Sunday, March 25, 2018

FAT DADDY'S SMOKEHOUSE, A MEAT LOVERS HAVEN!



It was a fine Sunday afternoon when we visited Fat Daddy's Smokehouse in UP Town Center.  By WE, it was 75% of the "wise-family".  My son had to attend a birthday party so he missed out on this awesome gustatory experience.  

Let me tell you more about it!



WHERE IT ALL STARTED:

Fat Daddy's Smokehouse, which is popular for its juicy rack of perfectly smoked ribs, has grown from its first branch at Dau Marikina. The Versoza siblings wanted to bring to the Filipinos the smokehouse experience they all love and enjoy, from all their travels abroad. For all of you foodies out there, I am sure you have heard of their famous surname -- the siblings now manage the trusted Josiah's catering.

Trivia: When they were thinking of an appropriate logo for Fat Daddy's - the artist made this cute chubby, moustached man... without realizing that it looked like daddy Boyet Versoza :)



photo courtesy: www.acigirl.com

FAT DADDY's EXPERIENCE:



I have to admit, in the family, I am the veggie-seafood lover. But any given opportunity to eat meat, I enjoy ribs!  I need all the protein I can get :) But my teens and Mr.Wise are all certified carnivores!  Especially the hubby, who knows good quality beef/pork when he tasted one.  Also, because he is the "king of the kitchen" at home (read: he is in charge of cooking!)


First to arrive is JERA'S ULTIMATE PULLED PORK AND BACON.  A serving of tortilla chips with generous toppings of bacon, pulled pork, tomatoes, corn salsa with cheese, garlic and barbecue sauces.  Because I love anything and everything with cheese -- I enjoyed this as a starter. 


JERA'S ULTIMATE PULLED PORK AND BACON HALF  Php330


Then came the BUTTERMILK FRIED LIVERS.  It was crunchy, tasty, but retained its "melt-in-the-mouth" consistency, which I think would be best eaten with beer or any other alcoholic drink, because I find its texture somewhat empowering. The alcohol will definitely neutralize that feeling... me thinks!

BUTTERMILK FRIED LIVERS  Php185


The next dish was a pleasant surprise.  If you have kids (or in my case, teens) they will definitely love these BACON MAC AND CHEESE POPPERS, which is basically mac and cheese and bacon goodness rolled into a ball and fried. Yum!
BACON MAC AND CHEESE POPPERS   Php185

Other dishes that are also ideal for your kids are MAC AND CHEESE and HOT MESS -- layers of mashed potatoes barbecue pulled pork, smoked bacon and mozarella cheese. Quite filling if you finish all by yourself.

MAC AND CHEESE  Php170
TRIPLE DEATH BURGER  Php440

SMOKED HOT LINKS --- this one got our vote as the "to-die-for" dish in Fat Daddy's. Its flavor is so addicting, you can't seem to have enough of it. This one is also on top of our list to order as "take-out" and enjoy more at the comforts of our home -- maybe with some wine or beer.  This half pound of hot links with pickles and piedmont bbq sauce is such a winner!  
SMOKED HOT LINKS  Php120/piece



The BRISKET BURRITO BITES is another favorite. Though I miss my spicy tomato salsa, this one satisfied my burrito craving.


BRISKET BURRITO BITES Php185

In time for the Lenten season, you can enjoy this FRIED SEAFOOD PLATTER of fish, squid and shrimps. 

FRIED SEAFOOD PLATTER  Php430

And now... for the Star of the Fat Daddy's -- the SMOKED MEAT PLATTER.  OMG! As I am writing this blog article, and I remember that heavenly feeling of biting into that "smoked-for-12-hour-goodness" of the meat --- I wanna go to Fat Daddy's this very minute!  As in!



The platter includes SMOKED:

>> quarter leg chicken 
>> hot links
>> beef brisket
>> pork ribs   (MrWise's favorite)
>> pulled pork shoulder  (MrsWise's favorite)

The secret in this platter's awesome goodness is in the right amount of time and temperature of smoking given to the meat. Plus in the secret dry rub that they use. You can see the charred edges, but it retained its tenderness.

SMOKED MEAT PLATTER  Php2400


For the grand finale... we were treated to BACON and S'MORES DIP.  A nice way to end a very hearty meal. 

BACON AND S'MORES DIP


MRSWISE VERDICT:

Overall, Fat Daddy's Smokehouse delivered what it promised -- delicious and flavourful smoked meat dishes.

Reasonably priced, because the serving is big.  Most dishes are for sharing.

It is a good place to visit on weekends, with the entire family.  I enjoyed my bonding and eating moment with my hubby and daughter.  It is also an ideal place for barkada bonding or office hours chillin'.


HAPPY CONTENTED BUSOG SMILES!










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