Truffle Cheese Mille Feuille Katsu and Truffle Chestnut Pork Jowl Donburi?
Tonkatsu and donburi lovers should be familiar with Japanese casual joint Gochi-So Shokudo, which presents a dining experience through its Iberico pork cuisine speciality.
Its focused menu uses different cuts of Iberico pork in various Japanese dishes, and they have just introduced seasonal new dishes with truffle – yet still keeping prices inexpensive.
There are several Gochi-So Shokudo outlets around Singapore, including Jewel Changi Aiport, One Raffles Place, Chinatown Point, Millenia Walk, Asia Square Tower 2, Plaza Singapura, Westgate, Bedok Mall, The Seletar Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Hougang 1, Tampines 1, Northpoint City, and Novena Square 2.
Iberico pork is premium-grade meat from domesticated black pigs raised in the Iberian Peninsula.
Sometimes referred to as “olive walking trees”, these pigs from Spain and Portugal live on a natural diet consisting of herbs, free-range grass, roots, and acorn.
As a result, Iberico is one of the healthiest pork on the planet. In addition to having a deeper reddish colour and high-fat content, the meat has a distinct nutty taste.
Gochi-So Shokudo especially imports Iberico Bellota pork, the best in its class, directly from Spanish purveyors. This allows the restaurant to offer its patrons a combination of pork dishes at more economical prices.
Check out Gochi-So Shokudo’s seasonal Truffle highlights and recommended dishes:
Truffle Cheese Mille Feuille Katsu ($18.90)
This is a crispy deep-fried Iberico pork loin cutlet done mille feuille style that is layered with other ingredients and promises a succulent bite.
On the inside are texturally contrasting ingredients, from creamy mushrooms (a combination of king oyster and button mushrooms) and cheese, further topped with parmesan cheese.
So when you bite into a piece, you would taste tender pork cutlet with slightly oozy cheese for more satisfaction.
As the truffle is ‘rubbed’ inside, it is not considered aromatic but lends an earthy savouriness to the cutlet.
The set also comes alongside Japanese rice, miso soup and cabbage salad, which makes it value-for-its-money.
Truffle Chestnut Pork Jowl Don ($12.90)
The Truffle Chestnut Pork Jowl Don capitalises on the grilled pork jowl cut, placing the slices on a bed of Japanese pearl rice with onsen egg.
This pork comes from “chestnut pigs” which are an extremely healthy breed with higher levels of unsaturated fat.
The jowl is a pork cut from the lower part of the head beneath the jaw. (Fun fact: only about 100-200g of jowl can be found in one pig.)
Rich in fat with a lean centre, the tender meat is grilled and infused with rich shoyu flavour.
Good to know that the pork is grilled over Japanese binchoton charcoal, which gives a light char and smoky flavour.
The chefs also add mushrooms, and a drizzle of truffle oil giving the dish some aroma and hearty character.
Iberico Black Char Siew Don ($11.50)
Other Japanese rice bowls on the Charcoal Grill Iberico Don series include the Iberico Pork Jowl Don ($13.50), Iberico Pork Belly Don ($9.80), Iberico Collar Don ($11.50), Iberico Black Char Siew Don ($11.50) and Iberico Secreto Belly Don ($11.50).
The Iberico Pork Belly Don at ($9.80) is one of its most value-for-money menu options.
It comes with a generous portion of thinly sliced Iberico pork belly, an onsen egg, seaweed strips, and sliced spring onions atop a bowl of fluffy rice.
For something with more flavours, pick the Iberico Black Char Siew Don ($11.50) with a sweeter finish.
Bellota Loin & Cheese Roll Tonkatsu Set ($21.50)
This is highly recommended for cheese lovers who enjoy the crunchy exterior of a tonkatsu.
The Iberico de Bellota lomo is a rich and tender boneless loin with a thin layer of fat on the outside.
The loin is rolled with cheese, then freshly breaded and deep-fried ‘til golden brown. This classic meal is complete with Japanese rice, miso soup and cabbage salad.
Bellota Loin Katsu Curry Rice ($17.50)
The menu also features popular plates of Curry Rice such as Bellota Loin Katsu Curry ($17.50), Collar Mille Feuille Katsu Curry ($17.50), Iberico Pork Belly Rice ($12.50), and Tenderloin Katsu Curry ($17.50).
For poultry meat lovers, there is also the Chicken Katsu Curry Rice ($15.50).
The Bellota Loin Katsu Curry Rice comes with thick pieces of deep-fried yet succulent pork loin wrapped in an evenly crusty layer of Japanese panko.
Surprisingly, the curry is not too spicy at all, said to be localised with Japanese curry with a combination of other spices to a flavour-profile suitable for most families.
Iberico Collar Steak ($16.50)
To prepare the dish, chefs use a particular collar cut (200gm) from below the pig’s jowl. The speciality of this cut is its marble finish and deeply ingrained flavours.
The cooking process is straightforward and involves grilling the pork over charcoal with minimal garnishing.
A small dish of tangy-savoury sauce accompanies the steak that diners can dip the meat into as per preference.
Also on the plate is a fresh salad and French fries, completing a tummy-filling meal.
Gochi-So Shokudo X DFD Exclusive Promotion
Get a complimentary exclusive side dish of Mentai Ebi Katsu when you order a Truffle Cheese Mille Feuille Katsu or Truffle Chestnut Pork Jowl Don and quote “DFD” upon ordering.
– Valid from 1 – 30 Nov 2022 for dine-in customers at Gochi-So Shokudo.
– Flash this article to redeem complimentary item. 01 complimentary item per dish of Truffle Cheese Mille Feuille Katsu or Truffle Chestnut Pork Jowl Don ordered.
– Applies to all Gochi-So Shokudo Singapore outlets. Not applicable with any other promotions.
– While stocks last; complimentary item subject to change depending on availability.
Jewel Changi Airport #B1-289-290, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Other Gochi-So Shokudo outlets:
– Asia Square Tower 2 #02-10
– Bedok Mall #01-75
– Bukit Panjang Plaza #02-19
– Chinatown Point #02-41/42
– Hougang 1 #01-23
– Jewel Changi Airport #B1-289
– Millenia Walk #02-16
– Northpoint City (North Wing) #02-27
– One Raffles Place #B1-30
– Plaza Singapura B2-50/51
– Square 2 #03-72
– Tampines1 #03-K2
– The Seletar Mall #01-34/36
– Westgate #01-02
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Gochi-So Shokudo.