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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.

La Mère Poulard: Tradition and Quality Since 1888

La Mère Poulard: Tradition and Quality Since 1888

La Mère Poulard in Manila is the fourth branch of the renowned French restaurant. The original restaurant still sits in Mont Saint-Michel, while the two other branches can be found in Japan. There are only 4 La Mère Poulard in the whole world and that includes their venture here in the Philippines.

MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

MANGO TREE, BGC: A Modish Fine Dining Thai Restaurant

Thai food is known for its impactful taste, variety and unique combinations of seasoning.  It’s a balance of different flavors: 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 flavors of their plates. The authenticity of food –  their genuine approach in presentation, proportions, freshness of ingredients of their dishes has made them the pate of Thai fare.

 

 

Headed by seasoned Chef Siwat Korsem with experience in Thai cuisine for over 27 years, Chef Korsem will continue Mango Tree’s vision of ensuring that every customer is satisfied with the complexity of tastes by using only the best and freshest ingredients, authentic herbs, and spices.

AVANT-GARDE AMBIANCE

The restaurant is spacious and has a wide bar in-front of the entrance.  It also has an impressive exterior. The high-ceiling interior looks sophisticated. The lighting has this aesthetic effect, and the decorative elements add to the Thai culture aura, which makes you feel comfortable

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Mango Tree ensures they bring in innovative dishes for consumers. A dining experience that you will look forward to and crave for more.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Mango TreePrawns in Pandan (Php 580)

Marinated prawns wrapped in aromatic pandan leaves. I personally like the spiciness of this dish. The pandan leaves also add flavor to the shrimp.

 

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Deep-fried Prawns in Tamarind sauce (P580)

 

Deep fried prawns topped with garlic, chilies, spring onions and tamarind. The colorful pieces on this dish will put in delight.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Mango TreeThai Chicken Skewers (Php 420)

 

Grilled marinated chunks of chicken skewed with cherry tomato, bell peppers, white onions, and pineapple served with sweet vinegar. For pork lovers out there, they also offer Thai pork skewers to suit your appetite.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Mango Tree Thai Crispy Rice Crackers (Php 280)

Deep fried crispy rice crackers served with a creamy and savory dip made with coconut milk, shrimp, and chicken.

 Fat Girls Day Out- Mango TreeTom Yum Chicken Wings (Php 290)

 

Deep-friend chicken wings in tom yum powder. This is one of the clincher favorites.

 

Phad Thai with Soft Shell Crab (Php 550)

 

Thai stir-fried rice noodles with soft shell crab. Most of Phad Thai dishes are stir-fried with eggs, chopped firm tofu, fish sauce, dried shrimp, shallots or garlic, red chili pepper, palm sugar and is flavored with tamarind pulp. This is served with lime wedges and chopped roasted peanuts. Chef Parpun used soft shell crab instead of shrimps to add texture to this dish. Moreover, he was so pleased when we ate our Phad Thai because we know how to mix them all up. We put the roasted peanuts and lime. We are fortunate that we get visit Thailand and had experience eating Phad Thai on the streets.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Mango TreeMussaman Lamb Shank (Php 850)

Lamb shank with onion, potato, and peanuts served in massaman curry

DESSERTS AND REFRESHMENTS

 

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 Tub Tim Grob (Php 250)

 

Red ruby chestnut with coconut ice cream. The red ruby chestnut tastes like nata de coco. The combination of the two is just perfect. Not too sweet and refreshing especially on a hot summer day.

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Sweet Cassava (P220)

 

Sweet cassava topped with coconut milk. I personally like the softness and the texture of cassava, it melts in your mouth and the coconut milk blends well with it.

WHY MANGO TREE?

A fusion of delightful dishes makes a restaurant stand out from the rest. Maintaining a good portfolio of food for the past years makes you more credible on your craft. Being awarded as The Best Dining Restaurants 2018 by Philippine Tatler is an indication that they have to build a good reputation in the food industry. Mango Tree has upheld 3 components why they continuously ahead in modernizing their brand. According to Ms. Neri Mijares, Marketing in charge of Mango Tree. Authenticity, quality of food and customer service are the important factors why they are still on top.

 

Note: 
  • For renovation by July of this year,  to expand their diner’s segment and to cater to an extended clientele.

 

 


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Tendon Kohaku: Gives Us Another Bowl of Shrimp Tendon Please

Tendon Kohaku: Gives Us Another Bowl of Shrimp Tendon Please

Tendon Kohaku is a specialty tempura rice bowl restaurant that started the recent craze in Singapore that went viral due to more than hour-long queues. Find out if the hype is real.

Las Flores: Sabroso! Deliciouso! 

Las Flores: Sabroso! Deliciouso! 

Spanish food the way it’s supposed to be. Flavorful, robust, and delicate.

The Wholesome Table: Going Organic? 

The Wholesome Table: Going Organic? 

The Wholesome Table is actually the first Organic restaurant that I’ve tried. This farm to table establishment sources its products from local producers and farmers bringing you the freshest possible ingredients for your food. Sadly, it took us an hour to get seated. The tables outside are just a waiting area, so you just have to wait to be seated inside which can take up anywhere from 1-2 hours. When you enter, you will notice right away the indoor trees and the buckwheat centrepieces on each of the tables. The dim lighting, comfortable seating, chalkboard menu and overall ambiance captures the imagination. It makes you feel like your in a posh farm.

The first thing they do when you get seated is bring you a basket of potato buns. They’ll still warm and very good with the butter. It’s moist at the center. Best thing after waiting to get a table.

Chicken Dukkah Salad

Delicious combination of romaine with squash, tomatoes onions, cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese topped with vinaigrette. It was okay, nothing extraordinary.

 

Burratta
Burrata cheese topped with grape tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Served with sourdough bread. I didn’t really enjoy the texture of this dish, it was like cottage cheese. And I felt like the cheese was more like ricotta than burrata. The presentation was nice though.
 

Pesto

I have to say the pesto pasta was different from the pesto I usually have in other restaurants. They use more basil and less garlic. And it’s actually light to eat although filling.

Buddha Bowl

Surprisingly the best thing I had here at The Wholesome Table. It fuses vegetables with red curry sauce and they add peanut brittle to contrast the spicy flavour of the curry. It’s literally a picnic in your mouth. I recommend that you order this when you visit here.
 

Grass-fed Beef Burger

One of the best burgers I’ve had and it’s organic. The patty was so juicy I felt like there was butter at the centre that made it so flavourful. Topped with lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. Definitely one of their best dishes here.
 

Meatloaf

Two big chunky slices of meatloaf. I was actually expecting two small slices but I was overwhelmed when this reached our table. The meatloaf is very flavourful resembling the taste of sausage. The Mash potatoes were very creamy and light. And the gravy was okay. Not my favourite dish because I think its too heavy but a must try for meat lovers.

 

Kid’s Menu: Make Your Own Pizza 
My sister ordered the Make Your Own Pizza. It was such a nice idea for kids since they bring there the uncooked dough, tomato sauce, and the cheese. And it’s up to the kid what ingredients they want to add. After baking it, the dough was crunchy but the pizza was nothing great.
 

Brown Rice Risotto

A decent try to use brown rice to make risotto. But if you’re used to the creamy risotto in your typical italian restaurants you will be disappointed. It tasted more like milky oatmeal more than anything else. I’m guessing brown rice is just not equipped to absorb the cream and stock that goes into the staple risotto.

Chicken Masala

Not your typical chicken masala. I expected more of its indian version as oppose to this one. It was too sweet but the vegetables were cooked perfectly. The only downside was this was served well at the end of the meal that we didn’t really have the chance to enjoy it.

Verdict: If this is the kind of food that you get from going organic then I have to say that more people should try it. The downside is it really is more expensive that its counterpart. But if you’re trying to go healthy this is definitely a good choice for a meal. The service could have been better though but it seemed they were a bit understaffed.

We give The Wholesome Table a 3 rice rating! Definitely a place to come back to, when you want to start eating healthy.

 

For more information:
The Wholesome Table 
Address: 30th, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Hours:

Open today · 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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Genki Sushi: A rocket full of sushi 

Genki Sushi: A rocket full of sushi 

I had my first Genki Sushi experience while on a vacation in Singapore, and I was really excited upon hearing that there will be one in Manila. The only question on my mind, would it be the same?

Finally, its here. And the moment I walked in, I was reminiscent of the first time i stumbled into this small restaurant full of conveyor belts, rockets, booths,unlimited green tea, Ipads, and sushi.

 

After fumbling a bit with the iPad finally got to order and of course, it came in the form of a yellow rocket ship. Expectations were quite high for this hungry eater.

I have to say when i got the salmon sashimi, I was sort of disappointed when it was only a few slices. Although, I have to say that when I put the wonderful mix of fish, soy sauce and wasabi in my mouth. It was this familiar dance that I so missed and craved for.

Now to try something different, this time I wanted to try something else.  Shrimp Garlic Butter The sushi rice was quite good, and the only thing I didn’t like about this dish was that it came in only 2 pieces when you order it.

Next on the list is the Seared Crab with Cream Cheese. This one was quite bland, so don’t order this if you’re looking for something with more flavour. 

Tamago Sushi I recently just learned to like tamago, for the most part, I didn’t understand why scrambled eggs could pass off as a sushi or sashimi. Well, as a new lover of this type of egg dish. I wanted to test their version. To be honest, I liked it but I didn’t love it. To be fair though, I like the serving size.

 

Crispy Spicy Salmon Roll This sushi I really liked. The crunch, the fresh salmon with a kick. I would recommend this if this is your first time. It’s something I will order every time I come over.

Kani Salad Sushi This was okay, I should’ve gotten the salad itself than the sushi version. Although, it was a good amount of mayo, crab stick and cucumber. Very fresh.

Overall, Genki Sushi in Manila does not disappoint(wish they served uni though). It’s the same clean, fresh sushi on the go that I remember back in Singapore. Definitely a must-try, though remember to check your running bill before you order everything and remember that there is an additional service charge on top of that.

 

Genki Sushi

Address: 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Stop Over, Rizal Drive Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines

https://www.facebook.com/GenkiSushiPH

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