Fat Fook, the fast growing Taiwanese chain, opens its newest branch in the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This marks the company's 5th location in the country. Located at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street, the restaurant brings favourite dishes the diner has been known for and made them extend branches in just two years. Some of its all-time favorites dishes are Chicken Chops, Pork Xiao Long Bao, and Taiwan Beef Noodles.
Fat Fook at BGC
The expansion in the CBD of Bonifacio Global City is part of the brand’s development plans for this year. The first branch opened in SM North EDSA in 2016 then followed by Robinsons Galleria in 2017. A branch in SM Megamall and also in Glorietta opened both in 2018. It also looks forward to opening two or three more shops by the first quarter of next year.
Owned and managed by the same group that operates Ramen Nagi, this Taiwanese restaurant is conceptualized by the group’s executive chef, Rachel Kao, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in the Philippines.
Fat Fook modern authentic Taiwanese dishes
Fat Fook stems from the Chinese word for “Fa” (gaining”) and “Foo” (Taiwanese term which means prosperity or auspicious). It can be literally translated to “Increasing luck.”
Fat Fook remains modern authentic to suit the Filipino millennial palate. It is quite an innovator when it comes to their food. They make sure to add something new, making it more appealing to the local palate and to the style and taste of the millennial, yet you can still find the essence of home cooking. In some of its dishes, Fat Fook guarantees to be close to Taiwanese versions because the owners go to Taiwan regularly to taste and source ingredients.
Fat Fook Asian appeal interiors
Fat Fook’s cozy and inviting dining experience is an entirely value-for-money—from its warmly lit interiors to the appetizing Taiwanese meals with a twist meticulously prepared by its resident chef. The restaurant itself exudes a modern vibe but still maintains touches of Asian appeal with chromatic cherry architectural accents and porcelain bowls used as light fixtures.
Fat Fook house specialties
Fat Fook is known for their house specialties like their best-selling Chicken Chops, Pork Xiao Long Bao, and Taiwan Beef Noodles. Sophisticated palates will appreciate how Fat Fook’s Chicken Chops aroma wafts up and bursts in the mouth. The crunch of the special breading, alongside the crunchiness and juiciness of the chicken, make for an exciting mix of textures. It will definitely be love at first bite; with just the right amount of breading and seasoning. With their Chicken Chops, you’ll really get to savor the unmistakably Asian flavor.
Another Fat Fook house favorite is the Oyster Omelette. This classic Taiwanese street food has a lot of great flavors coming from the oyster, Taiwanese petchay, and the thick egg wrap. The savory sauce drizzled on top of the omelette provides an added sweet-savory umami taste and all the more makes the dish beautiful to look at.
The traditional Pork Xiao Long Bao is definitely impeccable. It surely does not disappoint. In the steaming xiao long lie broth-filled steamed pork dumplings oozing with rich and warm flavor.
Another classic Taiwanese must-try dish would be the Taiwan beef noodles. Though looks like a simple dish, the ingredients are made sure they are in their best state. The noodles are light and cooked firm but remain chewy and sweet, while the beef fork-tender almost melt-in-your-mouth with its intense flavoring.
Other interesting dishes on the menu are Taiwan Sausage, Tofu Century Egg, Beef Tendon, Black Pepper Beef, Pork Radish Soup, Oyster Misua, Truffle Xiao Long Bao, and String Beans with Minced Pork.
Fat Fook dining experience
The dining experience in Fat Fook is likewise leisurely and unhurried, just as it should be when you want to have an enjoyable meal. It also saves one the hassle of spending for airfare, lodging, and other expenses that go with traveling just to eat modern authentic Taiwanese food. Taiwanese food is made easily accessible through Fat Fook.
More than its modern authentic food, Fat Fook is also proud of its take out counter which offers Taiwan’s famous street food. Everyone can always grab a bite of sumptuous to go food especially if they are in a hurry. And to go with their street food are their famous milk tea choices. And speaking of milk tea, Fat Fook has an exciting news for all its followers and patrons. Its milk tea will be updating its look and packaging, thus there is something to watch out for in a few months.
You may visit Fat Fook at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Opens from Sunday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM.
Follow them on social media on Instagram @FatFookManila and on Facebook (FatFookManila).