The Haven of Katsu Lovers: Katsu Sora

I’m back…with braces again this time!

If you saw snippets of my debut, you probably noticed that I had them removed for the occasion. I’m sure my dentist is shaking her head right now as she reads this.

My dentist promised to eat out with me once my braces get removed, after I casually mentioned to her that I have a food blog like the cool person that I am (not). Let’s just say that I CANNOT WAIT TO SAY ADIOS TO MY BRACES 😀 (I like them though, they’re endearing, in a way haha).

As per usual, my sweet sweet brother drove me to my dentist’s clinic. After my appointment, we headed to Eastwood for lunch since we were near the place at that time.

One of the hardest decisions to make, whether alone or especially with the squad, is deciding where to eat. It has brought about numerous disputes and frustrations to people, and is to be blamed for the delays in stomach stuffing! I, myself, was having a hard time finding a place to eat in Eastwood because, having been an abode for foodies like me, the place certainly houses many restaurants to choose from! There’s the constant hesitation that arises if you do not have a particular restaurant that you want to go to. I wasn’t really craving for anything either. I was also worried that brother wouldn’t like the place I picked (I baby my brother too much even though I’m younger lol). So, we ended up circulating the whole Eastwood haha (*crying inside while laughing*)! It came to a point where I just wanted to choose a random restaurant because I was so hungry and tired 😥

FEAR NOT for God is indeed good! As the search for a place to eat was turning bleak, a brightly lit alcove bearing a familiar name greeted our sights! It’s none other than KATSU SORA! ~ I heard about this restaurant before, and it seemed like the go-to katsu place in Eastwood. THIS IS IT, I said. LET’S EAT HERE, I said. And we scrambled went towards the embracing arms of Katsu Sora *insert heart-eyed emoji here* ~

Kastu Sora is from the same people that brought us the unforgettable Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. What makes it distinct is that it does not just serve your regular Katsu, certainly not, for it offers 4 different types of imported pork! KaVOUGE!

The place is so warm, homey, and inviting. It felt like coming home after a long day and saying tadaima (I’m home) while slipping house slippers on~ We were seated at the bar area, which was really nice since the main dining area was kind of cramped. Another feature that sets Katsu Sora apart from other katsu places is that it offers a mini buffet style (UNLIMITED!!!) of eating katsu, which comes with ordering sets.

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They have a salad bar:

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They have a variety of dressings as well

Rice station:

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Japanese Rice and Gokokumai Rice (5 Grains)

Miso Soup Station:

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So cool!!!

Everything was just so cute! It felt like having a little home in Japan!

I wanted to try all the types of katsu, but I was worried that I won’t get to finish them all if I order each one of them. Much to my delight, Katsu Sora offers the Otameshi Set! It’s a lunch special from 11am-5pm only, which includes the four kinds of world-class pork served as a sampler set! Perfect for me! The price wasn’t bad as well, since you get to try all of the imported pork and enjoy unlimited soup, salad, and rice. They also offer katsudon sets with the different types of pork as well! My brother had the Kurobuta Katsudon Set.

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The Menu. Well, a few pages of it lol.

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I just love Japanese dressing~

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Kurobuta Katsudon Set (P565.00). I’d give this:

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The Katsudon tasted like a regular katsudon, but the Kurobuta was perfect for it!

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Otameshi Tonkatsu Set (P500.00). I’d give this:

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Was it really a sampler set? It sure didn’t feel like one because  I WAS SO FULL FROM EATING IT. This is seriously a good deal. I truly indulged in four types of world-class pork. The Sakura Pork has a clean taste, it’s basically just lean meat. It tasted ok, like the typical tonkatsu. The Shimofuri Pork has fat in it, it’s more juicy and marbled. I’m not a big fan of this, it kind of tasted odd having fat in a tonkatsu and the oiliness was nakakumay, but it was pleasant to taste something different this time. The Kurobuta Pork is moist and finely marbled. It tasted lovely and it’s easier to chew. It’s thicker than the Sakura Pork. The Iberico Pork, however, IS THE KING OF ALL KINDS OF WORLD-CLASS PORK. This pork definitely reigns the katsu kingdom. It’s made with the most sought after pork meat. It has more meat, it’s more flavorful, highly marbled, filling, tender, and it just melts in your mouth. You will definitely feel the first class pork experience. If I had to rank them, it’d look like this:

#1 IBERICO PORK

#2 KUROBUTA PORK

#3 SHIMOFURI PORK

 #4 SAKURA PORK

Katsu Sora is now my favorite katsu place! I love their concept! Who wouldn’t want to taste 4 kinds of world-class pork? You can enjoy and maximize your katsu experience in Katsu Sora, along with their unlimited soup, salad, and rice! Their prices are a bit higher than other katsu places, but they’re reasonable and worth the money!

Katsu Sora

Second Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City

Opening Hours: 11am-11pm (Mon-Sun)

Budget: Approximately P1400.00 for two people

Contact No.: (+632) 570-7985

Have a blessed Sunday!

Love,

Des ❤

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