Those who miss Ginza Anzu which was previously from Japan Food Town at Wisma Atria, would be delighted to know that the tonkatsu specialist has reopened at the revamped Great World.
Ginza Anzu is a farm-to-table concept eatery originally from Kyushu, famous for their slabs of Tonkatsu – the Japanese dish of breaded, deep-fried meat usually a pork cutlet.
They are known to prepare their tonkatsu dishes with fresh ingredients mainly imported from Kyushu, while pork is sourced from US and Canada.
As their parent company is a meat wholesaler, the selection process of the pork is said to be more stringent, with some meats going through a unique ageing process.
Not sure how their deep-fried items would fare after dabao though, but Anzu does provide islandwide delivery with a delivery fee of $5, available from 11am to 8pm daily.
Minimum order of $40 is required for delivery.
Customers can order from their online platform for delivery and self pickup by clicking this link: https://ginza-anzu.myshopify.com.
Do order an hour in advance to allow the restaurant to have time to prepare orders, and avoid delays on peak hours.
Some of their signature items include Ginjo Pork Fillet Katsu Set ($32.00), Ebi Fry (Deep Fried Shrimp) & Pork Fillet Katsu Set ($33.00), Pork Loin Katsu Curry ($24), Pork Fillet Katsu Curry ($26), and Chopped Shrimp Katsu Sandwich ($14.00).
Ordering a Tonkatsu?
The tip is if you want a lean tender cut, then go for the “fillet”; while the “loin” tends to be richer with a layer of fats.
I found the pricing generally a tad higher than the average tonkatsu restaurant, though there used to be a “Service Lunch Set” priced at $15, limited to 20 meals a dine previously during their regular dine-in period.
While I found the pork to have a lovely crispy golden panko crust, the texture was a tad dry and not as ‘spectacular’ or expected for the price paid.
All the peripherals were of good quality, from the fluffy rice (they use traditional cauldron to cook the Japanese rice), range of sauces, to crunchy cabbage.
However, the curry sauce was slightly lacklustre in comparison to the rest of the components, and could do with more luscious thickness.
I remember I had a more memorable meat at Wisma, but maybe it was just the Katsu Curry because the other dishes were worthy of mention.
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City #01-174, 175 Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)