As we were about to leave the house one day, Babe received a call from his agency. He was asked to bring in his passport that day so that they could proceed to the next steps. We spent about 2 hours for the whole process to finish and left, only to find out that they forgot to ask for his pictures to be included on the document. We went back to submit the necessary requirements and decided to eat first since we were already running late. We both called in for a “half day” that day (lol).
Since we were already in Ortigas, I asked to have our meal in Megamall instead. At the back of my mind, I really wanted to try something new, thus I convinced Babe to try Yabu: the House of Katsu that day. Guess what, we were not disappointed at all. In fact, we both found the experience fun and satisfying. Something that we are already looking forward to eating the next time.
I knew about Yabu: the House of Katsu through the bloggers that I normally stalk. I was really curious to try it, however, I was also intimidated at the prices as it usually starts at P300 and above (I know, we are kuripot like that!).
Anyway, since it was an off peak hour, we were immediately seated and was given the menu. We both decided to play it safe and ordered pork. Babe had the Hire 180g set while I had the Rosu 100g set (both were 1 inch thick cut). I think the standard set usually includes the salad, japanese rice, pickles, miso soup, and a fruit bowl. Here is what my order looked like:
For the price itself, you get your money’s worth. The pork was really tender, the rice was delicious and the cabbage salad was really light, I can eat it all day. Unlike the regular miso soup that I have tasted before, Yabu’s was really tasty and flavorful. Really really worth every peso that we paid for it.
As for the service, it was above and beyond we have experienced so far. The place was not jampacked as most would describe the place to be, maybe because it was a weekday and we went during off peak hours. We were seated right away and all the servers were friendly, accommodating, and attentive to our needs. Even the manager took the time to talk to us and ask if we needed anything else, or if we wanted more rice and cabbage! I know this post sounds a bit exaggerated, but this was actually the first time we were really treated as VIPs. Maybe this is a sign that we should eat out in establishments such as Yabu.
Are we going back? Definitely! When we return, I would go for the seafood set. Lol!