Riding the MRT is always a curse specially when it’s rush hour. You have to elbow your way out before reaching the outside world and the smell of fresh air. I had to commute going to Megamall since it’s impractical to ride a cab going there during rush hour. Edsa is the shiznit too. Anyway, we got some movie tickets of Transformers 3 from a friend’s boss who was doing a fund raiser.
After watching the movie, we were starving. I was not familiar with Ortigas so I don’t have any suggestions on where to eat. We just walked around until we saw a signboard with neon lights with the word art of Fat Michael’s Gastro Bistro.
I recognized the name of the place because I saw it in one of the food blogs that I usually read. At first I was confused since I thought it was in Makati until I saw the slogan in the menu, “We Cook Slow…” Yep. This is the place. We also asked the waiter if this is a second branch but he said that the one in Makati is already closed.
We ordered a pitcher of Iced Tea then for our main courses, I ordered Lengua then my other friends ordered the Gambas with Saffron Rice and the simple Embotido.
Gambas with Saffron Rice
Everything was wonderful! The Lengua was very soft and the mushroom sauce was perfect. Be ready to order an extra rice and drizzle it with the sauce. The Gambas with saffron rice tasted like biryani rice with a little bit of spiciness. The simple embotido was seasoned well even though it was disappointing how thin and flat the slices were.
The place is really good for chillaxin’ with friends after office with their comfortable couches and two large flat screens near the bar. Also, Fat Michael’s will is great for intimate conversations because of the dim lighting and the laid back set-up. Be ready to shell out 300+ per person. Just check out their Facebook account for more shots of the place and more info.
Fat Michael’s Gastro Pub is located at G/F Agustin 1 Buillding, Ruby road Ortigas center, Pasig city, 1113 Pasig, Philippines.