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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Return to Yabu: The House of Katsu

After a couple of months, I was finally back at Yabu: The House of Katsu :) This time I was with my friend, Kenny and her special someone. It's been months since we've seen each other personally and Yabu was just perfect for our mini-reunion. 

Yabu has gone through some changes since my last visit. The place is now bigger and new items were added on the menu. :) Of course, I was excited to see their testimonial wall, which features raves about Yabu from bloggers and other media (I think politicians might learn a thing or two from Yabu. :P)


We ordered a set of appetizers, Superior Potato & Egg Salad and Hiyayakko Tofu (2 appetizers for Php 195).

Superior Potato & Egg Salad
Hiyayakko Tofu

Superior Potato & Egg Salad is a mixture of potato and egg with mayonnaise-mustard dressing. Hiyayakko Tofu is cold silken tofu with ponzu sauce and bonito flakes. The saltiness of the bonito flakes goes well with the tofu, I liked the Superior Potato & Egg Salad a lot. It's really good! :)

Katsu Sets

This is kinda childish, but I really enjoy grinding the sesame seeds. Unlike my previous visit, the staff taught us on how to properly grind the sesame seeds and how many scoops of katsu sauce should we pour. Superb!

I ordered Hire and Seafood Katsu Set (Php 475) while my friend had Chicken Katsu Set (180g, Php 360). Each katsu set is served with unlimited Japanese rice, unlimited cabbage, miso soup, Japanese pickles and a bowl of fruit.

Hire and Seafood Katsu Set

Hire and Seafood Katsu Set has Hire, Black Tiger Prawn, Cream Dory, Scallop, Eggplant and Pepper. I'm not much into seafood, but I fell in love with seafood katsu. :) If I'll ever eat seafood again, I'd definitely want my seafood "katsu-ed". :)

Chicken Katsu Set

Chicken Katsu is 3/4 inch thick chicken breast fillet cooked to perfection. My friend found the chicken really, really tender.

We really loved our katsu that we finished it in no time.

After our dinner, I had to see Yabu's testimonial wall.

Yabu's Testimonial Wall

Why? Because of this:

We've finally met!!! :)

Yes! We finally meet! :) Thanks a lot, Richie for letting me know about this a few months before. :) and thanks to you, Yabu!

I'd always go back to Yabu for their delicious katsu and excellent service. Keep it up, Yabu. Can't wait to go back with my friends.

Have you tried Yabu? What's your favorite katsu set? :)


Yabu: The House of Katsu
2nd Floor
Mega Atrium
SM Megamall
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
Contact No.5763900
Email address: yabuphilippines@gmail.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/YabuPH

New location at Robinson's Magnolia


  1. i wish they open up a makati branch so i can try yabu na!

    1. The trek to Ortigas is super worth it! :)

  2. Been to Yabu just a few weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to returning again soon 'cause I still haven't tried their Kurobota Set! :D

    1. Same here! I haven't tried the Kurobota Set, I want to try it next time. :)

  3. i havent tried that tofu dish yet!!! must go back soon! i miss my authentic katsu!

  4. Astig :) Your name on the wall :)) cool..I never tried YABU :(( One day I will!

    1. I hope you'll try it soon! I can actually accompany you there. haha. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing.. will try Yabu soon.



  6. You are most welcome :)

    When we going on a food trip again?

  7. This looks like a great place, always loved katsu dishes...and thanks for visiting my site!

    1. I hope you'll visit Yabu soon, the food dude! :)

  8. OO nga bloggers have a lot of pull from the young market these days. Sino bang lumalabas madalas diba? Even the techy adults are reading blogs. Did TS really say yung phrase "blogger lang naman sya?" tsk tsk

    I'll go to this soon! Dadayuhin! Ang hirap kasi pag katabi mo SMnorth + Trinoma. You don't want to go elsewhere na :/

    1. You might want to visit their newest branch at Robinson's Magnolia instead. :) Re: the phrase, I'm not sure. But I just don't like people treating bloggers rudely.

  9. Hiyayakko Tofu looks delicious .This restaurant is worth a try.I love the food they serves.

    1. I hope you'll visit Yabu soon, Tatess! :)

  10. I gotta make my return to Yabu too! It's sooo near me pero it's a bit of an investment eating there e. hahahaha Saka na siguro pag sweldo :D I haven't seen the testimonial wall yet. I'll check it out next time :D

    1. You're working in Ortigas too, right? :)

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    1. Yes, if you aren't too hungry. :) But if I were you, I wouldn't share.haha. :)

  12. I haven't eaten at Yabu yet despite all the raves since I do not frequent to Megamall. I am such a cavewoman, I know haha! It's a good thing that they have one now in Robinsons Magnolia which is near my place so i've no excuse now to pay a visit :)

    1. I'm always in Megamall since I work in the area.hahaha. Hope you'll try it soon! :)


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