Fat Fook is a Taiwanese concept that brings authentic cuisine from Taiwan. Rachel Kao, the group’s executive chef, along with the management that operates Ramen Nagi, finally opened the fifth branch in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City. The expansion in the BGC area makes it very accessible to the office personnel in the business district. Other four previously opened branches are located in Metro Manila.
The concept was finalized and refined by Rachel. The recipes are originally from her parents which she later improved for the Filipino market.
Here are some of the highlights of the newly opened restaurant:
- It has a take-out counter which is perfect for people on the go.
- The dishes are authentic Taiwanese and all ingredients are directly sourced from Taiwan.
- You get the value for money as the serving size is perfect for 2-3 persons. If you’re a foodie like me, you can finish it yourself.
- Prime location at The Globe Tower, 32nd St., Taguig City.
I had the privilege to try few of the best sellers from the restaurant. Here are my verdict and take on each dishes:
I started off with Taiwanese Sausage. Well, it was good at first bite but it has a strong garlic taste. I’m really fond of garlicky and salty taste but not in sausages. The serving size for this appetizer is great but a bit expensive in the pocket. I’ll give this one a HIT.
Fried Stinky Tofu
I really have to be honest on this dish. I really love the taste given the foul distinct sharp smell. Each bite will definitely give you a piece of heaven. Just take note that at first, it will not be too palatable. After each bite, you’ll taste more the richness of the tofu. Tip: use the sweet sauce and eat it with the pickled cabbage as it mellows down the sharp taste. I’ll give this one an ACE.
Tofu with Century Egg & Pork Floss
In contrast with the Fried Stinky Tofu, this dish uses a soft tofu. It is complemented with century egg with sweet & salty sauce topped with a generous amount of pork floss. I’m not really fond of pork floss but I love the consistency of the tofu. The century egg was divine! I love the texture and the taste. I would have given it an ACE but I’m not really a fan of pork floss. I’ll give it a HIT instead.
If you’re a fan of shellfish, you’ll definitely love the Oyster Misua from Fat Fook. I’m a big fan of oysters so this one definitely captured my heart. They did it right! The soup was coupled with fresh wansoy, garlic and fried shallots to give more flavor to the soup. I’ll give this one an ACE.
Pork Spareribs Radish Soup
I like pork spareribs but not usually in a soup. The ribs are deep fried first then steamed (Taiwanese style) before placing it in chicken broth. Radishes are added to give life to the soup. I’ll give this one a HIT.
Pork Xiao Long Bao
Who doesn’t love Xiao Long Bao? This broth-filled dumpling is one of the bestsellers in Fat Fook. This dimsum can be enjoyed best with black vinegar and ginger sauce. Rachel Kao also demonstrated the right way to eat Xiao Long Bao.
Here are the simple steps:
- Take the Xiao Long Bao and dip it into the sauce.
- Put the Xiao Long Bao into your spoon, and poke a hole in the wrapper of the dumpling to release the juices.
- Enjoy eating it!
Well, I was expecting too much from their Xiao Long Bao. I’ll still give it a HIT.
I tried another kind of Xiao Long Bao. It’s the truffle one.
Truffle Xiao Long Bao
It’s not my favorite variant of Xiao Long Bao but the black vinegar and ginger sauce enhances its flavor. If you love mushrooms, you’ll definitely enjoy this dish. I’ll give this one a HIT.
Rice Topped with Minced Pork and Egg
If you’re a pork belly fan, you’ll love the Rice Topped with Minced Pork and Egg. It is coupled with steamed rice, yellow radish and egg to complete the overall experience. It’s a HIT for me.
Black Pepper Beef
If you’re a beef lover like me, the Black Pepper Beef is the perfect choice for you. The black pepper sauce coats the beef tenderloin chunks which makes it tastier. During my visit, it was cooked to perfection. I’ll give this one an ACE.
Beef Tendon Hotpot
This dish is no doubt an ACE for me. It was a bit mild spicy because of the freshly chopped chili. The finely chopped spring onion gave a different color and texture to the dish.
Pork Cua Pao
Pork belly slices sandwiched with freshly steamed white bun topped with peanuts and pickled mustard leaves. Every bite will leave you hanging. It’s also very filling despite its small size. I’ll give this a HIT.
This is a mushroom topped rice with pork and dried shrimp. I like that the shrimps are crispy which gives a crunchy feeling on each spoonful. I’ll give this one a HIT.
Taiwanese Style Fried Noodles
If you’re noodles addict, you’ll definitely appreciate Taiwanese Style Fried Noodles. No need for viand as it includes vegetables and hefty amounts of stripped stir fried pork. I’ll give this one an ACE.
I have always loved omelette at any time of the day. Fat Fook’s version include oysters, Taiwan pechay and sweet pepper sauce. It’s fluffy and not oily. It’s very filling on each bite. I’ll give this an ACE.
String Beans with Minced Pork
Stir fried minced pork and string beans are the basic ingredients of this dish. It’s the perfect side for any other Fat Fook favorites. I’ll give this dish a big HIT.
If you’re the adventurous type, you should give the Fried Intestines a try! It was very crispy. I suggest you use white vinegar with chili as a dip for this street food. This one is a HIT for me.
Fat Fook Chicken Chops
If there’s the best dish I tried during my visit, it has to be the Fat Fook Chicken Chops. You’ll be amazed with the “crunchy outside while juicy inside” texture of this dish. It’s also very affordable as you’ll be given a huge serving. It’s basically breaded chicken topped with salt and pepper then fried to perfection. I’ll give this one an ACE.
Taro Milk Tea
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink after your meals, Taro Milk Tea is the best choice. It’s also available at the take out counter. It’s at par with the leading milk tea vendors in the Philippines. Also, the size of each tub is very big. Talk about value for money! This is a HIT for me.
Overall, I’m really satisfied with my gastronomic experience. I even went back to Glorietta branch after few days. The Globe Tower branch is open to serve everyone starting 11 AM – 10 PM. It was definitely a nice experience. To know more about the brand, please check the official social media accounts below:
Facebook: Fat Fook Manila
38 thoughts on “Fat Fook Finally Opens in BGC”
That all looks so delicious! I would love to go there! I love the idea and the photos are absolutely making me drool!
That looks like a fun place. I’ve never heard of Fat Fook before, but I think it’s perfect for me and my family. We love food like that, and we love a fun atmosphere.
Fat Fook sounds amazing. All the food sounds delicious. My wife and I love food like this.
These dishes are all look delicous! I tried fried chicken chops in Taiwan and it tasted delicious, and I would love to try the chicken chops in Fat Fook. I still need to muster up the courage to eat smelly tofu and intestines.
OMG what a wide range of options too! Amazing. The oyster omelette. UM, wow that looks astonishing. The tofu even looks great. I’d pass on the fried intestines though. LOL.
Whoa this all looks amazing! Fat Fook sounds wonderful. I’d love to grab some of this deliciousness – the milk tea looks so good!
Wow fatfook ,one of my dream restaurant destination, sbi nla npaka sarap ng mga dishes nila jan
Tofu with Century Egg & Pork Floss is totally, totally my jam! I love all the dishes you featured here and am totally craving it now!
Oh really.I will try this ang lapit ko lng sa bgc wahhh
Fat Fook is a title that attracts the eye! I do like bao but i haven’t had dumplings in so long your post makes me hungry 🙂
Haha what a great name for a business ! Wish there was a fat fook here
Nnnniiiicccceeeeeee….I wanna try the Taiwanese Sausage right now….looks really delish!
This food looks amazing! I’d love to try the fried noodles. Yum!
Oh man these look like some killer dishes! I would love to try some of these out soon!
I have never tried Taiwanese cuisine and don’t know much about it but when I saw all the photos you posted I really want to give it a try! I’m sure I’d love Pork Xiao Long Bao.
All lthese food look fabulous. I would love to try their Fried Stinky Tofu, I had it when I was in Thaiwan, and still cannot get over of its unique taste.
Reading about this restaurant made me miss Taiwan so much! This is as close as I can get to being there and savoring these dishes again.I love their Shang Tang (pork sausage)! Oh and stinky tofu… yummy! I have to visit Fat Fook for my Taiwanese cuisine fix!
I can see why they were your favorites. The sausage looks oh so perfect!
Wow!So many delicious foods are there!I had love to try Beef recipes and also my favorite fried noodles.
What an amazing treat in their opening. These are beautiful and sure to be great tasting dishes. I like their cooking style.
Yes, yes and yes. This looks fab and I love the fact that the food is very authentic too xx
Taiwanese Sausage is something that really got my attention. Ah and noodles of course!! Gonna save this place for my next visit in Manila. Thanks dear 😍
These foods looks all delicious! I especially liked the tofu and omelette, I also love omelette.
Wow it all looks delicious, all to discover, all to buy …
Everything looks so delicious! Would love to visit this place one day.
Booyah! That place looks amazing. I love all the different dishes they offer, and I love how delicious they all look.
I have never heard of Fat Fook before. That food looks really good! Glad you got it there.
the food looks great. i haven’t had Xiao Long Bao in ages — looks good in your photo!
Fat Fook looks amazing with all those dishes they offer, I have always loved Taiwanese food!
Really drawn to that Tofu with Century Egg & Pork Floss. Ah. It looks amazing!!
That sounds like an exciting restaurant to explore! Wish they could have a branch near me!
Nice to know about the Thai cuisine. The food looks yummilicious and tasty. Many varieties thats really cool.
All of these dishes look so yummy! I’d love to sink my teeth into all of these!
One thing I regret when I visited Taiwan a few years ago is that I didn’t try stinky tofu! I was turned off by its smell and the reviews I see online prior. Now I’m curious how it tastes like! Glad to know it’s offered here locally.
I have never heard of fat fook or the city, but the food looks amazing. I think I would love the sausage with garlic, as well as most of the other dishes, especially the last 5 or 6.
Wow! Every dish shown looks absolutely incredible! If I am ever in the Philippines I will definitely eat here!
Haha love that name and this place looks like they have a range of fab food and drinks to try out x
The milk tea is huge! Wow I am impressed with the size of it!
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