Monday, February 16, 2015

Saboten

A lot of our friends know how much we love Katsu. So they've made recommendations of other katsu restaurants to try and one of them is Saboten. One sunny afternoon, we just decided to head to BGC for a relaxing stroll. It just so happen that my husband and I were in our usual "katsu mood" and so we looked for Saboten which is located at the:
Saboten Serendra
G/F Serendra, McKinley Parkway 
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

It was 1pm in the afternoon on a Sunday, we were expecting that there will be a waiting line , just like what we often experience in the other katsu house we go to. To our surprise, there was no line, tables were available and a very pleasant and warm reception was given to us. So far so good... but hey, it all boils down if the food and over- all dining experience is going to be as pleasant and warm right?

Since we're new to their menu, we just ordered what we're familiar with and a dish on the side. As we looked at the menu, tea was served which was a super plus, plus points for me. First, my husband got a Tenderloin Set (not in picture) which is a regular katsu set that comes with refillable Japanese rice, miso soup, pickles  and cabbage. The tenderloin was thick, tender, juicy and not oily.

Okay, before I proceed, I really would like to apologize for the lack of pictures. I'll update this entry on our next visit to Saboten.
Grated Radish Loin Set 395php
My Grated Radish Loin was served with a slice of grapefruit and special sauce. Squeeze the fruit all over the grated radish loin, then drizzle the special sauce after. This meal came with refillable Japanese rice, pickles and miso soup.
Chicken with Onion Radish and Seasoning 150php
Our side dish is composed of chicken bits topped with grated radish, onion and served with a special sauce.
Kid's Meal
My son gladly took the photo of his food and my apologies, I wasn't able to get the price for this one. In every restaurant we go to, I always ask for a kiddie meal for my children. There are 3 things I like about Saboten's Kid's Meal:

1. The food is served on a cute Miffy plate set.
2. Rice and cabbage are unlimited.
3. Food is served with orange juice and french fries.

This is so far has the best offer among katsu restaurants when it comes to kiddie meal.
Happy family, happy tummies!

Saboten offers dessert on special katsu sets. Well, everything that we tried are so good that we didn't notice that there wasn't any dessert included with what we ordered. Anyway, that's something to look forward to. We love the family- style way of service. Our cabbage and pickles were served in one plate for sharing and are refillable upon request. With that, our table was not cluttered, there's space for movement as we enjoy our food. Over- all, our Saboten dining experience is one for the books.
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