A Taste of Taiwan: Fat Fook

by - Friday, January 05, 2018

Taiwan is a country that is frequented by many tourists for a lot of reasons. And while the scenery found in the outskirts of the country is the most recommended spot to visit, Taiwan's night markets are arguably what completes your whole itinerary for your travel.

Taiwan's night markets are a venue for a lot of shopping, games, and of course, street food. One shouldn't miss lurking around the night markets to grab some delicious Taiwanese food. This is something I really wished I could do right now, as I failed to try a lot of what Taiwan has to offer on my previous tour. But thanks to the growing interest of Filipinos in different cuisines, Fat Fook came into the picture to serve Taiwanese cuisine to us Filipinos, including me! 

Let's dig in!

Spicy Beef Set P348
The spicy beef was among my favorites from Fat Fook, even if it packs quite a punch of spice. Its tender and flavorful beef pairs perfectly with both rice and noodles. 

Porkchop Noodle Set (also available with rice) P328

Salt and Pepper Chicken Cubes P268
The porkchop, chicken chops, and chicken cubes would've been good as well if the kitchen didn't fall short in seasoning either the breading or the meat itself.

Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao P148 (5pcs) P238 (8pcs)

Pork Xiao Long Bao P148 (5pcs) P238 (8pcs)
I failed to notice the presence of the salted egg in the salted egg xiao long bao, but the taste of the two XLBs had quite a difference. If I were to choose, I'd have another basket of the salted egg over the original.

Giant Xiao Long Bao P188

Taiwanese Sausage P238
It is ironic that the Taiwanese sausage is the street food I desperately want to come back to Taiwan for, and it is also the one I most enjoyed in Fat Fook. It tastes a bit similar to the Chinese sausage, but the extra slice of garlic cloves inserted in its pockets gave it an added subtle flavor.

Kiampong P358

Fried Stinky Tofu P208
If you're feeling more adventurous, then try their fried stinky tofu. It's called stinky tofu because it really is stinky, and you'll pretty much taste its smell, too. Just remember to use a lot of dip to help make you swallow each chunk.

Taiwan Style Fried Noodles P228
Milk Teas
For drinks, Fat Fook offers a variety of milk tea flavors to try. You also have the option to adjust the sugar and ice level of your drinks, plus add some sinkers of your choice. I was torn between having their wintermelon and their wintermelon milk tea. I went for the latter, which tasted like a normal milk tea. This made me wonder if I would have enjoyed their wintermelon tea instead.

Take-out food

There is also a take-out counter located outside of the restaurant where you can have some street food in skewers to go. Now you can grab a bite of those Taiwanese sausages even when you're in a hurry.

My Scores:
Pricing - 4/5
Service - 3.5/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Taste - 3.5/5

Hungry for more,

Address: L2 Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Mall Hours
Budget: P400 per person 
Parking: Mall Parking
Facebook @FatFookManila
Instagram: @FatFookManila 

(Date of Visit: December 23, 2017)

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