Monday, August 26, 2013

Crazy Katsu

(Photo credit to: Crazy Katsu Facebook Page)

If only I created this blog long time ago since I started my journey on trying and eating in every restaurant that would arouse my interest, may it be cheap or expensive, then maybe I created thousands of reviews already.

As for my first post, here in my blog about food, I decided to feature the food trip my boyfriend and I had yesterday, 8.25.2013. It was a late lunch actually as we arrived at Crazy Katsu – Maginhawa Street Branch at 2:00 P.M. Yesterday’s  weather was a bit sunny (my favorite weather!) so I decided that we should eat near UP Diliman (God knows one of my favorite place on earth) since we were not able to jog that morning. From Philcoa, we just walked until we reached Maginhawa Street. From there, we started screening every restaurants side by side of the street. Initially, I wanted to try Sinangag Station since I was craving for tapsilog. However, my boyfriend insisted that we should try Crazy Katsu since we have not eaten Japanese food for sometime already.

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 This is Crazy Katsu's facade at night. Sorry guys but we were not able to take a shot of the place. We were so hungry! :p

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Sometimes, when you are so hungry, you will appreciate a restaurant that has only a selected food offering on their menu and I am glad this restaurant is one of those. My boyfriend and I were very quick in choosing what to order because we did our research first before heading to Maginhawa Street.

(Photo credit to: My boyfriend - Ed Magat <>)

My boyfie, Ed, ordered Chicken Katsu (P145.00 only with rice). The serving was quite big that you can eat it with 2-3 cups of rice. Boyfie had two! Moreover, their food did not taste like of those in Japanese fast food chains. The chicken was tender and the crumbs outside were perfectly crisp. As you can see, there are chilies on the top portion of Chicken Katsu that serves as a garnish or if you want the sauce of your Katsu a little bit spicy. They served it with special sauce and cabbage strips underneath. It was really a nice idea so that the chicken meat could absorb the sauce for additional flavor.

(Photo credit to: My boyfriend - Ed Magat <>)

As for myself, I ordered Pork Ginger (P140.00 only with rice. All of their meals come with rice). The pork used for this dish looked like the beef used in one of the dish in Yoshinoya, sukiyaki cut, so at first I thought they served me the wrong food (haha!). True to its name, you can really taste the ginger, sweet ginger that you do not really need a sauce on the side. They also served it with cabbage strips underneath and onion chives on the top. I am not actually a fan of pork but geez, Crazy Katsu’s Pork Ginger was an exception and really worth trying for!

(Photo credit to: My boyfriend - Ed Magat)

Can you guess what is this???

(Photo credit to: My boyfriend - Ed Magat)
Tadaahhh!!! They got an interesting art interior too!




I thought he was still taking pictures of the foods, but obviously, I was totally wrong! Harhar...



Now I am aware! :) It's really nice to have a boyfriend who can take good pictures, isn't it?! :P



My turn to take pictures of him! Sorry I was not gifted though. Hahaha!


We were too shy to ask for a photo op from one of the restaurant's attendant, so here! :P

TRIVIA: Shinji Tanaka, owner of Crazy Katsu, was Yeng Constantino's Sound Engineer from her 1st to 3rd album. See Yeng's blog on Tumblr about it: 

Overall, we had a nice experience eating at Crazy Katsu. Our cravings were satisfied. There was just that a little delay on serving my order (Pork Ginger), maybe the food attendant just did not hear me right or it was due to exhaustion because the place was jam-packed when we arrived. Nonetheless, nice place plus great tasting foods = Wonderful experience! You will definitely go CRAZY over KATSU! We will definitely come back!

For more information, visit their Facebook Page at and on their own website at


  1. wow.. looks so yummy!!! makes me hungry now..:)
    wanna follow each other dear? let me know..♥

    1. Hi there! Yeah, their food really tasted yummy! Yeah sure, I will follow you now! Thanks for dropping by...