Quick Bite: Tonkatsu at Bairin
Back in Waikiki, we had lunch at Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, a Katsu place on a slightly out of the way block. I had a thick cut pork loin katsu platter.
I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of Katsu, but I was a little dubious about the thick cut. The loin tends to be pretty lean and can dry out a lot unless it's pounded into oblivion a la Schnitzel. But this was meaty and juicy and the exterior had crunchy texture without dominating every bite.
They also sold bottles of their sweet katsu sauce that I meant to buy but I forgot to order one before we left.
Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin
255 Beach Walk,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815