Yabu House of Katsu Dinner – Kurobuta Katsu
Here lies the Kurobuta Katsu…
On my first visit to Yabu, I made a mental note to myself that I will be trying the kuro-buta (Berkshire “black pig”) katsu which is known to be the angus beef of pork.
Yabu mainly serves katsu dishes and this might seem like simple dishes at a more premium price but it has always been jam packed when I visited. What is with their katsu that makes people want to eat here? It is because of their unlimited rice and cabbage serving? how about their mortar and pestle to make the katsu sauce? or is it simply their delicious katsu that has thick cut of pork surrounded by crunchy panko that has the ability to defeat other katsu dishes? What do you think?
Yabu Kurobuta Katsu (120g) – PHP 575
Finally! Here you are! It has this tiny flag that would signify its dominance over the other katsu dishes being served… actually it’s just a name tag. Although more expensive, it comes in a smaller serving size (120g vs 180g) than the regular tonkatsu. But wait till you hear the first crunch as your teeth go through the breading (panko) then to the very tender pork …. and you had your first bite. I say.. very delicious and very tasty!!! When I tried the Rosu Katsu, I said that it was the best Tonkatsu I have tasted… well, not anymore!
However… despite that, I would still go back to their Rosu Katsu due to the price and serving size unless I’m ready to splurge and have two or more orders!
Here were the other dishes that we had.
Chicken Katsu Set – PHP 360
Chicken Katsudon – PHP 315
We had to wait just to be seated but it was really worth the wait. I simply loved the taste of Yabu’s katsu. My next goal: to try their curry!
Till next time,
Yabu: House of Katsu
2/F SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave
Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
Restaurant by Mall: SM Megamall
Restaurant by Location: SM Megamall