Love katsu? Here's a unique twist to our classic favorite tonkatsu- Kimukatsu-style. Kimukatsu is one of the latest contenders in Manila's katsu battle, located in Shangrila's new East Wing. What sets them apart is the fact that they are the only restaurant in the world that offers 25 layers of mille-feuille katsu in seven flavors. So in Kimukatsu, it's not just about getting Hire, Rosu or Kurobuta.
Choose from 7 flavors- Plain, Cheese, Black Pepper, Garlic, Negi Shio, Ume Shiso, Yuzu Kosho.
Can't decide on which flavors to try? Kimukatsu offers assorted sets of katsu flavors, depending on the size of your party.
During our visit, we were able to try their 7 flavor KIMUKATSU Set (P2,400) composing of all the available flavors.
But before we could enjoy these golden crispy pork cutlets, we started with some few appetizers first.
Agedashi Tofu (P180)
I love agedashi tofu and this one didn't disappoint. I love how they cut it in small tofu cubes, lightly battered with a crisp and chewy coating, then drenched in a sweet and tasty dashi sauce.
Ebi Mayo (P210)
Kimutaku reminds me of Korean pickles, but this one was extra crunchy and was actually pretty good.
Like other katsu houses, Kimukatsu offers unlimited rice, shredded cabbage, miso soup and Japanese pickles for every order of their katsu set.
They have 2 kinds of Miso Soup- Red and White. The red one has a strong and distinct miso flavor, while the white one has a mild and lighter taste.
Going back to our Kimukatsu set, we were able to sample all flavors available. Their best-selling flavors are Plain, Cheese and Negi Shio.
If you are looking for more interesting flavors, try Ume Shiso and Yuzu Pepper. Ume has an herb-y taste from the shiso leaves with a sweet hint of plum. Yuzu on the other hand reminds me of the spicy Yuzu-Tama Tonkotsu Ramen from Ikkoryu. Zesty and spicy, perfect for spicy lovers out there.
My favorites are Cheese, Yuzu Kosho, Negi Shio and Ume Shiso. D loved the Negi Shio so much because it was so juicy and tasted like his favorite gyoza.
Macha Parfait (P230)- green tea ice cream served with red bean paste, chesnut and shiratama
Japanese Panna Cotta (P110)
An interesting dessert with a creamy yogurt-like consistency topped with kinako (roasted soybean flour) and black sesame. It was milky and nutty, but not too sweet.
Soy Cotta (P180)
This one has a firmer jello-like texture and has a sweeter taste compared to the Japanese Panna Cotta.
Kimukatsu also has this cute bus-designed boxes for their Kimukatsu Sandwich.
Available flavors: Plain (P210), Cheese (P230)
After our trying out Kimukatsu for the first time, I can't help but get excited to go back and dine with the family. It was a whole new level of katsu experience as you get to appreciate the effort and process done to each multi-layered katsu.
5/F, East Wing, Shangrila Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Contact Num: 727-0333
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kimukatsuph
Other restaurants in Shangrila East Wing:
- Green Pastures by Chef Robby Goco- East Wing Shangrila Mall
- Kettle- A Melting Pot of Comfort Food at Shangrila East Wing
Other katsu places in the Metro: