Yabu: The House of Katsu Pre-Opening Party at Robinsons Magnolia
Yes, the most talked about Japanese restaurant for their delicious Katsu had recently opened their second branch at Robinson Magnolia. I already blogged my first experience on their Megamall branch before here.
And I was so fortunate to have received an invite for Yabu’s Pre-opening Party to celebrate it’s grand opening last August 21 and I couldn’t say no to their mouth-watering Katsu. Yumm! Just talking about it makes me crave more.
Here are some photos during the celebration, the restaurant was so jam-packed with Yabu-lovers!
The menu was served. The hardest part dining in Yabu is choosing what to eat when you want everything! Yes, it’s that delicious. Glad there’s always a next time :)
Really love the ambiance on Yabu’s restaurants and what to love more is the wall full of testimonials and love Yabu deserves.
The art of dining at Yabu:
Yes, my intention was to make you drool over this. haha, kidding!
The Katsu was 1000x more crispy than this picture. Oh, I suddenly remember now how every bite was heaven to my mouth and I’m not even overreacting!
Here are some of the amazing people during the event, thought you might want to meet them, too :)
My fellow bloggers that I love and who also inspires me everyday. And I read their blogs every night before going to sleep! hihi. Some already left early, too bad.
Paul of Paul the PR Guy
Dani and Tita Earth
Laureen and Camille
And of course, The Katsu Master, Chef Kazuya Takeda. Too bad I forgot to bring some Nihongo with me so we didn’t get to talk that much but he was so kind.
With Mr. John Concepcion. Got the chance to personally congratulate him and of course thank him for Yabu! He was so down-to-earth, no wonder Yabu is so great because the men behind it are.
Oh, there is really not enough superlative words to describe how delicious Yabu’s dishes are so you have to taste it for yourself especially now that there are already two branches and more coming soon! I hope to bump in you there sometime and maybe we can enjoy the food together.
Thanks so much again, Yabu for inviting me! Congratulations and Cheers to more!
I’ll be wearing one of my Yabu shirts next time I visit! :)
I REALLY REALLY YABUUUU!
The 2nd branch of Yabu is located at the lower ground of Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd, Cor. Hemady Ave., New Manila
And of course, you can also visit Yabu at the 2nd Floor Mega Atrium of SM Megamall!
Yabu: The House of Katsu Opens at Robinsons Magnolia
You heard it right! Yabu’s second branch at Robinsons Magnolia is now open. I’ll be blogging about the Pre-opening Party last August 21 tonight but for now let me show you what the new Yabu at Robinsons Magnolia looks like.
Love the Manga panels on the wall!
The Masu Cup Wall and Sake Bar
Great ambiance, right? Yabu just has the perfect interiors and lighting to enjoy your meal.
Here’s a quick guide on how you can taste their amazing katsu:
Watch out for my post tonight about Yabu’s Pre-Opening Party and Read my Yabu experience at SM Megamall here.
BE @ IL TERRAZZO
These days, thoughts and tweets are almost one and the same. We just can’t help but share what we’re thinking to the world. It’s like our minds have gone digital and invaded the social networking scene. And with the rising popularity of Foursquare and other location-tracking apps, your location is just as accessible as your tweets. Today, broadcasting one’s whereabouts has just been more than just a habit, but a social statement.
With that in mind, where you are matters! Where you dine. Where you shop. Where you unwind. Let everyone know where you are. Let them know that you’re @Il Terrazzo!
At the heart of Tomas Morato, Il Terrazzo is the home to a variety of restaurants, fitness & beauty centers, supermarket, specialty shops, and an events place. Indeed, it is the only complete lifestyle hub that merges the recreational mall atmosphere with the bustling nightlife entertainment scene unique to Tomas Morato. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Il Terrazzo has it covered.
Craving for sushi? Dine at Omakase @Il Terrazzo.
Perhaps something for your sweet tooth? Indulge at Gong Cha or Banapple @Il Terrazzo.
Yearning for some meditation? Exercise your mind and body at Beyond Yoga @Il Terrazzo.
Call for a beauty makeover? Pamper yourself at Sexy Solutions or The Lash Bar @Il Terrazzo.
Need your techie fix? Splurge at the Digital Hub or Technovox @Il Terrazzo.
Thirsty for your favorite cocktail or beer? Unwind at Jack’s Loft @Il Terrazzo.
Does your pantry need restocking? Shop groceries at Rustan’s Supermarket @Il Terrazzo.
In need of an events place? Book The Ariato Function Center @Il Terrazzo.
Needless to say, Il Terrazzo is indeed the hippest cosmopolitan center for all your lifestyle impulses.
So, when someone asks where you at? Check in @Il Terrazzo!
Il Terrazzo is located at 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Madriñan St., Quezon City, Philippines. For inquiries, call (02) 374 8378.
Schedule of Events for August:
For more updates, giveaways and happenings @Il Terrazzo:
Yummy and Healthy food at ROCKSKEW Grille!
Tired of choosing where to have your lunch or dinner next, thinking where you can dine in a restaurant that offers a wide range of healthy and tasteful menu in affordable prices?
Well, let me introduce to you ROCKSKEW Grille. Chicken, Seafood, Beef, Vegetables and local Filipino desserts (with a twist) can all be found on the menu. Whether your tastebuds are craving fresh Tilapia, Steak, or a variety of other dishes, you can find them here. RockSkew proudly serves only healthy non fried, made to order, fresh off the grill food!
Looks yummy, right? Not only that, RockSkew also provides a cozy, comfortable dining environment and FREE, NO MINIMUM delivery to Rockwell, Makati and surrounding areas.Now it’s easy to have that specialized grilled food of all varieties provided to you at our location or delivered to your door, free of charge.
Check out their delicious menu:
Rockskew is located just blocks away from the condominium units of Rockwell at 6370 Camia St. (Near Rockwell Center), Makati.
Check out this deal from CashCashPinoy.com, Only P150 for P300 worth of food and drinks at Rockskew Grille. So, when you buy this voucher for Php150, you can dine and enjoy Php300 worth of food and drinks from RockSkew Grille!
Did I make you hungry? Let’s visit them soon and hope to bump in you there some time! :)
Don’t forget to purchase the voucher for a discounted dining experience here.
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My First Yabu Experience!
I received a lunch invite from Yabu: The House of Katsu way back the first week of June and everyday I have been wishing that I have the time to finally try out their most talked about Katsu! And finally I was able to visit yesterday with my boyfriend after a photo shoot I had :)
The very first thing you’ll notice is their very accommodating staff, willing to help you with your needs, especially for first timers like us.
Maybe you’ve noticed if you are reading my blog that me and my boyfriend are really big foodies, we love trying out new restaurants every now and then. You can check some of our food and restaurant reviews here. And one thing we consider on choosing where to dine is the ambiance, it’s really important that the place is really inviting and will make you enjoy your food. Yabu’s design and interiors give just that great feeling and comfortability.
Did you know that Yabu is the Philippines’ first and only authentic Katsu restaurant? The menu shows you all you need to know. So hard choosing what to eat, they have pork, chicken, seafood and everything looks yummy!
Done with our orders, while waiting I decided to visit the Comfort room.
And yes, the walls are filled with bloggers and famous people’s testimonials of how amazing Yabu’s Katsu really is!
Then, our meal was served.
This bowl of sesame seeds must be ground then pour the katsu sauce into it, where you’ll dip your katsu to enjoy more. We really felt the intimacy of our meal and the taste was just so divine, we never really enjoyed a meal this much.
I had the Premium Tonkatsu set. And every bite was just so divine, really. Itadakimasu!
Indeed lives up to, authentic and absolutely delicious. Nothing Less.
We were so satisfied and full!
Haha! Yes, my smile was this big :) Definitely the best katsu in town and we can’t wait to come back and try their best-selling Katsudon next time!
Yabu is indeed an example of what comes out of superb treatment and utmost respect to the practice of cooking katsu. And due to their emphasis on tradition, our meal really gave us a glimpse of how tasteful Japanese cuisine is.
Taste it for yourself!
Visit Yabu: The House of Katsu Restaurant at 2/F Megamall Atrium, SM Megamall, Manila from Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Thanks again for the amazing dining experience Yabu. See you again!
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Lamesa Grill Review
Food tripping once again! We got this thing for Grill and Restaurants lately, because we think Filipino Cuisine is the best still! And what’s better than trying different tastes of food?
Well, I’ve seen this Lamesa Grill over the internet with really good reviews. Yes, most of the time we search for restaurants on where to eat before we go out. haha!
The place has a really good native feel which I personally liked. I actually felt at home.
They have so many food choices that we had a hard time thinking on what to order. :)
The service was really slow this day maybe because there are a lot of customers since this is also a favorite place for drinks.
Crackers for appetizers. Really tasty!
My boyfriend ordered some Tawilis which I know I haven’t tasted all my life, but it’s just like sardines.
The pork barbecue is also a must try!
My pick is bistek bangus belly. Yummm.
Pork Sinigang was also really good.
Their Sizzling sisig is crunchy and tasteful.
And yes, we were so full after. We like to order this lot but we never eat all the food, so we always have lots of takeouts to bring home :)
The food at Lamesa Grill is really good and delicious. The price is a bit cheaper than other grill and restaurants in the area with the same menu. So we were satisfied.
Jay J’s Inasal Review
We absolutely love food tripping whenever we go out. But most of the time, picking on where restaurant to eat is a big dilemma for us. This time, we tried to have our lunch at Jay J’s Inasal.
They have a wide range of food choices on the menu: from their best-selling Inasal, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, Beef, Veggies, Soup, Dessert and even Group Meals.
We decided to order Sinigang na Baboy for Php 220.00, Crispy Liempo for Php 275.00 and Beef Kare-Kare for Php 250.00. Their bottomless iced tea is for Php 75.00 and one cup of rice is Php 39.00.
Yes the prices are a bit high but with the service and the taste of the food, it was all worth it.
The serving was good for 2-3 persons.
The Beef Kare-Kare has this bright color but it was really tasty.
The restaurant has a good feel, less customers are here when we ate since it’s past lunch time already and maybe because the price are a bit high so most prefer to eat in fast food chains which are everywhere.
But we really enjoyed our meal and the service of the crew that day was commendable, thanks that there are a few customers to tend to when we ate. We’ll definitely be back and try their other specialties!
They say, You can’t buy happiness but you can buy Ice Cream and that’s close enough :)
I think I just found My Hapiness! Say hello to Gelatissimo!
Gelato is the italian word for ice cream and this is just the perfect store that offers it!
The moment you step in and see these colorful gelati, you can’t help but to drool. haha!
Look at all those flavors. They have a wide range of selection, from the yummy chocolates, fruits, etc. And guess what? This temptation is guilt free with being 100% fat free and premium dairy between 90-97% fat free.
The ambiance feels also very comfortable and the staff are kind, they will actually offer you a free taste of the flavors if ever you’re having a hard time choosing what to get. The free taste itself will satisfy you!
Our favorite, Hazelnut and Chocolate! Sundaes and Coffee is also available at Gelatissimo.
That really looks tempting! My very own favorite Choc Hazelnut. Gelatissimo has a branch in TriNoma, Greenbelt 5 and Serendra. Also in Cebu!
Special Promo! Whenever you buy a cinema ticket at TriNoma, you get a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Scoop for free at Gelatissimo and it can be two different flavors of your choice! Isn’t that cool and perfect for summer?
Sunburst Fried Chicken Review
While at Cebu, we visited Ayala Center for lunch and after many considerations where to eat we chose Sunburst since it’s our first time to encounter this restaurant.
We ordered 3pcs Fried Chicken since the restaurant’s main feature is chicken. For only Php 160.00 you can save rather than buying 1pc. fried chicken for Php 90.00. And also Prawn Sinigang for Php 310.00, which is one of my boyfriend’s favorite ulam :)
There are a lot of food choices on their menu, too. From appetizers, soup, salad, on the grill and even Japanese specialties.
The service was a bit slow but the food made up for it. The chicken is tasteful, very crispy and juicy. A bit saltier than the fried chicken on fast food chains but more delicious, close to KFC’s!
The taste will just beg you for more!
The Sinigang was also good, nothing special though.
We enjoyed our meal and the taste of the fried chicken is really brand new for us and really good.
The atmosphere inside is also great, very calming. The restaurant might be a little crowded during lunch/dinner time because the food is really delicious and very affordable!
So next time you visit Cebu, please put this in your itinerary. Also, the Ayala Terraces has a good view!
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