What to Have for Lunch: Tonkatsu Slider from ICHI Lucky Cat Deli
Part of a new collective of businesses in one small building, ICHI Lucky Cat Deli brings a super-affordable sushi spot to lunchtime in Bernal Heights; most five-piece rolls are under $5, and sashimi goes for $3 a slice. But if you're in the mood for something hot and decadent, a pork tonkatsu slider might be in order. Crowned with beige tonkatsu mayonnaise, the pork patty bears a magnificently dense and grease-free crunch, something which our copious amount of research into the fried depths has rarely encountered. It might look small, but big things come in small packages, and this is plenty satisfying for lunch. You could also get crafty and purchase a slice of, say, maguro sashimi to throw on top for a unique treat (we also had dreams of smearing our slider with the tub of luscious uni in the case). There are also eggplant and micro-greens sliders for the vegetable-inclined.
ICHI Lucky Cat Deli 331 Cortland (at Bennington), 822-4024.