Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
5th Level Shangrila Plaza East Wing
After more than a year, we’ve finally tried Yabu. We were checking out SM Aura and ended up having dinner at Yabu since there were only 3 restaurants (Coco, an italian resto, and Yabu) open at the top floor. Happy Lemon (which had a tiny cockroach crawling inside–but I still bought :-P) and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are also already open.
Anyway, we wanted to see what the Yabu craze was all about. I’m not a food critique, don’t have the expertise to do so, but I just share my personal experience. And for this recent Yabu experience, it was a great one!
We tried their bestseller—the wagyu of pork as they call it. It was WORTH IT!
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!
To top it off, they had unlimited rice (which was the best rice ever!), cabbage, fruits, pickles, and miso soup. What more can you ask for? My gosh, it was sooo filling!
But nonetheless, we would definitely come back for more katsu yum!
Btw, they have a contest on their website, the katsu craze! http://yabu.ph/igallery/. You might wanna join, who knows, you might win an iPhone just by posting your katsu experience on their new app. Check out the link for more information.