While its important to spend quality time with the children, it’s definitely as important to spend time with the husband!One Saturday night, Hubby and I decided to have a date! We were supposed to watch the Sarah G and JLC movie, It takes a Man and a Woman, at the Robinson’s Magnolia. But tickets were already sold out for the schedule we want to watch. We decided to just have dinner instead then went home afterwards. We were able to watch the movie the next night though. We have heard about Yabu months back, but it was only now that we were able to try it out. We checked out their menu and here are what we chose for the night, the Menchi Katsu Set, the Seafood Katsu Set and the Tonkatsu Set. All sets are served with unlimited Japanese rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles, cabbage with sesame dressing and a bowl of fruit. Upon checking their official website, Yabu.ph, the Menchi Set is a delicious mix of minced premium beef and pork covered in crunchy panko filled with oozing creamy cheese. Its definitely a must-try for cheese lovers like me! We tried the Soft Shell Crab under the Seafood Katsu Set Category, it is composed of one luscious Japanese soft-shell crab, coated generously with fresh panko, fried to crispy perfection. This one’s very yummy! Imagine, you can eat the whole crab! For the Tonkatsu set, we chose the Rosu Set, it’s a 3/4 inch-thick Rosu (porkloin), with a sliver of glistening fat trimming its edges and deep-fried in crisp golden panko. This set is nothing out of the extraordinary. But still yummy too!For an average eater, eating at Yabu can be very overwhelming! I love their concept of everything unlimited. You can really eat to your satisfaction! I also love that you make your own sauce. Its like you play and pound the sesame for fun first before actually using it as sauce to eat your Katsu!Really a place to check out. Worth every peso you’ll spend!
My husband just told me a story just now. You see, my daughter and my husband are in Hong Kong for a vacation. They left me because I’m pregnant with our 2nd baby.
Anyway, there are times that Daphne, our tough little tiger, is so hard headed and she wants everything to go her way. It’s like her way or no way at all!
Just this morning, she and her daddy had an argument. Her daddy was busy doing the laundry and she was just left playing by herself. However, she got bored so she started doing things that annoyed her daddy. She played with her bottles, dropped some milk on the floor… In short, she started making a mess! Her daddy got angry and scolded her. She cried and shouted and laid on the floor! Her daddy just ignored her, because he knew that the more he soothes her, the more she will level up her tantrums! She even asked help from her grandma, my mother in law! Since my MIL knew that my husband is so angry already, she just ignored the little tiger and her tantrums! After a while, she got tired and stopped.
Now fast forward in the afternoon, Daphne was busy watching something on her IPad. Suddenly, my husband noticed that tears were falling down her cheeks. My husband thought she wasn’t feeling well. He asked her if her tummy was aching, she said no. When he asked why she was crying, she hid her face with her hand and kept on saying that it was nothing. She even got mad at her daddy for continuously asking her why she was crying.
A few minutes later, she was still on her IPad, and though there were no tears already, she was still teary eyed. This time, her daddy got very curious already. He silently sat beside her and watched with her. Daphne was watching a clip about Mickey and Pluto. And this is how the story went.
Mickey Mouse was fixing his Christmas Tree. Pluto knocked it down. So Mickey got mad and scolded Pluto. Pluto quietly went to a corner, he thought Mickey doesn’t want him anymore, so he left the house. Come Christmas Eve, Mickey was looking all over the house for Pluto, when he realized that he wasn’t home, he searched the whole town until he found him.
Daphne, at her age, was able to relate to this story. The scenario was very much like the scenario this morning with her daddy. That is why she was crying when she was watching this clip. She placed herself in Pluto’s shoes. She thought Daddy is mad at him and doesn’t want her anymore.
My husband got teary eyed also while watching the clip. He realized that Daphne, even with her toughness, she’s still got a soft spot in her tiny little heart. Maybe she just can’t express herself that much, but we know what she is feeling. Oh how we love our little tiger!
When: November 13, 2011 Where: Ibayo by Barrio Fiesta / Mall of Asia San Miguel by the Bay What: Crispy Pata and Pork Sisig with a bucket of Coors Light Price: Php 455.00 valued at Php 918.00 / savings: Php 463.00
This is by far the best deal we have gotten ever! Never mind the 1 hour wait! Never mind that we were never answered in our phone calls! Never mind that we were situated just beside the bar where no table can be seen before!
The yummy and crispy pata and the tasty sisig made it all worth it! The team of the friendliest staff was a plus for us husband and wife!
The long line was due to the Filipinos’ Manana Habit, which in Tagalog is “mamaya na!” The voucher will be expiring on the 15th! That is simply why the queue was 3 pages of yellow pad today! When we got there, we were asked to register in that yellow pad! Told to wait by the ever smiling receptionists.
It is going to be a long wait, we know, so we strolled by the boardwalk first. It is a breezy evening too! We’re cool to wait, literally! We got back to the waiting area and we happily seated ourselves and even took a picture!
When it was our turn, we were seated beside the bar. The crispy pata was immediately served. It does look good and crunchy!
And then the bucket of Coors Light Beer.
And then the pork sisig. I don’t eat sisig but I did have a taste tonight because D told me it was good.
Oh! The food was really so yummy! Look at us husband and wife, smiling because of our food!
And here’s another picture of me totally devouring the crispy pata! Sarap to the bones!
We really enjoyed this deal. Everything was worth it.
Too bad I wasn’t able to take a picture of the friendliest staff I have ever met! Even though the place was jampacked and they were uber tired already, you can still see them smiling at you! Now, that’s what I call good service!
This definitely gets a perfect score! 5 out of 5 stars for me!
Till our next visit! PS. I already have another voucher! Hehe!
I am writing this because I am experiencing it right now. I can’t sleep.
I’ve been struck by a cough and cold virus. And I was told by my OB not to take any meds. Even those that I take before I got pregnant.
I wrote about what she told me to do a few posts back.
But my then condition has worsen.
It’s already 5:13 am on my computer clock and I’m still wide awake.
Why, because of my pestering cough, I keep on waking up every hour since I went to bed at 1230 last night.
I called up my hubby who is in HK and told him about my situation. He told me to make myself a warm calamansi juice to soothe my throat. It’s because when I cough, it’s like my whole chest will explode. That’s how worse it is!
I followed his advice. I stopped coughing. Relieved now. But then, my throat’s still aching from all the coughing since midnight. Oh well, at least I felt a little better.
And one more thing, I can’t sleep lying down totally. I need to stay on an upright position so that my nasal passages will clear through. I am still not sure whether I could sleep in a position like that.
I will tell you that after a night’s sleep in a while.
By the way, I will see my doctor later. I can’t stand the coughing. I am hoping that she might have a remedy for this.
It’s 5:20 guys and girls. Need to catch up on sleep. Wish me luck! :sleeping: