I really go all the way to Mega Mall to dine at Yabu: The House of Katsu—the first and only authentic katsu restaurant in the country. It’s already my fifth time to eat there and I think now’s the perfect time to share my “Yabu experience” with all of you!
The Katsu Ritual: Step 1—grind the fresh black and white sesame seeds.
Step 2—then pour the special tonkatsu sauce.
Step 3—Mix the sesame seeds and sauce together and dip the tender katsu!
Appetizers—Hiyayyako Tofu (cold silken tofu cubes in ponzu sauce, sprinkled with bonito flakes) and Superior Potato & Egg Salad (chunks of potato and egg, tossed in creamy mayonnaise-mustard dressing)
Chicken Katsu Curry (Php 320)—Served with authentic katsu, special curry sauce, unlimited Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit. The katsu is so crunchy on the outside yet so soft and tender on the inside, you can just slice it with chopsticks!
Seafood Katsu Set 2 (Php 515)—Salmon black tiger prawn, crab and oyster. Served with miso soup, a bowl of fruits and unlimited cabbage with sesame dressing. Oh and they serve unlimited rice too!
Head on over to Yabu: The House of Katsu at 2/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall! For promos and updates, follow @YabuPH on Twitter and Instagram! Happy dining!78 notes
Went to White Hat today to unwind and satisfy my craving for something sweet. Tried the new cioccolato (php105) - hot milk + gourmet Italian-style rich chocolate! Cioccolato took me by suprise! It was a really a perfect treat! Also tried their signature yogurt-based smoothies (php150). Ordered the mango cream pie (mangoes, walnut streusel, milk and yogurt) and blueberry grape (grapes, blueberries, milk and yogurt). You guys should try it! Perfect for summer!109 notes
Treated my family today at C2 Classic Cuisine—a refreshing restaurant that offers the best redefined Filipino classics. Operated by the prestigious Cravings Group and an affiliate of Center for Culinary Arts Manila (CCA, Manila), C2 is a casual dining venue that celebrate ingenuity and innovation of Filipino favorites! Here’s what we ordered:
We went to C2 Katipunan branch (just across Ateneo). Its modern take on classic Filipino dishes is so refreshing! So happy my family & I discovered this restaurant! Let’s start!
Tatlong Ensalada (Php255) - mango with bagoong, grilled eggplant ensalada and salted egg with tomatoes! The perfect appetizer! They’re all so delicious!
Bam-I (Php280) - I personally like to call it “bayyyym” haha it’s a combination of egg and rice noodles sauteed with chicken, shrimps and Chinese sausage! I like it!
Sizzling Bangus Belly (Php385) - choice cut of boneless bangus belly topped with lemon-flavored butter.
Walastik (Php385) - C2’s version of the ultimate bistek tagalog: tender beef, pork and pig liver marinated in soy-lime sauce served with crispy onion rings!
The crispy onion rings deserves a more detailed shot! Haha it’s so good!!!
Sweet and Sour Fish (Php385) - whole fried fish smothered in C2’s own sweet and sour sauce.
Seared Tilapia in Coconut Emulsion (Php485) - tender tilapia served with pineapple salsa and creamy coconut sauce. One of my favorites! The tilapia is soft and yet the cripsy potatoes on top are crunchy, plus the pineapple salsa balanced everything out!
Crispy Kare-Kare (Php685) - The highlight of my day! The crispy kare-kare! Crispy, boneless pork leg served with sauteed vegetables and rich peanut sauce. Mmmm, writing that made me hungry again!
Complemented by pandan iced tea! It’s really good!! Amazing food + ambiance + service! Definitely going back to try their other dishes! Thank you so much Redge Jimenez-Lopez, Leo Marvin Balante and the staff of C2! They also added a few dishes right in time for the Christmas season so make sure you guys check that out! You can visit C2 Classic Cuisine at Katipunan, Shangri-La, Mega Mall, Rockwell, Midtown, SM North, Greenhills and Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay. Enjoy!79 notes