Fat Rice

4/F Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Fat Rice
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Charlzz C.
5.0 Stars
3

CEREAL SALT AND PEPPER PORK

Before Fat Rice returns to the Island of Boracay I have to take one last shot at this dish.A dish that is a melange of wonderful textures and flavors.A product of innovative mind flavors of salt,heat and sensation of spices in pork cuts piled in cereals and grains, beautiful textures when eaten ,nice aroma of the spices infused which is very Asian .Great with plain rice ,or nibble it to the last grain of cereal.

Remarkable and unforgettable dish.

1108811088Support the people of Boracay1108811088Let the sun shines in that island furthermore.127774127774127774🇵🇭

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars
4

Guys, you still have time to try FAT RICE in HITW!!! They’ll be serving the awesome awesome CEREAL SALT & PEPPER PORK and BEEF RENDANG until Aug 15. Don’t forget to visit them on or before Wednesday!! Better late than never!!!!! 🤗

Must try dishes are the ff:

| Beef Rendang - beef with spicy coconut sauce. Masarap?? YUPPP!!! I LIKED IT!!!! 🤗 It was sooooo flavorful and tasty! The coconut was not too rich and overpowering! If only the sauce can be spicier pa! My god!!!!! And oh, the beef was extra tender as well!! And the crunchy onions! Sarap!!! 💯

| I also liked and enjoyed the Cereal Salt and Pepper Pork. Ayyy, PORK?? Not prawns?? (my initial reaction! Haha). Well, yes pork not prawns 🙄 and guess what, it was SOOOOO OMG GOOD!!! The pork was tender and was generously coated with cereals. The coating itself was so good! Sarap papakin!!!! 128514 This was actually everyone’s favorite dish. Must must try!!!! 💯

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
3

I still remember how challenging it was to find Street Market Boracay last year. As the newest (and only) food park in the island back in March 2017, hardly anyone knew Street Market Boracay, Station X or even Hue Hotel. But I was determined to try it out as the people behind the food park are the power couple Nowie and Odette Potenciano. I managed to find Street Market Boracay after almost an hour of asking around and it was worth it! The place was beautiful and filled with interesting tenants. One of the stalls that caught my eye was Fat Rice and I feasted on its divine wings.

Hello, Fat Rice.

Fat Rice has been one of my favorites during my last Boracay visit. R and I were actually considering to head to summer destination a few months back to relax and indulge in good food but it was put on hold when the island was forced to close. Thankfully, my favorites found its way to Manila serving its bestselling dishes for a limited time at Hole in the Wall.

Borrowing the stall of Liberation Shawarma, Fat Rice offers mouthwatering Asian dishes from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. And for this visit, we had Beef Rendang (PHP390) and Cereal Salt and Pepper (PHP390).

I was a bit hesitant to try beef rendang knowing that it's usually served spicy. But it was surprisingly not spicy at all. I'm not sure if they made it mild to cater to everyone but I didn't get a hint of heat at all. Or perhaps it as because I only took a small chunk and that the spice was not spread out. Nonetheless, it was a lovely sweet yet savory dish.

The beef was very tender and flavorful. It is definitely a meal you need rice to enjoy with.

I didn't expect to fall head over heels in love with Cereal Salt and Pepper as I don't like dry dishes that will make my throat itch.

Despite being generously covered in cereal, the pork spare ribs remained juicy. The cereal bits also did not mask the delicious five-spice the meat's seasoned with. It might be a bit too salty for some but it's something you can easily solve with an extra spoonful of rice.

I would definitely make sure to drop by Hole in the Wall again to have another serving of these two amazing dishes.

Thank you Roegan T and Hole in the Wall for the invite!

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars
2

The second stall for me to review is Fat Rice, another member of the Sunny Side Group.  So getting the disclaimers out, this is a sponsored  |ooloorendezvoos along with the Spice Bird review and the upcoming Poketo review.

Fat Rice was a concept that was born out the travels of the owners around South East Asia, from the two dishes we got to sample - the Beef Rendang is actually a Malaysian dish while the Cereal Salt & Pepper is a Singaporean dish.

| Beef Rendang - Php390
| Cereal Salt & Pepper - Php390

Here's the run down per dish.  

The beef rendang was very tender, color is a bit different from the usual ones I've had during the time I lived in Singapore where it's usually a little red from the spice. In this version, the spice comes from the use of green chili instead of the spice from the condiment version in Singapore. Upon biting in, the spice will hit you in the throat more than on your tongue. Flavor is there with every bite, makes you wonder how long each dish is left in the brine and marinade.

For the cereal salt & pepper, not just for me but perhaps for the whole group - this was a revelation. In the local food scene, cereal cooking is typically associated just with prawns & crab.  In Singapore before, there's cereal sotong, but that's squid - so only now did we get to taste the cereal cooking done with pork cutlets!  It actually goes really well together! Everyone was using the cereal mixed in with their rice, aside from eating it with the pork cutlets. The cereal itself had oats, grains, other then the buttery flavor that comes with cereal cooking.

Fat Rice is one of those places again which I will commend for having new and innovative types of dishes. While the dishes have their own homage reference dishes, they still managed to create a new version - which works and will make you want to go back for more.

Catch them while they're still in the Hole-in-the-Wall pop-up!

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
4

I actually didn’t know this was also a brand of the Sunny Side Group until I joined the |ooloo rendezvoos.

This establishment is also located in Streetmarket, Station X in Boracay. They serve beloved Southeast Asian favorites from the chef owners’ travels over the years. What I found most impressive of their dishes is that the tastes of their food is just as fantastic as how each was presented. I hate it when the food looks good but turns out yucky when eaten. Here, that’s not a problem at all.

They served us two of their bestsellers and I must say they turned out to be some of the reviewers’ top dishes of the night! 12857110084

1.) Beef Rendang - PHP 390
The first thing that caught my attention on this dish is the crispy fried shallots on top. I am a fan of onion rings any day so I wanted to dig in immediately. The beef looked and tasted good, tender and very well seasoned. It was umami and easily cut with a spoon which is a good sign. The sauce was of a darker color and not the usual Rendang I know that had an overpowering taste of curry. It had just the right amount that I liked. The rice served with it was too sticky for me though, like it was cooked with too much water. Still it was not too overwhelming for me, so I generally really liked it! 128571

2.) Cereal Salt & Pepper - PHP 390
This was easily my favorite dish among everything we tried that night. From the first bite, I was delightfully surprised that the Cereal topping went so well with the pork. I thought it would only work with prawns, but this turned out to be so good too. The the meat itself was not dry at all inspite of me thinking that it would be. The dish is definitely good for sharing and I honestly enjoyed it just as it is, and didn’t even need white rice with it. I was silently stuffing my face with this throughout the night even as I was done having my dessert already. It really was that good! 10084

I will definitely come back for Fat Rice in HITW and in Streetmarket in Station X of Boracay. This place is a must-try, and I am nothing but impressed by how the chefs created their recipes from exploring different dishes from their travels. This restaurant makes one truly proud of how Southeast Asian Cuisine is a work of art in all aspects! I can’t wait to try out other dishes on their menu!

Fat Rice is among the restaurants of the Sunny Side Group that has pop-up shops in Hole in the Wall until August 15, 2018. It’s a must to b
visit them while they’re still around! 12857110084

***Note: The event is sponsored by Hole in the Wall in partnership with |ooloo. All food items have been chosen by the restaurant based on their own discretion.
#rendezvoos

**Read about all 4 restaurants soon on my blog! 128568

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Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars
2

Fat Rice is another concept originally from Street Market in Boracay. It serves Asian food and it claims that eating here will transport anyone to a Southeast Asian gastronomic journey.

It has a selection of dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. During this |ooloo rendezvoos, we’ve tried Beef Rendang (Malaysia) and Cereal Pork (Singapore).

Beef Rendang
Braised beef in a spicy coconut sauce. Definitely one of my favorites during this event. I love the softness of the meat. It’s evident that they slow-cooked it to achieve its tenderness. I love the depth of taste in this dish, and every layer is just pure bliss to my tastebuds. Christina R finds this a little salty though. I guess it’s just a matter of preference. 128521

Cereal Pork
Pork spare ribs in five-spice and a cereal coating. This is a must try here. It’s included in everyone’s top choices last night. It’s addicting. We realized that the cereal recipe is not just for prawns only.

Overall, I’m really happy with what I had here in Fat Rice. Definitely trying out their Crab Fat Wings and Mi Goreng once they open again in Boracay. 128153

Thanks |ooloo and Roegan T for the invite! 🙂

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Eboy D.
4.0 Stars
2

Let us welcome with open arms and hands the Boracay Restaurants that were recently displaced due to the executive order to rehabilitate and clean the Island paradise of Boracay. One of the featured restaurants in Hole in the Wall is Fat Rice, a well loved restaurant featuring Asian dishes paired with what else, but the energy giving and soul nourishing white Rice. For this exclusive looloo rendezvoos, our Group had the opportune chance of trying out two of the Best selling dishes in a list of curated and all hits menu.

Beef Rendang - true to its roots, the Beef was cooked in dry curry and coconut until fork tender. The Beef though was already sliced into thin strips, i would appreciate a more hearty presentation if only they served it in heavy, chunks. A minor suggestion but the dish is still a winner. Served with a whole 'sili' so you can intensify the heat if you so desire.

Pork with Cereal Salt and Pepper- Fried chunks of tender pork encrusted in Oats and cereal. The flavors are indeed very rich - 5 spice perhaps. Both dishes are indeed a perfect match with a bowl or two of white fluffy Rice which is given generously.

Support and try out Fat Rice at Hole in the Wall until August 15, 2018 before they Head back to the Island.

Disclaimer: Sponsored dining by #BestofBoracay initiative, Low Brow Group and looloo.

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Charlzz C.
5.0 Stars
3

Amazingly great Southeast Asian dishes from another frontliner from the Boracay food scene.One of the four "Best of Boracay" highlighted by Looloo rendezvoos.
They showcases popular dishes from the region yet made some innovative touches to have their own identity.

● Beef Rendang (Malaysia)
As the popularly known Rendang is a predominantly Indonesian dish it is even regarded as a national dish of Indonesia. Maybe this adaptation is of the Malay lineage which is of Borneo a close neighbouring island of Sumatra..Nice tender beef braised in coconut and pemasak or a mixture of Southeast Asian herbs and spices.The taste of the pemasak is not overpowering,they separated the heat component which was the bird's eye chili from the sauce which is a good thing for the non spicy eaters.The subtle coconut properties and hint of sweetness made it more authentic and flavorful.One of my favorites.

● Cereal Salt & Pepper (Singapore)- I like this one very much instead of shrimp as the basic meat ingredient of the dish they modified it to a non seafood by using pork,well I love pork. The cereals used are premium, the infusion of the five spice adds zest and made it more inviting to the palate.Lovely crunchy bits merged into the flavor of the pork in every bite.

Big thanks to Looloo Family Roegan T ,Hole in the wall and Fat rice for the invite.
Thanks Reich T for the hand model.128077

In my humble opinion , although I'm more of purist than a fusion fan when it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine ,this is hands down top notch."mapaparami ka ng kanin kapatid"128513128077

100841008410084️To the restaurateurs who brought the "Best of Boracay " here in Manila to help the locals continue their livelihood ,THANK YOU FOR THIS NOBLE ACT.100841008410084️. It's an honor to have a taste Boracay's Finest.

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
2

Fat Rice is another restaurant from Best of Boracay at Hole In The Wall.

Well...i am not really familiar with what they offer but one thing is for sure...

“You got me at rice 127834

| Beef Rendang (Php 390)
| Cereal Salt and Pepper Pork Spare Ribs (Php 390)

Okay, when i got a whiff of what they will serve, i knew that Fat Rice specializes in Asian Cuisine. We got Rendang from Malaysia and the spare ribs from Singapore.

The Rendang is f&@$ing awesome! The meat is fall-off-the-bone-tender and the spicy coconut sauce is what dreams are made of! Really i ain’t kidding. The sauce is a wonderful mixture of coconut sauce and spices...#SaucePaLangUlamNa

Now let us not forget the Cereal Pork Spare Ribs. This is another drool-worthy dish. Whoever thought of incorporating cereals in a savour dish deserved a Nobel Peace Prize! Cereal is a surprisingly versatile item, it works like a sponge and absorbs all the flavour and makes then dish 100x awesome! The pork is super tender and will make you eat more rice in the process.

You still got me at rice with rendang and cereal pork spare ribs, Fat Rice

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
2

Another Boracay pop-up this time inspired by asian food. Fat Rice is a mix of asian dishes that you will really enjoy. On this looloorendezvoos we got to try the cereal pork and the beef rendang and wow both of this dish was really good. The cereal pork was a revelation. Usually I have a cereal prawn but cereal pork this is a 1st time for me. This one is addictingly good. The cereal alone was already good but the pork was also juicilicious. This is something I will surely hunt when they go back to boracay. The beef rendang was equally good. A dish that will have you eating lots of rice. The suace of the rendang was so good and mix the chili to have more spice to it.

Overall asian dish at its best. I will definitely drop by HITW before they go back to boracay just for that yummy dishes.

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