Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ginza Bairin Ӫ


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Leslie travels to Hong Kong a lot and we often miss each other by days. Last December, for the first time in years, we got lucky. Yay! 

My flight arrived late and I rushed to Ginza Bairin from the airport, starving, to meet my equally hungry dinner date.


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Ginza Bairin is a Japanese franchise specializing in fried pork. I am not a big fan of deep fried
food, but late nights do crazy things to my cravings sometimes. 



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Of course, we sat where we had some privacy so no one could see the damage we can do
when stomachs are famished!



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Sesame, Wasabi, Tonkatsu Dressings



I was a bit sad there were no sesame seeds to grind.

We ordered 2 sets to share.


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Black Pork Rosu Katsu Set
The menu says, "After coating and breading the pork loin is masterfully deep fried in premium
cottonseed oil at 170°C until crispy and golden brown. For the long-established taste our Chefs
recommend the pork loin and shredded white cabbage with our Bairin proprietary katsu sauce
which was first produced by the founder in 1927." 



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Well, the pork loin was mostly fat lined with a little meat. It was extremely oily, too, that even when
doused heavily in the proprietary 86-year old recipe katsu sauce, it could not be salvaged. :(



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Assorted Seafood Katsu Set with prawns, oysters and fish fillets



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Also quite greasy



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The seafood set fared better, except the batter was really thick



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According to Leslie, the best thing she had was this side order of curry sauce.



As for me, it was the shredded cabbage. Therefore, I also ate Leslie's share. Lol! :)



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With Shoot First, Eat Later in Hong Kong, finally!!! :)


See Leslie's more detailed review here.

Ginza Bairin: Shop 24, Basement 1, K11 Mall, Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3122 4128

Ginza Bairin Website

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