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Welcome to the Free World: F&B Industry

Welcome to the Free World: F&B Industry

Brand relevance, coping with changes, and how you can leverage digital strategies to your advantage. F&B Editon.

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Most won’t have any clue just yet where to take their precious Dads, so the Fat Girls Day Out crew listed our top curated recommendations to help you out!

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

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

The Brgy. Kapitolyo food scene was defined by these roster of concepts; Cafe Juanita, Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Poco Deli, and Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats. Established around 2012, Mad Mark’s was positioned to be a solid sandwich place where you’d be able to get “THE” Man Sandwich and good artisanal ice creams. Owned by Mark Isidro who got his inspiration from the US ic cream parlor shop called Mom and Pop Ice Cream Parlor. 

 

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I’ve been visiting the Kapitolyo branch far too many times just to get myself a scoop or two of their best sellers Half-Baked Madagascar and Java Chocolate and when I’m feeling famished I’d go for their hearty meal plates. Recently, Bianca and I craved for good solid meal plates while we were at Makati and thanks to all the food gods!  Mad Mark’s actually has another branch in the Glorietta 3 Complex. The place is quaint and can get really busy during peak hours.

 

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We were famished so we ordered a number of bestseller plates! Let us share with you our food visual snippets.

Appetizer

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Fat Chips (99php)/Seasoned Potato Wedges

 

Mains 

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Johny Double Black Ribs (265php)/ Full Slab/ 2 Sides

Their signature ribs in JDB sauce, slow cooked for 20hrs before they grill these babies. Tasty and tender ribs, just enough hint of sweetness, strong southern BBQ flavor and smokey.

 

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Daily Steak (265php)/ 150g USDA Flat Iron Steak/2 Side

The full-flavored, classic flat iron steak that is grilled according to your preference. Go for their in-house sauce to compliment everything.

 

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Creole Grilled Chicken (215php)/ Boneless fillet/ 2 Sides

This chicken has a great taste and is just spicy enough without being overpowering. Perfect with any sides.

Dessert 

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Deep Fried Cheesecake/ Madagascar Ice Cream/Chocolate Sauce

The perfect prologue after a good solid meal

Why Go?

I would still definitely vouch for their VALUE FOR MONEY offerings. You’d be able to enjoy a ‘good old’ USDA steak plate for less than 500php. Generous servings, attentive wait staff, and superb ice creams. It’s so good in fact that most of the time it’s way better than most international franchises that came along recently. Their restaurant is not intimidating and exudes this aura of coming inside a rustic southern family home where they will stuff you with their good food and hospitality

Visiting soon? tag us on your Instagram photos using the #FatGirlsDayOut #WhereToEat for a chance to get featured.

 


Mad Mark's Creamery & Good Eats Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra will always be the notable to us as being one of the cheapest places to get a drink and good solide food in the neighborhood.

La Mère Poulard: Tradition and Quality Since 1888

La Mère Poulard: Tradition and Quality Since 1888

La Mère Poulard in Manila is the fourth branch of the renowned French restaurant. The original restaurant still sits in Mont Saint-Michel, while the two other branches can be found in Japan. There are only 4 La Mère Poulard in the whole world and that includes their venture here in the Philippines.

Chaplin: Wants you to take your time while you savor every dish.

Chaplin: Wants you to take your time while you savor every dish.

When Yuval and Norfar Mann moved to the Philippines from Israel about eight years ago, Norfar struggled to find restaurants that cater to vegetarians like her and most of the times vegetarian dishes that were being served to her wasn’t really 100% vegetarian at all. On February 2016, the couple opened Chaplin at Century City Mall in Makati. Chaplin serves authentic Israeli cuisine, pastries, fine coffee and curated cocktails.

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Just on the 4th floor of Century City Mall, Chaplin is a great quick refuge from the bustling chaos of Kalayaan Ave and Poblacion. Its standalone restaurant has a breezy and nice Al Fresco set up and a minimalist interior fixture from the inside so customers won’t divert focus away from the food.

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The Fat Girls Day Out crew immediately had an impression that once we sat down we would definitely stay for hours. Glass walls, plush couches, and the soft indoor lights all contribute to the laidback ambiance.

Chaplin takes its cue from no less than the Charlie Chaplin. The owners are fans of the legendary comedian.

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The Essence of Israeli Cuisine

Israelis have developed and continue to enjoy a delicious cuisine rooted in the uniqueness of Israeli society itself. Israeli cuisine demonstrates the true melting pot that is Israel. Coming over from over 80 countries, Jews have returned to their motherland, bringing with them the food ideologies and recipes they developed during their journeys. Such culinary traditions and methods span 3,000 years of history. Imagine that. Of course over the years these cooking traditions have been shaped over time form Africa, Europe, and even Asia.

Basically, all cuisines are an interplay of many forces- from history, sociology, and agricultural. Israeli is the best example of that. Coming from many confluences “Israeli” originated from the wider spectrum of Middle Eastern cuisine. Popular outtakes are their Falafel (deep-fried chickpea balls served in pita bread), Israeli Salad which consists of cucumbers, tomatoes that are chopped distinctively into small pieces. Eastern European influence is also integral to their cuisine, with the use of sour cream. Expect heavy use of olives and olive oil, wheat, chickpeas, and fresh yogurts.

Food Experience

We like starting off with a nice aperitif. We ordered their house-recommended house Mojito.

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Tel Aviv Mojito (375PHP)

Thick sweet cream layer with lemon zest on top which complements the drink below

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Fry platter

A sampler platter of cheese sticks, samosas, and falafel. Try it with their 3 sauces (roasted bell pepper, yogurt, pesto)

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Fatoush

Tons of fresh greens, juicy tomatoes, crispy red onions, toasted pita bread, crunchy cucumbers, a zesty lemon dressing.

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Hummus (475php)

Pureed chickpeas mixed with tahini, lemon, olive oil, salt, and garlic. This particular dish was quite overwhelming with the generous serving size and different texture. they added some crushed green chilies, cilantro, and whole chickpeas to the top that just changed the experience. Add this to the kebab, to the pita, or to any dish they serve.

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Mutabal

Roasted eggplants, tahini, garlic and lemon topped with almonds and parsley.

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Tabbouleh

The combination of bulgur mixed with lots of fresh mint and parsley is sensational. A bit of olive oil and lemon juice finish it off beautifully. They mixed in some dried cranberry and added some sweetness to give the dish a more balanced taste.

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Fried Cauliflower

Deep fried Cauliflower with a tinge of sweet soy based sauce, parsley, and chili. This is not a dish we usually order in Mediterranean restaurants but this is wildly addicting.

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Beef Boureka

Baked filo pastry with amba eith, ground beef, lamb fat, spinach, herbs, and pine nuts.
Bourekas are nothing short of edible perfection — heavenly little parcels of dough crisped with hot oil or melted butter and stuffed with any number of delicious savory ingredients.

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Chicken Thigh Kebab

Served with grilled vegetables, long grain rice, and side of pita bread.

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Traditional Turkish Coffee with Baklava.

Strong dark coffee with notes of cardamom and cinnamon served in a traditional Turkish coffee pot. Pair it with the crispy, nutty, and creamy baklava. These two elements together create balance for your dessert.

Why Dine at Chaplin?

Makati is an active city with full of ADHD individuals making you want to randomly move for some reason. It’s hard to find time to just sit back, relax, and enjoy a solid meal with friends or family. The food that we sampled was excellent and comforting. Israeli food has a lot of similarities in terms of character to Asian-style dining. Their food is served in big portion sizes that is meant to be shared family-style.

Israeli cuisine is a well worth dining experience worth sharing with our loved ones.


Chaplin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Location: 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. Makati
  • Operating Hours: 8am-11pm
  • Spend Ratio: 1,400php for 2 pax
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MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

A fusion of delightful dishes makes a restaurant stand out from the rest. Maintaining a good portfolio of food for the past years makes you more credible on your craft.

Comfort Food Crawl Series Part 2: The Classic and the Staple

Comfort Food Crawl Series Part 2: The Classic and the Staple

For us, Good Food is Good Food. Food quality and taste is KING. No matter how “IG-worthy” a pseudo-fusion restaurant is people will continue to come back and will turn into as a repeat customer if the food that is being served to them is something valuable, good and comforting.

Skewered: Your Next Pan-Asian Gastronimic Destination

Skewered: Your Next Pan-Asian Gastronimic Destination

From all over the world, we all have our different versions of grilled meats. For Americans, they have their ribs and brisket, for Latin Americana, they have churrasco, for the middle east, they have their kebabs, and for Asians, they have their rich array of satay, yakitori, and barbecue.

 

What is a skewer? To most of us, that is simply a barbecue stick. But further research points it is a metal rod that is used to fasten meat for cooking. What we don’t usually talk about it is how each other Asian nations actually has some sort of version of it.

 

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Here in Skewered, they bring all these difference skewered meats from different countries into just one table.

 

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Upon entry, we notice the theme of the restaurant, the entire place is a replica of a shipwreck. Low hanging wooden fixtures, rustic lamps, moss-covered walls, and ceiling. A variety of elements can be found all around the floor if you look close enough.

 

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What is interesting is the mural they have on the back side of the restaurant, it tells the story of how spice traders landed in Asia and eventually influenced them by using the spices on the ship eventually helping to create the different kinds of skewered meats each Asian country had. That same ship is represented by the Skewered restaurant itself, is a mixture of Asian flavors.  Here are our top picks on your next order.

STARTERS

JAPANESE MISO SOUP

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Their miso soup is served with a skewered tempura. There is a hint of sweetness to the broth, but it’s a nice contrast when you grab a spoonful after a bite of tempura.

 

THAI TOM YUM

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Tasty, tangy, and comforting.

 

ASIAN SLAW

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Generous portions of cabbage, lettuce, edamame, and peanuts drizzled with a sesame soy dressing.

 

CHICKEN TENDERS

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This was a nice take on the traditional chicken tenders. The whole bite is balanced with the fresh garlic, pickled vegetables, lettuce, chicken, and the salted egg sauce.

MAINS

 

SKEWERS

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  • Szechuan Chicken Skewer – Slightly spicy and great with the peanut or salted egg sauce
  • Chicken Tandoori – Smoky, tender, and a mild taste of Indian spices.
  • Mongolian Chicken
  • Japanese Pork Belly

Experience a roullete of flavors from all around these Asian-inspired skewered meats!

Beef Salpicao

Two layers of hanging salpicao that is torched right on your table.

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Hints of butter and garlic envelope your mouth.

These dishes are served with their three Homemade Dipping Sauce: Salted Egg, Peanut, and Lemon Fish Sauce. All made in-house.

 

PAD THAI

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The plating of their Pad Thai is beautiful, enveloped in scrambled egg and topped with char-grilled shrimps. The dish has a mild contrasting tinge of sweet-sour flavors. This has to be one of our favorite Pad Thai’s in Manila.

 

PHATCHIC RICE

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Fried rice mixed with Chinese sausage, eggs, spring onions, carrots, corn, and green peas. It’s tasty by itself and is a bit similar to pepper rice.

 

 

DESSERT

ROTI WITH BANANA MANGO

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The roti envelopes the fresh banana and mango slices. They top this with coconut cream and peanuts.

BAR

Skewered has a pretty extensive bar list and not to mention pretty strong alcohol. Perfectly goes well with their laid-back vibe and pairing dishes.

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We recommend that you try these drinks below for your ultimate liquid courage sampling for the night.

  • Cheap Lapu Lapu
  • Plains of Laguna
  • Engkanto Lager -5% Alcohol
  • Engkanto Double IPA- 8.5% Alcohol

 

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If you’re a hop head you’d be happy that Skewered serves Engkanto craft beers. Probably one of the only few who offers this craft beer in the south.  Go for their double IPA which will knack you with ABV 8.5% to get you lose and animated.

 

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Skewered takes you on a Pan-Asian Tour with flavors reminiscent of each country profile presented. Each element that they borrow from these various cuisines is authentic, flavorful, and friendly to the Filipino palate. It is not overwhelming, and bring a strong impact on their dishes.

 

 

Skewered Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Skewered

  • Ground Floor, Expansion Wing (Water Garden), Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Contact No. 02 8216745

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Reacquainted love with Felix

Reacquainted love with Felix

Although Felix postulates a sense of a refined character in terms of dining category, their dishes are still relatable and comforting. They innovate and fusion various styles, but doesn’t go overboard and respect each element of flavor profile present in every meal.


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