Sho Kushiage Japanese Restaurant, a new kid in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall specializes in Tonkatsu, or Japanese Deep Fried Pork Cutlet. This eatery took over the former location of Tokyo Kitchen, opposite to Cold Storage supermarket. Hidden in less foot traffic zone but worth discovered for a taste of Tonkatsu prepared using Sakura Three Yuan Pork coated with fresh bread crumbs, fry in 100% vegetable oil.
What’s so special about third-generation Sakura Three Yuan Pork? It is a type of high quality pork with high disease resistance, strong life force, better feed conversion rate, and considered the best gene.
The more scientific explanation of What is Three Yuan Pork:
Three Yuan Pork means Ax(BxC), the most widely applied breeding program presently. A is a terminal sire, B is matrilineal male, C is matriarchal female, wherein A mostly Duroc, B mostly Landrace, C mainly large White. In many cases, BC can be interchanged with prery equisites these pigs are from abroad. In overseas, these pig farms can provide purebred or crossbred genetic quality and health status. It is known as pure system. Three Yuan Pig is also known as Duroc.
Pork Cutlet with Sweet Sauce & Egg (RM19.90)
There are 8 set meals on Sho Kushiage menu, available all-day and reasonable in price -within RM19.90 to RM36.90. Choose from Premium Pork Chop Cutlet (RM32.90), Cheesy Pork Chop Cutlet (RM26.90), Daikon Pork Chop Cutlet with Ponzu Sauce (RM26.90), Asparagus Pork Roll (RM26.90), Chicken Cutlet (RM19.90), Unagi with Sweet Sauce & Egg (RM36.90), Pork Cutlet with Sweet Sauce & Egg (RM19.90), Chicken Cutlet with Sweet Sauce & Egg (RM19.90).
Premium Pork Chop Cutlet (RM32.90)
Our favourite goes to the original, top seller Premium Pork Chop Cutlet. Doesn’t look big in portion, but is actually quite filling after finishing all together with vegetables, rice and soup. Thick cut, meaty, tender and juicy, blanketed with golden brown outer layer. Sho Kushiage is prides for using fresh bread crumbs crushed daily instead of pre-deep fried bread crumbs. That said, fresher, less oily Tonkatsu.
The price included also refillable Japanese Rice, shredded cabbage, side dish and miso soup. Free flow, hence definitely a plus point for big eaters. For us, we refill shredded cabbage – fresh, crisp, goes well with roasted sesame sauce.
Sho Kushiage Tonkatsu is best served with their specially selected sesame and Tonkatsu sauce, which is served on each table. Grind 80% of the sesame seeds into powder, mix with pork chop sauce and use as dipping sauce for your Tonkatsu. Tastes great not only as sauce, equally delicious when we added into the fresh shredded cabbage. So aromatic that Summergirl even eat it on its own.
Goma Spinach RM5.90
Grilled Sanma with Wasabi Sauce RM9.90
Besides having Tonkatsu set meal as highlight, Sho Kushiage also covers other classic Japanese food and fusion items in their small snack, sushi roll, mini hot pot, udon, rice bowl, sashimi, salad and skewers menu list to suit diners with various taste buds and preference.
Grilled Half Shell Scallop RM9.90
We love the Grilled Half Shell Scallop from the Small Snack menu. Scallop loaded with cream, topped with baked cheese. Creamy but not cloying, helmed with sweetness from scallop. Highly recommended to order for sharing while waiting for your main course to arrive.
Tiger Prawn Skewer RM3.90/stick
Oyster Meat RM3.90/stick
In line with the restaurant name – Kushiage, which means Japanese deep-fried meat or vegetable skewers, diners can have lobster ball, Thai Seafood Tofu, Beef Roll, Cheese BBQ Chicken Sausage, Oyster Meat, Egg Tofu, Boiled Scallop skewers that are perfect with a pint of beer.
Kimchi Soup Mini Hot Pot RM28.90
You can now enjoy shabu-shabu even in a Tonkatsu restaurant as Sho Kushiage introduces Mini Hot Pot. We sampled Kimchi Soup Mini Hot Pot which calls for a twist of Korean flavours, putting together a good portion of vegetables, tofu and a plate of thinly sliced Sakura Three Yuan Pork. Pork Bone Soup Base (RM28.90) and Cheese Soup Base (RM29.90) are available too.
Crispy Mango Roll RM8.90
Avocado Unagi Cone RM5.90
Avocado Unagi Cone, a “handroll” sushi that using ice cream cone as replacement for seaweed sheet. Like munching biscuit filled with Japanese rice, avocado and unagi. Interesting but we still prefer the classic version. Can also opt for Avocado Salmon Cones, California Cones, and Mango Prawn Cones. Photography-worthy though.
Dessert in Sho Kushiage may not be impressive in terms of selections and presentation, but manage to score on taste. Thanks chef for recommending Milk Pudding (not in picture hahahaha), so nice that Summergirl had two cups.
Sho Kushiage Sunway Pyramid (Opposite to Cold Storage)
LG2.28C & LG2.29,
Lower Ground Sunway Pyramid,
NO.3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway 47500 Selangor.