Tonkatsu, or breaded fried pork cutlet, are often sliced and served over shredded cabbage with Worcestershire sauce or can be found on a bed of rice (katsudon), inside a sandwich or on a plate of curry. The mission of Wagokoro Tonkatsu Anzu is to make these well-loved dishes with the best pork it can find, including the famed Joshu Pork of Gunma Prefecture. Since opening its first shop in Higashi Ward in 2002, the focus has been entirely on the ingredients. In addition to the best pork, Anzu uses select bread crumbs and vegetable oil and grows its own rice and cabbage at a company-owned farm in Fukutsu. Naturally, it makes its own sauces as well, which you can season with ground sesame seeds. The aroma of the sauce is the perfect complement for the crunchy sound of the crispy fried cutlets as you bite into them. So, if you fancy a piece of some of the best tonkatsu Fukuoka has to offer, go no further than Wagokoro Tonkatsu Anzu. Menu available in English, Chinese and Korean.
Menu (tax incl.):
Roast pork set ¥1,600 (S), ¥1,800 (M), roast pork hot pot set ¥1,800, Kurobuta roast cutlet set ¥2,280 (incl. free refills of rice, salad and kiriboshi daikon), draft beer ¥630 (M), ¥380 (S), sake (180 ml) ¥520, oolong tea ¥250
*Prices to change from Oct. 1, 2019 following tax increase
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn203, Nov. 2015)