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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 serves healthy dishes that are packed with flavors and familiar local elements. Find out about our recent dining experience.

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!

 

SINSUN SEOLNONGTANG (MALATE)

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

 

OLD SWISS INN (MAKATI)

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;

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Old Swiss Inn

 

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THE ARISTOCRAT

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?

fat girls day out- holy week 2019
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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Kureji: Ramen Re-Imagined

Kureji: Ramen Re-Imagined

Kureji [クレージー].: “The Home of the Sizzling Ramen”- by which the Fat Girls Day Out crew hasn’t seen anywhere else. Learn about our dining experience.

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.

Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

Chicken is one of the most common ingredients in any household, it’s affordable, it’s accessible and It’s easy to prepare. All over the Philippines, there are a number of ways to prepare it, either stewed, fried or grilled. For us, grilled is definitely the way to go and while sweet Pinoy chicken bbq is great, we just have a preference to Inasal.

What is Chicken Inasal? 

Chicken Inasal is an Illongo dish. They first marinate in vinegar, calamansi, onion powder, ginger, brown sugar. Then it is basted in annatto oil. Once grilled it’s paired with a soy sauce, calamansi, vinegar and chili sauce on the side. You can also choose to add chicken oil. Chicken oil is an orange colored liquid that instantly adds an umami flavor to the chicken.

 

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While they are many different chicken Inasal restaurants all over Metro Manila. We’ve found that the best one is Soogba. Yes, for the all the Insal aficionados we will definitely vouch that this is THE BEST yet we’ve had so far in Manila.

A newcomer into the scene, Soogba first opened in Don Antonio Heights in February 2018 in the North Food Hive. While I’m absolutely not a fan of food parks, I made my way here just to try their chicken.

On this encounter, I met the owner and a passionate home cook Carlo Tanalgo, born and raised in Bacolod. Upon trying out the kind of Inasal Manila had to offer, he formulated his own recipe on what a good chicken Inasalis. Aside from creating his own marinade, he has also developed a way of grilling the chicken that elevates Soogba’s Inasal.

His passion is to share with us what actual Inasal is like in Bacolod.

FGDO Top Picks

 

Soogba

Petcho with rice

Once delivered to your table the strong scent of chargrilled chicken enters your nostrils. The serving is huge and generous you might want to get the 3 rice option. Another staple I usually pair with Inasal is the soy-calamansi-vinegar-chili sauce but in this case, there really is no need. It’s one of the very few times where I say NO SAUCE PLEASE. Each bite of Soogba’s chicken Inasal is smokey, deep in flavors, and downright delicious. In Tagalog, “nakakagana“. Paired perfectly with their fried rice.

 

Isol

While not usually my favorite part of the chicken, Soogba’s Isol (chicken ass)  is just juicy and tender. The fat content burst with flavor in each bite.

 

fat girls day out Soogba

Hamonado Chorizo

To balance the meal, we also had their hamonado chorizo, serving size is huge and can definitely be shared. Cooked well its great paired with their spiced vinegar.

 

fat girls day out Soogba

 

While we were not able to try the entire menu, we will definitely be back to try their Kansi and K.B.L.

Why go?

Soogba brings to the Manila scene what a good chicken Inasal should be like. Down to earth and unpretentious, they serve you with the best Chicken Inasal. The price point is also affordable and is definitely value for your money.

We believe places like these deserve your full attention because, at the end of the day, Taste is always KING.

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Disclaimer: Photos taken from Soogba Facebook page

So-ogba Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Soogba

Batasan Branch

    Address: North Hive Food Park
    Operation Hours: 4pm -12mn

Parañaque Branch

  • Address: 2nd Flr. YP Building Dr.A Santos Ave. Surat, Parañaque
  • Operation Hours: 11am – 12mn

Timog Branch

  • Address: 8 Seas Food Adventure. 122 Timog Ave. Brgy. Sacred Heart Quezon City
  • Operation Hours: 10am – 12mn

 

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BODEGA CASA VILLA: A Warm and Inviting Home

BODEGA CASA VILLA: A Warm and Inviting Home

The Marikina neighborhood still has that laid-back relax vibe and open street character and I’m happy that it stayed that way, despite its popularity. Bodega CASA Villa is a great addition to this area’s battle card of restaurants.

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

Fienstra at Solaire: Unlimited Italian Oysters and Beyond- Aperitivo Epico

What is an Aperitivo? Aperitivo is similar to the American “Happy Hour”, but it means much more to the Italians. Aperitivo is a northern Italian tradition, where you have a  pre-meal drink with light snacks or finger food that’s designed to stimulate your appetite for dinner. Well, let us tell you again about our Aperitivo experience where we had another, yet memorable Friday evening over at Finestra in Solaire Resort & Casino as we enjoyed free-flowing cocktails, wine, and of course air-flown fresh oysters from Italy.

 

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FGDO Recommends

Pick your favorites from Finestra’s Happy Hour beverage selection of wines, beers, and Italian-inspired cocktails: Prosecco Toso, Trebbiano Trebi, Montepulciano Moda, Aperol Mojito, Negroni Sbagliato, Sicilian Sunset, Cardinale, Garibaldi, Beautiful Incident, and Peroni.

***Complete menu here

Italian Oysters

With their briny liquid and velvety mouthfeel, their gorgeously mottled shells and in-the-raw presentation, one can never have enough of this wonderful gift from the sea.

 

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Sharp saltiness may give way to its subtle sweetness, mild brininess transitioning into a clean taste. These 0ysters  are fresh, soft, creamy, and bursting with umami to the taste.

When enjoyed with the right wine other curated cocktails, the robust flavor of the oysters will truly come out making it an unforgettable experience.

Drinks we recommend

 

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Negroni Spaglito, it’s a gin-based drink topped with orange zest. The orange scent fills your nostrils every time you take a sip. It’s a bit stronger than the two other drinks. This rendition is lighter and more refreshing. 

 

 

Cicchetti

Also sometimes spelled “cichetti” or called “cicheti” in Venetian language are small plates of food that you could nibble in between glasses of wine.

  • Calamari Fritti
  • Roman Rice Pilaf
  • Ham & Cheese Croquettes
  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Anchovies and Mozzarella Crostini

 

 

Aperitivo Epico happens every third Friday of the month and it already started last October 19th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Reasonably priced at 1,295php ++ (*Price is inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge).

 

Why Go?

There are many ways to end the week right and experiencing Apertivos with Finestra at Solaire is highly recommended. From the moment you enter the door, you are welcomed into this world of glitz and glamour and given the royal treatment. The price point is justifiably a solid good value for money. You’d be spending the same amount also somewhere in Poblacion or BGC where the crowd is too rowdy, parking spaces are scarce, combined with mediocre food & service. As for the Fat Girls Day Out crew, we’d rather be spending our Friday evenings with somewhere worthwhile.

This is THE experience you want to have on your next Friday night. A night of carefree worry, care, laughter, and delicious bites.

 

FINESTA ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

  • Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque
  • Call 888-8888 for reservations.
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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.