Taking its name from a coastal town in the Liguria region of northern Italy, La Spezia hopes to emulate the experience you get from eating in the Mediterranean coast. Knowing that Enderun-trained chefs Sean Yuquimpo and Aaron Shiu man the kitchen, we came with high expectations.
With about 300 stores in Asia, Dohtonbori is one of the most popular and ubiquitous restaurant chains out there. Their menu is long and expansive, but if you want a truly exciting cook-it-yourself experience, go for the okonomiyaki, which are special savory pancakes filled with a whimsical mix of ingredients, including pork, chicken, vegetables, and seafood.
But places like Sweet Ecstasy are here to remind us that food can be delightful if only restaurants pay careful attention to the smallest details. Serving standard American diner delights like burgers, fried chicken wings, onion rings, and milkshakes, this humble restaurant reminds us that honest, down-to-earth food still wins if prepared flawlessly.
Before you dip your Iberico Pork Tonkatsu in their tangy Tonkatsu Sauce, make sure to eat it on its own first so you can truly taste the difference. The pork has a distinct savory flavor as well as a juicy, fatty texture. While the meat is tender, it still offers a good bite. Aside from that, the breading is light and crispy, and does not leave any oily aftertaste.