The Fat Seed, UP Town Center

The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery is named after how dreams turning into reality – the seed stands as the idea… the idea of sharing the passion of the owners for food and drink. If you find yourself in the area, check this cafe in the UP Town Center.
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The Menu

The passion cannot be just shown only with how the food is presented but also on how they have put up their menu. The root of a plant means it is the beginning – the appetizer section; the vines is referred to pasta; the leaf is referred to food with sandwiches that have veggies; the branch, the strongest part of the plant is referred as the main course since the main course made us strong the entire day. Wow, such an analogy! In a little bit, I will show you some of the food presented to us, bloggers, in the name of Team Aldous.

The Food

The Fat Seed serves an all-day breakfast so let’s start off with the colorful meal – Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Ube Waffle in Salted Egg Sauce (P325). It comes with pickled red onions, salted egg sauce that is good to pair with the buttermilk fried chicken and the bacon-infused maple syrup for the waffles. What a wonderful breakfast to have!
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The next food we had is The Fat Seed Signature Porkchop (P395). The creamy deli mustard sauce balances the flavor of the beef brine porkchop. The sweet potato puree, however, is the one that caught my palate.
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My favorite in all of the food served is the Hotate Soy Cream Pasta. From the name, it is obviously a Japanese dish. It has ebiko (roe), nori shreds, hotate (scallops), bonito flakes, and the wafu pasta which is where the exploring flavors come from! I super love it.
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We were also able to try Wagyu Pares (P305). It’s a meal with fried rice, shao xing rice wine, and the wagyu beef cubes. The meat is tender and the sauce is delectable.
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Coming Soon

The owners let us try the newest addition on their menu – the purple haze which is a whiskey sour but served with cranberry that made the cocktail purple and the rojito which is a mojito but with a twist.
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Coffee

Here are the sample pictures of the coffee they offer. I did not try this one because I have a problem with sleeping when I drink coffee at night.

Verdict

The ambiance cafe is inspired by industrial interiors but pretty much elevated to a casual fine dining cafe because of the lights and the aesthetically arranged decorations. The bar in the center adds glamour to the place. The only problem I can see here is space since the cafe is rectangularly shaped. The price is a little inclined to be pricey for me but considering the market of the area, I may say that it’s reasonable. The serving is well-portioned and the food is also good. Lastly, the service is great since they approach in a friendly manner.

Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5

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The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery
UP Town Center, 216 Katipunan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City
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House of Griddle, The Yard Street Food Cinema

From its logo and name, the House of Griddle is inspired by the well-known TV series, Game of Thrones. It would not be difficult to explain the “house” term for the people who were able to watch the said series but to formally give a background about the inspiration of the food stall’s name, the Game of Thrones has 7 kingdoms called House Lannister, House Stark and so on. The owner, who is a big fan of the series long before it becomes mainstream, made the right decision since everyone seemed to know GoT today.
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We, bloggers, were able to try four of their dishes. So Arya (Stark) ready to check what we got here?
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The House Lannister Special – Shrimp Gambas (P169) is seasoned with fresh garlic and butter paired with their special vinegar sauce. With the 8 shrimps curled in the chopping board plate, I would say their serving is generous.
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The House Baratheon Special – Beef Bulgogi (P169) tastes from how should I expect it – sweet and savory. Garnished with sesame seeds, this Korean dish always satisfy my tummy!
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The House Stark Special – Herbed Pork (P149) looks humble just like the Starks isn’t? However, this is the dish I can’t get over with since it is impeccably seasoned! In addition, the gravy that comes together with the dish is somehow similar to one famous fast food chain we have here in the country.  It is underpriced if I could say, for a big serving and delicious dish. My top dish.
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The House Tyrell Special – Bunless Burger Patty (P169) is so-so for me. I like how it is appetizingly plated and the goodness of its first bite. However, the flavor is too rich.
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Of all the dishes served, the bonus is actually the House of Griddle Fried Rice! The rice is delectable itself, I swear to all seven gods. :p

House of Griddle is originally located in Caloocan but with the opening of The Yard Streetfood Cinema, the frequent goers of Tomas Morato and Timog area will have now a new food to keep on coming back.

The taste of the food they offer is not far from the food I try in the nice restaurants I have dined. Their staff are friendly and the concept is unique so I am hoping for the development of their menu, their place and anything GoT related so people would have more to look forward to.

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Ambiance: 4.5/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Taste: 4/5

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to post positive reviews.

Mac N’ Chicks, The Yard Street Food Cinema Food Park

Aside from pizza, I find chicken wings as one of the bests food to share. Not really sure if where it was discovered what chicken wings could magically do on our palate, I’m sure everyone has loved nibbling and savoring the flavors of it.

If in the common fast food chains where plain fried chicken is served, the chicken wings restaurants boldly explore flavors that will be liked by the diners. Just like Mac N’ Chicks at the Yard Streetfood Cinema Food Park, I loved the variety of sauces they offer for the chicken wings.

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They have 8 flavors to offer and I got to try three of them. It is served with CHUNKY fries on the side. Just look at the photos!

Spicy wings in this cool weather, The Sriracha Wings (P170) should not be amiss.
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Butter, garlic, and parmesan- just imagining these combinations makes me drool. The Garlic Parmesan Wings (P180) is my favorite!
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Honey Garlic Wings (P170) is also good especially for people who love to have a kick of sweet flavor to their wings.
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I have also tried the Mac & Cheese Balls (P140) It is crunchy but with a surprise of soft bite because of the stuffed gooey cheese. Look the dip has also cheese!
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Located on the second floor of The Yard, the stall of Mac N’ Chicks will not really catch your eye. However, this will not be missed by people who have already tried their food from their first branch which is in the Xavierville. The price is beyond reasonable I guess since their wings are really chunky and so is their fries. The downside of the stall though is to have the patience waiting for the food.
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Ambiance: 4/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to post positive reviews.

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Mac N’ Chicks
Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila