.90 for a complete Tonkatsu Set Meal. What a steal!

Sho Kushiage is located at LG2.28. *Non-halal.
*Photos used with permission from Sho Kushiage and partners.


Sho Kushiage is generously giving away a Free Potato Salad (with any dine-in) to our readers!

Simply leave a comment below telling us which dish you would like to try in Sho Kushiage and we will pick 20 lucky winners. Good luck!

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63 thoughts on “Crunchy Tonkatsu @ Sho Kushiage

  1. Would like to try the Premium Sakura Pork Cutlet. Seems very tasty from the picture and using sakura pork. The decoration looks cosy and trendy. Thanks.

  2. Please give me the “Victory” set – the juicy pork loin with crispy crust! Dip in self grind sesame sauce, a big bite with hot steamy rice, end with a mouthful shredded cabbage. Just imaging it and make my mouth watering. The unagi corn roll is a must try which seem is savoury desserts to me. Salivating dishes!!

  3. I would love to try the Premium Sakura Pork Cutlet because I read that Crunchy Tonkatsu @ Sho Kushiage uses the best quality pork and fresh breadcrumb to fry the pork cutlet which is hard to find at other restaurant. I also want to enjoy the fun of grinding my own sesame seed.

  4. I would love to try your signature Premium Sakura Pork Cutlet!! I drool everytime I pass by your restaurant but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. I’m so hungry already.

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