Food trends tend to catch on easily here in the Philippines. We’ve gone through pearl shakes, Korean fried chicken, cookie butter–and that’s just to name a very few. In recent years, people have fallen more in love with the katsu, and this is one trend that I’m definitely into, having often ordered tonkatsu or chicken katsu from Japanese restaurants since I was a kid.
Tj and I have enjoyed katsu from Yabu before, but we’re not ashamed to admit that the price is keeping us from eating there more often. Enter Katsu Cafe, a nice little Japanese restaurant just off Katipunan Avenue.
Here, we got a pretty substantial chicken katsu set, complete with cabbage salad with sesame dressing, rice, and miso soup for P195. Before the meal got to the table, we got a bowl of sesame seeds to crush and drench with sauce.
The chicken katsu was nicely fried and sufficiently tender, and it’s sure to satisfy any katsu craving you might have. They serve a whole lot more than katsu, though, so we’ll definitely back to sample other dishes they have to offer.
Katsu Cafe is at 329-I Katipunan Ave. corner B Gonzales, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.