Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen

G/F Main Bldg., SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen
4.0 Stars

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Open: 10:00a - 10:00p


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Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Thanks to looloo's GC i can now discover more food choices here at fatfook. Last time we were here, i believe fatfook did not give their best yet.
Now let's see some more ups and downs of their offerings.

I could now confirm that all their dishes are good for two! But yah, i just ate alone last night 128540

128204128525 tofu with century eggs and porkfloss @198PhP
Whoa probably their best appetizer ever, aside from their stinky tofu, this dish represents their theme well. The tofu is soft paired with a sweet sauce that's thick. Their pork floss were really good. Thick strands and very tasty. Century eggs--could any chinese/taiwanesee cuisine abandon this ingredient an their menu?

128204128525 Pork Cuapao @188PhP
And it was served to me shouting "hey, eat me!" Pork portion consists of that putok batok fat with equal amount of super tender pork. The peanuts, mustasa and wansoy made the the dish very homey (for a chinese) and oriental.

128204 eggplant with porkfloss @198PhP
This sucks but i ordered this just to make sure that i dont become bitin and i remembered PPD's eggplant tower-- no. I should not have and neither should you unless they make any revision on the bland and dry (egg batter) eggplant. I suggest they come up with a sauce to go with it-- pero please wag the same sauce as the tofu because magiging monotonous na lahat. Something spicy?

128204 masachi @128PhP
Mark L true that they make it from scratch. It's like buchi guys, only the covering is like tikoy. They fry it and then roll it in sugar and ground peanuts. My dismay that is a little too oily. The red bean paste inside is few as well. I go for taho instead.

Service was okay. They ignored me until i was seated.
But again technically it's a 4 but critically 3.6

Oh Peanut D look.
Salisi gang Bella J and Ruth D here's your credit. Looks like if you ever had any salisi moments, you can still give them credits on your second review!! 128587🏻‍♂️128077🏼

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars

The same group who manages popular ramen chain, Ramen Nagi,brings you Taiwanese dishes through their new food venture, Fat Fook. The name simply means “big fortune.”

Fat Fook is located at one of the busiest malls in QC, which is SM City North Edsa. Going here solo and on a whim, I was able to visit their restaurant on a sponsored invite, and I was lucky to try out six of their dishes.

I think that their chicken and sausage claypot rice owes its charm to its nicely flavored chicken strips. Since I’m not such a huge fan of sausages, I find its quantity a bit too much on my end. I would also love to have some burnt rice from the bottom of the pot, but to my dismay, it was presented in a different way.

Their tendon could have been more beefy, just like how North Park has mastered cooking theirs. Fat Fook’s just seemed plain, in my opinion. Its tenderness compensated for what it lacked in taste. It melted in my mouth like how fat would.

Their spinach with three eggs was delicious, but I find Kanzhu’s version even better. The hint of salted egg in it though was, for me, a brave move. I suggest that they use thicker sauce using the egg yolk.

Their chicken chops is their best selling dish. I think that their meat was nicely seasoned, but they just went overboard with the breading.

I super enjoyed their xiao long bao. If it wasn’t obvious, I had finished eating five in less than five minutes. Even without dipping it into the black vinegar that came with it, it’s just good as it is.

Overall, I find their dishes nice, but they just had to make a few tweaks on them to make them perfect.

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Mimbi E.
5.0 Stars

Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao! So good! You also have to try the Spicy Century Egg.

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Rocky R.
5.0 Stars

First, let me thank Peanut D., and the looloo crew for continuously inviting me to your outings. With my many declinations due to my hectic schedule, I finally made it to at least one! Many, many, [many] thank you's! It was a pleasure to meet all who attended last night.

Second, to Khae & Ynk, and staff of Fat Fook, thank you for accommodating us. We all had a blast!

Let's begin...

I'll start off with their Stinky Tofu (₱198): This particular dish is not for those with a sensitive olfactory sense. I believe "stinky" is an understatement to describe the malodorousness this dish barrels. With an acquired taste, there's a certainty one will grow to like, even love stinky tofu. I sure did!

Fat Fook Chicken Chop (₱268): I enjoy any Asian style chicken cutlets when it's properly breaded, properly seasoned, and perfectly cooked. What separates this breaded cutlet with others is the five spice they used for seasoning. It was a big plus in my book. Ten thumbs up--if all my fingers were thumbs. 128517

Taiwan Style Fried Rice (₱258): I'm not a connoisseur of fried rice. All I can say is that it it was a little too oily for me, but nonetheless good. It worked hand in hand with the Fat Fook Chicken Chop.

Taiwan Beef Noodles (₱258): Noodles made by Fat Fook + tender brisket + broth that you can see taste that it's been simmering for hours = WINNER! I would have finished one of the three bowls we were given, but since this this was my very first meeting with the looloo crew, I was too shy to scarf it down. 128517

Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao (₱138 5pcs; ₱198 8pcs): This was the first time I've tried Xiao Long Bao. During the time I was in the U.S., either the idea of having soup inside a dumpling wasn't yet conceived, or I just wasn't in the loop. Once the burst of the warm soup hits your tastebuds as soon as you take a bite, a bumrush of flavors explode. The feeling takes you back during the days you soak your Oreo cookie in milk just before the cookie breaks. I loved that the salted egg wasn't overpowering. You'll want to break out into your "good food" dance. Too bad none of you see my little number. (lol)

Shaved Ice (₱168 Mango; ₱198 Watermelon): I only thought Hawaiians made awesome shaved ice! This was a light and refreshing dessert. This, too can be a great appetizer where in it cleanses your palate before you chomp down on your favorite meal.

Chilled Taho (₱298): One word to describe this--wonderful! This is another palate cleanser. I do enjoy this than the warm taho served in the mornings. Because I'm not too fond of sweets, I loved that the fact that the syrup wasn't so.

The prices on what's offered on their menu are very decent. Each serving is good for at most 3 people. You will get your money's worth.

Kudos to the chef!

Happy Eating!!!

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Manfred M.
4.0 Stars

Fatfook is an example of elegant Taiwanese-style dining in a Chinese-styled restaurant with a Cantonese name. To begin with, the ambient interiors are lined with unconventional displays of Chinese luxury. Porcelain bowls are used on the ceiling as lampshades and decor. The walls are lined with stencils of Cultural Revolution period art. The tables and chairs are made out of thick, rough wood. The walls are lined with Ming dynasty door patterns and olden Chinese restaurant color motifs. the couches are lined with luxurious silk covers.

The name, on the other hand, is the Cantonese word for "continuous blessings". As to why the restaurant has a Cantonese name is beyond my comprehension; but it is interesting to note that "Fatfook" is often a target for mischievous people who use it with double meanings. I must say that the unique name has added to its popularity online and in the real world.

The branch is the first from this esteemed restaurant group who brought the much sought-after Ramen Nagi, a Japanese ramen house. To say the least, this new brand has received critical acclaim from first-time diners and those adept in Chinese cuisine. Why shouldn't they give so much recognition for this? To start with the menu prices were highly reasonable, given that the restaurant was situated in the heart of SM North Edsa. Secondly, their Taiwanese specialties are made with regard to excellent cooking and ingredients. Lastly, some of their dishes are rarely served here in Manila.

Our three course meal was initiated with a fine helping of their Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao. The latter was part of the menu's newest offerings. At Php 198 it was a superb serving of the centuries old dish with a few twists. Every dumpling had a robust orange color which was unlike the typical pale white color of a usual serving. Also, every bite radiated with the sharp and distinct flavor of soup infused with salted egg. I must say that the salty flavor blended all too well with the meaty core.

The Chicken Chops at Php 238 were a steal. This was a fine example of what Taiwanese fried chicken should be like. The dish was typically good for two people. Every serving had a slab of golden brown deep-fried chicken that was true eye candy. The magnificent skin revealed a generous helping of tender chicken breasts that instantly melted with every bite. I truly enjoyed the crispy skin which was made from sweet potato starch. As for the tender white meat, I felt that I was truly blessed after taking every bite of it.

The Taiwan Beef Noodles was another excellent selection to their menu. The Php 258 price tag was enough to justify the soft textured beef chunks and vegetables that were essentially the soul of the dish. The spicy broth added a challenge to the ones uninitiated to spicy food. For chili lovers, the broth was an essential fixture of the already remarkable dish.

The Taiwan Style Fried Rice at Php 258 was a welcome complement to the chicken. the glorious mix of Chinese sausage, peas, long grained rice, and the special orange sauce added a little bit of sweetness to the intensity of the viands. I must say that this was a welcome addition to an already loaded meal.

Alas, who could forget the Stinky Tofu? The 198 price tag simply gave the dish the label of a cultural experience. The steep price was a veritable insult to the brave souls who dared endure the sickening taste and smell. Taiwan's most popular dish did not win our hearts; and I truly bet that it will be so for all eternity. I didn't know if a sick joke was being played on us; but I noted that the second serving posed a greater threat. The dish had a smell that engulfed a fourth of the entire room. Every bite of it weakened my willpower. It was as if a single cube gave me a bout with nausea and other physiological problems.

Thankfully, the Tofu's deplorable challenge was remedied by a generous serving of shaved ice treats. We had the mango and strawberry shaved ice. The former was a helping of fresh strawberries and colored syrup atop a mountain of ice. Every sip of this delicacy made me forget the last dish. The mango was much more remarkable for its natural sweetness. It simply didn't taste like an overdose of artificial flavors.

Fatfook's first branch is located at SM North Edsa. I do urge you to try out this Taiwanese restaurant for great food, excellent prices, and chic ambiance. The price tag is definitely worth it!

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Eboy D.
4.0 Stars

In an attempt to widen the scope and reach of Taiwanese Cuisine in the Philippines, the team that brought Ramen Nagi is at it again with what is poised to be another hit to Manila's burgeoning food scene. Located North of the Metro, Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen offers unique dishes not found in other restaurants. It has the mainstay Xiao Long Bao in a twist everyone loves... Salted Egg and something NEW and definitely repugnant, Stinky Tofu.

Let's breakdown what we had tonight shall we, the Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao was meaty and instead of the usual broth, it has creamy salted egg yolk in it. The taste was subtle and did not have the strong salted egg flavor that I was looking for.

The Chicken Chops was a thing of beauty, it has a perfect crunch and was thick unlike most chops in the market today. The 5-spice powder gives it that unique taste.

The Taiwanese Fried Rice used good quality rice. It was packed with ingredients but sadly did not register any flavor. It was rather bland and lackluster. The only flavor i can taste was from the tiny bits of Chinese sausage. Although the rice paired well with the Chicken Chops.

The Beef Noodles was a winner. The broth was beefy in taste and the "mustasa" mustard greens added that crunch to the dish. The noodles, soft but not too soggy. The beef and tendon was very very tender. Delicious!

The star of the night is the Stinky Tofu. It really is stinky and this is not the tolerable kind of stink, it was repugnant and sickening. The fermentation process causes the strong odor. Apparently, this is a Taiwan staple in street and night markets and not commonly sold in restaurants. So i guess, kudos (?) to Fat Fook for liberating this much maligned dish here in Manila. Nice to try but this is something I would not see myself eating again anytime soon. The taste was just like tofu. Rather tasteless at first but the smell permeates to your other senses affecting your overall chemistry. I felt really queasy after. Recommended for the adventurous.

The desserts are more palate cleansers at this point. Love the strawberry shaved ice because it cooled my mouth after having the tofu.

Disclaimer: Sponsored dinner by Fat Fook.

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Brian K.
4.0 Stars

I went to Taiwan last year to see their annual Lantern Festival but to my surprise, it left a different mark on me. From the Kurubota Sausages in Jiufien, Beef Noodles in Keelung and Stinky Tofu in Shilin market, Taiwan is definitely a food haven!

And with a recent invite to a Looloo rendezvoos (#doubleOforbranding), this is going to be an exciting one! Hello, Fat Fook!

The place is located at the Upper Ground Floor of SM North EDSA, if you are not familiar with the mall, they call it the main mall. It has a red and black facade with windows and doors inspired by Chinese architecture. The food preparation area can also be observed from the dining area.

It was well-lit and the interior design was awesome as they used Chinese ceramics to go with the lights. The place is small but not with a feeling of being crowded. I would say the design was well thought and pleasing to my eyes. 127775127775127775127775127775

Well they know that we are part of Looloo rendezvoos, so they are very attentive. And yeah, the cutie waiter is just serving water everytime I finished mine. Unlimited water at its finest! 128514 Well, I guess next time I visit the restaurant, then would definitely observe them more and ask questions as well. 127775127775127775127775127775

Alright, this is it! For today's rendezvoos, our host Khae and Ync presented us their best-sellers:

128205Taiwan Style Fried Rice (P 258)
128205Taiwan Beef Noodles (P 258)
128205Fat Fook Chicken Chop
128205Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao (Special or Limited Edition? 128514) (P 138, 5pcs; P 198, 8pcs)
128205Shaved Ice, Mango & Strawberry (P 168/198)
128205SPECIAL MENU: Stinky Tofu (P 198) - FAVORITE
128205BET NAMIN I-TRY: Chilled Taho (P 298)

There are choices that I totally love and there are ones that I'll list as a second choice. Let's start with the loves.

The Taiwan Beef Noodles is just great! The spicyness of the soup, the texture of the noodles and the soft beef makes it special for me. I would say that it made feel that am eating something out of a Taiwanese chef.

Second, would be the Fat Fook Chicken Chop! I always love to use a sauce to dip a fried chicken, but this time, I don't need anything. Well, I know that they prepared it with spices (yeah, was not able to hear what Khae is saying, kasalanan ng Xiao Long Bao!) and it was definitely a good one. It was crispy, it just good for my taste and would definitely love to eat it again.

Third, the Stinky Tofu! Yes, you read it right! This special menu smells really bad. But once you tasted them, it would be a delight. It was just a normal tofu for me, what would make it different would be the smell! 128514 You have to dip it in a sauce so it would taste better! Sorry, the sauce will not help you get rid of the smell!

These are three menu would definitely made feel am really back to the Taiwan. It was such an awesome surprise that the taste is closely done to what you can eat in the streets.

Now to the options. The fried rice tasted a little bland for me. I probably not used to that kind of taste comparing it to a yang chow fried rice of Chinese or chahan of Japanese. I think it would be nice to re-check if that is really how should taste. The xioa long bao is just an okay option, although I tasted the Salted Egg and was perfeclty prepared, it was not as magical (kailangan may Unicorn?) as I expected. Lastly, would be the Shaved Ice. I am not saying it doesn't taste good. I just have to admit that we can get shaved ice anywhere though. There could be other desserts available, but this one is just an okay option.
Fat Fook is definitely a restaurant that you need to try out if you are looking to get a taste of authentic Taiwanese food. The servings of food are perfect for 2 people to share and it was on a mid-range budget. The quality of food is well-thought and definitely something new to try for Filipinos. Service wise is on point, I observed that the crew are very attentive and quick in assisting customers. So, forget about the famous xiao long bao first (not totally though!) and get time to eat other delicious offerings from Taiwan.

I hope this year, they make time to open new stores in Makati, BGC and even in the south area.

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#EATSmeBRIE #WhyWouldITravel

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Mark L.
5.0 Stars

Fat Fook
G/F Main Building

Tonight i went for another looloo rendezvoos. I was invited again by Pea and how could i say no? it's my third time to attend.

The hosts were Ynk and Khae. they're the marketing professionals behind this restaurant, Ramen Nagi and Tendon Akimitsu.

i also met new faces/bloggers namely, Gwen I, Bella J, Brie K, Eboy D, Jayson J, Manfred M, Ruth D and Rocky R from Baguio. nice meeting you guys. too bad Steff S wasn't able to join us.

as i was a bit late, most of the food were already served.

the first one i tried was the Salted Egg XLB. this is a limited time offer so i suggest to try this out. this xlb had lots of soup inside. the taste of the salted egg was very recognizable. 128077128077128077128077128077

the second food i tried was the Taiwan Beef Noodles. the broth was very tasty and the noodles were perfect (not too soft and not too hard). and the beef, it melts in your mouth. it was very very tender. 128077128077128077128077128077

the third i tried was the Fat Fook Chicken Chop. the serving was huge and it just costs P238.00. the chicken fillet was thick (about 0.5"-0.75" without the breading) and very tender as well. the chicken tasted good too. you don't need to put some powder or sauces to eat it. 128077128077128077128077128077

the fourth i tried was the Taiwan Style Fried Rice. the serving was for 3-4 people. the rice was very tasty. 128077128077128077

the last one i tried was, Pea's favorite, the Stinky Tofu. this is my first time to try this food and it's not bad at all. just don't breathe heavily when you eat it so you won't smell the fermented tofu. 128514

for dessert, they served ice shavings, mango and strawberry. i wasn't able to try the strawberry but i loved the mango. the special syrup and the mango was very sweet. i just didn't like the ice that came with it because it wasn't fine. 128077128077128077128077

thanks to looloo and fat fook. til next time

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

Two words: Stinky Tofu 128557128514

Second looloo rendezvoos for me!!! This time it was over at Fat Fook! While there are so many Chinese restaurants here in the metro, there aren't that many Taiwanese ones so I was really excited when I was invited to this one! Thank you so much to Peanut D and Gwen I for having me! And to everyone I met tonight, it was great meeting you all 128522

Fat Fook is located at the G/F of the main building of SM North. The place is spacious and has great lighting. There are booths for those who prefer to be seated on couches!

Now on to the food! What I love most about Fat Fook is that the food is good for sharing! So if you're out with family or friends and want to try something new, head here!!!

We had the FRIED PORK CHOP (Php 278). It's a big piece of meat cut into smaller sizes. The pork is soft and tender! Had a good crust on the outside and it wasn't over seasoned. Everyone loved this dish so yay!

The TAIWAN BEEF NOODLES (Php 258) was also really good. I love the chunks of beef because they were soooooooooooo soft!!! The flavor of star anise (or at least I think it's star anise) was a bit too strong for me tho. But I enjoyed the soup very much. Very flavorful!

The TAIWAN STYLE FRIED RICE (Php 258) was good but doesn't stand out to me.

Of course, a Taiwanese restaurant won't really be legit unless it has Xiao Long Bao. We were served the SALTED EGG XIAO LONG BAO tonight and I was initially apprehensive since the salted egg flavor is really strong and could overpower the meat inside the dimsum. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried one. The salted egg flavor was subtle. You know that it's there and you can taste it but it won't distract you from the fact that you're eating Xiao Long Bao. It's good on its own without having to dip it into the vinegar

Okay, on to the star of the show.

Yes, it was stinky. Really stinky. I cannot even. Apparently, the longer you ferment it, the stinkier it gets. If your sense of smell has a very, very strong impact on your appetite, don't order this as an appetizer. Even if it's classified as one.

The first order that was brought out actually looked like regular tofu + the stink. It comes with a dip so if you're hesitant to eat said tofu on its own, do what I did and slather it with sauce. Hahaha

It wasn't bad. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it wasn't bad at all. At least at first. It's like eating a regular tofu... with a surprise at the end. The smell kicks in after you've chewed and all that and lingers in your mouth. It actually worked for me that I slathered my piece of tofu with the sauce (which is a good sauce, btw. A lifesaver for those who are suddenly afraid of tofu 128514) since the sauce and the smell were balancing each other out. So it really wasn't unpleasant at all.

The second plate that came out had darker tofu and a stronger scent. I did not go anywhere near it. HAHAHAHA

Will I try it again? Maybe. Probably. If only so I can egg on whoever I'm eating with to try it too. Do I recommend it? Yes. Try it! Even just for the heck of it 128514

For dessert, we had SHAVED ICE, which came in strawberry and mango. I personally prefer the strawberry since it had more flavor. I also go try the TAHO, which was chilled. I found it okay. I prefer my taho warm tho. Haha

We were told that Fat Fook will be opening new branches in the near future so watch out for those! One will be in Ayala so yay for us South people!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen serves authentic Taiwanese food. How do we know they're authentic? The chef's from Taiwan!

The rendezvOOs (#doubleOforbranding, guys) tonight was hosted by Fat Fook. It was super fun. I learned some new things about Taiwanese cuisine and how it's a little different from Chinese cuisine. And also, I learned that a super stinky food can actually be liked or even loved by some people. How???

Here are the dishes that we had:

🔹 Taiwan Beef Noodles. This is a little spicy, the kind that I could tolerate. Ha! The beef was tender so I actually liked this.

🔹 Fat Fook Chicken Chop. This is tender and flavorful. Because it's been marinated overnight. Good stuff!

🔹 Taiwan Style Fried Rice. I didn't ask what's in it but it's good.

🔹 Salted Egg Xiao Long Bao. The taste of salted egg wasn't really too prominent but it was so good!

🔹 Mango and Strawberry Shaved Ice. I prefer the mango since it wasn't too sweet.

🔹Stinky Tofu. I ALMOST FORGOT. They don't sugarcoat. They don't lie. It's really stinky. And some of us liked it.

Thanks Fat Fook for having us! Thanks Khae and Ync for hosting! Thanks looloo, Peanut and Gwen!

Nice seeing you guys - Mark L. Rocky R. Brie K. Jayson J. Manfred M. Eboy D. Bella J. !128153128149

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

Thanks Fatfook and looloo for having us try unique taiwanese food. Going here is no hassle unless very traffic 128540 the resto will be immediately seen with its bright red interior.

128204Fried stinky tofu @198PhP
Whoa. You can only find it here, an authentic tofu dish from Taiwan. Literally it's stinky. Dip it in the sweet sauce. The sauce is quite thin nonetheless it covers the stinky smell. When you eat it-- the stink does not go away immediately, but learning how to focus on the sweet sauce and tofu taste will make everything bearable. For me i liked it because of its originality. But really, it's a simple tofu dish 128521

128204 Salted Egg XiaoLongBao
138 5 pcs for the original flavor.
I marveled at their creation. The XLB got this thin salted egg flavor. The flour skin was perfect, not so tough, not so soft. The overall taste was good, actually the black vinegar dip os optional.

128204128525 Taiwan beef noodle @250PhP
Too bad i was not able to try it hot. However what's incredible is the real beefy taste. Not so oily too!

128204 fat fook chicken chop @238PhP
It really tasted like the ones that was sold back in my high school days,--taiwanese chicken chops! I like it spicier though.

128204128525 Taiwan style Fried Rice @258PhP
This. You should order as your main carbs. I like that they got special round rice similar to Japanese rice (or was it not?) i like that it's a little glutinous. Easy to be "chopsticked" lol
I like that it taste light as well.

128204 Mango Shaved ice @168PhP
Ill pass on this. It's too syrupy and and artificial. Good thing there were mango bits.

128204 Strawberry Shaved Ice @198PhP
Too sweet and artificial as well. Why dont you jump to the last entry---

128204128525 taho group @298PhP
This. Order this!!! Cold taho or bean curd pudding and it will not disappoint. The sugar syrup, no matter how sweet it was just blended with the pure taste of beancurd... you try and taste for yourself 128540

It's a little difficult to distinguish chinese from taiwanese dish, but if ever you drop by fat fook, do try the taiwanese sausage as well. It's definitely not chinese. Lol.

The place can accommodate about 80pax. It got a small common CR. The interior is unique as well.

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Joseph Frederick K.
4.0 Stars

The largest chicken chop i ever tasted, for a guy who entirely enjoys searching for new cuisines alone. Supposed to be not my itinerary for tonight, i was willing to watch Logan for that matter but unfortunately due to my late out from the office, I couldn't decide on the place and time to watch it. So in exchange to sudden sadness, i decided to try FatFook at SM North Edsa. I've been longing to try the restaurant since that is their pioneer stall and that the company behind the success of Ramen Nagi Butao made some sort of reality to bring the Taiwanese cuisine in the Philippines.

Xiao Long Bao - still oozed with flavorful soup, served hot you need to be aware of tongue burns. It's a so so for me given that i am almost rate best XLB credits to Din Tai Fung. 5 pcs of it will cost you around 150 plus.

Chicken Chops - the star of the whole concept, the most awaited part serving it in a huge plate. Got startled of its size making it so weird for me to realize the food is made from chicken meat. So much crunch and pepper-y and that it is indeed perfect for a cup of plain rice or that of a bowl of beef noodle soup. Apparently, i partnered it with a plain rice. Due to its serving, i decided to take out half of the chicken chops.

Chilled taho - i don't know if this is also part of menu from Taiwan inspired resto, but i have decided to try some dessert for me to cleanse my tongue. No special at all, with the syrup so sweet, lots of tapioca pearls and somehow cold taho to blendthe whole sweetness.

Good thing for at least to try though not necessarily a thing to drop by there with my friends. Still chops is the best part.

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Chen R.
5.0 Stars


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Trizha A.
5.0 Stars

Popular for their xiao long bao, Fat Fook is a Taiwanese joint that serves effin delicious taho.

Available in solo or group serving size. It's so good that a single serving isn't enough so I always opt for the group serving size. Served in this cute bucket, the taho comes chilled. Syrup and sago refills are available for dine in customers.

The consistency of they soy is smooth and silky, almost like panna cotta. The sago is firm and not mushy. The syrup is a nice caramel I tend to over indulge in.

Since my friend and I mostly come here for just the taho, we can easily split this between the two of us. 128523
It should serve 4-6 people for around 300 pesos.

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Isha S.
4.0 Stars

My friends and I decided to go on a food trip around SM North and we decided to stop by Fat Fook. I had actually been eyeing this restaurant for some time and was just waiting for the right opportunity to visit. Well, ask and you shall receive! Haha.

Fat Fook serves Taiwanese cuisine and when we asked what was their best seller, the server recommended their chicken chop. We weren't really in the mood for chicken chops, so we decided on their xiao long bao (P198 for 8 pieces) and their cua pao/gua bao (P188 for 2 pieces).

The cua pao arrived and we began digging in. These are folded steamed buns filled with stewed pork belly. I've always loved this sweet-ish savory, nutty bun and Fat Fook's version was good. It also wasn't that expensive, which was a plus.

Next up came the xiao long bao. As soon as we opened up the bamboo steamer basket, well, laughs were had hahaha. The xiao long bao looked like old wrinkly balls that didn't seem to have any soup in them 128517 (see 2nd pic). We asked the server if their xiao long bao always looked like this and he just grabbed the basket and took it back into the kitchen. A new order was served and these weren't sad and dehydrated ones this time around haha. We dug in and they were nice. Wrapper wasn't too thick, and the meat and soup were light yet flavorful.

Overall, pretty good experience with this place. If you're looking for good affordable Taiwanese food, Fat Fook's got you covered!

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Jen S.
4.0 Stars

I've always been wanted to try stinky tofu since I wasn't able to try them in Hong kong the last time. So, I found the perfect place to try them! Yey!

After trying their stinky tofu, I have realized that it really tastes good and it really don't smell that bad. 128069

Their minced pork w/egg rice topping, taiwanese fried noodles and eggplant with pork floss tastes good too. 128522

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Kates A.
4.0 Stars

Staying in Taiwan for 3 months under a tight budget (because we were students then) has made us try the cheapest we could eat - street foods. So, spotting this Taiwanese restaurant at SM North didn't make me hesitate to try what they have.

The price of their main dishes range from approximately P200-P300. Items are labeled as "Taiwan's best" and "Chef's recommended" so, better go over these items if you are not sure what to order. Their serving time is around 15-20 mins but, it's worth the wait!

We had the Shrimp and Pork Dumpling Noodle (P228). It tastes really good, tho we needed to request it to be extra hot bec it was served a bit warm. We also ordered Giant Xiao Long Bao (P188) and Taiwan's famous Stinky Tofu (P198). The supersized soupy dumpling has leveled up my obsession with Xiao Long Bao's. It's about 6x of the oringinal serving size, yum!128525 And, the smelly tofu tastes and smells legit that I needed to brush my teeth and tongue after eating. 128513

We didnt have the chance yet to try their other dishes but, will definitely go back for the Taiwanese chicken chops!

Indeed, a great way to wrap up the weekend break 128522

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Mark G.
4.0 Stars

The restaurant has just opened its 1st branch at SM North EDSA.

We were able to try its Cua Pao, Beef Tendon Hotpot, Chicken Chop, Xiao Long Bao, Taiwan Fried Rice, Guava Juice and Wintermelon Tea.

Among these, here are my recommendations.
1. Cua Pao - meat is so tender and its veggies are well seasoned
2. Chicken Chop - crispy but not too 'floury'. Meat is still moist
3. Xiao Long Bao - It's just tasty.
4. Guava Juice - I was hesitant at first if this one tastes good since I don't like guavas! But this one tastes good!

See my video on this.

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Dennis O.
3.0 Stars

Lately when I'm in QC taiwan cuisine have been my family food of choice. This week stumble upon again another taiwan resto in SM North while having our Christmas Shopping.

FatFook is located in the upper ground floor of SM North. I love the exterior to the interior design of the place. Surely will catch your attention. The interior is a bit taiwanese artsy and clean looking. Also learned that this place is a sister company of Ramen Nagi. So my expectation was a bit more higher.

For the food everything was good but comparing it to other taiwan resto in QC this one still got space for improvement.

The good. I love their crunchy chicken chops. Juicy and delicious. The soy tofu with floss was delicious but Hey Handsome is still the best128521. Their Taiwan Fried Noodles is our fave very nice. Kiampong was of big serving and I love the generous hebi.

For improvement: Beef Tendon and spicy pork ears was lacking in flavor. For XLB had tasted better than their version. String beans with minced pork was a bit overcooked. It lacked the crunchiness of the string beans.

Overall a great option for taiwan cuisine when in SM North but can still improve. 3stars for now.128522128077

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

From Taiwan. Xiao long bao was darn good but inexpensive. Fried rice was OA sa dami and flavorful, a must order. Please take a break from yang chow rice and have this instead. Pair this with their moist and crunchy chicken chops.

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