I hope to get my food mojo back because I definitely have the appetite to talk once again about FOOD! Who's with me?
Last week, I was one of the few who was lucky enough to get an invite when Yabu SM MOA branch moved to a bigger (personally speaking) BETTER location. From the smaller south wing branch now to the North Wing that's twice the size! Yay for us SM MOA branch customers who wait for hours lining up just to have a taste of our favorite Yabu dishes!
Okay, I have to mention this, ONE huge reason for me to pick this branch aside from it's location is the fact that my favorite manager who used to be at Robinson's Magnolia Branch is now the manager of SM MOA branch! He's one of the nicest restaurant manager I came across because I remembered lining up for hours at Robinson's Magnolia branch but you won't get mad at him as you see him making sure the staffs move twice as fast and he's genuine enough to come to each of the customers to apologize for the long lines! That's customer service worth the mention!
So back to my Yabu experience and I'm so happy I got to taste their newest dishes that night!
The interior gets better than ever! My favorite Yabu Branch used to be the SM Megamall one but this seems to be my favorite now!
Now on to the dishes shall we?
Soft pillowy tofu topped with fresh kimchi
Since this is severed as an appetizer, we get to choose another one as they're always served in twos. Of course, we had to pick our favorite Chicken Salad!
Kimchi on a Japanese restaurant? How weird could that be? It wasn't! It's definitely a nice welcoming surprise as the Kimchi isn't as spicy as most Kimci I tried but refreshing enough to make your stomach start growling, all ready for the main dishes! The tofu is definitely one of a kind! None of those sour tofu taste! It gives a soft bounce on every bite, just the right firmness to eat with chopsticks!
Tori Menchi Katsu
Ham and oozing cheese enveloped in minced chicken, fried with fresh golden panko breading.
Served with unlimited Japanese white rice or brown rice, miso soup, Japanese Pickles, cabbage and your choice of dressing and a bowl of fruit.
Menchi and Seafood Katsu Set
Menchi, Prawn, Cream Dory, Squid, Eggplant and Pepper.
Served with unlimited Japanese White Rice or Brown Rice, miso soup, Japanese Pickles, cabbage with your choice of dressing and a bowl of fruit.
So many reasons for anyone to order this as you get to try various seafood + meat in 1 order but there's ONE huge reasons I gave this up to Mr. AMW --- I'm allergic to seafood, I'm still surviving from my US Seafood-tripping allergies so I'm nice enough to say no to this! But one look at hubby's face I knew this dish hit the spot! His first word bite after bite? ---- FRESH! Yes, that's one thing we appreciate dining at Yabu, you get fresh seafood that no one can deny!
What's your favorite Yabu Dish?
Which among the dishes I mentioned above would you like to try on your next visit?
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