Must try dishes from Fatfook Taiwanese Restaurant: opens their 6th branch in Ayala North Exchange

Looking for a place to try authentic Taiwanese cuisine? Fatfook just recently opened their 6th branch in Ayala North Exchange and they leveled up the foodie experience of Filipinos so they could try authentic Tawainese food without going to Taiwan!


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What is Fatfook Taiwanese Restaurant?

'Fa' which means gaining (to increase) and 'Foo' that means prosperity, Fatfook literally means to increase or gain luck for the restaurant itself and to their guests. Fatfook is an authentic Taiwanese restaurant serving some of the popular dishes like the famous Xiao Long Bao, West Lake Soup and their Taro Milk Tea. Truly, they are bringing you items from the #BestOfTaiwan. In the Philippines, they currently have six branches and the latest one is in Ayala North Exchange in Makati.


Ambiance


I usually notice that Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants have their own strong restaurant designs and ambiance. For this particular restaurant, they have their signature Chinese designed plates glued on one side of the walls. 

Color-wise, they maintained the lighter wood colors and the white and black accent for its interiors. It's simple, classy and it's well-lighted. I usually enjoy simple interiors since it makes me focus on the food that I eat rather than thinking of which angle and areas to take photos. Thus, it makes my dining time a little bit less complicated. Seeing the Xiao Long displays or the steaming baskets already excites me because I know that I'll be eating Xiao Long Bao as soon as I get into my table.

Food


Pork Xiao Long Bao (168 pesos), one of the trendiest Taiwanese cuisine is a Chinese steamed bun from Jiangnan Region and is traditionally cooked in Xialong, the steaming basket made of bamboo and it is also where the name is derived. It's also popular as the soup dumpling because it contains soup inside.

Another favorite here is the West Lake Soup which is only available during selected months. It's made of minced meat, tofu, and egg. There are some greens that's be found here as well.

The Spicy Wanton (258 pesos) is also one of my favorites, the flavors are strong and there's a spicy kick on its sauce. Additionally, the Fatfook Chicken chop (308 pesos) has that crunch and a little sour taste but I'd hope they'll serve it with some sauce to fully appreciate the dish.

Other dishes include the Satay beef fried noodles (268 pesos), Satay a type of cooking for meat and it contains a distinct flavor of the sauce. For this stir-fried noodles, they added the satay beef to season the fried noodle.

Additionally, they also have Taiwan style fried rice (268 pesos) which comes with a generous amount of Chorizo and some leaks. We perfectly paired the fried rice with the Beef tendon Hotpot (298 pesos), it has a spicy kick added on to it but when you have it with rice, it's good to go. If you aren't particular with tendon, it is the soft elastic fibrous collagen found in beef and is often used in Asian cuisine. 

Up for a little more authentic Chinese flavor, how about some Patatim? Their Mama O's Patatim with Cuapao bread (368 pesos) is cut thinly so you can easily put it inside the cupao pouches. Taste-wise, it's the regular patatim but it both fits well with the cupao bread or rice.

I've tried different kinds of Tikoy dishes including this Tikoy sticks (208 pesos) and I could easily recommend that you try this one. The Tikoy sticks got that 

To top off the whole experience, we got the Taro Milk Tea with Pearls served in about a liter cup. This is one of their best sellers and as a Taro fan myself, I can't say no to this one. It's rich in flavor but not so expensive. You'll gonna love to have one even for take outs. They also have other flavors that you would like to try.


Ella's Recommendation

1. Their dishes are mostly good for sharing so its best that you dine with your friends.
2. They also have special combo meals for noodles and other dishes.
3. Don't forget to try their milk tea!


Location

2nd floor, Ayala North Exchange, Ayala, Makati

Other Branches
Glorietta 1, Ayala, Makati City
Robinsons Galleria
SM City North Edsa
SM Megamall
Globe Tower BGC

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