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The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

The Ukay Ukay Diaries: Understudying the culture and mapping the OG places

The Fat Girls Day Out team will understudy the culture of shopping in an ukay-ukay.

“ukay-ukay” – Tagalog: hukay, wagwag, Eng: To Dig Up

MARKET CAFÉ at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel: Show Kitchens at its Best

MARKET CAFÉ at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel: Show Kitchens at its Best

Imagine a market- style presentation of the frehest produce and ingredients cooked to your particular liking. A Fat Girls Day Out Dining Experience.

Two Best Places to Celebrate an Authentic Octoberfest in Manila

Two Best Places to Celebrate an Authentic Octoberfest in Manila

Have you ever experience an authentic Octoberfest celebration? No, we’re not talking about just drinking flimsy local beers at the back of a shopping mall. I reckon back in the 90’s and early 2000’s when a local beer brand leverage on this kind of celebration.

But see, consumers now are more discerning more than ever. Having so much noise and clutter presented to us we seek authenticity in brands, service, and products being offered to us. Do we want to get our money’s worth right? Most definitely! We worked hard for it and we expect anything less than the best.  So when we now say Octoberfest we’d want it to be celebrated in the most Bavarian way!

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Octoberfest

 

Us, the Fat Girls Day Out crew are recommending these two (2) places where you can celebrate this year’s Octoberfest and have solid and fun experience.

 

Venue 1: Solaire Resort & Casino (with The German Club Manila as a Host)

As the German Club Manila’s Oktoberfest is the longest-running and largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Philippines you can expect to experience the most genuine Oktoberfest in the Philippines as the German Club Manila celebrates its 80th Oktoberfest in partnership with Solaire Resort & Casino.

Imagine a big tent will be set up to an expansive Biergarten for the most authentic beer festival in the country. Indulge in a nonstop Bavarian feast, unlimited flow Weihenstephaner Beer, German traditions, and exciting raffle prizes await you.

Why Go?

The Guaranteed Solaire Experience

Solaire Resort & Casino known to execute beyond 5 starts in all aspect of their verticals and most especially on their food and beverage roster. Batian Breuer, VP for Food & Beverage commits to making this year’s Octoberfest the most authentic- The beers, the food, and the entertainment. It’ll truly put the spotlight on the best of German culture.

 

Yes, there will be free-flowing beer. But not just any beer.

Over 25,000 liters of wheat beer and Oktoberfest beer from Weihenstephaner, the world’s oldest brewery, will be served during the event.

The three-day event will happen on October 4 – 6, 2018 (Thursday-Saturday) from 6 pm to 2 am and will be held at the 2,400 sqm Solaire Oktoberfest Tent. Entrance to the Tent is located at The Gallery, ground floor of The Shoppes.

  • TicketWorld – ticketworld.com.ph Tickets from TicketWorld will be exchanged at the entrance for German Club tickets.
  • German Club – Guests can buy tickets in their office located at 5F Penthouse, Eurovilla II Bldg., 118 V.A Rufino St., Legazpi Village, Makati City. You may reach them thru reservations@germanclub.ph or 818-4236.
  • Solaire guests and Solaire Rewards members can also get tickets at Solaire Box Office/TicketWorld counter, which is open from 12noon to 9 pm daily.
  • Tickets will also be available during the event.
***Only 18 years old and above are allowed inside the Oktoberfest Tent.

Read complete write up here

Venue 2:  BROTZEIT: Experience the 2018- OKTOBERFEST THE BROTZEIT WAY!

Brotzeit already kicked the Oktoberfest celebration with a ceremonial Keg Tapping at their Shangri-La Plaza flagship branch last September 15, 2018. The tapping is accompanied by shouts of “O’zapft is“, which means this has been tapped and the official kicked off has launched.

Why Go?

Brotzeit has been hosting 5 years of memorable Octoberfest shindigs and based on our friend’s stories it had been anything but epic. Their kitchen working overtime to prepare not just a fantastic Bavarian spread, but with their outmost commitment to authenticity.

OKTOBERFEST THE BROTZEIT WAY!

Shangri-La Plaza

  • SEP 29: Oktoberfest Celebration featuring KO Jones Band, DJ Allan Corpus, and Aussie DJ Brock Donald, hosted by Tina Ryan.

All Branches (BGC and Shangri-La)

  • All Fridays of September and October: Beer-centric games and challenges
  • SEP 15 onwards: Dine & Spin to win premium sponsored items!

 

Octoberfest
BROTZEIT Exclusive Menu Roster. Served from September 15 to October 31, 2018, in all Brotzeit branches

Read complete write up here

Outakes 

If you want authenticity do not go elsewhere but to these two (2) places. Best German beers and roster of Bavarian food.  These two (2) venues are supported by the German Club Manila so to make sure that whatever F&B roster are calibrated and at par to standards.

Oktoberfest is a period of conviviality, and the perfect time to get together with friends, colleagues, and families. You are definitely encouraged to indulge.

 


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Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another

Wag Kang Plastik!: Bamboo Straws Over Metal Straws

Wag Kang Plastik!: Bamboo Straws Over Metal Straws

Read why you need to switch to a better sustainable straw replacement. Today, we’d like to talk about these nifty Bamboo sips and why it should replace the use of metals straws.

CHEAP EATS SERIES: House 81 Terrace Cafe | Unlimitted Shabu Shabu

CHEAP EATS SERIES: House 81 Terrace Cafe | Unlimitted Shabu Shabu

For our Cheap Eats Series, we want to share this pretty interesting Shabu-Shabu place called House 81 Terrace Cafe in Marikina City that offers to value for money Shabu-Shabu offerings without time limit staring at just 299php!

The frugal foodie in us will always be there. A solid good meal doesn’t necessarily mean to be expensive and posh. You just have to summon the inner foodie-wanderer in all of us to find the best in quality, taste, and price point. The Fat Girls Day Out crew will kick off again new rosters of our Cheap Eats Series with our food seeking friends from around Metro Manila to bring in new insights and discoveries. We’ll make things straight with this series and focus on intel that will matter.

 

The Deets

Restaurant Name: House 81 Terrace Cafe

Location: 59 Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue., San Roque, Marikina City

Landmark Location: Near Veteran’s Bank

Score Deals: EAT ALL YOU Starting from 299php

299php deal

  • Unlimited 2 kinds of meat: Pork and chicken
  • Unlimited Vegetables
  • Unlimited Rice
  • Unlimited Drinks
  • Best Go-to items: Pork, chicken, salmon, and shrimps.
  • No time limit

399php deal

  • 4 Kinds of Meat: Beef, pork, chicken, and hotdogs
  • Unlimited Vegetables
  • Unlimited Noodles
  • Unlimited Rice
  • Unlimited Drinks
  • Best Go-to items: Pork, chicken, salmon, and shrimps.
  • No time limit

Facilities

  • Casual space
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Operation Hours: 11:00am-1:00am

 

Food Snippets

Letting this photos from our friends from Let’s Eat PH (Elle Kim) make you hungry

 

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Go forth and eat! Tag us on our Instagram and Facebook using the #FatGirlsDayOut and let us see how you’re scoring your own Cheap Eats – Food Series.

 

 


House 81 Terrace Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

SPECIAL CONTENT Contributor: SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FOOD WANDER- ELLE KIM OF LET’S EAT PH


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Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Perceptive palates will be in for a solid treat when they visit Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., from July 27 to September 28. Enjoy an amazing an astounding Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet for only P1,800 net per person.

Best of: the Buffalo Wings Challenge with Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

Best of: the Buffalo Wings Challenge with Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla

So we’re diversifying the type of content that we produce in such a way to provide fun insights and for this month of July we’re kicking off our special month feature of launching something different in content.  A Fat Girls Day Out Feature: Best of Comfort Food Series with guest star Mariel Rodriguez Padilla.

 

 

 

Everyday Comfort Food

We will stick to the common crowd favorites that we Filipinos love to eat casually. Nothing too fancy and playful. Just staying to the true essence of everyday munch that we all crave for.

These are the basic parameters for testing:

  1. Everyday comfort food by mot Filipinos enjoyed by the general public, general segment and any age group (i.e fried chicken, chocolate cake, french fries, chicken inasal, etc.).
  2. Those food items who are constantly hyped by other food review sites

 

Why a Blind Taste?

Often times our perception of choice may be altered by mindful priming of the ever so careful marketing strategies. Consumers will often be exposed to imposing ideas and mindless “influencers” telling you something is so delicious only to find out that their tastebud’s objectivity says otherwise.

We are stripping away brand names, complimenting sides, and other related add-ons to augment a particular product.

We are calling this segment feature under our WHERE to EAT series- BEST of Comfort Food Series. We have an exciting line up of funnel materials for the rest of 2018 and this Blind Test challenge will hopefully kick things off. If you’ve been a reader of our platform we love drilling down to the very core basic of any food presented: TASTE. TASTE is always KING.

 

1st Item: Chicken Wings

Filipino’s love affair over the years grew significantly over these past few years. You see different establishments offering these God sent angel deep fried wings. There’s something mildly unsatisfying about gnawing on a tiny avian bone. That’s true even before you consider the disproportionate work-to-meat ratio, which pales in comparison to that of, say, the much more satisfying thigh.

We’ve rounded up the Top 5 most popular wings in Metro Manila based on data we collected thru our social media polls, published top 10 knick-knacks of some popular websites and through our friend’s insights as well.

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: We paid for all the food consumed on this blind test.

 

 

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 in Poblacion, Makati is a Mexican restaurant which earned its credo to be serving really good street tacos and cheap local beers. I remember stumbling at this joint back in 2012 while my former date and I wanted to still hang out and […]