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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

Cubao City: The Obscure, The Cool, and its Hidden Subculture

Cubao City: The Obscure, The Cool, and its Hidden Subculture

Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO when in CUBAO City. Featuring the obscure, the cool, and its hidden subculture. A Fat Girls Day Out Guide.

Bistro Manuel: Brining Continental Finesse to Gritty Poblacion

Bistro Manuel: Brining Continental Finesse to Gritty Poblacion

Patrons of fine gourmet back in the day when Manila had not many choices would remember Lolo Dad’s, an ancestral house in Leon Guinto turned into a restaurant where the discerning food patron would always frequent to get his or her fix of the famous duck confit plates. The restaurant had to move forward with time and it closed down a few years ago. Well, the hipster Poblacion kid welcomed Chef Ariel Manuel to its funky neighbourhood with three-concept punch restaurants. There is a proper tapas bar that serves Filipino-Spanish small plates called the Taperia, then of course Bistro Manuel and for the post-dinner game drinks– The Sippery.


It is actually our first time to try Chef Ariel’s food, but our snooty Titas in our family fondly shared their Lolo Dad’s wonderful dining experience back in the day.

As we traverse the weeknight traffic going towards Makati, Bianca and I were exchanging notes as to which dishes should be on our list to try.


That night that we arrived at Bistro Manuel, we saw Chef Manuel in their open kitchen doing what he does best- making sure that every plate that comes out is to the tipping point of perfection. When introductions were made, he casually discussed each dish that was coming out one by one, there wasn’t any bit of tenure arrogance , nor eh was anyone that we expected- as starry eyed as we were  because of all the dedicated past culinary feature articles that we read about him — The Ariel Manuel’s stature in the industry. All our inhibitions were proven wrong! He was kind, warm, and ever so wise!


Our Orders

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Shrimp Bisque

Lightly poached shrimps are sweet that is swimming in a light seafood bisque.


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Double Espresso Soup 

Combination of Tomato and Mushroom cream-based soups. Creamy with concentrated flavors of tomato and mushroom served in witty separate espresso cups.


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Angel hair pasta, foie gras, oysters, and cheese 

On the menu were Lolo Dad’s oysters, which were a favorite back in the day,  so we immediately ordered added them to our “Must Try” roster. The oysters were baked on angel hair pasta with cheese and topped with foie gras.


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Duck Leg Confit (Crispy duck leg with Mediterranean duck foie gras rice)

Chef Ariel’s crispy duck game is strong on this plate.


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Home Fish Platter (Smoke salmon, salmon gravlax, condiments)


Fat Girls Day Out- Bistro Manuel




Lamb and Lamb with Lamb ( roast lamb rump, stewed lamb breast, and fried lamb sweetbread with sieved potatoes)

A gumbo of components found may be found on this dish, but you know once you have your fill it satisfies in that way only a good protein dish can.


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Tiramisu Souffle

Perfect in technique execution souffle with a crumbled cake on the side.


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Declension of Mango and Mascarpone Cheese  (Vanilla frozen cream and Dulce de Leche sauce)

This Napoleones dessert with vanilla frozen cream, mascarpone cheese, and dulce de leche.


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Why Go?

Looking around the room we see patrons enjoying their time feeling excited and nostalgic with each bite of their meal.  Then again, don’t come here just to reminisce about the past. Although the pillar that is Lolo Dad’s was able to set the fabric of expectation for Bistro Manuel, this restaurant is the perfect rebirth and it comes in three; Taperia, The Sippery, and Bistro Manuel.

Should you find yourself craving for proper European cooking, look for that non-descript building along the side streets of Burgos and seek out Chef Manuel’s cozy nook.


Bistro Manuel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bistro Manuel, Taperia, and The Sippery are all at 2/F Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City.


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Tokyo Famous Kokoro Mazesoba: A Refreshing Detour From The Usual

Tokyo Famous Kokoro Mazesoba: A Refreshing Detour From The Usual

A first look at Menya Kokoro Mazesoba in Manila. A Fat Girls Day Out dining experience story.

Meals.PH: The Best Home-Cooked Meals Delivered Straight To You

Meals.PH: The Best Home-Cooked Meals Delivered Straight To You

Ever thought of having a single online market place where you can find wonderful home cooked dishes crafted by the best cooks around the metro? No need to comb through all those Instagram handles, websites, and other channels. and so on- Just so you can find a great meal. Meals.ph is an e-commerce specialized food crafted by the best home cooks in a centralized online marketplace in the Philippines.


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With this online platform you can get to choose from a variety of food options; from specialty Filipino meals, international flavors, desserts, Gluten-free & allergy specific exclusions, and even ready to cook meals.

How  To Place An Order

  • Set up your online profile



  • Simple choose your MEAL and then hit add to cart> proceed to checkout> choose your payment methods.

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Great Food Delivered Just Right At Our Doorsteps


We had friends who came over for Sunday lunch and all of us love our seafood fix, so opted to order these lovely platters from Holy Crab and FoodAlmighty


Delivery was seamless from procurement to logistics! When our party trays arrived it was still hot and fresh.


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Why buy from home cooks?

When the usual fast food delivery has become boring and not to mention unhealthy in most ways.

In every Filipino home, there is always that one or two solid heirloom recipes passed on from generations. Meals that are rich, comforting, and not to mention hard to prepare! These home-cooks didn’t have formal training from exclusive culinary schools, what they have is passion and love to whatever it is that they are creating in the kitchen. Wouldn’t it be great if that Home-Cook could share his/her heirloom dishes to us? This is what www.meals.ph is for, the place where you’ll find great food, only from the best cooks.

If you are a Passionate home cook-This is your stage


The barrier to entering the food industry is quite high, and it can be impossible to start doing your own thing. Having meals.ph platform it will be simple to start selling your own food, refine your best recipes, and connect with people in your community.

Share your craft and start earning from your passion. Leverage on meals.ph’s platform to do all the operations in terms of marketing, order management ecosystem, customer front-end services, and those other heavy lifting stuff. You can check out their programs and Sign up here.



E-Commerce Done Right

Guaranteed vetted sellers. Partners (sellers) are being assessed by validating against a set of criteria that checks for their readiness to serve the current market. They practice the “Quality/ quantity” principle – it does go against the typical business model of a traditional e-commerce site where quantity if sellers or merchants is king.  While quantity is indeed important from a profitability perspective, it does comes with a price. That price is usually a mediocre product line or perhaps even bad service.


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Curated Categories and Merchants


Browse through meals.ph partner merchants and you’ll see a niche and select sellers covering curated categories.


Overall Take

Whether you are looking to satisfy your craving for a particular dish, an upcoming potluck get together with your loved ones, or perhaps moving towards a healthier eating lifestyle, or searching for set meals for whatever occasion, Meals.ph has you covered.

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Old Manila Filipino Food Crawl

Old Manila Filipino Food Crawl

Experience a one of a kind Heritage Food Tour with The Fat Girls Day Out

Manila Coffee Crawl

Manila Coffee Crawl

The Fat Girls Day Out’s Manila Coffee Crawl

Manila for a Day Crawl

Manila for a Day Crawl

Manila for a Day Crawl

  • Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along the Manila’s streets from past to present
  • Discover the Philippines’ tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
  • Visit some of Manila’s oldest structures in Escolta and learn about the art collective functions inside the First United Building,
  • Then get to re-experience these attractions in their restored and refurbished state
  • Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes for lunch in one of Manila’s iconic restaurant, Bistro Remedios or Dampa.
  • Klook exclusive: Curated by Fat Girls Day Out, easily explore Old Manila for a day, a criminally underrated chamber full of history and culture



Experience Manila for a day and discover its hidden charm beneath the chaos in this tour. Rise bright and early so you don’t get stuck in traffic on your way to the meet up with your English speaking guide at Rizal Park. The first to cross off your list, Rizal Park (also known as Luneta Park) is an urban park along Roxas Boulevard and is pretty close to its neighboring block of Intramuros, a historic centre and one of Manila’s oldest districts. You’ll find here the statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. Enjoy bird watching at the micro parks within the vicinity.  Next, you venture further into Manila’s corners with every venue getting culturally significant than the previous – the National Museum, Cinematheque Centre Manila, Escolta, and Roxas Boulevard. The National Museum houses most of the country’s artistic treasures and nowadays, with its recent restoration and low entrance fees, it’s one of Manila’s trending venues during the weekend.  Meanwhile, Escolta (what once was a CBD back in the day) is facing tremendous rehabilitation and is now the go-to place for local art communities and vintage merchandise. Near the end, watch the sunset along Manila Bay at Roxas Boulevard before your drop off service to SM Mall of Asia.


Package Inclusion:

  • Philippine exclusive one of a kind Manila for a Day Crawl
  • 2 English speaking tour guides
  • Transportation (Pick up, transfers, and final drop off)
  • Lunch per/ pax
  • Third Wave Coffee sampling or Philippine Liquor Tasting
  • Photo coverage


Snippets from our Tours

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For inquiries e-mail us at experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or call us +63998 5448140



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