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Diplomat Hotel: Go Up The Hill To The Dominican Retreat House

Diplomat Hotel: Go Up The Hill To The Dominican Retreat House

Spanish Baroque architecture, vantage view of the city, and perhaps some ghost sightings.

Cubao City: The Obscure, The Cool, and its Hidden Subculture

Cubao City: The Obscure, The Cool, and its Hidden Subculture

Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO when in CUBAO City. Featuring the obscure, the cool, and its hidden subculture. A Fat Girls Day Out Guide.

Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl: A one of a kind curated crawl

Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl: A one of a kind curated crawl

It was known for years as a red-light district, Poblacion is trading its spunky reputation for seediness and skewing itself to be a place where cool is redefined. Heavily wheeled by white-collar Filipinos and expats, they infiltrate the mushrooming dining and drinking scene. Burgos is humid, has sketchy roads, one to none parking space yet its community kept on growing progressively. The Poblacion dining scene is its backdoor hipster counterpart offering an unparalleled haven for those seeking to peek into another world. We are teaming up with Auro Chocolate, an international award-winning, proudly Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources cacao beans from local farmers- to reintroduce the best of local chocolate not as a dessert, but as an innovative focal ingredient infused in savory dishes and craft drinks!

 

Experience chocolate like never before! Find out WHY you need to experience the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl (Poblacion series)

 

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DISH 1: Khao Khai

We start off the tour at Khao Kai, where you will be given a whole new Thai food experience. Don’t expect your typical Pad Thais, Isan regional cooking comes strongly into play, which is considered is the culinary motherland of Thailand.

 

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Khao Khai’s 77% Dark chocolate bagoong dip with fresh cut green mangoes for your starter. The balance of sweet, salty, and savory is sure to kick off your tastebuds. Pair this with their rum-based drink the Chocolate rimmed Bangkok fire using 64% Dark Chocolate. The best way to enjoy all the flavors would be to get some chocolate off the rim with each sip. It’s refreshing, subtly spicy, and sweet all in one go. Enjoy the first toast of the night, and say “Chon Gaew”!

 

Vegetarian option:
Green Mango with Vegan Chocolate Bagoong

 

DISH 2: Lampara

 

For our next stop, we’ll be embarking on a Neo-Filipino food journey with Lamparawhere different cultural confluences comes into play with every plate of dish that they create.

 

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Lampara’s Slow cooked Pork Belly is prepared sous vide for over 14 hours and topped with Cacao nibs. Each bite is extremely tender and has that burst in flavor that contrasts perfectly with the cacao nibs. It’s an excellent play on soft and hard. Paired with the Chocolate infused Jim Bean Negroni.

 

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Enjoy it by taking a piece of the pork and sip of the Negroni, the Negroni cleanser your palate from the rich pork belly.

Vegetarian option:
Surpresa –  Bean sprouts, tofu, and roasted peanuts and cocoa nibs with chocolate sauce encased in a ball

 

DISH 3:  Polilya

 

Next up is Polilya,  a Don Pedro Street “must-go. Polilya’s Deep fried Hainanese Chicken topped with mole infused with 77% Dark Chocolate, kesong puti, and cilantro.

 

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The different elements of the dish complement each other in one satisfying bite. This is paired with a 32% White Chocolate Margarita Shots.

 

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Vegetarian option: 

Mole with Vegetable Fritters

 

DISH 4: Alamat

 

We’ll heighten up your crawl experience by visiting Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli, where you can find locally crafted beers, native charcuterie, reinvented pulutan, and exotic comfort meals by Chef Niño Laus. Alamat will be serving Tiyula sa Itum braised rib finger in burnt coconut and Auro tablea, ensaladang Adlai at talong and auro cacao nibs paired with Auro Plata, Gin, White Rum, Pandan, Cacao Liquor and chocolate sauce.

 

Vegetarian option:
Pinais” – Rice crisp, Pinakbet Salsa tossed in Auro Dark Chocolate Vinagrette, Laing

 

 

DISH 5: Pedro Tap House

 

Right towards the end of the tour, enjoy chocolate infused craft beers at Pedro Tap House– a place where the beer is fresh from the tap since the beginning of the brewery.

 

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End the night with the Auro Chocolate Chili Cheese Dog using 55% Dark Chocolate from Pedro Tap House. The soft buttery brioche buns are toasted and encase the cheese sausages, topped with Chocolate Chili, and finished of with melted cheddar cheese. This is paired with an Auro Midnight Stout, Pedro Brewcrafters Space Out Coffee Stout is poured into a glass with a splash of Bourbon, then topped with a mixture of whipped cream and melted 55% Dark Chocolate from Auro gently folded in. This drink is designed so you get all the chocolate aroma while enjoying a sweet, boozy kick from the bourbon and stout. Take a sip in between bites of the Chocolate Chili Dog for a great pairing experience.

 

Vegetarian option:
Red bean chocolate chili stout shepherd’s pie

 

Package Inclusion:

  1. Tote Bag
  2. Bamboo Straw 
  3. Funky Filipino Lanyard by PIOPIO
  4. The Map of Poblacion!  (of Poblacion! Not your ordinary map! After the crawl, you get 10% OFF on all our other partner bars till 12 am.)
  5. Auro Chocolate Bars

 

Additional information:

  • Perfect for all age groups.
  • Vegetarian and non-alcohic options
  • Open for private bookings
  • This tour is not accessible to wheelchairs
  • We will operate in all weather conditions except during fortuitous events such as strong typhoons, earthquakes, natural calamities, etc.
  • Minimum of 10 join in/ private tour to run

 

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Happening every Friday and Saturday from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl starts at 5 pm SHARP to avoid traffic AND so you can park before Poblacion gets crazy! They only accept 30 people per day so book your ticket now while spots last on www.aurochocolate.com/barcrawlfor this one-of-a-kind chocolate experience! Have any questions feel free to connect with us here!

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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.


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