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Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Play your cards right this Valentines season as the Fat Girls Day Out shows you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO. A Curated Guide.

Fondue Smorgasbord at the Old Swiss Inn

Fondue Smorgasbord at the Old Swiss Inn

For Old Swiss Inn’s November offerings, they are serving up the Fondue Smorgasbord. Old Swiss Inn is known for its various specialty fondue dishes. Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, that serves buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various […]

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in 5 Ways

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in 5 Ways

Chocolates, need I say more? From your Grandma’s classic chocolate cake to those slices of decadent brownies, and mouthwatering cookies. Chocolate is known far more than just a treat for kids. At some point, Cocoa was used as a currency, a remedy, a culinary ingredient, as a decoration, and even for garments.

In the Philippines, we have a long history with the Cacao bean that goes back to the 1700s when the cacao plant was brought to us by a Spanish Galleon ship from Mexico, where they transported Criollo, the rarest kind of cacao bean.

Today, the most popular way to enjoy it is as a dessert that goes as the simple chocolate bar to complex culinary creations. The Fat Girls Day Out team has rounded 5 ways where you can celebrate World Chocolate Day this July 7th.

 

Half Saint’s 64% Dark Chocolate Tart with Davao Single Origin Cacao, Cream, with Himalayan Sea Salt 

This dessert is absolutely one of our favorites. Try this in three bites. Try the chocolate tart alone, then try it with a bit of the almond crust, then add a bit of Himalayan salt.  Think of rich deep chocolate flavor melting in your mouth, then you have that added crunch and salty finish.

 

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Half Saints

  • Address: G/F, Ignacia Place, Mother Ignacia Corner Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
  • Contact No.: +63 9359330512

 

Old Swiss Inn’s Toblerone Chocolate Fondue

The Ch0colate Fondue from Old Swiss Inn uses Toblerone. For those of you who are familiar with those triangular shaped chocolates with Nougat inside, that’s the one! Toblerone Chocolate was created in Switzerland in 1908, and in 1956 in partnership with Konrad Egli they created the Chocolate Fondue.

 

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Here at Old Swiss Inn, they serve you their chocolate fondue with a platter of fruits, cake, and their homemade marshmallows that are just perfect with chocolate.

Insider Tip: From July 8 – 12 they will be slashing the price from 650 PHP to 250 PHP per order for the 25th Anniversary of their Makati branch for a minimum spend of 1,500 PHP.

Old Swiss Inn

  • Address: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue Corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact No.: 02 2469069 ext:622

Chorizo Blanco by Xocolat

While uncommon, this pasta dish uses the white chocolate to counter the spicy and salty notes that are produced by the chorizo and the chilies. Each bite is enticing and the complexities of the dish are much appreciated. Xocolat‘s creative use of white chocolate is playful and a breathe of fresh air when it comes to using chocolate as a savory ingredient.

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Xocolat

  • Address: Ground Floor, SMRC Building, Katipunan Avenue Corner B. Gonzales Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
  • Contact No.: 02 9294186

Cucina Peruvia’s Galera De Chocolate by Chef Miko Aspiras 

Cucina Peruvia‘s baked chocolate tart with dark chocolate ganache, topped with salty blue chips, and dried figs. Try this dish by taking a piece of each of the elements and take it in one bite. The Chocolate ganache envelops your mouth, then you get hints of saltiness and crisp from the chips and a chewy sweetness from the figs. This is dessert is a collaboration with Chef Miko Aspiras.

 

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Cucina Peruvia

  • Address: Fifth Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Contact No.: +63 9359330512

 

The Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl 

At the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl, experience chocolate like you’ve never imagined with 5 dishes and drinks made especially for this crawl.

One of our favorites is the Tiyula sa Itum by Alamat. It’s a  braised rib finger in burnt coconut and Auro tablea, ensaladang Adlai at talong and Auro cacao nibs. The beef is tender and the coconut chocolate has brought in rich flavors in every bite that is complemented by the texture of the cacao nibs.

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Want to try the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl? Book HERE.

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These 5 dishes uses chocolate in such versitile way by integrating it either as a sweet or savory component.

Didn’t make it to our list? Let us know which dish or desserts make up your top 5!

 


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HOW TO EXPERIENCE MANILA FOR A DAY (Series 2)

HOW TO EXPERIENCE MANILA FOR A DAY (Series 2)

This experience guide is a mixture of the old and new. As we try to re-introduce Manila to you in a different angle.

Holy Week 2019: Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO!

Holy Week 2019: Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO!

Let the Fat Girls Day Out show you Where to EAT, Where to GO and What to DO this Holy Week 2019.

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

A few days left before June 16th!  Where will you celebrate Father’s Day? A few may say that mandatory celebration like is just a big marketing hoax to get you to spend and be lured in as a consumer. Well, partly YES. Same with Valentine’s day right? or any life celebrations for that matter. We, Pinoys are sappy sentimental like that and we are more empathetic, celebratory, and sentimental by culture. We grew up that way and we shouldn’t feel sorry for it. Besides, Father’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards fathers.

 

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Most don’t have any clue just yet where to take our precious dads so we the Fat Girls Day Out crew listed our top 5 recommendations on where to take our Tatay this coming Sunday!

 

 

 

 

 

All beef needs to be aged to allow the natural enzymatic process to tenderize the meat. They are currently two ways to do it: dry ageing and wet ageing. Wet ageing allows the meat to tenderize for 7-14 days, any longer and it gets this metallic flavour that is unpleasant to the mouth. For dry ageing, full enzymatic tenderization takes about 28 days to complete. They do this by keeping the beef in a temperature controlled room for a certain amount of days.

 

 

What to Get

 

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.

 

 

What to Get

 

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Butcher’s Board: Angus Ribeye Steak, Lamb, Sausages, and Bacon.

 

Read about our experience: Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

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

 

 

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.

What to Get

Read about our experience: LONG TIME AGO (POBLACION): YOUR NOT SO ORDINARY SZECHUAN RESTAURANT

 

 

Bistro Remedios can be found right around the Remedios circle. It’s that place with the wooden door and green roof. The moment you step in, it’s like going back in time. Antique fixtures, furniture, and art from local artists herald their walls and bring back the Old Manila charm.

 

 

A live ensemble of Filipino Folk singers serenades you, as you have a traditional Filipino meal.

 

What to Get

 

 

Thai food is known for its impactful taste, variety and unique combinations of seasoning. It’s a balance of different flavours: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. They also use herbs and spices to further enrich the taste of the food. Mango Tree has showcased a variety of Thai cuisines that would excite your taste buds. Their cooking is carefully balanced to bring out the diverse flavours of their plates. The authenticity of food – their genuine approach in presentation, proportions, freshness of ingredients of their dishes have made them the pate of Thai fare.

What to Get

Read about our full experience: MANGO TREE, BGC: A MODISH FINE DINING THAI RESTAURANT

 

 

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 time vegetarian dishes that were being served to her weren’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.

What to Get

 

 

La Collina is driven by its owner’s vision and passion for the environment. They practice the Slow Food adaptation by which in its very essence getting ingredients as a close radius from the restaurant as much as possible. Thus, a low carbon footprint impact and they get the freshest ingredients possible. Where it is sourced and how our food choices affect the world around us.

 

What to Get

Read about our full experience: LA COLLINA: WHERE BOTH FOOD AND AMBIANCE IS KING

 

Why Celebrate Father’s Day

It may appear like every month there is another “Hallmark” holiday that needs to be taken care of with cards, gifts and family lunch/dinners. June brings in all the other holidays but on its trail comes Father’s Day.

We hope this list helps and please feel free to engage with us anytime thru any of our channels. Have fun during your Day Out!

 


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Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

It’s that time of the year again where the air is a bit cooler, more traffic ensues, and people are generally more generous than other times of the year. The family seems to be kinder, friends a little more accommodating, and strangers are friendlier. You can’t mistake it with any other holiday as the malls, radio stations are constantly playing familiar tunes such as All I want for ChristmasThis Christmas, and Santa Claus is coming to town.

We want to kick off our neighborhood guide series with the famous- Makati City. Makati is a schizophrenic city where you could find all things and sights in accordance with anyone’s liking. From ultra posh locations, humble recreational spaces, a wonderful dining scene, and all sorts of merry activities! I have to admit that I am also sort of bias with the city where I grew up in.

To be fair, Makati’s towers house the nation’s major corporations and most of the major hotels. Construction started after WWII when the Ayala family seized upon the destruction of the rest of the city as a chance to start building. It is somehow fitting to say that the city is the center of all things interesting.

 

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

See

Ayala Triangle Gardens Light and Sound Show
Be dazzled by the Christmas lights cascading from the trees and the spectacular display of dancing lights and sounds. The show schedule is from November 20 to December 31running every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Photo Taken from the Ayala Gardens Facebook Page. 

A Groovy Kind of Christmas
This Christmas concert for a cause features Skarlet, The Brownbeat All-Stars, and The 62nd Project. The concert will take place at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby on December 23 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. All donations will go to the Ayala Foundation Inc.’s Laging Handa program for the benefit of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

 

Shop

Greenbelt Christmas Market

  • Date: December 9 to 24
  • Venue: Greenbelt 3 Park

Landmark 

  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Address: The Landmark Bldg. Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila

Greenbelt 

  • Operating Hours: 11 AM to 9PM
  • Address: Legazpi Street, Makati City

Century City Manila Mall

  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Address: Century City Lifestyle Center, Kalayaan Ave. cor Salamanca, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City

Circuit Makati

  • Operating Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Address: Hippodromo, Makati City

 

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Staycation in the City

Peninsula Manila

Are you all set for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? If you haven’t made plans yet, celebrate with your loved ones in any of Peninsula Manila’s four restaurants. The LobbyEscoltaSpices, and Old Manila will prepare a buffet or Christmas menu for lunch and dinner.

 

Location: The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City; Tel. No. 887-2888.

Fairmont Makati 

Experience Afternoon Tea during merienda get-togethers with family and friends. Spend a Sunday afternoon with stuffed bears and bear-themed treats while being serenaded by carolers and meeting Santa Claus.

Afternoon Tea is available daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for P1,222 for two persons. Guests may opt to add a glass of Champagne for P1,106 per person. Every Sunday of December, children can join the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Lounge from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Location: Fairmont Makati is at 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City; Tel. No. 555-9888.

Makati Shangri-La

The hotel’s food offerings for the holiday include complimentary turkey carved on your table at Circles Event CafeChristmas High Tea Set from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and special coffee blends at the Lobby Lounge, and Christmas cocktails at the Pool Bar.

Experience a magical forest before the first frost as enchanting snow maidens and pixies greet you upon entering the hotel lobby. Meet and greet Santa and his reindeers by the Grand Christmas Tree at the hotel lobby on December 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on December 25 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. You can also take your holiday photo in the Christmas sleigh.

Location: Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City; Tel. No. 813-8888.

 

Simbang Gabi

As Filipinos, we stand strong with our tradition. An essential constant to the Christmas festivities is going to Simbang Gabi. Check out different church locations and schedules around Makati City.

SANTUARIO DE SAN ANTONIO
McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
9 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
5 am

NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
1923 Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
4 am
5:30 am

ST. ALPHONSUS MARY DE LIGUORI PARISH
Humabon St., Magallanes Village, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
4:30 am

GREENBELT CHAPEL
Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati City
Anticipated Simbang Gabi (December 15-23)
8 pm
Simbang Gabi (December 16-24)
5 am

MAKATI NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

 

How about a 24/7 open restaurant?

 

 

Whenever we have a celebration, the first thing my family thinks of is the food. Food is always king in these sort of celebrations and sometimes we don’t exactly have the time to prepare. With Old Swiss Inn, you’re guaranteed to have excellent food selection for all your holiday affairs.

 

This menu is available from 3:00 am to 10:00 am from December 16 to December 24 only.

Check out their Holiday Packages HERE

Aside from their Simbang Gabi offerings they are also open during Noche Buena and New Years Eve for those who want to dine out on these festive days. See their menu below:

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I know we’re looking forward to that Roasted Turkey and Angus Beef Belly (An FGDO Favorite). Find out our favorite holiday dishes HERE.

OLD SWISS INN

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251
  • Open 24 hours

WRAP UP

Whether it’s to shop, spend times with your loved ones, go out with your friends Makati has a place where you can go. It has evolved throughout the years from being grasslands to the center of finance, and now the goto place during the holiday season. Savor the lights, the sounds and the season here in Makati.

 


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