This dish is called Hamu-katsu ハムカツ in Japanese. It is ham cutlet that is cooked like deep-fried, breaded ham.
In Japan, some restaurants and bars that are open in the evening and offer alcohol beverages have low priced foods as nibbles. Many places offer Hamu-katsu ハムカツ.
Maybe you already know about Japanese style food Tonkatsu / Gyukatsu. It is one of the most popular foods in Japan and it is cooked like deep-fried breaded pork / beef.
If you go there for lunch or dinner, Tonkatsu or Gyukatsu are a better choice, but if you prefer drinking to eating food, Hamu-katsu ハムカツ goes great with alcohol and it’s much cheaper.
I recommend you put some sauce and mustard on it.
Give it a try while traveling in Japan!
A recommended standing bar
This name sounds like “vampire”.
Uguisudani 鶯谷 branch:
It is located near Uguisudani 鶯谷 Station on Yamanote Line 山手線 in Tokyo.
Thickly sliced hamu-katsu (極厚ハムカツ Gokuatsu-hamu-katsu)
310 yen including tax
No table charge / No service fee
A hostel near this bar: