Those are the exact words I used to describe myself on my Tinder Profile.
Last 2016, I flew to Taiwan for a food trip of epic proportions. Since that life changing journey, I've been looking for places here in the Philippines that can offer me a taste of the food I enjoyed in Taiwan. One such discovery is Famry, the newest stall at Hole In The Wall Food Hall at Century City!
The Lowbrow team flew to Taiwan several times before finally settling down on a chosen menu for their Famry Concept. The name "Famry" is a play on the oriental way of saying "Family", but at the root of it is that they offer meals and dishes that can please the whole clan.
Famry offers Fruit Blended Soy Milk (₱140) in three different flavors: Orange, Grape and lychee. I'm not usually a fan of Soy Milk but the Grape flavored one was actually really good.
The first dish I tried from Famry was the Spicy Dumplings (₱190). These plump, handmade steamed pork dumplings are served in a lightly sweet sauce that offers a kick of zestiness to it, and topped with minced chili garlic and cilantro. The balance of the sauce and the chili makes this an absolute joy to devour.
I loved the Jianbing (₱180). This was Famry's version of "Street Food", with a crispy egg based pancake being stuffed with soy & a delicious five-spice pulled roasted pork. The pancake is spectacular. You get a little bit of a crunch when you bite down into it, and I imagine that its quite tasty on it own.
However when you crack it open and the mouthwatering Five Spice Pulled Pork is revealed, the aroma alone is enough to get your tummy grumbling.
The Bunplings (₱220) of Famry are phenomenal. Also known as "Shenjianbao" the Bunplings are described as a cross between Xiao Long Bao and a Bao. These delicately pan fried pork dumplings also have a soup filling it it, butthe consistency of the wrapper is closer to a bao than your traditional XLB. However, the Bunpling still has that familiar burst of flavor that you get when you bite into it, with the soup and pork filling overwhelming your taste buds.
You can't have family meals without rice, right? Well, Famry's Minced Pork Rice (Famry size ₱240, Regular size ₱140 add soy egg ₱50) is one of those dishes that for some reason feels like home. Fragrant, slow braised minced pork is served over hot rice, then garnished with pickled Cucumbers and Red Cabbage that help accentuate the flavor of the pork.
But make sure you have room for the Crispy Duck Rice (Famry size ₱390, add egg ₱50). This was ridiculously delicious. Pan fried minced duck laid out on steaming white rice, garnished with Bird's Eye Chili for an extra kick of heat. Perched on the bowl is a large piece of... wait for it..
CRISPY. DUCK. SKIN.
Hole in the Wall 4rth Flr
Century City Mall
Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion