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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, […]



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!

Do you have plans this Holy Week? For some of us who’d rather opt to stay in Manila and avoid the Armageddon of cars before and after this holiday season,  Having so many things in our lives from the daily rat race we participate in it is imperative to take a pause. Finally, some peace and quiet in the city! Truly a pretty rare occasion where more than half of the population will go on a hiatus elsewhere.

EAT, GO and DO this Holy Week 

Not everything is closed for Holy Week and we’re here to show you how you can optimize your down low time during this season.


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We’ll show you which restaurants are open, where you can go with your family and loved ones, and compliment that with worthwhile activities.


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So you’ve probably seen listings of open restaurants in Metro Manila this Holy Week, but the thing is those list will just give you branches of all the popular commercial chains, by which is already a Captain Obvious information. As we always commit to curate things for you, here are 5 restaurants that we frequent. 24 hours open and solid good food!



A hidden Korean Shabu-Shabu and Samgyusal Restaurant in the center of Manila. Unlimited deals, good quality meat, and excellent sauces.


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Why Go?

  • Open 24/7
  • Quality and premium meats (dry aged pork and USDA beef)
  • Bang for the buck! Unlimited deals starts at 450php

What to Get?

  • Go for their excellent Shabu-Shabu
  • The Unlimix BBQ set

Find Sinsun

  • 1845 Maria Orosa St., Malate, Manila
  • Contact:02 310 8282



Why Go?

  • Open 24/7
  • Quality comfort food
  • Private and comfortable ambiance
  • Zomato Gold: Buy 1 Take 1 on main dishes

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.


What to get?

Try out their lent special, The Neptune Fondue (1,650php); The wealth of the sea on your table: salmon, shrimps, fish fillet, squid and scallops, dipped in saffron-infused seafood stock. Served with a carousel of sauces and garlic rice


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Satisfy your relentless cheese appetite with lots of melted cheese.

Perhaps go for their signature classic dishes;


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Read more about our dining experience here


The home of the best chicken barbeque in Manila! Introduced back in 1945 and has been well loved for generations of Filipino families.

What to Get?

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Photo: The Aristocrat


Why Go?

  • Open 24/7
  • Comfort food served the right way
  • Central location

Find The Aristocrat (24/7 Branches)

  • Makati: 46 Jupiter Street corner Saturn Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City Phone: 899-5035/ 895-0725
  • Roxas: 432 San Andres Street, Malate, Manila Phone: (02) 524 7671 to 7

The Original Pares Mami House

Located at the corner of N.S. Amoranto (famously known as Retiro). Red and white walls are scruffily faded and the bright orange bowls are readily available to welcome patrons. The place is simple, again scruffy, and raw. But you can see the old hardware of aluminum, paint on the wall, faded old menus that it is a heritage restaurant and the tradition of eating at this place had been passed on from generation to another.

What to get?

But none of these competitors or copycats can battle out The Original Pares Mami House. I recommend ordering the classic Beef Pares, of course, the camaron rebusado and their campto soup. Good food stands the test of time. You do not need so much forward thinking concepts and expensive restaurants to satisfy your search for palate satisfaction. A complete set of Pares will cost you 90php (2 USD) as of May 2017. Expect to spend 300php (4 USD) for two people. You already have 2 sets of Pares, 1 side viand or noodles and share a bottle of cold Coke.


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Find The Original Pares Mami House

  • The Original Pares Mami House (check Waze for exact location)
  • N.S Amoranto Sr. Avenue, La Loma, Quezon City
  • Open 24/7 (except Maundy Thursday and Black Friday)

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Engaging Reflection with Church Simplified’s WALKWAY: REFLECTIONS ON THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Most will do Visita Iglesia (visiting churches) as traditional we all grew up doing, but you can pray and commune spiritually in a different way.


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Photo: Church Simplified


From filling an exhibit that covered 20 feet back in 2008  to 2 kilometers stretch if installations across BGC High Street. The Walkway: Reflections of the Stations of the Cross exhibit re-imagines how we experience Christ and re-establishes why there is a need to reflect during Holy Week. Experience the Station of the Cross in a different way.  The event runs from March 20-27.

Location: Stretch of Bonifacio High Street, Global City Taguig.

Get to know Church Simplified here.

Start a Gratitude Journal

Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for instance, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants or thinks they need.  The feeling of Gratitude constitutes another facet of Positive Psychology.

Practicing gratitude means paying awareness to what we are thankful for the scale of feeling more compassionate toward the world at large. It can motivate people to make positive changes in their lives.


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Photo: Positive Psychology Journal


One of the best ways to show thankfulness on a daily basis is to keep a gratitude journal. While regular journaling has been proven to improve your well-being, making a point of jotting down all the things that you are grateful and experience this feeling of calmness and contentment. If you haven’t tried it, now is the perfect time to form this daily habit.


Check out our related article: HOLY WEEK 2019 MALL SCHEDULES IN METRO MANILA


The Quintessential of Holy Week 


Us Christians remember with sorrow all the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus also comes is the resurrection. The quintessential representation of Life, Death, and New Hope. This is the season when we can just pause and reflect on our spiritual life. We don’t want to sound preachy here, but often times we tend to forget how important it is to keep our parched souls nourished from time to time.

Wishing you a blessed and restful Holy Week.

****Make sure to also check out our: Easter Sunday Guide 



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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!

DRUNK FOOD: 10 Best Grubs in Manila After Your Drinking Spree (2019 Edition)

DRUNK FOOD: 10 Best Grubs in Manila After Your Drinking Spree (2019 Edition)

Friday. End of a workweek. Finally! It’s payday, you reach out to your ATM get some moolah and group message your friends and ask them all out to the nearest watering hole or dive bars.

Nighttime is crazy out of town cousin of daytime. Because he has a different set of rules, more tolerance and an enabler most especially after hours. We do things we don’t do during daylight. We’re more open to friends of friends of friends of friends. Wait I lost connecting the levels. But you do get me right? After a few buckets of beer or emptying the bottle of that mid-range liquor at past 1 am. You all pay the tab and in a harmonious mindset, the final fight would be how awesome it is to go grab some food. How satisfying it is to go grab that cheeseburger, that Chelo Kebab or that hot tapsilog after hours of a drinking session?  Late night is the easiest time to eat like a no one is watching you because eating like nobody is watching you is all about self-pleasure and very little else.

We’ve rounded up 10 highly recommended places around Metro Manila that are open late down to being open 24/7 to gratify your NEED to munch. All these menu recommendations for TASTE had been rated 4 Extra Rice Rating. If you don’t know what is our rating scale is, please click this link.

Hungry after a drinking session? Here are the top 10 food you should get! You’re a late-night guide around Metro Manila

1) Hungarian Meal at Whistlestop (24 hours)

Whistlestop 2.0 is a nicely designed restaurant with retro touches, much different from its original cowboy-styled incarnation. It’s open 24/7 and with ample parking spot and steady location.

2 pcs Hungarian sausage, 3-4 pcs of honey-cured bacon on a bed of their glorious rice mix. This is good to share for 2-3 people. Depending on how awesome your hunger is. If you eat like a MAN, then just share this with 1 person nevertheless. Ask for a side of honey mustard and a glass of ice-cold coke.

Address: # 28 Jupiter Street, Makati City.

2. The Shawarma at Ziggurat Makati (24 hours)

Smack behind the alley in Makati’s red district lies a 24-hour tower of Middle Eastern cuisine, a good place for dinner but an even better place for post-drinks grub. This is by far the only middle eastern restaurant with the most extensive selection. One of our favorite hidden place in Makati.


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You can never go wrong with a good shawarma roll. It will outlive most food trends available in the metro. Perfect one hand snack that you can bite into furiously.

What makes their shawarma special is they don’t mince the meat so small and just spread it out. They serve it as sliced beef strips, with roasted onions and bell pepper.

Address: Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Tigris, Makati.

3. The Beef Pares at The Original Pares Mami House (24 hours)

I recommend ordering the classic Beef Pares, of course, the camaron rebusado and their campto soup. Good food stands the test of time. You do not need so many forward-thinking concepts and expensive restaurants to satisfy your search for palate satisfaction. A complete set of Pares will cost you 110php.


Address: N.S Amoranto Sr. Avenue, La Loma, Quezon City


4. The Roast Beef Pares in Kanto Freestyle 65°


It’s sweet and salty, garlic-infused with all the right stuff with the perfect side of sous vide poached egg. Kanto Freestyle is that perfect stopover when you want to sober up after a night up drinking and partying. Open 24/7 serving all-day Filipino and Western comfort food.


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  • Ground Floor, Continental Court Condominium, 47 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
  • Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours 7 days a week
  • Budget: 400/2 pax

5. The Pad Thai at Dusadee (24 hours)

Authentic Thai food that is cheap, clean and decently tasty.  They source their spices directly from Thailand as the owner is from Thailand.


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Photo Credit: @kuhrla


Their Pad Thai’s comparable to Fort or Makati restaurants that will charge you double or triple the price. The noodle is bouncy and chewy perfectly covered with the sauce, the right amount of meat and topped with fluffy eggs. The big-serving size for just 110php.


Address: 40 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila


6. The Unli Samgyupsal at The Premier Samgyupsal (24 hours)

When only one order of meat is not enough trying the Unlimited Samgyupsal Beef and Pork set of Premier Samgyupsal. Their unlimited sets include unlimited sides, unlimited egg, and a seafood broth. This is on top of their Aged Pork, and USDA Beef. It’s such a steal at 580 PHP per person. There are several branches of this joint, but you’d rather eat at this branch to guarantee consistency.


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They have several branches in Malate, Tomas Morato, and Las Pinas area.

7. The Carne Asada at El Chupacabra

From the same group that brought us Mexicali, Cafe Mediterranean, Fishbar Boracay fame. El Chupacabra is located along Felipe Street near the corner of Polaris Street with the table overflowing into the actual street.



One of the best taco place in Metro Manila. It is cheap, and it is greasy the way a street taco should be.  

Address: 5782 Felipe Street, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines


8. The Goulash and the Gnagi at Old Swiss Inn (24 Hours)


Old Swiss Inn opened their first branch in 1946, and after 70 years, they still serve consistently good European fare. The best thing is they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


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Their Goulash is a thick tomato broth with tender beef and stewed vegetables. It’s rich in flavor and has the right amount of spice. Warm and comforting.  The Gnagi, on the other hand, is exactly what you want after a night of drinking, think the German version of the crispy pata, served on a bed of sauerkraut. You have that crispy skin, tender meat and the right amount of fat.

The best part about this is, if you have a sweet tooth you can always have their Toblerone fondue.

Address: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia Bldg. Makati Ave corner Sto. Tomas St. Urdaneta, Makati City

9. The Beef Shawarma Rice at Yalla Yalla

Sliced beef with chopped vegetables on a bed of biryani rice. Drizzle the right amount of their garlic yogurt sauce and let the flavors melt together. Shawarma is always a good idea.


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Address: 5652 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City

10. The Goto in Goto Tendon (24 hours)

Their Goto tendon (small size) came with a quail egg, spring onions, fried garlic and a side of chicharon for that added texture. The broth itself was flavorful that you only needed to add a bit of calamansi. Each element topped on the goto gave an added flavor and dimension to the dish.


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At Goto Tendon, an amusing revamp of the Pinoy lugawan/paresan set in an air-conditioned dining area seems enticing enough.


Goto Tendon (with several branches)


Forget your diet, forget your Kales for a moment. Late night, after drinking eating is that sweet spot moment where you can EAT for pleasure.


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

Valentines 2019: 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.

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

Makati Neighborhood Guide: Holiday Edition

From ultra posh locations, humble recreational spaces, a wonderful dining scene, and many merry activities, Makati is the go-to holiday city in Manila.

Thanksgiving 2018: Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Dreams

Thanksgiving 2018: Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Dreams

Autumn or Fall symbolizes the coming of Thanksgiving. This season, the leaves turn into a dark red hue, pumpkins are in season. Halloween is celebrated and it ushers the coming of Thanksgiving. These days when you say Thanksgivings, it automatically means this holiday widely celebrated in North America that consists of family, friends, and a roasted turkey that usually comes with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

In the United States, it’s just as widely celebrated as Christmas. Here in Manila, we don’t really celebrate it in most circles but it remains as my favorite food holiday.




To understand what Thanksgiving means, lets go back to 1621. The story goes like this, the Catholic Pilgrims crossed the sea to establish their own colonies in the New World. Once they landed on Massachusetts, they were able to stumble upon one of the villages of the Wampanoag Indians. However, it was abandoned as all the residents perished due to an epidemic. They settled in and they met the Indian named “Squato“, unlike the other locals. Squato knew how to speak English and in turn taught the Pilgrims to harvest corn and other crops. Squato was also able to arrange a local alliance with the Wampanoag chief Massasoit and the leader of the Pilgrims Governor William Bradford. 

Thanksgiving symbolizes the first successful harvest of the Pilgirms and to celebrate, they arrange a 3 day festival filled with games, hunting, and a grand feast. 200 years after the first Thanksgiving, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1863.

Today, Thanksgiving means many things to different cultures and countries.

In Canada, it’s celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of October. In the United States it’s celebrated on the last Thursday of November. For others, it simply marks the start of the best shopping day in the year Black Friday.

Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

A traditional Thanksgiving feast usually consists of the following dishes:

  • A large butterball roasted Turkey
  • Bread Pudding
  • Cranberry sauce – Either jelly or canned
  • Giblet gravy
  • Sweet potato mash topped with roasted marshmallows
  • Squash soup
  • Hot rolls
  • Green bean casserole
  • Pecan or pumpkin pie for dessert.




These are usually cooked a day before the actual day since it takes very long to cook the turkey from braising it, basting, and then roasting. The whole preparation ranges from 8-12 hours.

The entire preparation times gives families a chance to bond and help each other, aside from the actual Thanksgiving dinner.



Why Turkey?

Turkey has been the original staple Thanksgiving dish since 1621 when Governor Bradford tasked the original pilgrims to hunt for wild turkey for the first harvest festival. Turkey is most definitely a celebration food as it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare and to cook this dish.

Here in Manila, we rarely eat turkey but whenever I have the chance it’s always a  memorable experience. Since we don’t usually have turkey as our normal staple poultry dish let me give you a quick guide on how to enjoy this meal.

The first thing is to choose whether you want dark meat or white meat, then add some cranberry sauce and drizzle a whole lot of gravy on the bird. Now whenever you take a spoonful of turkey add a bit of cranberry and gravy to each bite. The tangy cranberry cuts the richness of the turkey and gravy.

For this Thanksgiving on November 22, head over to Old Swiss Inn Makati to experience a traditional Thanksgiving Feast.

The Old Swiss Inn Restauranhas been serving it’s patrons for over 70 years. 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.




For only PHP 1,320 PHP ++ per head, you get to experience a traditional thanksgiving buffet complete with your Turkey, sauces, and sides.


Whether it’s Christmas, New Year or a birthday. We Filipinos love to eat, and Thanksgiving is another celebration where in you can have a new food journey. Hot rolls, mashed sweet potatoes with a marshmallow topping, and eating roast turkey is a celebration. Experience your first Thanksgiving meal!


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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.


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