Late morning of August 12, 2015 was greeted with a nightmarish traffic jam and flooding in some parts of Metro Manila brought about by the crazy thunder storm than started at 9:30 am. Those who are on their way to the office, meeting or event, either got stuck in traffic, got wet or stranded somewhere. I was one of those who got stranded because my service could not pick me up because of flood in the area.
Thankfully, the flood eased out, the sun shines through, and I was able to get to my other appointments that day. One of them was the private tasting event of Yabu: House of Katsu to try their menu latest creation by Chef Jose Lee, the Yabu Katsu Burgers #YabuKatsuBurger!
Yes, you can now have your Katsu Served in a bun, a brioche bun to be exact!
First is the Hire Katsu Burger (Php360.00)
A 100 gram Hire Katsu patty sandwiched in a buttery soft brioche bun with shiso leaves, shredded cabbage, Japanese pickles and tonkatsu sauce. You can have it served with either a Furikake Fries or Chicken Salad.
Then the Ebi Katsu Burger (Php420.00)
Black tiger prawns filled cutlet with Japanese pickles, a slightly spicy aioli and shredded cabbage. You also have a choice to have it served with the Furikake Fries or the Chicken Salad. There’s spicy aioli and furikake mayo on the side if you like it more spicy!
The Furikake Fries can be ordered ala carte at Php175.00. I super like this fries as I am a potato person! I love them fries thick cut tossed with what Chef Lee said was furikake (that’s the green thing you see on the fries). It makes the fries taste extra special!
What I think of the #YabuKatsuBurger?
I like the Ebi Katsu Burger than the Hire Katsu Burger. Despite being allergic to prawns (I had my meds with me in case coz I know its a food tasting event!). I like the exciting blend of crispiness and the blend of the shredded cabbage , pickles and the aioli . I added more furikake mayo because I want it spicy! The Katsu Burger is also good but the Ebi Burger just stood out since prawn burger is not so common.
The #YabuKatsuBurgers is now served at Yabu: House of Katsu branches in SM Megamall, SM Aura, SM MOA,SM North EDSA,SM Southmall, Alabang Town Center,Robinson’s Magnolia, Glorietta 5, Rockwell, and Robinson’s Manila.
Just something to chew on:
Nutricional Facts Rice vs Brioche Bun:
I cup of Rice: 242 calories, .4g of fat, .1g of saturated fat, 4.4g , 40g Carbs protein, 5.6mg calcium, and 53.9mg of Potassium.
1 Bun of Brioche Bun has 277 Calories, 7g Fat, 45g Carbs, 8g protein
Stay gorgeous everyone!