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Ginza Bairin 银座梅林
Address: 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu 国际金融中心商场,世纪达到8号4楼, 近陆家嘴环路
Tel: 5015 5087
Price: 100~200 RMB/person
Crunch! That’s what you’ll hear when sinking your teeth into a piece of crispy deep-fried pork cutlet at Ginza Bairin. Since 1927, this tonkatsu specialty restaurant has been coating the choicest premium grade pork loin in homemade breadcrumbs and deep frying them in 100% premium cottonseed oil to a satisfying golden brown. The result is pork cutlets with light, crackling skin coating irresistibly tender and succulent meat, and when drizzled with the signature Bairin Tonkatsu sauce then paired with a bowl of perfectly cooked Japanese rice, there simply is no better lunch in sight.
Ginza Bairin interior
The menu mainly consists of variations of tonkatsu (fattier cut, leaner cut, in a sandwich, with curry, etc.), but there are also options such as shabu shabu or noodles for those who are not in the mood for fried pork cutlet (but why would you come to Bairin if not for the pork cutlets?)
Tea, love the cup
To get a taste of Bairin at its purest, we ordered the Rosu Katsu Set ロースかつセット(98 RMB small, 128 RMB large). The kurobuta pork loin (黑豚) used in the Rosu Katsu is known for finer fat marbling and shorter muscle fiber which make the pork tender but not greasy. If you prefer a leaner cut, opt for the Hire Katsu Set ヒレーかつセット(108 RMB small, 138 RMB large).