The Mozzarella Katsu Sticks (P260) have been out for a couple of months but this was the first time I tried them and they did not disappoint.
Panko crusted for a nice crunch on the outside and gooey cheese inside. Chef Lee sprinkled his magic furikake powder on top for good measure. There’s six cheese logs per order so best shared to leave space in your tummy.
The Menchi Katsu Burger (P380) replaces the hire katsu burger which was ordinary to me. You have a choice of chicken salad or furikake fries. The menchi works really well in burger form as each bite you make will have a bit of cheese oozing out from inside. They topped the pork and beef patty with shiso, Japanese pickles, spicy aioli, and caramelized onion jam. A great option for take out or if you are in a hurry.
After polishing off the katsu burger, we moved over to Ippudo to try the limited time Gyokai Tonkotsu Ramen (P490). Ippudo regularly has a limited time menu that is apt for a certain season. What makes this different is that the broth features a mix of chicken and tonkotsu (pork bones) for a lighter yet still flavorful soup base. They’ve added some yuzukosyo pepper to give it a little kick and is topped with bamboo shoots (menma), half tamago, nori and chasyu.
This is my favorite ramen at Ippudo because of the lighter soup base and their use of a thick and wavy noodles. I’ve always associated ramen with thick wavy noodles and this is just how I love my ramen.
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
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Ippudo Philippines3/F, SM Megamall Fashion Hall Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave.,
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City,
Metro Manila Contact No. (632) 470-1837 Operating Hours: S-Th – 10am to 9pm F-S – 10am to 10pm
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