I have long been a fan of the katsu.
There’s quite a gastronomic appeal to a juicy piece of pork, breaded and fried such that the outside is crispy while the inside is tender and flavorful.
So here lies the reason why I found myself, along with some of my coworkers (the usual suspects when it comes to foodie lunch adventures, to be honest), traveling quite some distance from the office to Trinoma Mall to dine at Katsu Sora.
I have frequented this Japanese resto’s branches in Greenhills and Eastwood, but it’s my first time to eat at its Trinoma branch.
I booked a table for four using the Zomato app’s online booking function. Five of us actually arrived but the hostess was able to accommodate all of us. Katsu Sora is in the same section as MochiCream and Hokkaido Ramen Santouka but has a distinct separate space, marked by a spacious and well-lit dining area.
The wait staff are attentive and helpful in assisting our group with our requests and queries about the menu.
My go-to order is the Mille Feuille Set (Php360). The star of the show for this meal is the lean but tender and savory Canadian pork, sliced ultra-thin, layered together, covered with panko then deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, superbly complemented by sweet tonkatsu sauce. It’s cast of supporting flavors consist of unlimited Japanese rice, a salad bar (from which I can eat a combination of egg and potato salad, shredded cabbage and corn kernels doused with creamy wasabi and sesame dressing to my heart’s content) and refillable miso soup.
All these make for a wonderful fusion of flavors that leave me thankful for simple pleasures such as this.
This branch of Katsu Sora is located at Fourth Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City.
Check out my reviews of other Japanese restaurants in this blog:
- Japanese Barbecue at Sandaya Yakiniku
- Beautiful decadence at Cafe Shibuya
- Satisfying Japanese fare at Ariake
- Ramen break at Rai Rai Ken
- Cuteness Overload at Tokyo Bubble Tea
- Ramen birthday treat at Ramen Nagi, SM North
- Yummy Japanese Beef Bowls at Yoshinoya, SM City North EDSA
- Tempura Bowls at Hiro, SM East Ortigas
- Ramen Choices at Ramen Nagi, Robinsons Galleria
- Katsu Indulgence at Yabu, Robinsons Place Magnolia
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