Sunday, June 9, 2019

Of Thursday's Specials & Ube Champorado at FF

Friends and Family has become a favorite haunt with foodie friends at BGC.

Their food is  delicious and homey while being friendly on the pocket.

Their Ube champorado with crispy danggit  is fast becoming an iconic Pinoy dessert cum merienda. It does not hurt that they have a B1T1 promo for only P195 that gives an opportunity for those who have yet to try this delicious concoction crafted by Chef Kalel.

The Thursday Special is noteworthy as well...

Lechon Beef Belly 
Enjoyed those thin tender slices of beef belly with the soy-onion dip on the side. Would need cups of rice for this one


Dinakdakan is an Ilocano dish that calls to mind the famous Kapampangan dish SISIG. They have similar ingredients like pig's face, brains, etc and similar method  ie boiled, broiled, grilled or fried.

But while dinakdakan is normally diced, Friends and Family's version is sliced and uses  pork liempo instead of pork's face and what tasted like a combo of mayo and seasoning in  lieu of pig's brain.

The result? - Delicious creaminess and richness that also echoes ceviche for me.

Flatlay by @johnbunag

Lomi Batangas

Enjoyed how full in ingredients this  soup was. The broth was almost like an after thought,  like a sauce. But I loved that everything was there ie eggs, shanghai, chicharon, tokwa ,  squid balls, pork liver, bread on the side, etc.

Mango Sago

Im a sucker for refreshing drinks with mangoes and sago. So this was one glass I truly enjoyed.  Must try.

Overall,  I really love the food at Friends and Family. The creativity at tweaking iconic dishes are something to relish , Think UBE CHAMPORADO  and GINATAANG BILO BILO for example or their delicious HUMBA.

Location, price, taste, service are topnotch. 

Perhaps the only fly in the ointment for me was the pervading smell of cigarettes in the air . It was really strong. I understand they adjoin Coco Club where smoking is allowed. 

But that's just me. Why dont you check them out and let me know how it turns out for you.


Friends and Family is part of the Raintree Restaurants Group and is located at the ground floor Bonifacio High Street Central 7th Avenue BGC Taguig

Friends and Family Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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