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THE YABU JOURNAL

We Choose Organic

In the few months that we’ve served you, we’ve witnessed how you’ve grown to love our cabbage just by seeing how happily you munch on the crisp and fresh slices, making it a big part of how you enjoy our katsu set meal. We are more than happy to see how Yabu has shown you how to eat cabbage, not cooked, but eaten fresh with our delicious Goma or Shoyu dressing.

In our efforts to make you happy, we also launched our unlimited rice and cabbage upon seeing how one serving is really not enough for one to enjoy our katsu. At Yabu, we listen to your cravings.

But, we do not stop at that. We are taking it up a notch by choosing to go organic. Yes, ORGANIC!

Yabu House of Katsu has partnered with Organic Manila to provide our customers the benefits of organic eating. We assure you that our cabbage is now crisper, greener and sweeter in taste. By organic, it also means that we are looking out for your health by serving cabbage that is grown organically, pesticide-free and chemical-free.

Benefits of Organic Cabbage

Research has shown that organic fruit and vegetables contain up to 40 per cent more nutrients if they are grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Organic cabbage is packed with Vitamins A, C, and K and contains good levels of potassium, manganese and folate. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps in preventing colon and other digestive cancers. It is also rich in phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which may protect against cancer and isothiocyanates, which are shown to kill tumor cells and inhibit their division.

By choosing organic cabbage, Yabu is giving you 20 to 30 percent more minerals and supporting the fight against cancer.

Organic Farming

Serving organic cabbage implies a higher cost on our end but we do not see it as that. It is also our simple way of supporting our local farmers who chose to practice organic farming.

It takes a lot to choose the path of organic farming. Conventional farmers who use chemical fertilizers have it easy because farming only takes ¼ of the time compared to organic farmers. It also requires the least amount of effort.

Indeed, organic farming is a commitment. It is a commitment that is learned slowly and meticulously. Farmers are taught the correct way of seeding with the Triangulation Planting method. Farmers are also taught the proper way of composting rice hull with chicken manure and other indigenous materials. By this, they learn that organic farming requires patience and utmost care and compassion for the soil but also reap the benefits.

Sustainable Soil

Yabu is a firm believer of organic farming because it also supports sustainable soil. By sustainable, it means that organic farming assures that that the soil remains fertile for years and even decades. Unlike conventional farmers who continue to destroy our soil with chemicals which cause the soil to die and become useless, organic farmers care for the soil and assure that its given the right elements nutrients and caring. By supporting organic farming, we are also looking out for our own soil and the soil that our grandchildren will benefit from.

Slow Food

At Yabu we teach you how to eat slow food. Slow Food is about coming together as a food community—connecting producers and co-producers, coming together at the table—to create and enjoy food that is good, clean and fair. By serving organic, we are committing ourselves to making sure you are served with nothing but quality food that is also good for your health. It is also our commitment to the Filipino organic farmers and to the health of our own soil.