The vibrant culinary landscape at SM City Grand Central has just become even more tantalizing with the grand opening of Yabu: House of Katsu. Since its much-anticipated launch, this haven for katsu aficionados has swiftly emerged as the go-to lunch and dinner destination, captivating palates with its mouthwatering offerings and delectable signature dishes.
Distinguishing itself from conventional katsu establishments, Yabu’s kitchen is helmed by Chef Kazuya Takeda, the maestro behind Tonkatsu Takeshin, one of Tokyo’s finest tonkatsu establishments. Chef Takeda has infused his expertise into every dish, ensuring that each bite of the juicy pork and beef cutlets, succulent prawns, and other seafood is a symphony of flavors and textures.
Yabu stands out not only for its expertly crafted katsu but also for the immersive dining experience it offers. The House of Katsu promises a complete culinary journey. Every katsu set is served with Japanese rice, hot miso soup, unlimited shredded cabbage, and a refreshing bowl of fruit.
But the experience doesn’t stop there. Yabu also invites diners to embark on a culinary adventure by crafting their own personalized katsu sauce. Each table is adorned with a mini mortar and pestle, allowing guests to grind toasted sesame seeds into Yabu’s signature katsu sauce, ensuring a dipping experience tailored to individual tastes.
Embracing a culinary partnership with Michelin-Bib Gourmand-starred Chef Kazuya Takeda, Yabu’s commitment to authenticity shines through. Yabu does not just promise a meal; it presents an authentic Japanese experience that transports diners to the bustling streets of Japan.
Yabu: House of Katsu invites Manila’s gastronomes to embark on a culinary escapade where tradition meets innovation and every dish is a celebration of flavor. Experience the culinary artistry of Yabu: House of Katsu at the upper ground of SM City Grand Central.