Food Picks: Avocado ramen at Men House Yamamoto, d'Good Cafe's Royal Afternoon Tea set, and more

(Clockwise from top) Salmon Rare Katsu from Shiokoji Tonkatsu Keisuke, Assam Laksa from Penang Kitchen and Avocado Ramen Men House Yamamoto. PHOTOS: SHIOKOJI TONKATSU KEISUKE, EUNICE QUEK, MEN HOUSE YAMAMOTO
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

Tonkatsu - Japanese breaded and fried pork cutlet - gets elevated at the new 23-seat Shiokoji Tonkatsu Keisuke at Paya Lebar Square.

How this differs from the usual tonkatsu is in the use of shiokoji - a mix of sea salt and fermented short-grain white rice - to marinate the pork loin (from $16.90) and tenderloin (from $18.90). It acts as a natural flavour enhancer and also makes the meat extra tender.

Already a subscriber? 

Dive deeper at $0.99/month

Want more exclusives, sharp insights into what's happening at home and abroad? Subscribe to stay informed.

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • 2-week e-paper archive so you never miss out on any topic that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.