Melbourne is now home to a tonkatsu-dedicated restaurant
Reckon you love pork? Probably not as much as chef Jason How, who has just opened Ton and Co, a restaurant that specialises in juicy pork dishes, and more specifically in tonkatsu. How hails from Malaysia, where his restaurant was named the 'best place for meats' by our friends over at Time Out Kuala Lumpur. His Melbourne digs will be totally centred around pork, working with local butchers to ensure he's got some of the best cuts of Victorian meat to be aged and marinated in house.
The star of the restaurant will be the much loved Japanese-style, panko crumbed pork cutlet, which comes served with a either the traditional tonkatsu sauce or a rich curry, plus zesty pickles and a chopped cabbage salad. There's also pork belly donburi, 18-hour slow cooked pork ribs and a tender rib-eye pork steak. You can order up sides of creamy Japanese potato salad or fries, and the drink list will channel some izakaya vibes with Japanese beers, sake and plum wine, alongside a locally focused vino selection.
|Venue name:||Ton & Co||Contact:|
118 High St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat noon-3pm & 5pm-10pm; Sun 5pm-10pm|