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Yabu Opens in SM North EDSA, The Block + Giveaway Winner!

My favorite katsu house finally opens a new branch up north at SM City North EDSA The Block last August 27, 2013. Their 6th branch was officially inaugurated the day after its opening.

The narrow-looking entrance hides a very spacious dining area -- this is currently the largest Yabu branch. 

As we wait for our katsu sets to arrive, we ordered appetizers (2 for Php 195). We had the newest appetizers, Iidako Salad and Spinach Salad with Goma Sauce.

Iidako Salad
Spinach Salad with Goma Sauce

IIdako Salad is baby octopus marinated sweet and savory sauce, with cucumber slices while Spinach Salad is mixed with sweet Goma or sesame sauce. I loved the spicy hint on the Iidako Salad, made better by the crunchy cucumber slices. 

We also had Wakame and the Superior Potato and Egg Salad (my favorite).

Superior Potato and Egg Salad

For my katsu, I had one of their newest offerings, the Kurobuta Miso Katsu Set (Php 580). Kurobuta, or black Berkshire pig, is the world's finest pork. It is also called the "Kobe beef of pork". The Kurobuta was served on a Japanese hot plate with sweet miso sauce and topped with spring onions and ground sesame seeds.

Kurobuta Miso Katsu Set

The Kurobuta is indeed a piece of heaven. Being a fast eater, I tried to slow down but failed miserably. This is something I couldn't wait to get my hands on the soonest. 

Aside from the unlimited rice (with brown rice option), organic cabbage and miso soup, even the fruits are now unlimited! Isn't that great?

Great katsu, awesome service, real value for money. What more can I ask for? :)

Thank you for joining my giveaway. I have received more than 2000 entries, which is really overwhelming! 

The winner will receive Php 2000 worth of Yabu GCs. Note that the winner only has until Sept 9 to respond. Should he/she fail to reply, I will pick another winner.

And the winner of the Yabu giveaway is...

Congratulations Pearl Paguio!

Kindly wait for my email within the day. 

Thanks to Yabu for sponsoring this giveaway and for having me on their SM North EDSA launch. :)


Yabu: The House of Katsu
2nd Floor
The Block
North Avenue,
Quezon City
Contact Number: 3516983
Twitter: @yabuph
Instagram: yabuph


  1. Wow this is just perfect, it's my son's birthday on the 15th! Thank you so much Ms. Mich! :)

  2. Nice! I wasn't able to go to the opening :(

  3. do they have one here in makati? or in the bgc area perhaps?


  4. Unlimited brown rice for a Kurobuta katsu is a delight! Sayang di ako umabot sa give-away mo:)


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