Maisen in Greenbelt: Japan’s Much-Loved Katsu Restaurant
Just when you thought you have tasted it all when it comes to tonkatsu, Maisen, one of the finest tonkatsu restaurants in Japan come to Manila. This katsu restaurant, located in Greenbelt 5 in Makati, is definitely a must-try, and here’s why.
–The simple interiors put prominence to the Maisen logo. Seating is limited, so avoid dining out during busy and peak hours/IMAGE Maisen PH
Brought to Manila by the Suyen Group of Companies under renowned tycoon Ben Chan, Maisen brings something new to the table, starting from the pairing of the soft, lean kurobuta pork with its four kinds of sauces that are unique to Maisen.
These sauces are the akamuchi (sweet), karakuchi (Worcestershire sauce), spicy mustard, and the special kurobuta spicy and sweet sauce mixed with freshly grated apples.
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To get to the heart of the Maisen experience, try out the hearty Katsumabushi Set. The set is composed of a generous serving of Japanese rice topped with seaweed strips, bite-sized tenderloin chops, onsen tamago, and dashi stock, offering three varied ways to enjoy the experience.
It is best when you get a few spoonfuls of rice, seaweed strips, and bite-sized tenderloin and place it on the bowl, before adding a splash of dashi stock to further enjoy your meal. The mixture of flavors and textures will surprise you.
A unique dining experience awaits in every order of Katsumabushi set (Php 390)
You may also try their Tenderloin Katsu Set for another satisfying treat.
Tenderloin Katsu Set (Php 370/80 g., Php 400/120 g.)
Apart from their set meals, you’ll also love their pocket-sized sandwiches freshly-made every morning. Bite-sized and tender, their Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich is perfect for a snack!
Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich Set (Php 295)
For those who are on-the-go, however, you may also try their Tenderloin Katsu Pocket Set made with their special katsu and egg. For dine-in, the yolk is cooked runny, but if you’re having this for to-go, it’s cooked well-done.
Tenderloin Katsu Pocket Set (Php 275)
Maisen only uses fresh pork for all their katsu meals, and even the loaf bread they use for their sandwiches are made from their own recipe.
Now, you don’t have to go to Japan to try this much-loved katsu restaurant as it is now available in the Philippines, with branches in Greenbelt, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and Shangri-La at The Fort. Have a sumptuous katsu dining experience only at Maisen!
Original article by Melanie Suzon.