Yabu: Lord of Katsu

The Kurobuta, or the Black Berkshire pig, is hailed as the piggiest of all pigs. Why? Well it's all in the meat. This rosu cut was shaved off the bad-ass of all pigs, consisted of nearly an inch thick of succulent meat, and deep-fried to a perfection.

A Date with the Hubby!

For an average eater, eating at Yabu can be very overwhelming! I love their concept of everything unlimited. You can really eat to your satisfaction! I also love that you make your own sauce. Its like you play and pound the sesame for fun first before actually using it as sauce to eat your Katsu!


Katsu in Japanese also mean “to win” or “to be victorious”. So Yabu: House of Katsu definitely won as the top Katsu restaurant here in the Philippines and has gained recognitions from different local magazines.

Going Gaga for Katsu at Yabu: House of Katsu

The kurobuta, much like the head chef at Yabu, is imported from Japan. The meat was so tender you could easily cut off a piece with a blunt spoon. Encased in it's golden panko crust, it was almost painful to have to destroy the beautiful arrangement by taking a piece, dipping it in tonkatsu sauce, and taking a bite. Well, it was painful for a second, then it was heaven.


Manila Pop Up, a marketing cooperative headed by Erwan Heussaff, Deejae Paeste, and Mike Concepcion dedicated to shake up the event scene in the country specializing in guerilla marketing, collaborated with Yabu: House of Katsu to bring us Kabukicho, a night of music, art, and food tasting for us to get to know more about Japanese culture.

The tonkatsu game has changed!

We've been filling ourselves with over cooked, dry and bland tasting tonkatsus and enjoying it because that's what we were so used to getting from our favorite restaurants for the longest time. We never knew that there are better katsus. That tonkatsus should be crispy on the outside and juicy and full of flavor inside.