NYC Food Truck Lunch: Tonkatsu Curry Rice From Domo Taco
This lunch you’re going to read about was another testament to the fact that you should stroll through our Mobile Munchies Twitter feed before heading out to lunch. You never know what Daily Specials food trucks will have.
Domo Taco generally serves tacos, burritos and quesadillas with Japanese-influenced meats and sauces, but we read on Twitter that the special of the day was tonkatsu with curry rice for $8. They had chicken or pork. We chose pork, and eagerly headed back to our office.
For the uninitiated, tonkatsu is a pounded pork or chicken cutlet, kind of like a Japanese version of schnitzel.
Of course, the breading is different from schnitzel, with panko bread crumbs used as the coating in tonkatsu.
In this case, you can see they left the cutlet in the deep fryer a little too long. The breading was much darker than it should be. Tonkatsu should have more of a golden color.
The meat still tasted good, especially with the curry sauce, but less time in the deep fryer would have been better.
The yellow curry sauce was exactly what you would expect. It was thick, with a nice curry flavor, and was not spicy.
There was a little bit of a second sauce in the dish, which was darker brown, and had a slightly sweet, vinegary flavor. It worked well as an accent, and would have been too strong as the main sauce.
This was a more traditional Japanese dish than what the rest of their menu looks like, and we enjoyed it.