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(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
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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.

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