This week, my partner and I had our late lunch at the Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen outlet in SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, and this what we think of the restaurant.
What we ate
Fried Squid ₱268
The server served us this dish first, as if it was an appetizer. Good thing he did, though! 🤗 We really enjoyed munching on these delicious morsels of squid cooked just right (crispy on the outside, soft and chewy inside), before everything else was served.
I thought it would have been better enjoyed with a sauce or a dip on the side, but my partner said he thought it was just right the way it was.
Although it’s hard to tell from the photograph here, the portion is quite big. Although we kept eating from this dish, first as an appetizer, and then together with all the other dishes and rice, by the end of our meal we still hadn’t manage to finish it!
Stir Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork ₱198
The Stir Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork was easily the best item we ate in this restaurant. We both love eggplants, so we may be a bit biased in our review.
All we can honestly say is that there was nothing left in the pot by the end of our meal! 😍
Oyster Omelette ₱288
According to some people, Fat Fook Kitchen’s Oyster Omelette is one of their signature dishes, or at least one of their house specialties. We didn’t like it though. Maybe it was a one-off badly cooked dish of the day, maybe the oysters were slightly off that day, but we really didn’t like it. It tasted too “fishy” and coming from me, that’s a bit confusing because I like fish and seafood.
Salted Fish Fried Rice ₱228
The Salted Fish Fried Rice is another dish we liked very much. The salted fish was not dominating the flavour and taste of the fried rice, like it can happen so often in the many other restaurants where they serve this dish.
The portion is enough for 2 persons. We didn’t finish our fried rice. So, yeah, it is a big portion, even for the 2 of us.
Where we sat
We didn’t get a nice table. We sat at the front, near the entrance of the restaurant, which is all right but not the best place to be.
Actually, there are really no obviously bad tables that we could see, but it will be better to avoid the first few tables as you enter the outlet. Also, you may not want that table facing the entrance to the toilet.
There are just 2 really nice tables, we noticed. They are by the floor-to-ceiling glass window at the end of the restaurant that gives you a pleasant view of the street just outside the mall.
They are table numbers 8 and 9. You will need that information if you want to reserve either one for your next trip to the outlet.
We don’t accept reservations on the weekends, said a service staff.
We both agree that the prices are affordable and we didn’t feel anything was even slightly over-priced.
Our meal cost us ₱1,212.00.
All prices on the menu are subject to 10% Service Charge.
The Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen outlet in SM City North EDSA is open everyday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
We open a bit later, like 11:00 am, on Public Holidays, added a helpful service staff.
Will we go back to Fat Fook Kitchen?
… within the next 3 months? No.
… within the next 6 months? No.
… within the next 12 months? Likely, especially at a different outlet.
… within the next 2 years? Yes, because food is quite delicious.
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About Fat Fook Kitchen, SM City North EDSA
Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen
Upper G/F, Main Building
SM City North EDSA