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Goto Tendon:  Perfect Rebirth a Paresan and Gotohan

Goto Tendon: Perfect Rebirth a Paresan and Gotohan

At Goto Tendon an amusing revamp of the Pinoy lugawan/paresan set in an air-conditioned dining area seems enticing enough. Read about our dining experience.

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.

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Most won’t have any clue just yet where to take their precious Dads, so the Fat Girls Day Out crew listed our top curated recommendations to help you out!

Kureji: Ramen Re-Imagined

Kureji: Ramen Re-Imagined

Having so much ramen joints peppered around Metro Manila with endless choices and different price points. Us, Pinoys definitely embraced this well-loved Japanese comfort food. Competition is fierce among these restaurants. Aside from serving quality and tastefully done food items, restaurateurs need to stand out and be known with their certain niche offering for the consumers. As the market becomes more saturated with new concepts opening up- Differentiation is important to stay relevant.

Let us tell you about this pretty interesting ramen place we’ve recently visited, Kureji [クレージー]. A local homegrown Japanese ramen restaurant in Quezon City. This joint is positioning itself as the “The Home of the Sizzling Ramen”- by which the Fat Girls Day Out crew hasn’t seen anywhere else.

 

If you’ve been reading our content for quite some time now, you’d know that we’re pretty discerning with playful fusion dishes as we always vouch for the Classic & Staple way of serving food.

Playful Vs. Traditional 

I think we’ve seen all types of ramen already from various concepts. A popular local Japanese-inspired fast food chain recently marketed putting sisig on top of ramen. We’re not here to judge, but often times restaurant often sacrifice taste for innovation. A shortlived band-aid move trying to win consumer curiosity due to its ‘out of this world’ combinations that sadly doesn’t really work.

Although Kureji seeks to re-imagined ramen they did not overly disrupt the traditional way of preparing it. There are no shortcuts nor compromise. You’ll have these elements; great broth, premium wheat noodles, and that comforting Unami flavor.

 

FGDO Top Picks

 

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Starter: Tuna Tataki Taco (320php):  Fresh tuna, avocado/served with crispy nori and salsa. 

Contrasting textures with every bite. Clean flavors coming from the fresh tuna, silky layers of avocado, and the acidity component of the salsa all played so well.

 

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Starter: Chicken Manila Gyoza (price to be updated)

Classic Japanese gyoza coated with annato oil

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Mains: Mixed Tempura (490php)

Deep-fried prawn with tempura batter, soft-shell crab, and mixed vegetables. The Kisu perfectly complimented each piece as it gave extra notes of sweetness

 

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Mushroom and Pumpkin Kamameshi (P 350)

Japanese rice, mushrooms, and pumpkin slowly simmered in Kureji’s own kamameshi stock.  Other Kamameshi options are the  Coconut Prawn Kamameshi and Chicken Teriyaki Kamamesh. 

 

 

[A Must Try]

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[Signature Dish] The Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen (P 420)

Spicy tomato tori paitan broth, kani, salmon, squid, kimbuchi, and noodles. Served in a sizzling stone bowl.

 

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[Signature Dish] The Cheese Ramen (P 420)

Signature ramen noodles in creamy cheddar broth, topped with parmesan, menma, and pork chashu.

 

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[Signature Dish] Sizzling Carbonara Udon (P 420) 

Sizzling udon in creamy carbonara sauce, topped with fresh egg, enoki mushroom, shimenji mushroom, and bacon bits. Served in sizing stone bowl.

 

Why Go?

 

Kureji is a respectively warped tradition by re-imagining the ramen experience. With innovative combinations and confluences and yet retaining that deepest respect from the traditional manner of ramen preparation. They are able to execute and deliver a dramatic ramen presentation. An unparalleled way of enjoying that glorious bowl of comfort food. If you’re open to new dining dimensions, textures, and familiar taste then you’re in for a treat my friend.

 

 

 

Kureji Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Kureji is located at 78 Malakas Street, Diliman, Quezon City or call 729-4909 for inquiries and more information. 
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Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

Soogba: The Best Inasal in Manila

A Declarative Statement: Soogba whips out the BEST Chicken Inasal in Metro Manila.

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

The Brgy. Kapitolyo food scene was defined by these roster of concepts; Cafe Juanita, Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Poco Deli, and Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats. Established around 2012, Mad Mark’s was positioned to be a solid sandwich place where you’d be able to get “THE” Man Sandwich and good artisanal ice creams. Owned by Mark Isidro who got his inspiration from the US ic cream parlor shop called Mom and Pop Ice Cream Parlor. 

 

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I’ve been visiting the Kapitolyo branch far too many times just to get myself a scoop or two of their best sellers Half-Baked Madagascar and Java Chocolate and when I’m feeling famished I’d go for their hearty meal plates. Recently, Bianca and I craved for good solid meal plates while we were at Makati and thanks to all the food gods!  Mad Mark’s actually has another branch in the Glorietta 3 Complex. The place is quaint and can get really busy during peak hours.

 

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FGDO Top Picks 

We were famished so we ordered a number of bestseller plates! Let us share with you our food visual snippets.

Appetizer

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Fat Chips (99php)/Seasoned Potato Wedges

 

Mains 

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Johny Double Black Ribs (265php)/ Full Slab/ 2 Sides

Their signature ribs in JDB sauce, slow cooked for 20hrs before they grill these babies. Tasty and tender ribs, just enough hint of sweetness, strong southern BBQ flavor and smokey.

 

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Daily Steak (265php)/ 150g USDA Flat Iron Steak/2 Side

The full-flavored, classic flat iron steak that is grilled according to your preference. Go for their in-house sauce to compliment everything.

 

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Creole Grilled Chicken (215php)/ Boneless fillet/ 2 Sides

This chicken has a great taste and is just spicy enough without being overpowering. Perfect with any sides.

Dessert 

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Deep Fried Cheesecake/ Madagascar Ice Cream/Chocolate Sauce

The perfect prologue after a good solid meal

Why Go?

I would still definitely vouch for their VALUE FOR MONEY offerings. You’d be able to enjoy a ‘good old’ USDA steak plate for less than 500php. Generous servings, attentive wait staff, and superb ice creams. It’s so good in fact that most of the time it’s way better than most international franchises that came along recently. Their restaurant is not intimidating and exudes this aura of coming inside a rustic southern family home where they will stuff you with their good food and hospitality

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Mad Mark's Creamery & Good Eats Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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

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

Finestra at Solaire: 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).


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