Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yabu Opens at The Block, SM City North Edsa

Yabu is finally opening in the north! And I was one of the few of katsu fanatics invited to dine at the private food tasting event earlier today.

The back story....

Last week, they sent a newsletter to their subscribers announcing a contest wherein the first 20 who respond via email will win a FREE dinner at their newest branch in SM North. I was giddy and immediately sent in the requirements and crossed my fingers. That was on a Thursday evening. Five days later (by this time I have resigned to the fact that I might have lost), I got an email informing me that I was the 20th subscriber (lucky!) and my dinner is on the house! I can bring a plus one, too! Yay!

Here's sneak peek of the restaurant. These are all iPhone photos by the way:

We were told that we can order *anything* on the menu except for Kurubota which was not yet available. Oh well. I settled for my usual Rosu Katsu, Potato Salad, Houseblend Iced tea and the Oyster Set. Yup, that was all for me! :D

the oysters are so creamy!
my fave appetizer: potato and egg salad

I brought my friend, Tony, with me who easily gobbled up his food. Yep, we prepared ourselves for this day alright!

My server that day was Jam from the Yabu Megamall branch. One of the things I appreciate at this katsu restaurant is their attentive staff, eager to fulfill your every need. Jam was so helpful and perky, I love him already. He will be permanently stationed here in the SM North branch.

So there you go! What a very filling day! *burp*

Yabu is located on the 2/F of The Block, SM City North Edsa and will officially open its doors to the public on August 27. Thank you, Yabu, for this wonderful opportunity! :)

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  1. yaaaayy! I'm going to try this when I'll be in Manila in September. :)

  2. I can't wait to go back! I love Yabu so much, haha :D

  3. jakieandthebeadstalkAugust 23, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    oooo, looks yummylicious!

  4. Jaja, their Katsu is the best! :) Hope you get to try it soon!

  5. pwede na tayo mag katsu sa north. magsasawa ka na. :))

    at nag-disqus ka na! haha :) I tried doing that to mine before but I missed my old comments :P

  6. Yes! Date night na every week at Yabu, hahaha! Medyo na-bullt ako into using Disqus cos a lot of my friends couldn't comment because Blogspot is so stringent with email. And oh, you can sync your old comments into Disqus :)

  7. ohh really? I'll keep that in mind if I go back to blogging :)) sayang lang ang blogspot as a platform no, higpit ng higpit :(

  8. Si Krissy and Alex and nag-bully sa akin, LOL xD

  9. wow, this is near my place...thanks for the heads up :)

  10. No problemo! :)

  11. jakieandthebeadstalkAugust 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    will do!!! kaso ang layo. does it have a branch in MOA or rob ermita? you know naman, taga bundok ako. hehehe

  12. Meron, Jaja! Yabu is in MOA, Megamall, SM Aura, Rob Magnolia :)

  13. jakieandthebeadstalkAugust 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    yey! sige, try ko sa moa. thank you!!!