As I bit into the katsu (without sauce yet), I felt the crunchiness of the outside, and within a second, my teeth touched the soft and tender pork inside tasting its natural juice. At this moment, I knew our order was a winner! So I try my second bite, this time dipping it in the katsu sauce…it was perfection!
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT US
Thanks to Yabu, the Filipinos have been educated with the art of grinding their own sesame seeds and preparing their own tonkatsu sauce. When you dine at Yabu, this is the first thing they will give you as you wait fro your order. I guess this “pre-meal ritual” has been part of Yabu’s offer of unique dining experience to their customers.
I was half-expecting a flavor my taste buds would reject, but it was surprisingly sweet, tangy and real good. Killer combo. It’s a great alternative to my usual rosu tonkatsu!
We just got the smallest size for this one in order to conserve stomach real estate, and it was still considerably large, so that was impressive. This may have been fatty, but as you can see, the fat is perfectly distributed across the meat so every bite is a good experience. One of my pet peeves when it comes to Tonkatsu (since I was in grade school) is that sometimes, the edges within the breading are just a thick, nasty layer of fat. No such problem here!
My favorite of all is the Seafood Katsu Set 1 that includes black tiger prawn, scallop, cream dory, oyster and squid. But, it would have been nice if it also includes salmon. The plump Hiroshima jumbo oysters are so delicious that i wouldn't mind getting an extra order. The pieces are actually big and super worth it.
Yabu's regular tonkatsu is just as good! Crispy outside and succulent inside, it's soooo yummy. Both ends had too much tough fat for our tastes but it was still good overall. My daughter loved it so much she said she thinks she can finish an entire order by herself next time, lol.