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Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Spectrum at Fairmont: Japanese Izakaya Done Right

Delight in your favourite Japanese dishes at the Spectrum at Fairmont where they serve various culinary favourites every Wednesday night.

Long Time Ago (Poblacion): Your Not So Ordinary Szechuan Restaurant

Long Time Ago (Poblacion): Your Not So Ordinary Szechuan Restaurant

Step into the culinary backdoor playground of Makati City that is Poblacion. Where new restaurant and bar concepts keep on mushrooming offering unparalleled options.

Walk along P. Burgos and you’ll see a towering 4-floor building- Long Time Ago’s décor peeks aggressively calling out your attention to look. When we say décor, this restaurant makes sure that they’d get your attention.

 

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A huge dinosaur bone as the centerpiece of it all plastered on pre-historic designed stone walls. Random flags and Tiki Gods among the quirks that give this restaurant such a strong interesting character. Some might find the decor tacky, but we find Long Time Ago‘s set up pretty fun.

 

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The place opened last 2017  and is actually a franchise amongst the other 300 outlets from China.

 

Szechuan Dishes and Then Some 

Sichuan region is known to have high humidity and lots of rainy days, which is why red pepper is used in most of their dishes. Red pepper helps reduce dampness, and so a lot was centered around it. The humid climate also drives many to carry out a variety of food preservation techniques including pickling, salting, drying, and smoking food.

 

If you’re into spicy food and intense food, this spot will not disappoint you.  They stay true to Southwestern cooking lineage.

More than being spicy Szechuan cuisine is very distinct as it bombs sweet and sour flavors as well. The most commonly used spices are “The Five Fragrances” which consist of fennel, pepper, aniseed, cinnamon, and clove; chili and Sichuan pepper.

 

FGDO Recommendations

Never miss experiencing their Chinese BBQ experience. There’s something about the collective way of sharing food with our loved ones by which makes the overall dining experience more wonderful.

Skewer price ranges from 30php-100php/stick. They have marinated chicken, lamb, pork, beef, and other assortments. The meat itself is already flavorful but if you want to add more they have packets of chili powder and peanut sauces.

Set/per order:

  • Taiwan Sausage
  • Chicken Wings (2pcs)/ 80php
  • Gizzard (2pcs)/ 70php
  • Beef (2pcs)/ 80php
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Charcoals being torched

 

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The ground floor consists of grilling tables that can sit around 6 people.

 

One of a kind on the table grille set up. An automated small rotisserie is set up in front of you. No need to manually man your BBQ sticks by which makes the overall dining experience seamless. BBQ are evenly grilled.

Their exhaust system is pretty good as you won’t smell like grilled meat after.

 

 

Aside from their tabletop charcoal barbecue options, they have a wide array of meat, poultry, and even vegetarian-friendly items.

 

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Scallops with vermicelli and Garlic

 

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Shredded Beef with Bell Pepper
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Spicy Shrimps (880php)

 

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Taiwan Pechay with Garlic (320php)

 

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Braised Pork Ribs w/ Eggplants (480php)

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Frog Casserole (880php)

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Fresh Juice/Shakes Available

These dishes are best paired with LTA Rice (Long Time Ago) and Yang Chao Fried Rice.

All the food are good for sharing and are expected to be spicy. We recommend that you don’t tamper the standard spiciness level so you can pretty much experience what Szechuan cuisine is all about.

 

Why Go?

If you want a unique dining experience and the restaurant’s character itself is a conversation topic.  Their price for their hot dishes (to share) is a little steep, but the serving portions are huge which is perfect for large groups. Long Time Ago stays true to the Szechuan lineage of crafting each dish by using authentic core ingredients.

We also have to point out that, parking is available! Burgos is known to have one to none parking spaces and thank heavens for establishments with dedicated parking spots. 

Stay for hours enjoying their good food while chugging an ice-cold beer.

 

 

Long Time Ago Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

  • Address: P. Burgos Corner Gen. Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City
  • Contact #: 02 8246404 and 02 8096258
  • Average Spend: 1,000php/2 pax
  • Operating Hours: Lunch (11:30am-2:30pm)/ Dinner (5:00pm-2:30am)

 


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Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

A charming tradition awaits afternoon tea aficionados as Writers Bar offers a Champagne Afternoon Tea with luxury brand Veuve Clicquot from April 23 to June 30, 2019 at Raffles Makati.

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!

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines season will soon grace us with all the hyper-romantic prepositions, imposing marketing schemes from our local malls, and extra cheesy extravaganzas of everything. Despite our awareness about these schemes, Us Filipinos still give in to this once a year occasion. We’re sappy romantic and its embedded in our culture’s DNA.

The mind-boggling question that most couples face is the quest to know: WHERE TO EAT? – Worry no more, The Fat Girls Day Out crew got you covered. We’ll even throw in other places to go (Where to Go) and fun activities to do (What to Do).

Plan ahead for Valentines

So play your cards well my friend. Take this article as your guideline on how to bring your A-Game on to the field. Plan ahead as early as now and let us share with you our top recommendations so you and your date this upcoming valentine will definitely have a superb time.

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Here are our recommended lists of restaurants that’ll definitely score you some points on your rack. Please keep in mind that AMBIANCE IS KING.

CX conditions must be met:

Ambiance rating: => 4 Extra Rice Rating
Taste/Food: => 4 Extra Rice Rating

Toyo Eatery:  Quality without the Formality

  • Contact Number:+63 9177208630
  • Ground Floor, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City
  • Approximate Budget: 1,300php/pax
  • Ideal time: Dinner

Why Go?

The restaurant has an open atmosphere which allows guests to enjoy Filipino hospitality in a contemporary setting. Complimented with locally sourced types of furniture; Diretso Acacia Tables, E. Murio rattan chairs, and capiz fixtures by Milo Naval. The warm local wood and items stood out so well against the polished concrete and basic interiors.

 

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Toyo’s philosophy revolves around taking basic elements of Filipino flavor presenting it in a subtle way that strips basic elements to highlight the true essence of it.

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What to Get?

Offerings are best enjoyed through its tasting menus (P2,900 +++ per person) or its three-course set menu (P1,000 per person). A handful of dishes are available in à la carte. We decided to try first the 3-course meal for our first visit.

You can dine for a maximum of 2 hours.  Read about our overall Toyo Eatery experience here.


The Old Swiss Inn Restaurant:  A 24-hour rendezvous 

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251 (reservations)
  • Approximate Budget:750php/pax
  • Open 24 hours***
  • Ideal time: Late Afternoons- Dinner
  • View full menu here

Why Go?

Switzerland is known as a neutral country but they actually have many influences from Germany, Italy, and France. This confluence of flavors can be found in Old Swiss Inn’s menu roster where you can see and taste the influence.

Old Swiss Inn provides the new generation of customers the quintessential experience to European dining. It has all the beautiful textured layers of experience, a remarkable induction to Swiss menu staples.  

The ambiance is charming and quaint. If you value privacy and exclusivity then this place is a charmer. They’re  open 24/7 ready to treat you and your date anytime.

What to Get?

Go for their special Scamorza Fondue. Smokey and luscious cheese fondue made from apple-smoked cheese. They add in tomatoes to highlight its flavor profile.  Each pot is serve with housemade bread and apples.

sharable pot of Scamorza is priced at 1,100php ++ add 300php to get two (2) glasses of house wine.

 

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Come this February 10, Old Swiss Inn will be including this as a tasty new offering to its house famous cheese fondue with the new Scamorza Fondue made with an Italian semi-soft cheese with its diverse milky and smoky notes

 

Chocolate Fondue

Melted chocolate on a pan beneath an open flame. Take a few their homemade marshmallows and dip it in. Sinful, and elegant this simple snack is a sure winner for any age.

 

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Patio Vera Marikina: An Unexpected Secret Garden

  • Address: #70 Gen. F. Santos St., Calumpang, Marikina City
  • Operating hours: Mon-Thu 3pm to 12mn / Fri-Sat 11am to 1am / Sun 11am to 11pm
  • Approximate Budget: 350-500php/pax
  • Full Menu on here
  • Facebook page here.

Why Go?

Looking for a perfect place to bring your date? This place is smothered with romance and valentines appeal all around its surroundings.  Then let us tell you about this mecca of a place in Marikina called Patio Vera. It is magnificent during the night. Perfect fixtures, mood warm lights surround the place, ample space and valet parking available. It’s an old house in Marikina that was converted into a restaurant. Antique and glamour pieces adored the place giving the restaurant its own character.

 

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The garden provided a relaxing al fresco dining experience. Large tables, candlelit areas the works. You may opt to stain indoors where there is A/C, but we highly recommend that you experience their al fresco dining.  The ambiance of the place is perfect for dates to a lovely dinner. The ambiance is perfect for a more relaxed, intimate, & laid-back feeling we city dwellers badly need.

What to Get?

Their food is also worthy of praise and served with large portions perfect for sharing. Their menu is nothing unique or ‘fusion’, but rather delectable to the taste and value for money.

 

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An unexpected, totally underrated, rustic restaurant. Forget those chaotic over-hyped and noisy restaurants for a while and come visit this secret garden in Marikina.

The clincher is where they put their change for your bill. It’s reflective of Marikina City’s history

 

Note: All three recommended restaurants have functioning bars with the proper collection of wines, spirits, and liquors. Fancy to go somewhere else to drink? Get our list here

 

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Ditch going on a movie date. Do that when you reach your old-plateau stage of the relationship when you’ve got nothing else to do, but to sit silently for at least 2 hours doing nothing. Do something new and memorable that heightens the senses and will evoke positive feelings and emotions. It has been proven that people who shared an adrenaline rushed-activity tend to become closer. Read more on abstract of the study here. 

 

Activities

Go target shooting over ARMSCOR.

Click here for their list of branches. You can bring your own gun or rent at P500/gun (guest), P300/gun (member). The cost of a bullet is roughly 10php/each. For first-timers. there will be an assigned instructor to teach you and your date the ropes.

 

 

Dance a different way over at Republic Fencing and Sports Club

  • Address: Basement 1 Makati Square, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar
    Makati
  • Opens 10am-9pm
  • Find them on Facebook here. For reservations and rates here’s their number 0905249221

If you’re a little afraid to handle a gun. Fencing is a good alternative. It is classy, its competitive in nature and it’s artfully choreographed.

“FENCING IS A GAME THAT DEVELOPS INTELLIGENCE, ATHLETICISM, HONOUR, DISCIPLINE, AND FITNESS. IT IS A GAME THAT CAN BE PLAYED IN OUR OLD AGE. IT IS A GAME WE LOVE, AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS ARE INTERESTED. “
–NICHOLAS MARCO GALAN, CO-FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN

 

PhotoA from Republic Fencing

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Overall Take

If the person is really worth it and you’re willing to go an extra mile to make a solid impression then I hope these tips and recommendations would create an awesome valentines experience for both you and your date.

***Check us on our social channels for real-time updates.

 


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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.

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

[Updated: July 2019] Where in Makati can you go to get hearty, authentic Swiss food? Not to mention a place that is also open 24 hours round the clock for 7 days delivering the same level of consistency for the past  70 years?  With this special feature, we want to give homage to the famous and the original Swiss-European restaurant, The Old Swiss Inn.

 

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An established character in the Manila dining scene that is unapologetically dissing fads and is able to stand still and proud. He is the more established adult, contented, and cultured. While the rest of your modern “fusion”  new entrants are the young needy millennial, busy finding their place in the city and growing rapidly in many different tangents.

 

Embedded in Manila’s Dining Scene since 1946

Founded by Swiss national Emil Landert and now celebrating its 70th anniversary. This is their first branch was on Dewey Boulevard, now known as Roxas Boulevard. Many people were captivated by its authentic Swiss cuisine, quaint wood interiors, and service.

 

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Scanned Original Photo of the First Restaurant in Roxas Blvd.

 

 

In the 1970’s the restaurant was transferred to a larger location in Paco to accommodate more patrons. In the 1980’s the Paco branch was destroyed in a fire but was eventually rebuilt and re-opened by Mr.Felix Limcaoco in 1990.

 

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Original Scanned Photo from OSIR Archives

 

Through the years, the Old Swiss Inn has grown to its present size of two (2) restaurants with strict adherence to uncompromising standards and consistency.

Swiss Cuisine and all its essence

Switzerland is known as a neutral country but they actually have many influences from Germany, Italy, and France. This confluence of flavors can be found in Old Swiss Inn’s menu roster where you can see and taste the influence.

Old Swiss Inn provides the new generation of customers the quintessential experience to European dining. It has all the beautiful textured layers of experience, a remarkable induction to Swiss menu staples. 

If you are fond of Fondue, raclette, and quality meats then you are in for a treat my friend.

 

FGDO Picks

No visit to the Old Swiss Inn is complete without experiencing their tabletop Raclette.  There’s nothing like warm, melted raclette layered over a mound of potatoes, meat or even just by itself on an elegant white plate.

 

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Satisfy your relentless cheese appetite with lots of melted cheese.

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For those who want something lighter, try their Mother Earth Raclette, it comes with an assortment of fresh mushrooms, asparagus, and other assorted fresh vegetables. Each of these sets is good for 2-3 people.

 

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Mother Earth Raclette (Vegetarian), La Parisienne Raclette, and Wagyu Skewers Raclette 

For those meat eaters, we suggest the La Parisienne Raclette and the Wagyu Skewers Raclette, it comes with tenderloin and wagyu skewers, respectively, and an assortment of fresh vegetables.

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Staple Classics

The Old Swiss Inn’s dedicated patrons will be happy to know that its signature dishes still stay the same.

 

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Fresh Corned Beef 

For those of you, who grew up eating corned beef out of a can. This may come as a bit of a surprise. They boil beef brisket until its tender and then serve with sauteed cabbages and boiled potatoes. A crowd favorite, this is one of Old Swiss Inns most popular dishes, and personally our family favorite.

 

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Gnagi

Gnagi is also known as pork knuckles or can be said that it’s the German version of Crispy Pata. They boil, cure then fry the pork knuckles until its crispy. It’s crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. This is served with a side of sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

 

Bring these favourites with you at home

Take home or have your favourite Old Swiss Inn favourites delivered to your doorsteps as well– visit their Facebook Shop to order.

 

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Chocolate Fondue

Melted chocolate on a pan beneath an open flame. Take a few their homemade marshmallows and dip it in. Sinful, and elegant this simple snack is a sure winner for any age.

 

New Curated Dishes

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Skillet Scamorza uses Pinkie’s Farm’s Scamorza cheese. Smoked Scamorza (an Italian medium-soft cheese), cherry tomatoes, basil, and bacon.

 

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Skillet Cookie: Warm, gooey Skillet Toblerone dark chocolate cookie topped with homemade marshmallows cooked in an iron skillet and served warm in your table. Pair with milk, coffee, or vanilla ice cream.

 

 

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The Butcher’s Board: Angus Ribeye, sausages, house cured bacon, lamb chops, roasted vegetables, and choice of starch.

 

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The Establishments Like This Matters?

The perfect confluence of everything that is Swiss. The Old Swiss Inn Restaurant having two (2) quarter of a century worth of experience delivering quality and taste to the Filipino market.

For us, Good Food is Good Food. Food quality and taste is KING. No matter how “IG-worthy” these new 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 consistent.

 

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Through its history and consistency, the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant is able to continue being relevant from 1946 up to this very day while you are reading this content. Why? because it doesn’t follow and jump quickly to the latest fad. They stick to their vision and values:  unapologetically serving comfort food that is neither haute or fusion.

 

Why Go?

There’s no better place for Authentic Swiss and European cuisine like the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant. Why? Because 70 years of marketability and credibility are the only proof of concept that you need. Did we mention they were also this year’s winner of People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite European Restaurant” for 2018?

You go to this kind of places for the food, for the consistency of taste and the stories that were told between its wooden walls. The Fat Girls Day Out crew will sure to be regulars for more years to come.

 

 


 

The Old Swiss Inn Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Old Swiss Inn (book a table here)

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251
  • Open 24 hours
  • Paco: Garden Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1030 Belen Street, Paco, Manila
  • Contact: 521-3002, 526-2739
  • Open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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