Thursday, July 26, 2018

Best of Boracay in Manila: Fat Rice

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. 

Note: My Best of Boracay experience continues in the next blog post. 

Fat Rice is available at Hole in the Wall, 4th Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan corner Salamanca, Makati City until August 15, 2018. 

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