If you’re tired of the same-old dishes that you normally have for your daily meals, why not give Taiwanese food a try?
Taiwanese cuisine is a delicious and unique blend of Chinese and indigenous Taiwanese flavors, with influences from Japan and Southeast Asia. One of the hallmarks of Taiwanese cuisine is its focus on fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, which are often prepared using simple cooking methods to let the natural flavors of the ingredients shine. Many dishes in Taiwanese cuisine also feature bold and complex flavor profiles, incorporating a variety of herbs, spices, and sauces.
Taiwanese cuisine also has a strong street food culture, with night markets and street vendors serving up a wide variety of snacks and small plates.
And lucky for you, getting your hands on Taiwanese dishes is quite easy: all you need to do is hie yourself over to Fat Fook in Robinsons Galleria.
This Fat Fook branch boasts a cozy and inviting atmosphere with its warm lighting and traditional Taiwanese decor. The restaurant is adorned with vintage posters, and traditional Taiwanese ceramics and art pieces, creating a nostalgic and charming ambiance. The wooden tables and steel chairs lend the space a rustic yet modern feel, making it a perfect place for a casual meal with family and friends.
The restaurant’s name, Fat Fook, loosely translates to “prosperous fortune” in Mandarin Chinese, which is a nod to its commitment to delivering delicious and authentic Taiwanese cuisine to its customers. The menu boasts a wide selection of dishes, including classic favorites such as noodles, dumplings, and rice bowls, as well as signature dishes that are unique to Fat Fook.
Check out this list of top menu choices at Fat Fook that you can sink your teeth into:
Taiwanese Sausage (Php368). This popular Taiwanese street food is definitely a must-try at Fat Fook. The sausages are made with a mixture of pork and spices, giving them a delicious and savory taste. They are then grilled to perfection and served with garlic slices inserted at slits on their sides.
Fried Crispy Oysters (Php208). These deep-fried seasonsed oysters are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and pairs so well with Fat Fook’s noodles and rice bowls.
Xiao Long Bao (Php228/5pcs | Php288/8pcs). Fat Fook’s version of this classic pork soup dumpling is not to be missed. The steamed dumplings are filled with a savory pork and broth mixture and are served with a side of soy sauce and vinegar for dipping. The thin and delicate skin of the dumplings that give way to the delicate broth and savory meat filling is a testament to the chef’s expertise.
Beef Noodle Soup (Php488, regular or spicy). The soup is made with a rich and savory beef broth, tender beef chunks, and thick noodles. The dish is topped off with an assortment of vegetables and herbs, making it a comforting and hearty meal.
Beef Tendon Hotpot (Php598). A hearty and comforting dish that is perfect for colder days. The hotpot features tender beef sauteed in flavorful tendon sauce with onion leeks and sliced chilis.
Taiwan-Style Fried Rice (Php308). A staple in Taiwanese cuisine, it is made with rice which is stir-fried with a mixture of vegetables, egg, and meat, giving it a delicious and savory taste.
Classic Milk Tea (Php98 + Php20 for tapioca pearls). No Taiwanese meal at Fat Fook is complete without a cup of its rich and creamy milk tea made with fresh milk and black tea, making it a refreshing and indulgent treat.
So if you’re up for a change and game for a new foodie adventure, then check out the rich and unique flavors of Taiwanese cuisine at Fat Fook. From the savory and succulent Taiwanese sausage to the crispy and flavorful fried oysters, the dishes on offer are sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.
This Fat Fook branch is located at Phase Veranda Level 2, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Ugong Norte 3, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 86375258.
Other branches are located at:
- Upper Ground Floor, SM City Center North EDSA (Tel: +63 2 82838936)
- Second Floor, Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati (Tel: +63 2 88381549)
- Second Floor, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Bgy Tambo, Paranaque City (Tel: +63 2 79157999)
- Second Floor, Ayala North Exchange, Ayala Avenue corner Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati (Tel: +63 2 79009139)
- Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City (Tel: +63 2 83648341)
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