Yabu House of Katsu: SM MOA Opening, New Dishes and GC Giveaway

Yabu House of Katsu: SM MOA Opening, New Dishes and GC Giveaway

Yabu Mall of Asia

Look who’s back at my blog again! It’s the breaded pork chop again :D and this time, I’m happy to have been invited to the Yabu House of Katsu SM MOA opening night. This would be their third branch after SM Megamall and Robinson’s Magnolia and from the looks of it, they have enough momentum to grow more in the coming months and years. Who wouldn’t want that right?

Yabu Mall of Asia Ribbon Cutting

The event started with Ribbon cutting… then as we entered Yabu, we were greeted warmly by everyone inside waiting for us. Before the opening, all the windows have black curtains covering them but as the doors opened, the black curtains were removed and we entered the light!

They had a small program where they informed us about Yabu’s history, how it has grown and the future plans (new dishes, branches, website). Among the future plans, I was mainly interested on their three new dishes.

  • Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set
  • Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set
  • Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry

but before that.. let me introduce to you my order for the night. Say hello to…

Yabu House of Katsu Rosu Curry Set2

Yabu House of Katsu Rosu Curry Set

Yabu: Katsu Curry Set (Rosu)

I picked Rosu over Hire because I want a hint of fat on it but I noticed that they have a thicker fat layer compared to the ones I’ve tried in Megamall. I braced myself as curry for me is something that’s hot and spicy which will make me sweat. Fortunately, when I tried their curry (regular), it wasn’t as hot as I expected it to be. I enjoyed it a lot that I would drown the katsu on it before taking a bite. Very very nice!

In less than a week, curry mission accomplished and I’m very thankful to Yabu for that.

Now… let’s move on to the three new dishes.

Yabu House of Katsu Soft Shell Crab Katsu2

Yabu House of Katsu Soft Shell Crab Katsu

Yabu Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set

What’s a soft shell crab? According to Wikipedia, these are crabs that have recently switched their shells thus are still soft (and chewable). This window of changing shells is just short so dishes (during summer) with soft shell crabs are seasonal. I learned something new today!

I love crab meat but I don’t like the shell. However, with the soft shell crab I can make an exception because the shells were crunchy; add Yabu’s panko and you get a double crunch! You can also taste the freshness of the crab but if it tastes a bit bland for you, you can add chili oil sauce to give it a kick.

Yabu House of Katsu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set2

Yabu House of Katsu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set

Yabu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set

What’s Menchi? Is she the gourmet hunter from hunter x hunter? According to Wikipedia again, Menchi is a ground meat cutlet or croquette. In Yabu’s version, they used a mixture of ground meat and pork; added quick melt cheese and wrapped with their original Panko.

So what can I say? It doesn’t give me the oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh (eyes closed) as I got with their Rosu katsudon as I was thinking of this as cordon blue; although similar but there’s still a difference. The cheese was very cheesy and creamy that I was wondering if they can release a katsu with only cheese inside? The meat was good but it was thin so the panko overpowers it at some time.

Yabu House of Katsu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry2

Yabu House of Katsu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry

Yabu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry

As for the curry version, you will get the same taste of the Menchi with Cheese Katsu then simply add their delicious curry sauce. The cheese and the curry sauce go well together… but from the looks of it, their curry sauce would go well with any of their katsu.

So what do you think? Are you excited to try out these new dishes?

Well… if you are, then allow me to help you by giving you a chance to win gift certificates to Yabu: House of Katsu that’s redeemable in all branches until March 31, 2013.

The mechanics are really simple and you can do it in less than 5 minutes.

Mandatory Tasks

  1. Like the FB page of Stop Look and Capture
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Optional Tasks

  1. Leave a comment where you answer this question: Which of the three dishes would you like to try and why?
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I would also suggest that you join It’s Berryllicious’s Yabu GC giveaway for more chances of winning.

A big thank you to Yabu for the invite and the GCs.

Disclosure: Yabu paid for our meal.

Till next time,

Allen

Location:

Yabu: House of Katsu
SM Mall of Asia
2/F SM Mall of Asia, Main Mall Atrium, South Arcade, Pacific Dr
Manila Bay Reclamation Area, Pasay
(02) 511-7202

  • Armed with a LG G2 Smartphone (formerly Lumix ZS3 camera), Allen sets forth to different restaurants and dining places to Stop! Look! and Capture! select dishes with a purpose of sharing his food discoveries and honing his photography skills.

38 thoughts on “Yabu House of Katsu: SM MOA Opening, New Dishes and GC Giveaway

  1. I want to try them all. I love crabs so this Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set will be my first order =)

  2. I’d like to try (1) Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set, (2) Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set and (3)Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry because they all look appetizing and delicious! In fact, I’m salivating right now while typing. Hehe. I so love Jap food! :)

  3. I want to try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set because I’m a seafood lover and I want it’s presentation. :)

  4. I’d like to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set because its looks tempting, the melted cheese and the meat. Im really craving for this.

  5. I want to try Yabu Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry because I love everything that is made of cheese!

  6. i’d like to try Yabu Menchi with Cheese Curry Katsu because it looks yummy and i love curry!

  7. I want to try Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set, Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set and Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry :) yum! yum! yum!

  8. ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh just staring at those pics makes me drool so bad! I really really really really really really really really really really really really really I really really really really really really really really really really really really really I really really really really really really really really really really really really really want to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set for a change! and Yabu Mall of Asia offers the best service ♥♥♥

  9. OMG! The Soft Shell Crab Katsu looks delish! As well as the Hiroshima Oyster Set. I want those two! And let’s not forget the classic Katsudon Set Meal. Mmmmm.

  10. I wanna try Yabu’s new dish, Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set coz I love seafoods and it really sounds yummy! Thanks for the promo giveaway Silkenhut : )

  11. First on my list is Yabu Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set. I don’t eat crabs everyday so this set is great !

  12. I would love to try Soft Shell Crab Katsu becasue I haven’t tasted anything like it before.

  13. I want the Yabu Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set…better taste this new dish becoz like you said, soft shell crabs are seasonal

  14. I want to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry because it kinda tempting and it makes me drool..

  15. I want to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Curry because It really looks Appetizing and Im a fan of cheezy dishes

  16. I would love to try their Menchi with Cheese Katsu because I love anything that has cheese and I am sure that my kids would love it as well. I think the said Katsu is child-friendly compare to the Curry one thats why I choose this. :)

  17. I would love to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set because I love any food with cheese in it, I’ll be drooling over it. :D

So what can you say? :)