Author: Bianca Termulo

Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

A Declarative Statement: Soogba whips out the BEST Chicken Inasal in Metro Manila.

Comfort Food Series- University Eats: DLSU Taft Memories

Comfort Food Series- University Eats: DLSU Taft Memories

Food that are reminiscent of  our college days in De La Salle University (Taft). Where the food is cheap, tasty, and memorable.

5 steps to slay your next Christmas Party with FGDO and Old Swiss Inn

5 steps to slay your next Christmas Party with FGDO and Old Swiss Inn

Clueless on how to plan and execute your next group Christmas party? Well your here for a treat The Fat Girls Day Out crew together with our friends from the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant have listed down five (5) simple steps to make sure to help you create a memorable event.

 

Christmas party

STEP 1: EVENT THEME AND OBJECTIVES

The first thing you want to think of is your event theme and objectives. This helps you narrow where you can have your event, and the size of your venue.

  • Objectives: What’s the purpose of your event? Whether it’s a Christmas Party, Gala Dinner, End-of-year (EOY) Celebration or Awards Night, it’s usually less about Christmas and more about celebrating!
  • Event Theme: Is this a reunion? Is this an office event? Do you need a stage and a band? Decide what you need early on. Remember it’s easier to book things in advanced in this season.

Whether it’s a family or an office event, it’s important to determine what you need in a venue and for how many people you are planning to have at your party.

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STEP 2: BUDGET

The next thing you need to know is your budget. Determine how much you are willing to spend for the following and stick to it:

  • Food and Beverage per pax – Whether it’s 500 PHP per head to 2,000 PHP it’s important to stay within your budget.
  • Decorations cost – Find your inspiration online, and list down everything you need.
  • Venue (if any) – Consider that some venue place have a minimum consumable amount or have an additional charge to using private venues.
  • Contingent Fund  (10% of your total cost) This is your safety fund.

These four things are the most basic things to consider when planning your budget. Create a checklist.

STEP 3: VENUE

Now that you know what you want and what you need, it’s time to book your venue.

What you need to consider:

  • Venue Size – is the venue the right size? Is it in a good location? Is there sufficient parking space?
  • Facilities in the venue – is there a projector? A mic or a free sound system?

Remember once you determine what you need, book this immediately, this goes out fast.

Here at Old Swiss Inn, they provide the venue and food. Whether you need a venue, in Paco, in Shaw or in Makati, they got you covered. They have venues for you that come with uniformed waiters, a projector system, a sound system, and FREE use of their function room.

 

STEP 4: FOOD

Filipinos love to eat, and the best way we know how to celebrate is by eating celebratory dishes in huge amounts that we share with out loved ones. Whether you choose a venue with food, or choose to have catering at your own house.

The Food is the most important thing you need to consider when planning your party. It’s not only a conversation starter, but most of the time becomes the most memorable thing  that everyone remembers in your party.

By serving your guests with conversation starters such as a fondue, raclette, cheese and chocolate fondue, you provide a celebratory food they have not tried before.

 

Christmas party

Old Swiss Inn provides a variety of menu options for you and your family. They also have an ongoing promo for Birthday parties and Baptisms that gives you 15% off their packages for 60 pax and above on weekends until October 31, 2018.

For more details on their packages click on the link below:

 

STEP 5: EXPERIENCE

Whenever you have those 4 items down, all that’s left is to create an experience. From the moment, they get to the venue to the time they sit down that be sure that each of these key items have been taken care of, this creates a positive atmosphere and environment to have a great time. This also leaves you hassle free, that the only thing left to do is the entertainment. So whether you have a program, a live band, a raffle, or games having those things in check will contribute to the overall success of your event.

Last Minute Tips:

  • Make sure to provide the correct time when setting up.
  • Always find out who the head waiter is, if you have any special requests or a VIP guest you want to accommodate, he’s your guy.
  • Don’t forget to tip!

By choosing the right venue and food, you can immediately create a experience that you all will share.

We at Fat Girls Day Out believe that the key to any event is providing you with unique one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t find anywhere else.


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Soban K-Town Grill: 6 Types of Meat and Unlimited Sides

Soban K-Town Grill: 6 Types of Meat and Unlimited Sides

Share a meal, K-town style by having 6 plates of meat, and unlimited sides cooked the Korean way. Don’t worry, the wait staff are happy to teach you!

Niu at the Podium: Overwhelm Your Palate in 9 Ways

Niu at the Podium: Overwhelm Your Palate in 9 Ways

A new addition to Podium Mall is Niu by Vikings. Niu means “nine” in the Viking Language and has a significant meaning to Norse Mythology. Here at Niu, they redefine the 9 norse realms by creating 9 different stations. FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIUWith lush seating all over the restaurant. It’s spacious and decorated with high ceilings, glittering chandeliers, a grand piano, they fill the space with elements that says luxury.Each station has a different theme that caters to a variety of international and local dishes. FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU

9 Different Themed Stations:

  • Japanese Selection that covers Sashimi and Sushi Bar, Teppan and Tempura Station and Sake
  • Cold Cuts and Cheese – Assortments of Cheese, cold cuts, and hors d’œuvres.
  • Seafood and Salad Station –  Cold Shrimps and mussels, and a selection of greens, dressings and a whole wheel of Parmesano Reggiano.
  • Carving Station – Think heaps of MEAT with Rib Eye, Angus Chuck Roll, Stuffed Turkey, Beef Ribs, Stuffed Pork Belly, and Angus Beef Belly. Pan sear and add your choice of gravy.
  • Pasta Bar – White sauce, Red Sauce, Truffle Sauce, just ask them they’ll make it for you. Watch out for their specials too. Hint: F*** Gras and Tru**les
  • Pizza – A brick oven that creates various white and red sauce pizzas.
  • Chinese Station – An assortment of dimsum, chinese classics, and shabu shabu.
  • Pan – Asian Station – Take your pick of Rendang, curry, and other South East Asian themed dishes.
  • Desserts Station – Consisting of donuts, fresh fruits in season, cakes, pastries, crepes, Filipino rice desserts, and gelato.

OUR TOP PICKS:

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU 

Thick plump pieces of prawn dumpling steamed in a bamboo container. Generous pieces of shrimps and bamboo shoots wrapped in a nice thin coat. Dip into a calamansi, soy sauce, and chili mixture.

 FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU 

A variety of fresh Sashimi, Nigiri and Sushi. Take your pick of tuna, salmon, ika, tamago, and tako.

 FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU 

A Carving Station with Rib eye steak, Beef Shawarma, Beef Ribs, Lechon, Angus Beef Belly and Stuffed Turkey.  Our personal favorite is the Rib Eye.

 FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU 

As a part of their complimentary menu, try their Foie Gras Ravioli with truffle sauce. A generous slice of foie gras rich with the fresh ravioli.

 FAT GIRLS DAY OUT NIU

Unlimited Wine, Cocktails, and Sake. It’s alcohol, need I say more?

 

OVERALL TAKE:

Niu at the Podium pulls out all the stops in their new branch, from their extensive food and drinks selection, their beautifully decorated dining area, and their impeccable service. Each wait staff is ready to help and assist you, in every area of the buffet. While the atmosphere welcomes you into a night of luxury and comfort. We recommend to start with the Japanese area then work your way to the carving station while most definitely not missing out on their dessert. Wash this down with Sake or Wine to get the full experience.  NIU by Vikings Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Misuzu Japanese Restaurant: Kimonos, tatami mats, and sushi.

Misuzu Japanese Restaurant: Kimonos, tatami mats, and sushi.

Skip the mall and other generic chains and head over to Misuzu for your fix of Japanese dishes prepared by a Japanese chef.

Tokyo Ice Café: Bentos, Kakigori, and Kooma

Tokyo Ice Café: Bentos, Kakigori, and Kooma

Tokyo Ice Café takes snippets of Japanese home life and brings it here for locals to enjoy. Their new menu featuring their bentos are a sample of what they have back at home. Don’t forget to some kakigori for dessert, it just beat out bingsu in our book. And add some of the little bears to match. Kid friendly and affordable Tokyo Ice is a great addition to the Mall of Asia restaurants.

10 Dishes You Need To Try in Taipei

10 Dishes You Need To Try in Taipei

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Taipei Food Guide: 10 Dishes You Need To Try

‘Have you eaten?’ The words are used as a greeting here, and the answer is always ‘yes’, as there’s just too much eating that can be done. Taiwan offers the range of Chinese cuisines, some of the best Japanese outside Japan and a full house of local specialties from Tainan milkfish and Taipei beef noodles down to indigenous barbecued wild boar.

Night markets around the island serve endless chaotic feasts of snacks including their famous stinky tofu, steamed dumplings, oyster omelettes, wagyu cubes, shrimp rolls and shaved ice. And when you’re thirsty, you can look forward to the juice from the freshest local fruits, local craft beer, aromatic teas and, in a surprising twist, Asia’s best gourmet coffee.

We’ve rounded up 10 Must-try Dishes on your next trip to Taiwan. Remember it’s VISA FREE!

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Cubed beef pieces seasoned and torched to medium rare. Add some pink salt to maximize the flavors.

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: Night Markets (Roahe, Shilin, Ningxia)

Price starts at 150 NT 

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Stinky tofu can be sold cold, steamed, stewed or deep fried. While it’s definitely an acquired taste it’s safer to try the fried versions.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: Night Markets (Roahe, Shilin, Ningxia)
Price starts at 60 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Plump pieces of newly steamed soup dumplings, with black vinegar, soy sauce and ginger slices.

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: We suggest you try their original branch at Xinyi. This branch is part of the Michelin Bib gourmand Guide.

Price is 150 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Snappy, fatty sweet sausage that’s rich and flavorful.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE
Where to Find it: Night Markets (Roahe, Shilin, Ningxia), Street Food Vendors along Ximendeng and Maokong Village

Price starts at 30 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Peanut brittle shavings, ice cream, and cilantro hand rolled into a spring roll.
Where to Find it: Night Markets (Roahe, Shilin, Ningxia)

Price starts at 50 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Chicken pieces flattened then coated in a breading, deep fried and covered with flavored powder.

Where to Find it: They have several branches all over Taipei

Price Starts at 60 NT

 

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Spiced beef, generous amounts of green onion wrapped in a dough then cooked in a tandoori like oven.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: Roahe Night Market

Price starts at 60 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: Rich beef broth topped with tender slices of tendon and hand made noodles. Simple, yet rich and satisfying.

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: Lin Dong Fang

Price starts at 180 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

 

Description: Slender misua noodles with a thick innards soup

Where to Find it: Ximendeng

Price starts at 60 NT

 

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Description: They claim to have created the first bubble tea, the harmony of perfectly cooked pearls, milk, and tea.

FAT GIRLS DAY OUT TAIPEI FOOD GUIDE

Where to Find it: Chun Shui Tang

Price starts at 180 NT

 

That rounds up our Top 10 Dishes you need to try on your next visit to Taipei.

Bonus: Aquatic Addictive Development

For an in depth guide, on Taiwan Read our Taiwan Travel Guide. 

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Nha Em: Finally an Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant!

Nha Em: Finally an Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant!

Every time someone recommends Vietnamese when dining in Manila, we’re a bit skeptical. In our recent trip to Hanoi, we sampled all kinds of Vietnamese Street Food from pho to spring rolls, and other local specialties. It was disheartening to learn that when we got […]