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Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Finestra at Solaire: Aperitivo Epico happens every third Friday of the month and it already started last October 19th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Reasonably priced at 1,295php ++ (*Price is inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge).

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

AG New World Manila Bay Hotel : Festive Holiday Spreads and Beyond

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES [ Press ]– Welcome the holidays with indulgent staycation packages and delightful feasts! Enter a world of mouth-watering holiday favorites at Market Café and enjoy a delicious spread of yuletide dishes from around the world from any of its international show kitchens. On Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and New Year’s Eve enjoy a hearty dinner at PHP 3,500 per person inclusive of free-flow soda, chilled juices, beer, ice tea, and wine. Continue your celebration onto the New Year with a lunch or dinner buffet at PHP 2,019 per person inclusive of free-flow soda, chilled juices, beer, ice tea, and wine.

 

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Walk into The Fireplace and discover one of Manila’s hidden gems with a 3-course Christmas set menu. Tuck into the Yuletide flavors of Roast Pumpkin Soup with Nutmeg Foam, your choice of Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin in Port Reduction or Duck-Fat Turkey Breast with Porcini Gravy for the main, and Red Velvet Fondant in all its festive-colored glory. Rates start at PHP 3,200 per person and available on 24 and 25 December only. Usher in the New Year with another 3-course set menu comprised of creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with smoked bacon followed by a generous serving of grilled Outside Skirt Steak with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato in Shallot Confit. End your meal with the sweetest of finales with the Caramel, Rum, and Vanilla delight of Bananas Foster. Available only from 31 December to 01 January at PHP 3,200 per person.

 

 

For intimate family gatherings, celebrate with a sumptuous Chinese banquet at a modern and elegant Cantonese restaurant, Li Li. Gather your family and friends and get ready to feast with set menus, dim sum, and plenty of festive fun during the holidays. Holiday Yum Cha rates start at PHP 2,188 per person on  25 December 2018 and 01 January 2019. On 24, 25, and 31 December 2018 and 01 January 2019, the Yuletide Set Lunch and Festive Set Dinner start at PHP 2,688 per person and PHP 3,288 per person (minimum of 2 persons).

 

 

For those looking for a livelier way to welcome the new year, welcome 2019 in the sky with a dazzling celebration filled with splashy cocktails, a live countdown, and a dance party hosted by one of the city’s top female DJs. Join us start 2019 in sparkling style on the hotel’s topmost floor featuring panoramic views of the cityscape and New Year’s Eve fireworks. New Year Countdown Party at the Rooftop is on 31 December 2018. Party starts at 10:30 P.M. with a ticket fee of PHP 1,900 per person inclusive of three (3) rounds of drinks.

 

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In this season of togetherness and merriment, bring the family together and plan your holiday vacation ahead to be rewarded with exclusive rates and discounts starting with the Christmas room package priced at PHP 4,888++ for an overnight stay in a Superior Room inclusive of buffet breakfast for two (2) persons at Market Café, discounts on restaurants and spa; early check-in and late check-out, and other exclusive benefits. This offer is valid from 01 December 2018 until 15 January 2019 (except on 30 and 31 December 2018). Usher 2019 in spectacular fashion with a long weekend city getaway, an all-night New Year countdown party, and other exclusive benefits. Rates start at PHP 7,888++ per night for a Superior Room inclusive of tickets to the New Year Countdown Party on 31 December 2018 and buffet breakfast for two (2) persons at Market Café, discounts on restaurants and spa, and other exclusive benefits. The New Year room package is valid from 30 December 2018 until 01 January 2019.

Celebrate and indulge!

 


About New World Hotels and Resorts

New World Hotels & Resorts are deluxe properties and stylish hubs where business and personal connections thrive. Its nine hotels and one affiliated property are located in popular Asian gateways and resort destinations in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. New World Hotels offer a full range of relevant amenities and services including multiple restaurants, business services, extensive meeting facilities, Residence Club executive floors, and recreational options.  For more information or reservations, please contact your travel professional or visit newworldhotels.com.

 


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Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

 

 

 

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Too early to wake up for breakfast, too late to wait for lunch. What’s the perfect solution? Brunch! The Fat Girls Day Out crew rounded up 5 places.

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

CHEAP EATS SERIES: Seoulgyupsal (Tomas Morato)

For our Cheap Eats Series, we want to share this pretty interesting Korean restaurant called Seoulgyupsal Korean BBQ in Tomas Morato, Quezon City that offers unlimited Korean BBQ that you could grill without time limit for just 399php.

The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

Since 2005, I started going to ukay ukay places almost every other week and hunt for one-of-a-kind-pieces. I remember my mom introducing me to a few pieces she got from the thrift shop she went to in Pasig. She wanted me to be frugal because I started working in Makati back then and my corporate job requires me to wear pencil skirts and blazers. A brand new blazer back then from a local department store would cost around at least 1,200php comparing to these pieces that she got that only ranked up to as low as 50php per jacket.  I was reluctant at first because I was thinking that nobody would want to 2nd hand clothing and not to mention a few hygiene concerns. Then again after we washed these blazers, they looked mighty fine (also, no skin reaction from using too much detergents)

 

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Photo from Mean Living PH

 

The Fat Girls Day Out team will understudy the culture of shopping in an ukay-ukay.

  • ukay-ukay” – Tagalog: hukay, wagwag, Eng: To Dig Up

This frugal b-culture is more than just fashion, but rather a lifestyle.  This content is not to gentrify thrift shops, but rather share a few insights and point you out where to get good pieces around the metro.

 

Backtracking its roots

An interesting study from Rina Locsin back in the mid-2000s. She tells that, it can be traced back early 80’s, but exact dates are yet to be determined. The Salvation Army shops channeled their goods here in the country, oral accounts also point to NGOs, and other organizations who started selling donated and tax-free used clothing to raise funds for an activity.

The author states that this period after the second world war overlapped with the time the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) donated billions of dollars in value of relief to Asia, which was around the 1940’s.

Ukay Ukay is Ukay Ukay

Ukay-ukay culture having being rebranded because of this surge of online sellers. They style and flat lay clothes to appeal to the middle-class and jerk up the prices by at least 5-10 times the store price. You will see others pre-curating their items and naming themselves seller of “Class A” vintage items. I say, NAY. Stop browsing your online selling apps or even your Facebook Marketplace pages.

 

Mapping Out Where the  best ukay ukay locations

 

There are so many thirft clothing stores peppered around already, but we’d like to share the best and OG places wheere you can score solid and bargain deals.

 

1. Cubao City

This city is our usual go-to location to quest for good vintage band shirt finds. Numerous stores may be found near LRT stations and its all connected with one another. The best part about Cubao ukay-ukay stores is that they can go as vast as having a 2nd or 3rd floor to display their items. Score not just clothes and other fashion accessories, but also vintage toys! Thrift shopping in Cubao is really a conquest, so expect to work your way through the crowd, the dust, and humidity.

Never miss: Anonas Ukay Ukay

 

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Photos from Mean Living PH

How to get there: Take the LRT 2 and drop off at Anonas Station. The exit will lead you to the mall itself.

2. Star Mall in Alabang 

Never miss: Magarbo is a popular ukay-ukay store in Alabang, their pieces can retail from P100 a piece to 4 for P100. Browse through their items at the basement level of Starmall.

3. Makati Cinema Square 

The Makati Cinema Square is known as the BEST spot for ukay-ukay shopping in Makati. Numerous options contained in one complex. It’s pretty comfortable in this area as all of the shops are airconditioned.

Never miss:  3j Riza’s RTW Shop at the entrance of the mall. This ukay ukay has very good prices.

How to get there: From Gil Puyat LRT Station, ride a jeepney to PRC and get off at Chino Roces Ave. Ride another jeepney bound for Don Bosco and drop off at Makati Cinema Square.

4. Tagaytay City

When in Tagaytay City, after you’ve bought all  your Rowena’s buko tarts perhaps it might also interest you that Tagaytay has the biggest ukay-ukay store in the south.

Nevermiss: Ukay Ukay Hub along Aguinaldo Highway (in front of the new Fora Mall and Andok’s). Looks pretty small from the outside, but wait til’ you enter. It has 3 levels of neatly portioned clusters.

 

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Photo credit: Ukay-Ukay Hub Tagaytay

 

5. Carriedo Street, Quiapo

The OG of ukay-ukays, check out stores around Carriedo Street in Quiapo offers items for as low as P5. The place is near Quiapo church.

How to get there: From Carriedo LRT Station, walk to SM Clearance outlet near Quiapo church and find the ukay-ukay store.

 

6. Pasay City

This city is the best place to scour ukay finds because prices become cheaper every week until all goods are sold. There are roughly 8 shops around this intersection of Edsa and Taft also known as Pasay Rotonda.

Never miss: Ukay-Ukay Wagwagan branch in Pasay Rotonda is strategically located along the MRT and LRT Taft stations. Score items for as low as 10php-15php!

How to get there: Take the MRT or LRT 1 and drop off at Pasay Taft.

Pro Tip: Arm yourself with a bottle of water, some wipes, and alcohol, and an extra t-shirt. Ask when their next batch of arrivals come in (some might have a text “mailing list” or they’d just give you a mobile number)

Why I Still Go to Thrift Shops?

Now that I’m 34 years old, I still visit my favorite thrift shops to score unique band shirts from time to time. More often than being frugal, I like finding things that are amazing and one of a kind- it is the habit that my mother passed on to me.

Want to share other hidden thrift clothing store finds? feel free to tag us #FatGirlsDayOut on Instagram and Facebook during your #DayOut

 


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Waterside at Solaire: A Very Meaty Indulgence Indeed

Waterside at Solaire: A Very Meaty Indulgence Indeed

Waterside at Solaire promises an unforgettable all-you-can-meat experience. Indulge in their premieum churrasco selections and unlimited drinks this October.

Two Best Places to Celebrate an Authentic Octoberfest in Manila

Two Best Places to Celebrate an Authentic Octoberfest in Manila

Us, the Fat Girls Day Out crew are recommending these two (2) places where you can celebrate this year’s Octoberfest and have solid and fun experience. 

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

In Westgate Alabang, there’s a relatively new Italian restaurant called Da Gianni Cucina Italia. You’ve probably heard or read about this from the local show business and celebrity social media feeds that a local A-celebrity owns this restaurant. By celebrity we mean, Matteo Guidicelli. As skeptics that we are, we already have set our own subjective bias that most celebrity-owned restaurants are just mere hypes and are just capitalizing on their fame to lure in customers. Da Gianni proved us wrong. We dropped all our notions, savored each dishes with an open mind, and listened to the Guidecelli’s family back stories on how they curated each menu selections.

Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another. The best part, though, Alabang’s laidback ambiance perfectly compliments this restaurant’s character. You are expected to stay long, enjoy a hearty meal, and save some space for dessert.

 

A Story Worth Telling

Da Gianni is named after the Guidecelli’s most loved grandfather who always expressed his wish to put up his own restaurant.  This is actually their second, the first one being Trattoria Da Gianni in Cebu. Born in Northern Italy, Gianni grandfather to Giorgia, Matteo, and Paolo, moved to the Philippines in the 1970’s, fell in love with the country, and never left. A family who’s fond of home cooking from their own kitchen instead of eating out.

Gianni a few years later, leaving two of his helpers, Antonia and Jean, with no one to attend to any longer.  The idea to put up a family restaurant has always hung over the head of Gianluca. Hence, Trattoria da Gianni (Cebu) was created. Puttin up this first restaurant gave Antonia and Jean something to look after now as they are the head chefs of the Cebu and Alabang restaurants.

 

FGDO Favourite Dishes

Freshly made kinds of pasta, from scratch sauces, premium Italian cheese and cold cuts, hearty soups, and probably the best dessert selections.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Da Gianni
Formaggio Tomino 

Grilled Tomino cheese wrapped in prosciutto and served with arugula and cherry tomatoes. A perfectly balanced bite of melted cheese, salty prosciutto, earthy meaty arugula, and the acidic cherry tomato.

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Quattro Formaggi with Truffle Paste Thin crust topped with four types of cheese topped with truffle paste. 
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Bolzico Beef

Organic, grass-fed and 21 days wet-aged beef served with grilled vegetables. Take a slice then sprinkle a bit of  Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh pepper.

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Tiramisu Alla Nonna Savoyards ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cream, and cocao powder. Each bite starts at the bitter cacao powder and cream then you get hit by the strong coffee taste and finish with the tangy orange peel.
Fat Girls Day Out Da Gianni
Italian Lemon Sorbet Smooth iced lemon with a nice ta guy taste served inside a lemon fruit.

 

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Why Go?

This casual Italian restaurant is cozy, straightforward, and unpretentious. Their dishes are comforting and the most important part of all is the taste. Come for a strong offering of classics executed really well, with one of the city’s best Caprese salads. No shortcuts and no substitutions. A true Italian home cooking passed on through generations.

 

 

Their food is worth the splurge. It’s a great place to treat yourself for a hearty meal, impress your family & friends by treating them for brunch, and dinner dates.

 

Da Gianni Cucina Italiana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 


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BROTZEIT: Experience the 2018 OKTOBERFEST THE BROTZEIT WAY!

BROTZEIT: Experience the 2018 OKTOBERFEST THE BROTZEIT WAY!

BROTZEIT WAY of Celebrating Octoberfest 2018! Solid German beer lagers and a curated limited menu roster. A Fat Girls Day Out Dining Experience Guide.