Katsu Sora – Trinoma Mall

Katsu Sora is the premium katsu restaurant of the Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Group. We recently visited their Trinoma branch.

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I liked my Ramen Santouka experience, so I had no doubt I was also gonna like Katsu Sora. And well… I did!

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It’s hard not to like any place with unlimited salad, rice, and soup! The choices may be few, but good enough for seconds. :)

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The salad bar includes lettuce (lolorossa, romaine, and iceberg), cherry tomatoes, broccoli, corn, white onions, cucumber, and cabbage. There’s also sweet potato salad and my favorite… Japanese potato salad.

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There are different kinds of dressing to choose from. The best for me was the Creamy Wasabi Dressing.

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For additional texture and flavor, there’s some furikake that you can sprinkle on your rice. I liked the black and sesame seeds mixed with sake.

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I sprinkled the furikake on their Japanese rice. I didn’t know that they have gokokumai rice, a premium 5-grain rice with corn, barley, millet, sesame seeds and black beans until I saw it on the online menu today. :(

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Kiper had the Otameshi Set (500php). This has 4 tonkatsu samplers of buttery Iberico, juicy Kurobuta, the high marbled Shimofuri, and Canadian premium pork Sakura. This is good for sharing. Ang hindi mag-share, mae-empacho. Di’ba, Kiper? :P

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I had the Mix Seafood Set (450php) with crab, salmon, and prawn. Both sets come with free unlimited refills of salad, soup, and rice in the buffet bar.

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I liked their katsu crust, not too thick and well seasoned. My fave in my plate was the salmon katsu. Í also had it when I went to Santouka and liked it, so I’m glad their consistent with their recipe.

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I had too much Japanese potato salad that I had little room left for dessert. There’s also some fresh fruits in season at the buffet table. I enjoyed the perfectly ripe orange but complained the whole time I was eating the bland melon and pineapple.

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Ended the Katsu Sora experience with their Matcha Ice Cream. A win for only 90php with its subtle sweetness and pronounced matcha flavor. Real creamy, too! And hey, two big scoops!

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There are other katsu variants I’d like to try, like the mille feuille (with basil and cheese) and miso sets. I hope they open a branch in Makati soon!

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Katsu Sora
4th Level Trinoma Garden
2nd Level Greenhills Promenade
SM BF soon to open
Eastwood soon to open

// listening to Ed Sheeran – No Diggity / Thrift Shop (cover)

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