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Luxent Hotel (Quezon City: Moderetely Priced Luxury At Your Reach

Luxent Hotel (Quezon City: Moderetely Priced Luxury At Your Reach

A Luxent Hotel experience review and why you should be booking your next staycation with them. A Fat Girls Day Out Hotel Series 2019

Where to GO and What to DO this Easter Sunday 2019

Where to GO and What to DO this Easter Sunday 2019

Plan early on and have a grand time celebrating Easter Sunday with your family and loved ones. A Fat Girls Day Out Easter 2019 #WhereToGo Guide 2019. 

Earth Kitchen (White Plains): Conscious Dining

Earth Kitchen (White Plains): Conscious Dining

Earth Kitchen is probably the only farm-to-table restaurant concept in Metro Manila that we always go to for the past 3 years or so. We’ve been in hiatus from eating healthier alternatives last 2018 and Bianca and I finally made ourselves accountable with the food that we consume since we’re not getting any younger (so to speak).  Let us tell you why we kept coming back to this restaurant in Quezon City and why its worth the drive from Alabang.

Sourcing of Produce 

They are getting their produce from the Got Heart Foundation by Melissa Yeung, in partnership with Hizon’s Catering by Chef David Hizon and Chef JR Trani. The restaurant serves healthier and relatively tastier comfort food, with ingredients coming from Got Heart Farms in Tarlac and marginalized communities from Luzon to Mindanao.

The Got Heart Foundation

They work with several farming communities to advocate organic farming. It’s proven to be the better choice for both the producers (fewer inputs, more produce) and consumers can make healthier options.

Got Heart envisions of creating – Sustainable, Holistic, Independent, and Dignified – communities. Got Heart Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization.

Get to know them more here.

 

FGDO Staples

Vegetables are the definite must-tries: here, you get to appreciate vegetables for their freshness and not because their flavors were manipulated to taste like something else. Here are a few of our staple orders;

 

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Shrimp Spring Rolls (Regular – P310)

Shrimp, organic/naturally-produced herbs, greens and peanuts, lime hoisin sauce.

 

FGDO Take: One of their best selling appetizers, but we find it too acidic and the zest needs to be toned down. Nevertheless, it is still a good dish for starters.

 

 

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Shrimp Tostada (2 pcs– P220)

Warm soft tortillas topped with fresh Asian slaw, avocado and poached shrimp drizzled with their signature chimichurri and hot sauce.

FGDO Take: The contrasting textures of the tostada is addicting, the creamy avocado and the acidity and texture of the slaw with the fresh shrimp.

 

Beef Meatball Pasta (P330)

House ground beef, bacon, fresh tomato sauce, cheese, and herbs.

FGDO Take: The meatballs are firm and tasty with each bite, the mix of bacon and beef gives it an umami flavor that is compensated by the tomato sauce

 

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Watermelon and Rocket Salad (P310)

Organic arugula, edible flowers, pili nuts, home-made kesong puti, and balsamic vinaigrette.

FGDO Take: Bianca always orders this salad, because it is refreshing and the layering of different textures are pleasant to the palate. The dressing had this perfect balance of sweetness and sourness, while the pili added a spike of sweetness that created variation to its overall taste.

 

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Pitcher of Fresh Dalandan Juice (P260)

Why Go?

Earth Kitchen serves healthy dishes that are packed with flavors and familiar local elements. Their price range is relatively competitive and does give you value for you are paying for. Moreover, we support establishments that know and execute their purpose to the community well. Earth Kitchen is a restaurant dedicated to supporting local farmers and indigenous communities around the Philippines. Each of their dishes is specifically crafted to showcase the produce of our partner communities from Luzon to Mindanao.

We get it: Keeping New Year’s resolutions can be tough. The torture of choosing so-called “healthier options” over that 2 pcs of Jollibee Chicken Joy and other snackable cheap eats is a downright pain to the soul. We’re glad to have found this lovely restaurant to provide plates that are relatively healthy, sustainable, and flavorful punches with every bite. Let’s chow down on better-for-you meals!

 

Our CX Rating

Earth Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

 

  • Address: Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Ave. Ext., White Plains, Quezon City, Metro Manila, PH
  • Contact Number: +(63)917 584 3278
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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.

Corregidor Island: Beyond its Stories

Corregidor Island: Beyond its Stories

Come away with us and  Sun Cruises Inc. as we take you along The Corregidor Island during our Day Out! 

Lorenzo’s Way: Come Taste Larry’s Most Adored Dishes

Lorenzo’s Way: Come Taste Larry’s Most Adored Dishes

Lorenzo’s Way is a happy tribute to the man behind some of the country’s finest restaurants for over a quarter of a century. Here you will find LJC group’s founder, Larry J Cruz’s most adored dishes.

 

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Larry, as he was always called by his friends, was a journalist, a publisher, and a restauranteur. His love for food and the joy of sharing it with friends, he got from his father the eminent writer, editor, and painter Emilio “Abe” Aguilar Cruz. You can see Larry’s style and taste within Lorenzo’s Way fixtures Old and buffed wood, fine paintings. silver frames.

 

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Fat Girls Day Out Food Outtakes 

Should it be your first time or perhaps you have plans of re-visiting here are our recommended choices from starters, mains, starch, and of course desserts.

The Kesong Puti Caprese is composed of soft Laguna cheese with tomatoes and fresh house-made basil pesto. A refreshing starter to kick off your palate. This dish was originally served in Prego, and art deco Italian restaurant conceptualized by Larry Cruz back in the 1980s.

Next photograph is their Ceasar Salad has always been a favorite of ours. We like it the classic way. Crunchy romaine lettuce served with thick anchovy dressing, crunchy bacon bits to make add smokiness to the taste, and don’t forget those croutons for added texture.

 

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Spanish Garlic Chicken

Tender boneless chicken thighs baked with loads of garlic cloves and olive oil.

 

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Inihaw na Sugpo (grilled prawns)

Fresh large prawns grilled and served with pickled papaya.

 

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Black Pata (best with mantao bread)

Stewed pork leg/Sweet Soy/Leeks/

 

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Adobong Puso ng Saging at Gambas 

Fresh banana heart stewed in vinegar and so decent size shrimp were added topped with pork rinds.

 

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Paella Valenciana

Valenciana rice/Shrimp/Squid/Clams/Chickpeas/Meat

 

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Pancit Guisado sa Baby Pusit

Mung bean noodles/Baby squid/squid ink

 

Dessert Selections

Why Go?

The perfect confluence of Filipino-Spanish cuisine. the LJC Group having a  quarter of a century worth of experience delivering quality and taste to the Filipino market.

A casual and yet sophisticated in character that is perfect for your next Sunday lunch with family or perhaps an intimate gathering with friends.

 


Lorenzo's Way Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Location: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
  • PHP1500 for two people (approx.)
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Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana yields more than just a ‘meet up’ bar they have so much to offer with their well thought out concept, background history, and with fine food influenced by places like Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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 […]

Islas Pinas: More Than Just Another Food Hall

Islas Pinas: More Than Just Another Food Hall

We wouldn’t peg Islas Pinas as just another food hall that seemed to be sprouting from your typical urban districts. This new venture by Margarita Fores is quite different. Imagine Nayong Pilipino and SM Kultura having a love child and that beautiful newborn is Islas Pinas. The result of the collaboration between DoubleDragon group and chef Margarita Forés, Islas Pinas is a project that aims to spark an unacquainted love for the Philippines and to cultivate patriotism through a diorama heritage display and Filipino cuisine.

 

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(Photo: Josh Boutwood)

Popular flavors of the Philippines and postcard-popular landmarks found the perfect space to be showcased inside a well arranged 2,500 sqm food hall. Staple dishes, familiar beverages, Pinoy street food carefully curated by Chef Fores.

As a Heritage Village (The Space)

Islas Pinas is divided into themed sections which represent Philippines’ famous roster of destinations like Vigan’s Calle Crisologo, Walls of Intramuros, The Rice Terraces, and even a lifesize Vinta from Mindanao.

 

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The Rice Terraces fronts the entire food hall.

 

The whole 2,500-square-meter space is designed by Lara Fernandez and she uses diverse Filipino icons to compel home as the theme. Artistic re-imaginings of Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Vigan’s Calle Crisologo, and a replica of the Ifugao Rice Terraces.

A Sarao jeepney stands proud and shiny as one of the staple fixtures inside Islas Pinas, a vegetable kariton, and a sari-sari store diorama that are all interactive displays!

 

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The facilities are pretty wonderful you can spend hours just roaming around taking photographs (yes, that is mandatory), order your meal and eat slowly while sitting comfortably with a proper OPM playlist being played at the background pipe music from Dong Abay.

NOTE: They are introducing a cashless system as part of the innovations so guest can enjoy seamless trasnsactions.

 

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The Food

Various regional dishes are prevalent with each assigned stations which covers everything areas between Batanes to Jolo. The menu changes daily to provide proper roulette of choices. These stations are themed along the Calle Crisologo strip.

 

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Fat Girls Day Out- Islas Pinas

 

Here, you can find a number of stations that serve homegrown hits in a comfortable air-conditioned space that brings together elements of our rich heritage. You start off with, the Tagalog statement for ‘ray of light’ offers all-day Filipino breakfast staples like the roster of SILOGs, various types of Longanisas, and Batchoy.

 

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Just down the hall is ALAMAT or “a legend”, SINAG is the story of the different regions of the Philippines through its signature dishes.

 

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Next door is BILAO, which is coined after the familiar woven basket where comfort snacks like pansit (stir-fried noodles) and puto (sticky rice cakes).

 

 

The PANADERYA (Bakery) carries freshly baked Pinoy bread and pastries like your comfort food pan de sal, pan de regal, among other staples. — Oh! by the way, Margarita Fores’ ADB Crinkles are available here.

 

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The future pipeline of culture-centric activities are lined up that aims to highlight traditional regional dishes across the Philippines.

 

Islas Pinas

 

The TUSOK-TUSOK for our quick Pinoy snacks where can have our pork bbq fix, isaw lineups, and fishballs!

 

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Fat Girls Day Out- Islas Pinas

 

There’s also a dedicated station for Halo-Halo for the delightfully “mix-mix” of dessert after a good heavy meal.

Overall Food Taste and Experience

The food preparation and taste is pretty basic. Nothing too grand just the usual comfort and familiar taste that we all grew up with If we are to rank the overall dining experience using the Fat Girls Day Out CX Rating (you may read more on our FAQ)

  • Ambiance: 4/5
  • Customer Service: 4/5
  • Food Quality (sourced ingredients): 4/5
  • Food Flavor: 3/5
  • Variety of available in the menu: 4/5
  • Facilities, Ergonomics: 5/5
  • Price; Does it give value to your money? Whether expensive or cheap: 4/5

 

A 5 point scale average of 4/5 Extra Rice Rating! from these 7 elements of our Customer Experience metrics.

 

 

Why we Need more business ventures like this

Islas Pinas promotes Filipino culture nonetheless not only to your typical balikabayan Titas & Titos, foreigners, but it is being geared towards the younger generations. The previous greater segment of older generations (we included, sad to say) lacks a sense of culture and ownership to love to our own cuisine and history. Business like this somehow helps create or even spark a curiosity to help us understand what really is to be a Filipino.

 


 

Islas Pinas Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Location: G/F DoubleDragon Plaza DD Meridian Park
    Pasay City, Philippines 1308
  • Operating Hours: Hours 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Average Spend: 300php/pax
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Lion King: The King Finally Arrives in Manila

Lion King: The King Finally Arrives in Manila

We just can’t wait until THE LION KING arrives The Theatre at Solaire this March 18th and it will run until May 6th.