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Experience Bicolandia Food Tales

Experience Bicolandia Food Tales

Come away with us as we take you around Bicol with this regional-centric food adventure. Together with The Domestic Dive let us show you WHERE to EAT!

New Moon: Popup at Boa Kitchen and Socials

New Moon: Popup at Boa Kitchen and Socials

The team behind BOA Kitchen & Socials invited us to experience their new pop-up concept the use of various local ingredients with a southeast Asian flair. In this pop-up, Chef Julius Necor and Joey Marcelo introduce their new concept called “New Moon”, where they elevate southeast […]

Your Zodiac Sign’s 2020 Resolution

Your Zodiac Sign’s 2020 Resolution

2019 is coming to a close and despite many of us not fulfilling last year’s plans, there will always be this awe-provoking promise of a new year. For us to be headstrong about making our lives better, we ought to slate a more realistic mirror and recommend self-reflective changes we should be making based on our stars. Yes, we are big believers of the commonality of your character, fate, and behavior based on your zodiac sign (but, we’ll tackle that subject for next time). This special is the special edition of  our What to Do Series on Your Zodiac Sign’s 2020 Resolution

 

Aries

You need to stop doubting yourself and enter 2020 with boldness.

Taurus

2020 doesn’t have to be a a rerun of your 2019. You can create the year into whatever you desire.

Gemini

Stop being starting a new project and then abandoning it right in the middle. You should have high hopes for the decade and for yourself.

Cancer

Remember, it’s okay if your ‘getting over’ process is a long one. You’ll get there soon enough.

Leo

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on what you’ve been doing with your life — You did well, your standards kept shoving you down. Calm down. Not everything is a competition.

Virgo

Even though it’s a good idea to make a New Years’ resolution, stop stalling and remember you can make a change even at this moment. You don’t have to wait until January to make improvements in your unchecked Life Task List.

Libra

2019 made you feel lonely, but you are never alone. You are never unloved. Try to notice more this coming 2020.

Scorpio

2019 might’ve been rough for you, but 2020 is a solid starting point to FINALLY make a better life and relationship choices.

Sagittarius

Your 2019 wasn’t a waste. Practice self-awareness and praise yourself once in a while for 2020.

Capricorn

Stop seeing things as is and be more visionary for 2020. You were too practical to a fault.

Aquarius

In 2020, you aren’t even going to remember the embarrassing moments you endured in 2019, so stop beating yourself up over them.

Pisces

Turn 2019 unfortunate events into an opportunity for improvement for 2020.

 

More than Making Resolutions

 

Continuous self-development should be focused on areas of your life that you want to improve.  Whether this is fitness, increasing the amount of books you read, practicing gratitude, learning to play an instrument, learning to become less reactive, etc. Trust the process and never beat yourself up if progress will be slow– again, if you’re self-aware of things that you need to improve on then that’s a good starting point.

Want to explore sociology-based or perhaps life hack content? browse through our different narratives on our What To Do Series.

 

 


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Top 5 Drinking Spots Where the vibe is calmly cool and the drinks are great

Top 5 Drinking Spots Where the vibe is calmly cool and the drinks are great

This is the #FatGirlsDayOut list for Where to Drink in Manila with notes on what to order and what to expect beyond the liquid in the glass.

Hapag: This Dining Review Begs To Differ From The Rest

Hapag: This Dining Review Begs To Differ From The Rest

I’ve been meaning to write about this piece mid of September, but things have been busy since I took on a new corporate role and had to travel to Ho Chi Minh City for a month.  It is my 2nd week here and I’m stuck […]

Dong Bei: Northern China Dumplings in Yuchenco Street

Dong Bei: Northern China Dumplings in Yuchenco Street

A Binondo food experience staple. This hole in the wall establishment in Chinatown favorite that is — Dong Bei.  15 years ago, Lisa Lee migrated to The Philippines and sought a new home in Manila together with her family. They hoped for a better life in a more democratic land and better education for her children.

A Chinese immigrant from Dong Bei, China brings a piece of her heritage comfort food to Binondo, Manila with these freshly-made Northern Chinese dumplings.

 

fat girls day out- don bei

 

We arrived mid-afternoon on a Tuesday to avoid long lines. A bunch of women gathered around a table hand-rolling fresh dumpling dough and then efficiently hand-pressing each piece makes the wait more enticing. The quick and yet gentle stuffing of mixtures of minced vegetables and ground meat is like watching artisans create their masterpieces.

 

 

Should you find yourself in Manila Chinatown you can locate Dong Bei Dumplings in between old narrow buildings along Yuchengco Street. Where parking is close to none, faded signage and very small creates this overall knockout identity by which makes everyone want to discover this dumpling haven. Feel free to use Google Maps and asked local bystanders and they will gladly point you out where it is.

 

fat girls day out- dong bei

 

 

fat girls day out- dong bei

 

The dumplings are boiled to help maintain the plumpness and juiciness.

 

fat girls day out- dong bei

 

 

 

Why Go?

A straightforward dumpling shop serving northern China comfort food. The dumplings are made fresh every day and they will only steam each plate order upon request.

 

fat girls day out- dong bei

 

In a matter of a few minutes, you’ll be served with steaming hot dumplings– don’t forget to dabble these babies with their soy sauce and put a dash of chili oil.

Want to go on a unique food tour experience? check out our Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl page and sign up with your friends! We also do Heritage Food Crawls together with Klook

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Dong Bei Dumpling Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Location: 642 Yuchengco Street, Binondo, Manila
  • Average cost: 200php/4USD

 


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Solaire Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with Special Homemade Mooncakes

Solaire Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with Special Homemade Mooncakes

Solaire Resort & Casino celebrates the autumn equinox and the fullness of the moon with an assortment of Homemade Mooncake

Get Reacquainted in Manila: Our Top 5 Must Visit Places

Get Reacquainted in Manila: Our Top 5 Must Visit Places

Come away with us we show you WHERE TO GO in Manila! A Fat Girls Day Out Guide together with AirAsia

Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl: A one of a kind curated crawl

Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl: A one of a kind curated crawl

It was known for years as a red-light district, Poblacion is trading its spunky reputation for seediness and skewing itself to be a place where cool is redefined. Heavily wheeled by white-collar Filipinos and expats, they infiltrate the mushrooming dining and drinking scene. Burgos is humid, has sketchy roads, one to none parking space yet its community kept on growing progressively. The Poblacion dining scene is its backdoor hipster counterpart offering an unparalleled haven for those seeking to peek into another world. We are teaming up with Auro Chocolate, an international award-winning, proudly Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources cacao beans from local farmers- to reintroduce the best of local chocolate not as a dessert, but as an innovative focal ingredient infused in savory dishes and craft drinks!

 

Experience chocolate like never before! Find out WHY you need to experience the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl (Poblacion series)

 

Fat Girls Day Out

 

DISH 1: Khao Khai

We start off the tour at Khao Kai, where you will be given a whole new Thai food experience. Don’t expect your typical Pad Thais, Isan regional cooking comes strongly into play, which is considered is the culinary motherland of Thailand.

 

fat girls day out- auro

 

Khao Khai’s 77% Dark chocolate bagoong dip with fresh cut green mangoes for your starter. The balance of sweet, salty, and savory is sure to kick off your tastebuds. Pair this with their rum-based drink the Chocolate rimmed Bangkok fire using 64% Dark Chocolate. The best way to enjoy all the flavors would be to get some chocolate off the rim with each sip. It’s refreshing, subtly spicy, and sweet all in one go. Enjoy the first toast of the night, and say “Chon Gaew”!

 

Vegetarian option:
Green Mango with Vegan Chocolate Bagoong

 

DISH 2: Lampara

 

For our next stop, we’ll be embarking on a Neo-Filipino food journey with Lamparawhere different cultural confluences comes into play with every plate of dish that they create.

 

fat girls day out- auro

 

Lampara’s Slow cooked Pork Belly is prepared sous vide for over 14 hours and topped with Cacao nibs. Each bite is extremely tender and has that burst in flavor that contrasts perfectly with the cacao nibs. It’s an excellent play on soft and hard. Paired with the Chocolate infused Jim Bean Negroni.

 

fat girls day out- auro

 

Enjoy it by taking a piece of the pork and sip of the Negroni, the Negroni cleanser your palate from the rich pork belly.

Vegetarian option:
Surpresa –  Bean sprouts, tofu, and roasted peanuts and cocoa nibs with chocolate sauce encased in a ball

 

DISH 3:  Polilya

 

Next up is Polilya,  a Don Pedro Street “must-go. Polilya’s Deep fried Hainanese Chicken topped with mole infused with 77% Dark Chocolate, kesong puti, and cilantro.

 

fat girls day out- auro

 

The different elements of the dish complement each other in one satisfying bite. This is paired with a 32% White Chocolate Margarita Shots.

 

fat girls day out- auro

Vegetarian option: 

Mole with Vegetable Fritters

 

DISH 4: Alamat

 

We’ll heighten up your crawl experience by visiting Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli, where you can find locally crafted beers, native charcuterie, reinvented pulutan, and exotic comfort meals by Chef Niño Laus. Alamat will be serving Tiyula sa Itum braised rib finger in burnt coconut and Auro tablea, ensaladang Adlai at talong and auro cacao nibs paired with Auro Plata, Gin, White Rum, Pandan, Cacao Liquor and chocolate sauce.

 

Vegetarian option:
Pinais” – Rice crisp, Pinakbet Salsa tossed in Auro Dark Chocolate Vinagrette, Laing

 

 

DISH 5: Pedro Tap House

 

Right towards the end of the tour, enjoy chocolate infused craft beers at Pedro Tap House– a place where the beer is fresh from the tap since the beginning of the brewery.

 

fat girls day out

 

End the night with the Auro Chocolate Chili Cheese Dog using 55% Dark Chocolate from Pedro Tap House. The soft buttery brioche buns are toasted and encase the cheese sausages, topped with Chocolate Chili, and finished of with melted cheddar cheese. This is paired with an Auro Midnight Stout, Pedro Brewcrafters Space Out Coffee Stout is poured into a glass with a splash of Bourbon, then topped with a mixture of whipped cream and melted 55% Dark Chocolate from Auro gently folded in. This drink is designed so you get all the chocolate aroma while enjoying a sweet, boozy kick from the bourbon and stout. Take a sip in between bites of the Chocolate Chili Dog for a great pairing experience.

 

Vegetarian option:
Red bean chocolate chili stout shepherd’s pie

 

Package Inclusion:

  1. Tote Bag
  2. Bamboo Straw 
  3. Funky Filipino Lanyard by PIOPIO
  4. The Map of Poblacion!  (of Poblacion! Not your ordinary map! After the crawl, you get 10% OFF on all our other partner bars till 12 am.)
  5. Auro Chocolate Bars

 

Additional information:

  • Perfect for all age groups.
  • Vegetarian and non-alcohic options
  • Open for private bookings
  • This tour is not accessible to wheelchairs
  • We will operate in all weather conditions except during fortuitous events such as strong typhoons, earthquakes, natural calamities, etc.
  • Minimum of 10 join in/ private tour to run

 

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Happening every Friday and Saturday from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl starts at 5 pm SHARP to avoid traffic AND so you can park before Poblacion gets crazy! They only accept 30 people per day so book your ticket now while spots last on www.aurochocolate.com/barcrawlfor this one-of-a-kind chocolate experience! Have any questions feel free to connect with us here!

Check out what the rest has been saying about their experience;

 

 


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Manila Coffee Crawl

Manila Coffee Crawl

The Fat Girls Day Out’s Manila Coffee Crawl


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