You’ll be all set with these teishoku mealsA La Carte Columns
March 19, 2017
Story By: Jackie Perreira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
Hawaii is known for being a “mixed plate” of cultures, and its cuisine literally is; there are so many diverse restaurants to choose from. But there is one type of food that seems to be the local favorite: Japanese food. The perfect place to get your fix is at Teishoku Restaurant, conveniently located in Kamehameha Shopping Center.
Teishoku in Japanese means “meal set,” and that’s what you’ll find at the eatery. Lots of combination bentos are available to choose from, like Tonkatsu ($12.95), which comes with rice (white, brown or can be substituted with sushi). It also comes with miso soup, salad, and a variety of tsukemono,or pickled Japanese vegetables.
“Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish which consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. We use pork loin served with shredded cabbage. The meat is seasoned, dredged lightly in flour, dipped into beaten egg and then coated with panko (bread crumbs) before being deep fried. It’s most commonly eaten with a type of thick Worcestershire sauce called tonkatsu sauce,” explains vice-president Jason Zhang.
The tonkatsu sauce is served with black and white sesame seeds on top, which are there for you to grind up into the sauce for added flavor.
Another delectable option is Teriyaki Beef ($12.95), a tender entree that comes with all of the same fixings as Tonkatsu.
Teishoku offers other Japanese favorites as well, like ramen or curry combos and sushi — including nigiri, sashimi and rolled sushi.
Best of all, the eatery offers quality fare for an affordable price. So the next time you’re looking for an authentic Japanese meal, stop by Teishoku.
1620 N. School St., Kalihi
Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.