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Fat Fook Manila

Fat Fook Manila, the restaurant that's been making foodies excited with its Taiwanese noms opened its latest branch at The Globe Tower in BGC. The restaurant which has a seating capacity of about 40, also has a dedicated take-out counter should you have cravings for yummy Taiwanese snacks.

There's a lot of interesting noms from the menu but here are my favorites:

Taiwanese Sausage on sticks. I've been hearing about this amazing sausages from my friends who has been to Taiwan and its on the must-try list. And thanks to Fat Fook Manila, I don't have to fly to Taiwan to enjoy these sausages. It tastes sweet but the meat is firm and not as oily as our local sausage (longganisa). The garlic inserted on the sausages looks weird but it adds some flavor to it. I'm guessing that this sausages are best paired with a bottle of beer. ;)


Chicken Chop! OMG, I love chicken chops! I first had Taiwanese chicken chop at another restaurant and its love. What makes it different is that they put in some spices instead of sauce. Perfect size for lunch, too!


The one I love best is the Stinky Tofu, hahaha. I believe that this is similar to our "balut" where you either love it, or hate it, or an acquired taste. In my case, I love the quaint taste (not much the smell). I was holding my breath the whole time and proud to say that I survived. The tofu is perfectly cooked and has a crunch to it and combined with the smell and that particular taste that I can't describe, its delish! Just don't order this and bring to the cinema, okay?


Of course, we all know that bubble tea originated from Taiwan and Fat Fook Manila has more than several choices of milk tea with pearl (bubble). We got the Taro Milk Tea. The container is interesting though because it is fat and pudgy, and if a kid is the one drinking it, he needs to use both hands.


String Beans with Minced Pork is another favorite although this doesn't belong in the snack category. I love that it doesn't taste oily and every ingredient blends in well together. Rice please!


Beef Noodles. I love that the noodles are not soggy and is coated with just the right amount of sauce.


The Beef Tendon Hotpot tops my list of non-street food fare at Fat Fook. Its spicy but not quite, but the taste will make you have another bite and another bite and another bite. The tendon has a chewy but soft texture and the sauce is amazing. This doesn't pair well with noodles nor fried rice or Kiampong. Plain rice it is.


Here's the cute take-out counter.





Fat Fook Manila
Globe Tower
32nd Street, BGC

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