Friday, April 13, 2012

Yabu ♥ ♥ ♥


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And finally, after decades and decades, I step foot in this mega of a mall again.

Because of Yabu, the house of katsu.

I swear I am the last person in the universe to try this fried pig heaven.


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The experience starts with a bowl of black and white sesame seeds



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Sauces and spices



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First, you grind the seeds



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Then you add in the tonkatsu sauce. "Three spoonfuls," Patrick says with authoritative air.
(Note: You have to be very serious when you do this, too. See Exhibit 5: Coco's face)



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My Premium Tonkatsu Set comes with rice, pickles, miso soup and fruits



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Premium because it uses Kurobuta, the "kobe beef" of pork.
¾ inch cutlets of tender, well-marbled meat covered in crispy little things that taste like
deep fried snowflakes.



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I love to drizzle my cabbage shreds with sesame sauce. Actually, I like my vegetables swimming in it.



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Next time I'll try the Rosu Katsu Curry



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I have a piece of Patrick's breast.
I never liked that part of a chicken, but… Hello there, soft and tender boob!



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Croquetas, because deep within all of us is a mashed potato lover



Yabu is not quite Maisen or Tonkichi, but it's the closest you get to pork nirvana here in Manila.


Yabu2/F, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Tel: +632 576 3900

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