Yabu, our local katsu specialist has come up with a new way to enjoy your katsu experience. After giving their own spin on the donburi, they turned their sights on the burger. They’ve introduced two new katsu burgers for a limited time only, available in all stores.
If you are trying to avoid rice but still want something a little filling then order the Hire Katsu Burger (P360). A 100 gram Hire Katsu patty is sandwiched between a buttery soft brioche bun with shiso leaves, shredded cabbage, Japanese pickles and tonkatsu sauce. Served with your choice of Furikake Fries or Chicken Salad. Chef Lee Jose was inspired by the katsu sandwich (katsu sando) usually found in tonkatsu restaurants but wanted to give his own spin on it.
My favorite was the Ebi Katsu Burger (P420), inspired by the Ebi Filet-O from McDonald’s Japan. Black tiger prawns filled cutlet with Japanese pickles, a slightly spicy aioli and shredded cabbage. A perfect blend of flavors and textures will have you savoring each bite of this wonderful creation. Sweet prawn meat with a contrasting creamy spicy sauce. covered with a crunchy shell with different kinds of crispness from the pickles and cabbage. Be sure to get the Furikake fries to pair with it. Extra spicy aioli and furikake mayo are served on the side to dip your fries in.
This is a cross section of the two limited edition burgers which I posted on my Instagram page. In case you are not yet following me, you can see more of my daily adventures there.
You can also order the Furikake Fries (P175) ala carte. Thick cut steak fries tossed in furikake (a Japanese rice seasoning) or what I call Magic Dust. I’m not exactly sure what Chef Lee added to his furikake recipe but I it is so addicting;y good.
Get going to the nearest Yabu branch and get an order of the Ebi Katsu Burger and lots of Furikake Fries.
Yabu: House of KatsuBranches: SM Megamall, SM Aura, SM MOA,SM North EDSA SM Southmall, Alabang Town Center Robinson’s Magnolia, Glorietta 5, Rockwell, Robinson’s Manila
Facebook Page: Yabu House of Katsu
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