Rating: Very good
Price: 1300 yen
Payment: Credit Cards accepted
Dish: Rosukatsu Nabe Gohan
English Menu: Yes
Another Daie mall place, Wako's (as we call it) is a chain restaurant that specializes in tonkatsu, or breaded fried stuff, usually pork, but also chicken, shrimp, and other things. Their typical dishes consist of breaded fried stuff, plus a mound of cabbage, bowl of rice, and bowl of tiny clam miso soup. But my favorite dish is the one I had today, the rosukatsu nabe gohan, which translates to fried fatty pork loin in an onion/egg sauce. It also comes with lots of cabbage and the other things.
First, the rice is some of the best stuff I've had anywhere. It is consistently one of the most perfect expressions of Japanese rice I have come across, and it fills its role as a palate cleanser well. I never thought I'd get used to not putting soy sauce on my rice and eating it plain, but this stuff is excellent. Not that you never come across nasty rice in Japan (I'm talking to you SRF Cafeteria!), but when you find the good stuff...you know it.
Next the cabbage, which I'm not normally fond of, is very finely shredded and normally you are expected to apply some of the thick tangy apple vinaigrette on every table. I am not fond of the dressing however, so I usually just wolf it down plain. But with *this* dish (the rosukatsu nabe), I pile it on top of the steaming dish, let it wilt down and then eat it as a savory vegetable. Yum.
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My wife absolutely loves Wako's too, so I don't go here as often by myself. But since I was ravenous I thought it was time...and I'm glad to get the review up. There are a few other tonkatsu places in Yokosuka that I'll get to eventually, but this one is great for consistency and that incredible clam miso.