Apart from Yabu, there’s another katsu place that people are raving about—Crazy Katsu. Took me a while to finally get a taste of the much-hyped chicken katsu because it isn’t that accessible (don’t hate me—my definition of accessible is “in malls”).
Crazy Katsu’s exterior is nondescript. A contemporary signage gives passersby a hint of what’s in store. The interior was pleasant but lacks in accessories. Since the place was packed, Crazy Katsu’s little on the noisy side but that’s because there are no soft furnishings to absorb the sound. But then, what the heck, concentration goes to food once it’s served in front of me. Also, I don’t engage in conversations while eating (or maybe that’s just me. Eating is srs business, haha).
Aside from the taste, what I like about Crazy Katsu’s sukiyaki is that they didn’t use beef strips. Basta hindi siya strips pero beef siya, hindi ako marunong magluto kaya hindi ko alam ang tawag, haha!
A few minutes after and the bestseller arrived on my table: Chicken Katsu.
The pieces of chicken are placed atop shredded cabbage, swimming in a medley of sweet, salty and spicy sauce. It’s actually swimming in sauce and I don’t know whether that was intentional ’cause the usual Pinoy likes to drench their rice in flavorful sauce. Fresh chilis are sprinkled on top for added heat.
Like I said earlier, there are Crazy Katsu solid fans out there and I finally understand them because the rice and the chicken katsu go so well together. Also, each meal is less than Php 200. Really affordable and deserves the hype.
P.S. What is up with the world and katsu’s all the rage? Is the world telling me to learn to love katsu? If it were more accessible, I’d probably be part of the Crazy Katsu Daily Club.