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November 29, 2012

Yabu House of Katsu Finally Opens in SM Mall of Asia + Giveaway

Imagine my excitement when this came in the mail earlier this month- An invite to Yabu's grand opening at their newest branch in SM Mall of Asia.

I just can't wait to be one of the first few guests to try their new katsu dishes crafted exclusively by Katsu Master Kazuya Takeda


By the time I arrived at the venue, few guests were already enjoying their snacks and cocktails as they  were all thrilled on what Yabu has to offer that night.


Soon enough, the ribbon cutting commenced, and the doors of Yabu Mall of Asia has finally opened to the hungry attendees. 


We were welcomed by all the servers as the black curtains unfold the brightly lit room behind it. They were all smiles as they shouted a welcome greeting in Japanese with such enthusiasm in their voices. 

Everybody settled into their seats while the host gave a warm welcome and was then followed by Yabu founder, Mr. John Concepcion's welcoming speech. He discussed about Yabu's direction and other surprises that foodies and fans could expect in the coming days. 


We were handed out this special menu which granted us to choose our own katsu set and drinks.  Aside from our orders, each table will also be served with Yabu's new dishes- Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set, Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Set and Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry.  



After giving out our orders, a set of appetizers were served. Our table had the Edamame (young green soybeans) and Wakame ( Seaweed Salad topped w/ Ebiko) while waiting for the main dishes to arrive. 


Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu


Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu is this cordon bleu-like dish made up of minced beef and pork, oozing with creamy cheese filling, and then finished off with the perfect panko breading.

Perhaps what I love most about Yabu's Menchi Katsu is the Cheese- the ingredient that brings every delicious dish one, two or even three notches higher. Thank you for this cheesy treat Yabu! :)

And it was not just any cheese.. it was a smooth, thick and creamy, with the perfect melted consistency kind of cheese.


Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry


Another new dish of Yabu that we got to try was this Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry. It was bathing in a rich and thick Japanese curry sauce which I've tried during may last visit. The spiciness level was milder compared to what we had last time but I loved it just the same.

Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set


The dish that I've been eager to try that night was the new Soft Shell Crab Katsu. Two halves of soft shell crab covered with crunchy panko breading and served with their special ponzu-layu(chili oil) sauce. 

The Soft Shell Crab Katsu was perfectly crunchy in all the right places with the crab meat retaining its juiciness inside. 

After trying out all the new dishes, and stuffing ourselves with Yabu's unlimited organic shredded cabbage with the famous goma/sesame dressing, we moved on to our individual katsu orders.

Rosu Tonkatsu Set  


Of course, my visit to Yabu would be incomplete without doing the Yabu sauce ritual- Grind, Pour, Mix, Dip.

I never get tired of enjoying the whole process and it always makes me feel like a child who learned something really great.


Thank you Yabu for providing me my daily dose of your Goma Sesame Dressing. Now I could share the Goma-craze to the whole family at home. 


Moving on with my order of Yabu's Rosu Tonkatsu Set, I remember trying it out during my first Yabu visit in their Megamall branch. I noticed that the Rosu served here has a thicker amount of fat as compared to last time. Nevertheless, the pork cutlet was still tender, meaty and juicy at the same time. 


During our dinner, the new Yabu Website was also presented wherein one can view their menu, check live feeds on twitter, blog features and many more. Plus, in the coming days, Yabu will also launch their own app that I'm pretty sure many of you would be looking forward to.


And... Did you know? Yabu has this promise that if your food is not served within 30 minutes, you'll get your order for FREE! Even so, you'll still get the same excellent quality of Katsu that one could ever dream of. 'Cause if you don't, they'll have your order replaced or you get your money back. 

Yes, that's how confident Yabu is with their quality of food and efficient service. Now that's the ultimate YABU PROMISE!

Yabu has truly made another key milestone in their history by expanding to greater market, innovating  new katsu dishes, and continuing to paint smiles on our faces and tummies as well. 

Now here's the fun part! Are you craving for Yabu's new dishes? As an early Christmas treat, I'm giving away (2) P350 gift certificate to (2) lucky readers. Just follow the simple mechanics and get high chances of winning. Good luck to everyone!! No cheating please :)

Please follow the first (7) MANDATORY mechanics for your entry to be valid.  

1. Like Yabu House of Katsu Fan Page
2. Like It's Beryllicious Facebook Page
3. Follow Yabu on Twitter
4. Follow @beh0320 on twitter
5. Share on Facebook and tag 5 friends
6. Tweet on Twitter
7. Leave a comment

Will be deleting the entries of those who just did less than 7 steps :) 

Kindly wait patiently for Rafflecopter to load.



Yabu: House of Katsu
2/F South Arcade, Main Mall Atrium,
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Contact Num: 511-7202
Website: www.yabu.ph

115 comments:

  1. I would love to try the soft shell crab katsu :D
    JoTan - jotan23@yahoo.com

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  2. I would like to try their Black Tiger prawns and the minced meat.

    Levy Martinez- levy.martinez8@gmail.com

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  3. I want to try Yabu's newest dish is Soft Shell Crab Katsu. :)
    NAME: Christson Jei Diano
    EMAIL: christsonjeidiano@ymail.com

    thank you!

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  4. Wow, Yabu's opening in SM Mall of Asia! It's very near our house so we're very excited!!! Hope we win!!! :)

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  5. We've been hearing a lot of good things about Yabu and we can't wait to try it!


    Calel Noble
    johnrainiertnoble@gmail.com

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  6. Would love to try Yabu's Rosu Tonkatsu Set :)
    Gizette Cao
    gizettecao@gmail.com

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  7. hi!!! since i love love cheese... i definitey would want to try the menchi with cheese katsu set ;)

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  8. Soft-shell crab katsu! :)
    Sumi Go
    sumi@thepurpledoll.net

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  9. Menchi with Cheese Katsu! <3


    Maria Christina Gumatay
    istin_21@yahoo.com

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  10. I want to try the their soft-shell crab katsu :)
    Nicole Valderrama
    nicoleciouz@yahoo.com

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  11. Theresa CruzNovember 29, 2012

    I would like to try the Rosu Tonkatsu.
    Theresa Cruz-Escaros
    drterecruz@yahoo.com

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  12. I would like to try their menchi with cheese katsu set :)))

    Jay Lyreen J. Garces
    lhaira01@yahoo.com

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  13. I wanna try the tonkatsu dish itself, Iv'e never tried Yabu before and I would be really happy if I win :)

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  14. Menchi with Cheese Katsu!


    Allan Reyes
    allanoreyes@gmail.com

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  15. Soft Shell Crab Katsu

    Natalie C. Miranda
    natsy_cristobal@yahoo.com

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  16. I'd like to try out the New Menchi with Cheese Katsu!
    Gary Padolina
    springphoenix@gmail.com

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  17. Menchi with cheese curry set
    stacy lyn liong
    crumpyliciousblog(at)gmail.com

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  18. I'd like to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu


    Gary Padolina
    springphoenix@gmail.com

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  19. soft shell crab katsu FTW! i want to try that one!

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  20. Soft shell crab katsuuu! :D

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  21. Menchi with cheese curry set ♥

    Michael Macalos
    michaelmacalos@gmail.com

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  22. i want menchi with cheese
    aldous calubad
    aldouscalubad@gmail.com

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  23. i want to try the Soft shell crab katsu


    leo garcia
    leyo_garcia@yahoo.com

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  24. I want to try Rosu Tonkatsu set.

    Monnette U Lopez
    monnetteurbiztondolopez@yahoo.com

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  25. I want to try their soft shell crab katsu
    Margaret S. Chan
    compromise88@yahoo.com

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  26. Wanna try soft shell crab katsu
    Mark Go
    mark_anselm@yahoo.com

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  27. I want to try the Soft shell crab katsu!
    Abigail Sy
    abigail(dot)sy(at)chartisphils(dot)com

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  28. I want to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu together with the Goma Sesame Dresing

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  29. I like the Menchi with Cheese Katsu witht he Goma Sesame Dressing.


    Marizen Villamora
    neziramscravitz@yahoo.com

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  30. im going for the soft shell crab katsu :D
    jr del rosario
    bebeje_delrosario@yahoo.com.ph

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  31. I would like to taste Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set
    Emiliana Sison
    emiliana.sison@gmail.com

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  32. Michelle Angela Melo
    michymichymoo.mm@gmail.com
    I want to try the Menchu with Cheese katsu! ;)

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  33. I love to try the soft shell crab katsu.

    Jaja Laure
    jajalaure80@yahoo.com

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  34. I want to try their new soft shell crab katsu

    Robert Jonathan Chan
    robertjonathanchan88@yahoo.com

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  35. I would like to try the soft shell crab Katsu.


    Carolyn Ong

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  36. I would love to try their soft shell crab katsu

    Ma. Elinor Semira
    elinorsemira0124 at gmail dot com

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  37. RubySalazarPapioNovember 30, 2012

    Soft shell crab katsu please?



    RUBY S. PAPIO
    ruskimby@yahoo.com

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  38. Menchi w/ cheese Katsu Set

    Melody Aclan
    aclanmel@yahoo.com.ph

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  39. Id like to try Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu. And Rosu Tonkatsu Set. And Soft shell crab katsu. I want all. Yummy!
    Say Yap
    say_yap@ymail.com

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  40. i like to try menchi w/cheese katsu. looks so yummy

    lisa royales

    angelkoh882@ymail.com

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  41. I'd like to try soft shell crab katsu since crab is one of my favorite seafood...
    Christine A. Cabanus ccabanus@yahoo.com

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  42. I'd like to try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu, I sooooo love seafood.

    Name: Marizza Domingo
    Email address: modomingo@yahoo.com


    Thank you!

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  43. I would like to try all :)

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  44. I would like to try the Menchi with Cheese katsu

    Michelle Razo
    michellerazo27@yahoo.com

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  45. I would like to try Menchi with Cheese kat
    sherry ann gole cruz
    khryza1022@yahoo.com

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  46. I'd love to try the Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry!

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  47. I want to try their Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set because crabs are really yummy =)

    Julieanne Francis Abayan
    fujickoann5@yahoo.com

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  48. I want to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu set because I'm a huge fan of cheese. :D


    Kai Jimenez
    ipwn.hahaha@gmail.com

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  49. I would like to try their curry with my family because it is the dish we all enjoy together :D
    Mikee Garcia
    mikeemaegarcia@gmail.com

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  50. Mayla Lagrimas
    mayla_lagrimas@yahoo.com
    I would love to try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set! I love eating crabmeat...

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  51. Crystal LagmanDecember 01, 2012

    Crystal Cruz
    crystalcruz1986@yahoo.com
    want to try try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu!

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  52. Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu



    Francis Falucho
    cloudz_strife08@yahoo.com.ph

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  53. I'd love to try the Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry!
    JENNYLEN DIANO
    jenny_avy816@yahoo.com

    thank you!

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  54. Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set
    Katherine Rivera
    kathroriver@gmail.com

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  55. Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set

    Leonardo Llagas
    leollagas@live.com

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  56. Yabu's Rosu Tonkatsu Set,

    Jocel Santos
    santosjocelm@yahoo.com

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  57. Soft Shell Crab Katsu

    Valerie Marielle De Guzman
    valeriemarielledeguzman@gmail.com

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  58. Lourdes CruzDecember 02, 2012

    I want to try Yabu: House of Katsu's Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set!


    Lourdes Cruz
    pinkpearl2004-net(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. Hire Tonkatsu
    abigail ong
    abiboy514@yahoo.com

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  60. Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set
    abigail ong
    abiboy514@yahoo.com

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  61. Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set
    Bryan Tan
    bryan_mmx1984@yahoo.com.hk

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  62. like to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set


    Arra Odeza
    odeza.arra@yahoo.com

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  63. joshua paul perryDecember 02, 2012

    menchi with cheese

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  64. like to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set
    HELEN GATBONTON
    helen_17gatbonton@yahoo.com.ph

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  65. the restaurant looks modern but urban from the inside. it looks like a fun place to hang out at and grab a lunch or dinner with the gang.

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  66. restaurant looks interesting and modern from the inside. it looks like a fun place to hang out and eat a snack with friends.

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  67. I would like to try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set!
    oliver von miravite
    animegrandeur(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I would like to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu Set =)

    June Real
    junereal0210@ovi.com

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  69. I want to try the Soft Shell Crab Katsu set :)

    Katrine Mendoza
    vipergal_05@yahoo.com

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  70. nenita m GonzalesDecember 03, 2012

    i want to try soft shell crab katsu
    nenita M. gonzales
    nenita_gonzales03@yahoo.com

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  71. I love to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu , from your description it seems so mouth-watering :)
    MYLENE M. CALLEJA
    calleja.mylene@yahoo.com.ph

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  72. I'm dying to try the new Soft Shell Crab Katsu...'coz I so so loooove seafood especially crab! YUMMY!!

    Kate Gienelyn Sinaon
    kittykets@yahoo.com

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  73. JM MacabuhayDecember 03, 2012

    I would like to try Menchi with cheese katsu set


    Jonah Micah Macabuhay
    jonahmacabuhay@yahoo.com

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  74. I want to try Menchi with cheese katsu looks like delicious!!!

    Emmalyn C. Salavaria

    mylene_zaldy0423@yahoo.com

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  75. i love crab so i would like to try their Soft Shell Crab Katsu Set:)
    RiCalyn Sicad
    ricalynsicad@yahoo.com

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  76. Khristine GervacioDecember 04, 2012

    I want to try Menchi with cheese katsu looks delicious!!!

    Khristine Gervacio-Marcelo
    arkeigh@yahoo.com

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  77. Rachelle Therese GonzalesDecember 04, 2012

    Id like to try Rosu Tonkatsu Set

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
    dimplesgon@yahoo.com

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  78. I'd like to try the "Soft Shell Crab Katsu".

    Mark Vincel D. Paigna
    maku_des@yahoo.com

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  79. Soft Shell Crab Katsu



    Francisco Ugay
    hyegil1@yahoo.com

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  80. Menchi with Cheese Katsu

    Bryan Tan

    bryan_mmx1984@yahoo.com.hk

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  81. I would love to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu, it looks so yummy! :)
    Dovi Amor Sabong
    dovi_amor14@yahoo.com

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  82. Vivian AguilarDecember 05, 2012

    I would love to try their Soft Shell Crab Katsu!


    Vivian V. Aguilar
    vvaguilar2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. Anna Kristine N. SantillanDecember 05, 2012

    I would like to try their Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu, Because It's so Yummmy!!! :)

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  84. Id love to try the Menchi with cheese Katsu Curry!


    Marissa Lugtu
    marzielugtu@gmail.com

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  85. Soft Shell Crab Katsu

    John Cabredo II
    jogorocruz@gmail.com.

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  86. I would love to try the soft shell crab katsu! :)


    Givenchi Antonio
    givenchi_antonio@yahoo.com

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  87. When I'm staring at the pictures, I'm starting to starve and crave for the foods! haha.
    I'd love to try the SOFT SHELL CRAB KATSU and MENCHI WITH CHESSE KATSU CURRY. YUM! YUM! YUM!

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  88. Essa Polanco


    bratzgreen@yahoo.com


    I want to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu set. :)

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  89. I want to try the Soft Shelll Crab Katsu! :)
    Zeti Cuenca
    lyzette_cuenca@yahoo.com

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  90. i want to try all food that make me satisfied and happy in your yabuyabu house of katsu../ chelsey_tin01@yahoo.com

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  91. I want to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu set!! <3
    Ayesha Isaguirre
    ayeeesha89@yahoo.com

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  92. I want to try Menchi with Cheese Katsu set!
    Antonette Basbas
    antonettebasbas@gmail.com

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  93. I would like to try
    Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry


    G e n n i t h o n y E s o n
    G e n n i t h o n y [@] g m a i l . c o m

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  94. I want to try the Menchi with Cheese Katsu set.

    Lovely Joy Merced
    bundlesofjoy@rocketmail.com

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  95. Marc Louie PulancoDecember 09, 2012

    I wanna try the Yabu's Tonkatsu Set. I like to taste its tenderness, juiciness, and meatiness. :)

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  96. I wanna try Soft Shelll Crab Katsu! and menchi with cheese.


    cheriel anna niña titco.


    cheriel.titco@yahoo.com

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  97. The Menchi Cheese Katsu looks yummy!
    Alston Cue
    toncue@yahoo.com

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  98. Yabu's Tonkatsu Set
    Cheska Pagsanjan
    cheska_1234@yahoo.com

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  99. I love salmon so I wanna try SALMON SET!!! =)
    Lida Lee-Gutierrez
    lisac_272003@yahoo.com

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  100. I want to try it ;-)

    Christine Tabin

    cat.shoppe@yahoo.com

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  101. Yabu's Tonkatsu Set
    Almario Capiral
    mhiko_capiral@yahoo.com

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  102. We wanted to try this new place at SM Megamall Atrium called Yabu: House of Katsu, since it's been making quite a buzz in the local foodie community. DB Mall

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  103. Soft Shell Crab Katsu For me!

    Kany Vic Perez

    alex246813@yahoo.com

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  104. The Menchi Cheese Katsu For me. Yummy kasi

    Julie Gonzales

    dennisedelahoya@yahoo.com.ph

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  105. The Menchi Cheese Katsu. I love it!

    Zyra Anne Perez

    generalwakawa@yahoo.com

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  106. Menchi w/ Cheese Katsu Curry

    Victoria Jose

    vgjose@yahoo.com

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  107. Soft Shell Crab Katsu

    Charlz Vic Perez

    ghonfreecs@yahoo.com

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  108. The Menchi Cheese Katsu

    Victor Perez

    smithdenver78@yahoo.com

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  109. The Menchi Cheese Katsu

    Basilio Simeon Santos

    net.basetech@gmail.com

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  110. Soft Shell Crab Katsu

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  111. Zendie Magistrado
    magidie.zen@gmail.com

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  112. The Menchi Cheese Katsu

    Jose Tuason
    jorex_gamer@yahoo.com

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  113. Soft Shelll Crab Katsu :)
    camille quiambao
    quiamoi_tres@yahoo.com

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