Saboten Restaurant has been voted on of the Top Restaurants in the world and we have one right here in Changi Airport Terminal One.
Changi Airport is not a traditional airport as one would expect - airports traditionally have passengers and rows and rows of check in counters. But here at Changi Airport, there are also many restaurants to keep Singaporeans happy. Saboten is one such restaurant.
Saboten serves tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and is located at Terminal One - level 3 above Counter Row 8. IMHO, Saboten is probably one of the best tonkatsu restaurants around. When you order a set, it comes with free flow of cabbage, miso soup and rice.
One of the favorite part of my meal there is the cabbage. Shredded very fine and kept chilled, the crunchiness of the cabbage coupled with the sesame sauce is heavenly. I typically polish off three bowls before I tuck in to my main course.
The last portion is the crab croquette. This one I find a little disappointing as I believe they use crab sticks. But the potato is soft and rather tasty by itself.
Always a hearty meal at Saboten, the set also comes with green tea ice cream. But most of the time, I forgo that.
For those going to Changi Airport for whatever reasons other than flying out, give Saboten a try. Saboten is a "must-try" for anyone who loves tonkatsu. They have promotions from time to time and for now (May 2014) they have the Garoupa set.