I have eaten the limited-time menu " Torori Chicken Croquette Set Meal" of the Tonkatsu chain "Matsunoya". A hot croquette with a taste like "fried white stew" is covered with two types of sauces, tartar and mushrooms.
The selling price is 700 yen (tax included). The batter is crispy like Matsunoya Tonkatsu. Although it is called a chicken croquette using domestic chicken, it actually has a filling like a white stew with the flavor of chicken melted in, giving the impression that it is an arrangement of cream croquette.
If you bite it as it is, you may burn your mouth, so it is recommended to break the clothes and let the steam inside escape. Even after putting the chopsticks in and waiting for a few seconds, it is hot enough and you can enjoy the contrast between the texture of the batter and the mellowness of the filling.
Of the two types of sauce, white tartar is attached to a small bowl, and you can eat it while adding it little by little, but this time it will be sprinkled from the top at once.
In addition to chopped onions, tartar contains parsley and tarragon, and two types of herbs, making it a strong habit. The croquette has the umami of chicken, but the whole is softly seasoned, so the unique aroma of the sauce stands out. Since there is plenty of it, you can enjoy it by sprinkling it so that it covers the entire surface of the croquette. Furthermore, even if you squeeze the lemon that is attached separately, it goes perfectly with it.
On the other hand, the brown sauce has plenty of French mushrooms added. It will appear on the croquette from the beginning. The scent and umami of mushrooms are well expressed here, and it goes well with the white stew-style filling. It fits well in crispy batter.
The brown sauce and white filling are visually contrasting and appetizing. The mushrooms contain an amazing amount, and you can enjoy the crispy texture with every bite. I felt that it didn't go well with the attached lemon, but you can use it as you like.
For chicken croquette, you can order loin, large-sized fillet, and fried shrimp, but croquette alone is sufficient for volume. It's also an excellent side dish for rice, and when you finish eating one, you'll want a refill.