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6837 3432
Established in Japan in 1966, Saboten has flourished into one of the largest Tonkatsu chains with over 500 shops in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Canada. continue reading
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11:30 - 22:00
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11:30 - 22:00
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Review (13)
Level4 2014-02-24
Parco Marina Bay is closing down, and it would the last time I would be having meal at this outlet. I always prefer this outlet to the other outlet at change airport. The decoration in this outlet gives a more Japanese feel. Maybe it is more enclosed, comparing to the other outlet which is quite open. Having the standard Combination Combo Meal which costs $30++ and comes with a main dish, a side dish, a sub-side dish, salad, rice, miso soup, pickles and shredded cabbage. From the selection of Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet (M), Breaded Pork Tenderloin Cutlet, Breaded Shrimp (2pcs), I select Breaded Pork Tenderloin Cutlet for main, which tastes quite tender and juicy. Next from the selection of Minced Pork Katsu, Asparagus Cheese Roll, and Mini Tederloin, I select Minced Pork Katsu for side. It tastes soft and juicy. Next from the selection of Chicken Katsu, Ume Chicken Roll, and Crab Cream Croquette, I select Ume Chicken Roll for sub-side dish. The ume (pickled plum) give the plain chicken quite a unique taste and an extra crunchy to it. For salad, I am served Chuka Hotat, and Mini Poato Salad. There is free refill for rice, miso soup and cabbage.Overall it is one of my favourite places for deep fried meat. I will miss it. continue reading
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Level4 2013-12-02
Dinner at Saboten will never fail to impress me. At merely $23.90 per set and with free flow fresh lettuces, miso soup and fragrant japanese rice, this is definitely value for money. Service was really friendly and helpful. Restaurant was very comfortable and cooling. The fried pork loin was very tender and juicu. Even the fried prawn ebi is very crispy and chewy. Miso is fragrant and not too salty. Yummy! continue reading
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Level4 2013-09-17
Saboten is a Japanese restaurant chain well known for their Tonkatsu (fried breaded pork loin cutlet). Saboten was first started out in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. Today, it is one of the biggest Tonkatsu chain in Japan with over 500 outlets. It has also expanded overseas to South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.In Singapore, Saboten has two outlets. One located right in the middle of the city at Parco Marina Bay, next to Suntec City while the second is located at Changi Airport Terminal 1.As we were in Suntec City, we decided to pop by Saboten at Millenia Walk for dinner during the weekend. Thus far, we had enjoyed our dining experience (food, ambience, service) at Saboten. Hence, the repeat visits. Another reason why we are back is because of their tonkatsu!Their tonkatsu (Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin) are so delicious because only a certain breed of pork is used. In addition, these pigs are grained fed. Barley is added into the feed to make the meat sweeter and tenderer. Saboten uses only mature pigs of more than 180 days of age as they would have higher fat ratio. I like the environment and ambience at Saboten. It is quiet, clean, spacious and bright. With its Japanese wooden furnishing, it gave a cozy yet classy feel to the restaurant. Although the restaurant was full, we were quite lucky as we did not need to queue and got a table immediately. As Saboten was having the Oyster Fest, I could not resist the chance of savouring freshly imported oyster from Japan! Hence, I ordered the Oyster and Loin Set $23. The partner on the other hand ordered the Saboten Special Set $25.Both sets came with free refill of Rice, Miso Soup and Cabbage. The 'tools' for grinding the sesame seeds - bowl and wooden stick. After the you are done with the grinding, scoop the tonkatsu sauce from the earthen urn into the bowl with grated sesame seeds. Mix well and dipping sauce for your Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin is ready!While waiting for your mains to be served. Start off with the cabbage. The fresh cabbage are served cold. Choose either the Yuzu (Citrus) Vinegar or Creamy Sesame or both sauces and mix it with your shredded cabbage. Its very addictive. We easily polished the cabbage off and requested for three refills! Personally, I prefer the Creamy Sesame!The Oyster and Loin Set $23 consisted of Pickled Vegetable, Rice, Miso Soup, 2 Oysters and Loin Cutlet.The 2 oysters were coated with bread crumbs and fried. They were big (fat), juicy and more importantly - fresh. The loin (fried breaded pork loin cutlet) is one of Saboten's signature item. It did not disappoint. The pork loin cutlet coated with crisp golden bread crumbs was tender, soft and slightly moist. The fat to lean meat ratio gave it a melt to mouth sensation. It was a joy savoring it, sinfully delicious. Best eaten when it is warm. As for the Saboten Special Set $25, consisted of Pickled Vegetable, Rice, Miso Soup, Breaded Shrimp, Mini Pork Tenderloin, Half-size Pork Loin and Crab Cream Croquette. If you want to try a little of everything, this would be the set to order. The Pork Tenderloin was darker in colour (slightly pinkish) compared to the Pork Loin. Although it had lesser fat, it was surprisingly soft. The long Breaded Shrimp was fresh. Its meat was firm and succulent. As usual, the norm here is to ended of the meal with a scoop of Matcha (green tea) Ice Cream. Milky with a mild sweet yet bitter green tea taste. Another great meal at Saboten! Although the items were deep fried, the chef perfected the heat and timing. Each piece was deep fried perfectly and were not oily. Service was good too. I has been since I encountered such good service. The staff promptly refilled our hot green tea (without us requesting) and also cabbage. I will certainly be back for more! For full review and more photos, please visit http://foodiefc.blogspot.sg/2013/05/saboten-parco-marina-bay-2nd-post.html continue reading
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Level4 2013-05-05
Saboten at City Hall serves up quite decent tempura. We ordered the shrimp tempura with pork. The shrimp itself was fried till a crispy golden brown and thoroughly delicious. The batter was not too thick, unlike places that do not do a good tempura. As for the pork tonkatsu, it was delicious because the pork meat was not very hard and the oil was well drained which made the sinful meal feel less sinful. continue reading
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Level2 2013-01-25
I wanted to have tonkatsu and not sure where to have them. Did some search online and came across Saboten, decided to give it a try. I have not tried many tonkatsu before but the ones at Saboten are really worth a mention. The place is not very huge. A cosy, brightly-lit environment. Some japanese customers were there and it feels quite authentic. Grinding sesame seeds, and then drown them with plum sauce, which will be used to dip the fried meat cutlets.The cabbages were very fresh and finely chopped, and you get to choose between sesame sauce or orange peel sauce to go with them. I tried both and love the sesame sauce. I always liked the sesame sauce, that could easily be bought as supermarkets, although they can be quite fattening!Free flow cabbage and I took many servings of it!We ordered a Pork Loin set and a Saboten Special Set.Saboten Special Set - A small pork tenderloin, pork loin, fried ebi, crab cream croquetteI prefer the tenderloin. The loin is slightly drier.The crumbs were fried to perfection. Crispy and light, won't feel gelat.I LOVE THE CRAB CREAM CROQUETTE.Set meal comes with Matcha Ice Cream. It tastes quite ordinary, nothing much to rave about.The menu was not very extensive. You probably won't be there often unless you are dying to have some tonkatsu. It was a pretty enjoyable meal and cabbages never tasted so yummy before. Just typing about the crab cream croquette makes me hungry.The free flow cabbage, soup and rice is pretty attractive. I enjoyed the cabbage and miso soup though they were not extraordinarily tasty. The soup has plenty of ingredients! We had several servings of them (:The staff were very attentive and took initiative to ask if we needed to top up our veg/soup even when we did not request.For more photos do visit: http://drunkene.blogspot.sg/2013/01/saboten-tonkatsu.html continue reading
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