Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saboten Philippines

Saboten is a Japanese restaurant that started in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1966. It serves Tonkatsu and is now one of the largest chains in the world with over 500 shops in Asia and Canada. Lucky for us, we have two branches now, one in BGC and the other is located in Glorietta 5 ground floor.

I was very excited to try this place since I am a lover of pork chop and I know that the Tonkatsu is a higher end version of pork chop. Do not kill me for saying that. I know that they are not in the same league but I just feel that they are in the same family.

I love the wooden interiors of the plae and the decor on the wall. It felt so Asian and I love almost anything Asian since I grew up with these kind of decors and ambiance.

I loved the Grated Radish Tenderloin. It was just absolutely perfect with the Japanese sticky rice with grapefruit. The radish complemented the breaded tenderloin.  It was tender meat inside breaded goodness. To this day, I still don't understand how you can fry something and leave the inside soft to chew.

The shrimp though won my heart. It was fat and I loved every single bite of it. It was just soooo delicious. I'm not even gonna try to describe it in any other way except that I could finish 10 pieces of this shrimp and not have enough of it.

The Katsu Curry is also something that I'd definitely order on a rainy day. The sauce is not overpowering. I hate it when the sauce is too much and it doesn't do anything to up the taste of the katsu. With Saboten, its a great combination of things.

Now that I have whet your appetite, let me share the good news. Saboten and I would like for you to experience the goodness that is Saboten. Yes, you read that right. We are going to pick 2 of my readers to win Php1600 worth of GCs EACH for Saboten Glorietta branch.

Here's how.

LIKE us on Facebook:

1. RainTree Restaurants
2. Saboten PH
3. Life is Kulayful
4. MsKathyKenny

Follow us on Twitter:

1. MsKathyKenny
2. RaintreeSaboten

Follow us on Instgram

1. MsKathyKenny
2. Raintree Restaurants
3. SabotenPH

Post a PUBLIC status on Facebook with this message: 

"LifeisKulayful, MsKathyKenny, and SabotenPH is giving away Php1600 worth of GC for their Glorietta branch to TWO people. Read more about it on www.lifeiskulayful.com to learn how to win. Contest will run for one week only. I know my friends love Katsu so I'm tagging 3 of you. #lifeiskulayful #mskathykenny #sabotenph #raintreerestaurants #raintreesaboten " 

* make sure LifeisKulayful, MsKathyKenny and Saboten Philippines is tagged on Facebook. Tag 3 friends as well.

Place your email address and why you want to win on the comment section below along with your IG and Twitter ID. Contest runs from September 16 to September 23 and announcement will be made on September 24, 2014. Winners can claim their GC from the Glorietta 5 branch. You need to present a valid ID. 1 Winner will be chosen via random drawing and 1 Winner will be chosen based on the most creative photo AND caption on their Instagram post.

Remember, in every single post you make, you need to tag @sabotenph @mskathykenny and use the hashtag #sabotenph #raintreerestaurants #lifeiskulayful #raintreesaboten

One complete IG post = one entry. If you cross post to your Facebook profile and twitter, that's also an additional entry for each social media platform. Please ensure posts are public so I can count them.You also need to follow every single account posted above. :)

This is only for the Glorietta branch. BGC Branch will not honor the GC's from this contest. So what are you waiting for? Join us and show us some love.

Also, this is just the first of many restaurant giveaways. I'll be hosting one every week for 2 months so just keep visiting.

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/lifeiskulayful
Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/mskathykenny
Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/mskathykenny
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Like my personal page www.facebook.com/mskathykenny

* I was invited to review the food. I did not pay for my meal. However, the free meal did not in any way sway my opinion and everything you read here is MY PERSONAL OPINION.


  1. Love food specially Japanese cuisine.

  2. Lally Ruth Gonzales, lallyruthmagsino@yahoo.com
    Twitter: iamlallyruth
    I want to win the gc's because it would be a birthday gift for my husband! Hope to win! :-D

  3. drterecruz@yahoo.com
    I want to try Saboten's Tonkatsu. I will bring my 3-year-old son to Saboten because he loves tonkatsu!
    IG: @TereCruzEscaros
    Tw: @TereCruzEscaros

  4. I want to win because I loved Japanese food and maintaining a blog about Japanese Cuisine. The most important part is my birthday, this coming 30th of September 2014. Just a treat for me and my wife at Glorietta. Thank you.

    IG: @lachicafernando
    Twitter: @FX777222999

  5. I want to win the GC's to SabotenPH from Ms. Kathy Kenny and Saboten because I want to have a taste of good life and I want to make it kulayful! :)

    IG: @doktourblog
    Twitter: @brymcasa


  6. Allan Reyes
    I love japanese food 24/7

  7. I Want to win because i love japanese food and im craving now.

    Rhozallino Ramones
    IG: @jayramones
    Twitter: @jayramones

  8. Girlie Camungay
    Twitter: @yeyecam
    I want to win the GCs because my Mother loves Japanese cuisine, and I'm sure that Saboten offers an authentic taste of Japanese food.

  9. caryn morales
    twitter/ig: @ccm_1981

    i want to win the GC's coz me and my bff love japanese food. our bonding sesh is always food trip.


  10. I want to win this because I love Japanese food and I haven't tried Saboten yet. it would be such a treat to try this resto with my family.

    Vivian Aguilar

  11. I want to win this because I love Japanese food and I haven't tried Saboten yet. It would be such a treat to try this out with my family.

    Vivian Aguilar
    Twitter: @vvaguilar
    IG: @vvaguilar2003

  12. I want to win because i wanna go back at Saboten to try their katsu dishes and for the sake of their Strawberry Yakult <3

    Twitter: @stephyabs
    IG: @yabsprincess

  13. Saboten looks like a yummy place to dine with your family :) Thanks for the idea. now I know where to take my parents when my dad visits us again :D

  14. email: gaylesy38@yahoo.com
    I want to win so I could try out this cool resto with my family
    IG: @abbysy11
    Twitter ID: @abbysy11

  15. i hope to eat there again. i love their katsu curry so much!


  16. Hopint to win GC from Saboten philippines restaurant to taste there yummylicious meal from Ms. Kathy Kenny I want to bring my hubby and kids here.. what a kulayful life it must been
    email: m_mendiola08(at)yahoo.com
    IG: @Hya_cel08
    twitter: @Hya_cel08

  17. sherry ann gole cruz
    i want to win so i could my mom on her birthday on a new restaurant that we havent tried yet,this will be a great birthday surprise for her!

  18. My kids love to eat here, too! Good luck to all the partiicpants!:)

  19. I want to win because I've been a fan of the Japanese Culture including their food since I was a kid. I've always wanted to try out all the Japanese Restaurants that are here in the country because it's like I'm getting a chance to have a taste of how Japan is like. I've only own of Saboten after my friends had mentioned it. And now, after seeing your blogspot about it, I've became really excited and want to give it a try. I heard their dishes are reeeally good! So I'm giving this giveaway a try. I really do hope I win! ><

    EMAIL: littlemsmouchan@yahoo.com
    IG: @mouchan69
    TWITTER ID: @redporno

  20. want to try the dish hope 2 win aiza_pretty_17@yahoo.com

  21. email address: eliecious@rocketmail.com

    I want to win this giveaway because I haven't tried Saboten yet and we really love trying new places and restaurants like this. If ever I'll win this, this will be our first to try it with my husband and our kids. Well, I'm not sure if the prize you'll give will be enough for us, but I'm pretty sure will enjoy the meal and the gcs you'll give will help us a lot for our bill.. heheh.. Thank you for the chance.

    IG and Twitter username: @Eliecious

  22. I want to try and experience the great food from Saboten.
    email: rednaxmat77@gmail.com
    ig: xandersmomi
    twitter: @rednaxmat77

  23. Going to the place is no problem for me and I really want to try it out and share it with my brother and my little one.

    ig: ravishingfaith
    twitter: ravishingnafnaf

  24. I love Katsu and have not tried Saboten yet winning would be great.


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