Fat Restaurant: Best Place to Get Fat (Bonificio Global City)

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Last week, I had an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up.  I mean who would ever be crazy enough to decline the chance to get fat at Fat Restaurant? 

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Fat Restaurant is a new comfort food place the replaced Izumi 

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The place is minimalist which I really liked because it's clean and bright.   

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I got to meet Chef MiKel Zaguirre of the famous Locavore.  He's a really cool guy who shared the stories behind the dishes he served to us. (Most of them were accidental)  He also shared the book that inspired the restaurant concept called Fat by Jennifer McLagan.  Now, while my entire family may disagree, I am a big fan of fats.  And, I'm a firm believer that good fats should be included in our daily diet.  


Fat Snacks
bar mix
Bar Mix (290 php)
I'm guilty for being stereotypical that snacks are usually less impressive than the main course.  But, fir the very first time I was proven wrong.  The Bar Mix is a glorified popcorn snack.  Yep, I'm sorry to say that Chicago Popcorn, Garett and Chef Tony's is no match for this champ. 

bar mix
Bar Mix (290 php)
The pure in of salted caramel and melted butter with a squirt of lemon is pure genius.  The 12 spiced nuts mixed in to make it even better.  

pork ear en croute
Pork Ear En Croute (370 php)
Pork Ear En Croute is the dish you should never forget to order at Fat Restaurant.  I'm not a pork pig ear fan... (Yes, call me crazy since I'm the only one I know who isn't crazy over sisig).  But, serve me this and I'll have this all for myself even before you pig ear fans could reach it! =p  The savory pig ear cuts  and goat's cheese laid on a perfectly crunchy, soft and moist sourdough bruschetta is so heavenly.  And, you have 3 sauce options, pico de gallo and arugula to amplify the experience.  Fellow food bloggers liked it with Saffrom Aoili Sauce. I, on the other hand, devoured it with the Mango Mayo.  

green tea chicharon
Green Tea Chicharon (190 php)
Chicharon has always been known as an irresistible Filipino guilty pleasure.  Well, meet the Green Tea Chicharon which is the best chicharon I've ever had and I'm sure you'll munch it till the last bit.  I swear I literally couldn't stop myself.  It's was even crackling upon serving.  Dip it into the honey vinegar and grabe sarap!

grilled unagi salad
Grilled Unagi Salad (650 php)
The Grilled Unagi Salad is the tastiest salad I've ever come across. To me, it's like a deconstructed taco with crispy beet lavash, romaine lettuce, mango bits, grilled teriyaki unagi with sesame dressing and sour cream.

salmon and uni pasta
Salmon and Uni Pasta (700 php)
The Salmon and Uni Pasta is another hit.  It has a big chunk of sous vide Salmon fillet that's grilled with precision.  And, the seashell pasta with uni and poached (64 degree) egg that's the perfect complement for having explosive umami-rich taste.  As a bonus, they even added the crispy salmon skin which I enjoyed.

moroccan spicy chicken fillet
Moroccan Spiced Chicken Fillet (490 php)
The Moroccan Spiced Chicken Fillet is so fragrant and moist.  I loved it!  I loved it so much that I'd even prefer it over my fave type of meat: beef.   It also comes with a delicious spanakopita (Greek spinach pie).
Porchetta (770 php)
The Porchetta is one of the best I've tried.  The hearty combination of the crisp pork skin, yummy fats, moist pork meat and sumptous blend of herbs and spices won over our foodie hearts.  It also comes with bacon jam, mashed potatoes, spinach and mushroom ragout.

white chocolate cheese cake
White Chocolate Cheese Cake (360 php)
The White Chocolate Cheese Cake is recommended for those who likes it sweet.  It is a very dense and heavy dulce de leche cheesecake perhaps because it is made of goat's cheese.  Everyone appreciated the candied lemon peel.  

The Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake (360 php) is my kind of dessert.  It is a praline mousse topped with whipped cream and served with creme angleise on the side.
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
There's no better place to get fat and enjoy fat than Fat Restaurant.  Everything we tried is so good!  Per order pricing is a bit expensive but portions are good for sharing.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Fat Restaurant Menu
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=Favorites or Recommended 
Fat Restaurant
Business Address Forbes Town Center, 29th Street Corner Rizal Drive Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 5:30pm-10:30pm (subject to change upon grand opening)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-1,000
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 834-8600
Other  Facebook Fan Page
Disclosure: I was invited and all the food was sponsored by the establishment for the purpose of making this review subject to my own opinion.

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