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55 posts categorized "[Food] Cuisine: JAPANESE Food in Manila"

Friday, February 21, 2014

TONKATSU WARS: The Battle for the Best Tonkatsu in Manila in 2014!

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The Battle for the Best Tonkatsu is heating up in Manila! Here are our favorites so far in 2014...

1. KATSU SORA

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KATSU SORA is the premium Katsu restaurant of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Group, offering 4 kinds of premium pork tonkatsu -- Spanish IbericoJapanese KurobutaSpanish Shimofuri, and Canadian Sakura Pork.

Also, what makes the Katsu Sora experience unique is the introduction of the Buffet Bar of Salad, Japanese Rice, and Japanese Miso Soup

"Sora" means "sky", and the name stands for their promise to bring you to Katsu heaven. :)

The concept is similar to Tokyo's Butagami, where they offer the widest variety of premium pork for your Tonkatsu pleaure.

Here's our Katsu Sora experience...
KATSU SORA's Premium Iberico Tonkatsu & RAMEN SANTOUKA's Shin-Aji Motsu Ramen!

VERDICT:

We love KATSU SORA's Iberico Pork Tonkatsu Set served with a Juugukokumai Rice (healthy 15-grain Japanese Rice) and their Buffet Bar of Japanese Salad, Japanese Rice, and Japanese Miso Soup. Some diners still prefer the Kurobuta because of its tenderness and more marbling of fat. Budget is P700/head.

The resto is just a bit cramp, with narrow aisleways and high traffic at the buffet bar during the peak hours. Make sure to reserve in advance to get a seat.

For ramen lovers, hop on to HOKKAIDO RAMEN SANTOUKA and order the Shin-Aji Motsu Ramen to complete your Japanese dining experience. :)

KATSU SORA
2/F Greenhills Promenade, San Juan, Philippines
Mobile: +63 915 874-1990
FacebookKatsu Sora
Twitter@KatsuSora2012

Operating Hours
Monday to Thursday 11.00am - 11.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11.00am - 11.30pm
Sunday and Holidays: 11.00am - 11.00pm 

Last call for orders: 30 minutes before closing time

 

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TONKATSU by TERAZAWA (by The Bistro Group) @Tonkatsuph

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TONKATSU by Terazawa is a Japanese Katsu Restaurant by Chef Akinori Terazawa from Nagoya, Japan, franchised locally by The Bistro Group. It's a rebranded concept of Ma Maison Japanese restaurant in Greenbelt 2, focusing solely on Chef Terazawa's specialty, which is the Tonkatsu.

Here's our TONKATSU by Terazawa experience...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

KIMUKATSU: 25-layered Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu :)

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KIMUKATSU is a Japanese Katsu franchise specializing in a 25-layered select pork cutlet Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu. Manila is the 5th international restaurant after a branch in Hawaii, 2 branches in LA, California, and one in Seoul, South Korea. In Japan, Kimukatsu has 19 branches.

Looks like the Tonkatsu War is heating up in Manila. Here's our Kimu Katsu experience...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

KATSU SORA's Premium Iberico Tonkatsu & RAMEN SANTOUKA's Shin-Aji Motsu Ramen!

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KATSU SORA is the premium Katsu restaurant of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Group, offering 4 kinds of premium pork tonkatsu -- Spanish Iberico, Japanese Kurobuta, Spanish Shimofuri, and Canadian Sakura Pork.

Also, what makes the Katsu Sora experience unique is the introduction of the Buffet Bar of Salad, Japanese Rice, and Japanese Miso Soup

"Sora" means "sky", and the name stands for their promise to bring you to Katsu heaven. :)

The concept is similar to Tokyo's Butagami, where they offer the widest variety of premium pork for your Tonkatsu pleaure.

Here's our Katsu Sora experience...

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

OGETSU HIME: "Goddess of Food": Japanese A la Carte Dining by the Villavicencio's @SMAuraPremier

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OGETSU HIME is a Japanese A la Carte Restaurant specializing in Sushi/Sashimi, Teppanyaki, and Table-side Sukiyaki Cooking. Its name literally means "Goddess of Food" and is from the proponents of Saisaki and Sambokojin.  

Here's our Ogetsu Hime experience at the Sky Park in SM Aura Premier...

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