For months, we’ve been dying to go to Yabu House of Katsu. But Anna and I are lazy ladies, refusing to go to SM Megamall to where the only Yabu in the Philippines was located. It was not very near our comfort zone so we delayed eating there for several times. But around October, I think, I went to MoA on an errand and saw that Bistro Ravioli was gone. I really love that place and learned that it was now at the ground floor of the left wing. Anyway, Yabu got Bistro’s new location and this most sought for Japanese restaurant just had their soft opening last week, November 28, 2012. It was the same date as Up Dharma Down’s Album Launch at Esplanade so we, Hannah, Ian, Anna and I, decided to eat dinner there.
The whole restaurant was very welcoming and warm. Also there were manga strips on the wall, which I didn’t get to read much because I was facing the other way. Anyway, I think they were about katsu and intense feelings.
I had a difficult time choosing which to order since it was my first time and I had no idea which is the best dish. Though, I had the vague idea that pork (tonkatsu) was the original if not best katsu. I ended up choosing the Cream Dory Set. Basically a katsu set consisted of the following: unlimited rice, unlimited cabbage salad, a bowl of miso soup, Japanese pickles, a bowl of fruit, a special red sauce for seafood and also your choice of katsu. Also here are the condiments:
Do not fret, this all might be too much or confusing but the waiter serving your table will discuss this with you accordingly.