Fat Fook is a Taiwanese restaurant from the same group as Ramen Nagi and Tendon Akimitsu. Their first branch opened in the main mall of SM North EDSA last year. The frontage has a small entrance way and a window showing chefs manipulating fresh dough to make noodles and other items. Once you step through the door, you’ll be transported to a different world that is quite long but narrow filled with pretty highlights including the ceramic cup that they use for lighting.
They have an extensive menu filled with the most popular dishes from Taiwan, most of them using imported ingredients to give it a more authentic taste.
Tofu with Century Egg and Pork Floss (P198). Soft chilled tofu and century egg in a sweet salty sauce then drizzled with pork floss. It’s a familiar dish but the floss gives a extra crunch to complement the soft textures. Great dish to get your taste buds started.
Taiwanese Sausage (P288/3 sticks). Meaty and slightly sweet with slivers of raw garlic inserted in between. I loved the sausages but wasn’t a fan of the garlic so I just removed them before eating.
Pan Fried Buns (P148). These buns are a cross between siopao and xiao long bao but smaller. The bun is soft with a nice charred crisp layer on the bottom but I wished it had more juices inside like the ones I had in Taipei. This one was still way better than the one I had a few days ago at Xiao Nanmen in Banawe.
Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao (P198). This one is a well executed dish in a dining scene with an overload of dishes using salted egg. The wrapper is thin but strong and there was ample soup and meat inside while the salted egg complemented rather than overpowered.
Fried Intestines (P198). Deep fried with a nice crisp that is perfect pica pica for a cold bottle of beer. Irene loves these things but I tried one and am not really a fan of the slightly funky taste. .
Spicy Pig Ears (P148). Sliced and drizzled with peppers and a savory sauce. Soft and chewy texture wise with a fiery kick. Another dish perfect as pulutan.
My suggestions for washing down your meal are Wintermelon Tea (P98), Soy Milk (P108), Fresh Honey Lemon (P158) and Guava juice (P128).
Garlic Spareribs (P298). Not really a Taiwanese dish per se but it was well done, tasty, not oily and very little fat. I wished they used the garlic chips in the sausages instead of the garlic slices.
Chicken Chop (P238). A signature street food dish from Taiwan. This one was pretty good and should have you ordering for plain rice.
Intestine Misua (P98). Similar to what you may eat at Ay Chung Flour Noodle. Don’t worry about the intestine, they are cooked so long in the misua that they get a lovable, chewy texture minus the funky taste you get in the fried dish. A very comforting bowl of misua perfect for the cooler months and the sniffles.
Cua Pao (P188). Everything starts with a good bao/bun and this one hits all the right spots. Soft but strong and chewy bun sandwich tender pork slices, preserved mustasa, crushed sugar peanuts. I guarantee you’ll have a hard time eating just one but you must with all the other good dishes they have. This should be good for an afternoon snack.
Eggplant with Pork Floss (P198). Slivers of breaded egg plant topped with pork floss.
Three Cups Chicken (P268). Sticky sauce covering bone in chicken pieces for extra dose of flavor. This screams rice, rice and more rice to sop up all the delicious sauce.
Braised Pork Rice (P168). You’ll find different versions everywhere in Taiwan. A simple dish of rice topped with braised pork. Fat Fook is a little more complicated with the addition of a half a braised egg and pickles. A good all in one bowl for a quick meal.
Taiwanese Beef Noodles (P258). Qq noodles topped with chunky beef, preserved mustasa and some chili for heat. Generous serving that should amply satiate a hungry appetite.
Taiwanese Fried Rice (P258). The thing that sets this apart from other fried rice is the small cubes of Taiwanese sausage mixed in. This can actually be a meal on its own or pair it with the chicken chop.
Fat Fook Restaurant gets a lot of the Taiwanese dishes right in a clean environment with good, attentive service. The menu has something for everyone so perfect place for the whole family. It took me a while before I got to visit because they are all the way in the north but good new is they are planning on opening a branch in SM Megamall soon.
Fat Fook RestaurantUpper Ground Floor Main Building SM North EDSA, Quezon City
Contact No.: (632) 246-9069 (ext. 661)