Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tonkichi! Yummy!

just wanna say a big big BIG thank you to Lisa and Mr Obayashi for inviting us (kaydence, janeal, june kit, jiahui and myself) to a wonderful feast at tonkichi restaurant in Isetan Scotts this evening.

i've never enjoyed having so much fried food in one meal. let's see...i had 3 slices of fried fish, 2 slices of fried pork loin, 1 fried pork fillet, 1 fried prawn, 1 slice of fried pumpkin and some fried asparagus, on top of starters which comprised japanese tamago, pork that resembled chinese 卤肉,spinach and one of the best potato salads i've ever tasted. !! haha. i ate so much! but every single part of the meal was oh so scrumptious! the most amazing thing is, i didn't feel unhealthy at the end of it, and neither did i feel my throat getting sore or itchy (which is usu how i'll feel after eating maybe 2 to 3 fried chicken wings, or a fast food meal). that's because the nice chefs at tonkichi only use the best ingredients for their dishes. and i know it's true coz i've tasted them!


another wonderful thing about the meal is the wide array of sauces provided. they've got tonkatsu sauce, miso sauce, soy sauce with ground radish (i think), salsa sauce, home-made (and absolutely heavenly) tar tar sauce, mustard...amazing how each sauce tasted so good on its own, yet they totally complemented the main dish without overwhelming it.

besides the mouth-watering spread of fried foods, we were served some really yummy ramen as well, but sadly i didn't have enough stomach to finish them (despite skipping lunch!).


this is something very interesting. it's a special bowl of sesame seeds. the stick is used for grinding, and the ground seeds will then serve as a condiment for the fried pork. tonkichi's sesame seeds are imported all the way from japan, and they are really fragrant!

if u're convinced by my descriptions and wanna try the food at tonkichi (i totally think u should), they've got outlets at takashimaya, suntec and the 4th floor of Shaw Lido, which is the one we were at. for more info visit http://www.pokkafood.com.sg/tonkichi/

for those who're health conscious (more so than me), before you start dismissing the idea of wrecking your strict health regime by downing a few fried foods, i must tell u that Jiahui, who doesn't usually consume anything fried, was finally converted by the power of tonkichi's tonkatsu. a little indulgence once in a while can do no harm...in fact, it'll bring u joy and satisfaction...ah...

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wa.. Healthy Food!(:
SUPPORT U !

卫斯理 said...

Wah looks mouth-watering ! But Peifen u really really sure these food are not fattening mah? Coz they look sinfully delicious :p Checked the prices not cheap but not too ex as well think can go there once a month just to satisfy oneself after a month of hard work. Thanks peifen for your recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Hey Peifen!

I didn't manage to go to Hougang to see you yesterday...By the way, can someone be kind enough to tell me who went to the somerset mrt yesterday morning instead of weibin? Cos weibin was supposed to go right but someone else went instead...Was it Peifen who went?

明 said...

hi peifen.. i have been to the one at taka but they never sell ramen lei :(

but the food, i agree is 2 thumbs up!

it was recommended to me by a friend and only a few days later i brought another grp of friends there to it... instead of manhattan fish market restaurant.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi pen fen, juz wondering do yes933 give car decals out on weekends? Me off-peak car, cannot meet at 6.30pm. And also what is the english song title that u played when ending ur show as background music?

Anonymous said...

Hey Pei fen,

Yeah,like the english song that u play at the end of yr programme as it is relaxing. Wow,u sure enjoy yr fanastic meals with yr group of friends, hope can join yrs lah.

Janice

ailin said...

yum yum! :)

Anonymous said...

Wah, Peifen, the food looks rather delicious lar,oh, feel so hungry now.

Daniel said...

Peifen!

Omg.. so happy when i see your post. being a DJ, you must always take care of your throat esp with fried stuff. Suprised that you can eat it. My Friend also like you. She take abit of fries or chicken wings...then sore throat le! Glad that there is one more new place for her!

Thanks thanks! anywhere i can view your Japan pics ma? i gng in June. So very interested to see your pics.

Anonymous said...

Drink more water hor!!

=j0eY= said...

PF

be careful arh.. alrdy two guys down..

Anonymous said...

Peifen, i think u should not take leave to go holidays during this crucial period as the 2 guys are down.It will be a very strain work on the other DJs.Maybe u duno this will happens when take leaave that time, anyway, take good care of yrself.Like yr DTF story very much, keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are enjoying your holidays. The rest of the 933 DJs are being stretched very hard. Hope you come back soon.

Anonymous said...

although I should not be troubling you this since you are not the one who is doing this segment. But is it possible to have a blog or something like tt on all the nice eating places that have been mention on radio? I always forget about the location on all the nice eating places.

Maybe can tell jiahui about this but that would mean more work. Sorry~

lollipop said...

wow .. this blog really let me know you better than that personality in yes93.3.. hahhs this blog can link mah?

Anonymous said...

Hi anonymous at 10.05AM, why dun u leave this comment at Jiahui's blog n see whether she can do it?

Jade

Anonymous said...

Hi lollipop, what do u mean link this blog...puzzled...

Té la mà Maria said...

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Princess Carol said...

Agree! Tonkichi is really very good!

Anonymous said...

hi pei fen :) or should i say peifen jiejie ... btw how old is Mr. Sunggie ?

Anonymous said...

Hi anonymous above, i think Mr Snuggie quite youhg lah as it appears so small.

Jane

Anonymous said...

Sorry, typing error, i mean young.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peifen!

Thanks for your DTF's world gift! Received it while I was in HK. So haven't had the chance to thank you.

Anyway try Sumi Yakitori at Centrepoint Basement 2. The chef uses fresh ingredients which you can try to grill for yourself or ask the chef to grill it for you. Food has to be fresh cos otherwise one can easily taste the difference! Healthy too cos no oil is being used to grill the food, just the oil that the meat has.

Been there many times myself! =) Oh you must also try the Momotaro tomato and tako kimchi when you're there. Superb!!!

Lorraine

lollipop said...

means hor like erm.. you kno whats linking mah?