Katsudon Hanakatsu Suntec is a Japanese Katsu place offering affordable simple selections of Japanese fried Katsu Dons. Katsudon is known as fried cutlet on rice, it is a Japanese rice bowl staple we always come to love and couldn’t get enough. Let’s check out Katsudon Hanakatsu Suntec city with a dine-in today.

Potpourri selections of katsus for all and sharing
Potpourri selections of katsus for all and sharing.

Also, the establishment is notably situated at the mall’s Japanese food street. The store being a micro-sector located in the open atrium at the top floor of Suntec city Tower 1 and 2.

Katsudon Hanakatsu on the top Japanese dining floor of Suntec city mall
Katsudon Hanakatsu on the top Japanese dining floor of Suntec city mall.

If you are usually fickle or undecided when ordering meals, the good news is that Katsudon Hanakatsu simplies this for you. There are only two mains to choose from on their menu- spicy and non-spicy. Additionally, I can guess that this is Katsudon Hanakatsu strength. Going about a tried and tested method of specialising in what they do best.

Huge filling bowls

Moreover, Katsudon Hanakatsu dons are Ha-na Katsudons, they are large Pork and Chicken katsu. They are priced at a standard rate of an affordable $13.50 per bowl. Also, your meal is served in colourful bowls and overflowing with fried goodness.

Your katsus are serving in small flower bowls. The pieces are large they are sticking out of the bowl
Your katsus are serving in small flower bowls. The pieces are large they are sticking out of the bowl.

Moreover, do not let the small bowls themselves are tad tiny, but they are pretty sizable and filling after your meal. Interestingly, the bowls does looks tad like the tendon rice bowls we previously saw at SORA Gourmet food court at Changi Airport.

Freshly breaded fried goodness

The breaded crispy outer layer with a juicy interior. Additionally, your fried katsu sits on a bed of Japanese sticky rice. One dining gripe is that it is difficult to differentiate between which cutlet is chicken or pork But it does make dining here quite a bit of a mystery affair.

Each dish comes with a nice side of dip
Each dish comes with a nice side of dip.

Furthermore, your katsus are freshly fried for every order in batches. Hence, do expect to accommodate for slightly longer wait times for the freshest of katsus served to you. Also, the breaded outer layers are garnished with finely chopped green parsley.

A juicy central core

The center core is firm and juicy without tasting too bland. It is quite a mouthful of joy
The center core is firm and juicy without tasting too bland. It is quite a mouthful of joy.

Also, it is crispy and crumbles when bit into. The center core is firm and juicy without tasting too bland. It is quite a mouthful of joy. Moreover, if you ordered the spicy katsu variant, you get an additional sprinkle of chilli powder. It is infused into your Katsu pieces for that spicy flavour. At its core they are pretty much the same.

Your don rice comes with bits of fried egg and onions, adding to the wholesomeness
Your don rice comes with bits of fried egg and onions, adding to the wholesomeness.

Additionally, your don (rice) comes with a hint of fried egg and finely diced onions mixed into. It does give your rice an oily texture and adds an additional degree of flavour on top of regular sticky Japanese rice.

Furthermore, in pure Japanese fashion, no meal is complete without a good Suntory (canned alcohol). Here, the alcohol is priced ranging from $6 to $9 a drink. In addition, you can pair your meal with sides of Miso Ton-ji-ru soup at $1.50, and a rice up-size sets you back a dollar. These are optional and not critical to your dining experience.

All in all, Katsudon Hanakatsu Suntec gets my recommendation for an affordable filling Japanese meal under $20 per pax. This, tied with a friendly conducive dining atmosphere in highly accessible Suntec city makes a meal here a highly compelling option.

Verdict:

Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid
Katsudon Hanakatsu Locality Map
Katsudon Hanakatsu, Suntec city mall
3 Temasek Blvd, #03-10, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11:30am–3:30pm, 5–9:30pm

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