This post is part of a series I like to call Lilac Chronicles where my kids and I venture all over Lilac Street in Marikina City to try out the dinning areas there. This time, we tried Crazy Katzu
The shop is small, the store will fit a maximum of 80 people. The Wooden Tables and Chairs remind me so much of the eateries I see when I watch Japanese dramas. Simple and minimal and all around cozy. A lot of students frequent this place because the food is tasty and affordable.
I had Raffy and her BFF Anna with me, We decided to try different dishes of chicken, pork and beef.
Gyoza 150php Also known as pot stickers, these doughy meat filled dumplings are not the tastiest one I ever tried out but they are ok. Although for the price, we could have had at least 8pcs.
Anna ordered their best seller, Chicken Katzu, this is bite sized breaded chicken in a bed of lettice.
Chicken Katzu 165php Anna really liked the Chicken Katzu, and the order is pretty hefty and filling.
Raffy had the classic Katsudon. Katsudon is actually a personal favorite of mine. When I am unable to choose any dish from a new Japanese Resto, I automatically have the Katsudon.
Katsudon 155php. A rice bowl meal of deep fried pork cutlet, egg and selected spices. It is really a simple dish, but very flavorful.
I decided to have something warm. The Sukiyaki is my best bet.
Sukiyaki 190php. Thia stew type dish appealed to my sweet tooth a lot, the warm broth, firm fresh vegetables, the tender beef and thiny sliced perfect for each mouthful. Paired with the thin jelly noodles and sticky Japanese rice, this dish became my favorite out of the three. I will come back to order this again.
I do like the no frills atmosphere of Crazy Katzu. The menu is simple, just the name of the dishes and the prices. not a large selection but they have all the basics as to not to overwelm diners. The service is quick. The store clean and presentable. I do wish they refurbish their comfort room to fit the store.
Crazy Katzu is a great place to try, if you feel like eating authentic Japanese food on a budget.
#48 Lilac St. Hacienda Heights, Concepcion II, Marikina City
Mon-Thurs 11am to10pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 11pm, and Sundays 11am to 10pm
Check out their Facebook: https://facebook.com/crazykatsu/
What is your favorite Japanese dish?
Until next time,