Bringing Back the South's True Vibe: FAT BUTCHIK'S

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A way to cap off a Friday night is to hangout with your best people. Most of us residing in the south would head straight to the busy street of Aguirre avenue in BF Homes right after work. The hassle is inevitable. Of course, finding the right place would depend on the parking spots available.

Luckily, a new spot in this area just opened, Fat Butchik's. Located in the not-so-busy street of El Grande avenue is probably one of the most relaxing spots in BF. Although their place is still a working progress, I cannot deny that their roofdeck resto is a good place to unwind.

The ambience isn't even the best part, it's the FOOD.

Pizza Dip (P150.00). The first time I saw this recipe online, all I could think of is how heavy, rich, and greasy this would be (well, in a good-bad kind of way). To my surprise, I WAS WRONG. Their pizza dip is made from fresh tomatoes and did not feel heavy at all. I didn't feel like it needed any meat in it too. The generous cheese on top completed the whole "pizza dip" idea. Though, I just wished that the pieces of pan de sal paired with it were toasted to give a crunchy bite to it.

Here Piggy (P160 Regular , P280 Platter). Their best seller. The pork belly that was given justice. The whole reason why you need to visit this place. Exaggeration is my way of telling you how SERIOUSLY SERIOUS I am about this flavorful cuts of tender and juicy pork belly with CRISPY SKIN. How can all those adjectives be placed all together and describe a pork belly?!?! Well, yeah it magically did. It was also served with roasted tomatoes and garlic. This was so much win!

A Cheese Sausage (P160 Regular , P280 Platter). "125g of pure Hungarian muscle. Salted, peppered, smoked and pumped full of cheese. This bad boy is sat beside a volcano of smashed potatoes with a molten lava of cheese and blurp of hot chili." - menu description. CHEESE Sausage, check! MASHED POTATOES, check! Plus wait, LAVA OF CHEESE WITH CHILI? Check, check, check!

The sausage is homemade. Though, there wasn't anything "wow" about it, it's the smashed potatoes on the side that made them a perfect pair.

Sacre Bleu (P250). What I enjoyed most about this is of course, the pure chunk of juicy beef. Though I am not a fan of pan de sal buns, the bleu cheese that topped the beef is good. The Truffle Fries served on the side were also a contender. The potatoes used were REAL. Unlike the usual grocery-bought, processed side dishes, I appreciate restaurants who actually take the time to prepare these "side" dishes and make them play a big part of the meal as well. These are the small things that diners remember.

House Brewed Iced Tea (P90). Served in one fat ass mason jar. Cold, refreshing and homemade. Your ninety bucks is well worth it.

Just a heads up, the food takes time to prepare. Everything is made from scratch and most dishes are smoked with so much love. Make sure you're in for a long night. Every bite is worth the wait.

Butchik, the man behind the food and of course, the logo, described his cuisine as bar chow. So to my boyfriend's delight, he paired all of our orders with an ice cold bottle of beer.

The cool breeze, three floors away from the some-what bustling street, meters away from loud bars, good choice of music (a good playlist of 80's-90's classics), and well-cooked food... YES, I'll come back for sure.

El Grande Ave. BF Homes
Above Pan de Manila