Fat Fook Opens at BCG

One of the world’s best-loved cuisines, the delicate yet intense flavors of Taiwanese food can now be found in the heart of Bonifacio Global City.

Fat Fook at BGC

Fast growing Taiwanese chain, Fat Fook announced the opening of its newest branch tucked in the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, marking the company’s 5th location in the country. Located at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street, the restaurant brings favourite dishes pork xiao long bao, oyster omelette, and stinky tofu without having to spend for airfare, lodging, and other expenses that go with traveling. This Taiwanese restaurant is owned and managed by the same group that operates Ramen Nagi. It was conceptualized by the group’s executive chef, Rachel Kao, who was born in Taiwan and grew up in the Philippines.

The expansion in the CBD of Bonifacio Global City is part of the brand’s development plans for this year. It also looks forward to opening two or three more shops by the first quarter of next year. The first branch opened in SM North EDSA in 2016 then followed by Robinsons Galleria in 2017.  A branch in SM Megamall and also in Glorietta opened both in 2018.

What makes Fat Fook different from other Taiwanese diners is its take out counter that offers some of Taiwan’s best street food delicacies and milk tea.  The street food are all sourced from Taiwan.

Fat Fook modern authentic Taiwanese dishes

Fat Fook stems from the Chinese word for “Fa” (gaining”) and “Foo” (Taiwanese term which means prosperity or auspicious). It can be literally translated to “Increasing luck.”

Taiwanese food is a bit close to Filipino cuisine in terms of how the dishes look. But concerning flavor profile, Taiwanese dishes tend to be a bit salty, sweet, and sometimes spicy. Even if you’ve never been to Taiwan, sampling the food at Fat Fook will surely pique your culinary curiosity.

Hand rolled and hand filled

To remain modern authentic and suit the Filipino millennial palate, Fat Fook adjusts some of its dishes. However, there are certain dishes like the stinky tofu, for example, that retains its strong smell – exactly how it’s served in Taiwan. Most of the recipes are from Chef Rachel’s home, inherited from her parents and have been refined for Fat Fook. They also guarantee that the food is as close to the Taiwanese versions because the owners go to Taiwan regularly to taste and source ingredients.

Fat Fook’s cozy and inviting dining experience is an entirely value-for-money—from its warmly lit interiors to the appetizing Taiwanese meals with a twist meticulously prepared by its resident chef. The restaurant itself exudes a modern vibe but still maintains touches of Asian appeal with chromatic cherry architectural accents and porcelain bowls used as light fixtures.

Fat Fook is also quite an innovator when it comes to their food. They make sure to add something new, making it more appealing to the local palate and to the style and taste of the millennial, yet you can still find the essence of home cooking.

Fat Fook house specialties

Fat Fook is known for their house specialties like their best-selling Chicken Chops, Pork Xiao Long Bao, and Taiwan Beef Noodles.  Sophisticated palates will appreciate how Fat Fook’s Chicken Chops aroma wafts up and bursts in the mouth. The crunch of the special breading, alongside the crunchiness and juiciness of the chicken, make for an exciting mix of textures. It will definitely be love at first bite; with just the right amount of breading and seasoning. With their Chicken Chops, you’ll really get to savor the unmistakably Asian flavor.

Another Fat Fook house favorite is the Oyster Omelette.  This classic Taiwanese street food has a lot of great flavors coming from the oyster, Taiwanese petchay, and the thick egg wrap.  The savory sauce drizzled on top of the omelette provides an added sweet-savory umami taste and all the more makes the dish beautiful to look at.

The traditional Pork Xiao Long Bao is definitely impeccable. It surely does not disappoint. In the steaming xiao long lie broth-filled steamed pork dumplings oozing with rich and warm flavor.

Pork Xiao Long Bao

Another classic Taiwanese must-try dish would be the Taiwan beef noodles. Though looks like a simple dish, the ingredients are made sure they are in their best state.  The noodles are light and cooked firm but remain chewy and sweet, while the beef fork-tender almost melt-in-your-mouth with its intense flavoring.

Other interesting dishes on the menu are Taiwan Sausage, Tofu Century Egg, Beef Tendon, Black Pepper Beef, Pork Radish Soup, Oyster Misua, Truffle Xiao Long Bao, and String Beans with Minced Pork.

Fat Fook dining experience

The dining experience in Fat Fook is likewise leisurely and unhurried, just as it should be when you want to have an enjoyable meal. It’s also not unusual to spot high-powered politicians and popular celebrities dining there. But you’ll probably be enjoying your food too much to even care. It also saves one the hassle of traveling to Taiwan and get a visa to eat modern authentic Taiwanese food. Who knew Taiwanese food was this easily accessible? Thank God for Fat Fook! Your tummies will surely thank you when you come and visit.

Fat Fook has an exciting news for all its followers and patrons.  Its milk tea will be updating its look and packaging, thus there is something to watch out for in a few months.

You may visit Fat Fook at The Globe Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Opens from Sunday-Saturday, 11AM-10PM. Follow them on social media on Instagram and on Facebook.

Saving our Family from an Emergency!

Saving our family, or the least we could do is try! Are you prepared enough for your family?

     Mommy keeping everyone safe!

We Mommies spend so much time doting over our kids, pampering them, running after them and showering them with love that we frequently forget to look into early safety preparedness for them in the occasion something undesirable happens.

Flooded by the news of disasters globally, it got me thinking what would be the least I could do to prepare for the safety of my family. It suddenly dawned on me that indeed we are leaving in scary times or even borrowed time if I may say.

Bombarded with news daily with what’s happening around the world. USA is a land now facing the wrath of Earth, Wind and Fire now with the earthquakes, typhoons and forest fires (not to mention the volcanic eruptions), while we here in the Philippines are constantly living in the brink of fear of them. How ready are we to protect our family if something unimaginable happens? Imagine what would happen if we are not at home and our family is caught in a premise fire, or earthquake, that would drive us parents basically mad with worry!

Got me thinking and got me searching too. I know I needed one for the family and after reviewing some online, I realized that they were all more or less the same. I started to think do we really know if it is the right bag to use, or the right contents for each different calamity (as we all know different emergencies will need different stuffs in the kit). I was close to getting one when I saw a friend having one in her house. That’s how I stumbled upon LifeKit! It caught my attention at first from its clean and sleek design and when I took a closer look, I found it so detailed and super well thought out. Imagine having a kit where everything is so well organized, so neat, itemized and lightweight as well. They even have detachable compartments inside and they provide ample space for you to still put some of your desired stuffs in it (notice how often the kits are packed so full that you have hardly space for your own stuffs?). And thus began my journey to find out more about this brand. I felt I just had to get it BUT knowing me I wanted to know more as it involves the safety of my family. And so I started digging further.

Turned out that the people behind LifeKit were super friendly and very well informed about the safety preparedness industry. Apparently they engage the professionals from the medical, emergency response, first aid and even search and rescue experts as their advisors. They work with the PAFR Search and Rescue personnel, US certified Bleeding Control Specialist, UK accredited First Aid Trainers and more! They even conduct trainings on first aid, search and rescue and they even work with Lifeline Ambulance Services. Okay, trust gained!

What I learnt is that they even plan their kits to cater specifically for different situations and environments (for example if you are staying in a tall building or lower level units, for indoors or outdoors, etc.). They have different kit bags for floods, fire, earthquake and even outdoor survival so we know exactly what we need to mitigate any potential high risk dangers that we may face depending on where we are staying at!

LifeKit seems to have something for everything!

See how organized their kits are!

I was hooked and wanted to share more about LifeKit to all my fellow Mommies out there so I touched base with the founder of LifeKit to find out more. His story seemed more like a destiny in calling. By sheer coincidence or a sign of things to come, the Founder (who is a Malaysian married to a Filipina) shared with me was the first thing he experienced when he arrived in the Philippines was Ondoy! Yes on that very same day! And having again personally affected by the post event effects of Yolanda, it got him searching for a way to help the people be more prepared and led him to establish LifeKit here in the Philippines. Since then there was no turning back.

I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that LifeKit is a Filipino brand which supports the local Filipino manufacturing industry and most of its kits are all made in the Philippines. Over 10,000 kits have been sold to families, corporations, organizations, LGUs, Embassies and it is even being used by others overseas. How cool is that? A Filipino brand, made by Filipinos and gaining a name for itself overseas! Needless to say I became a LifeKit believer and got mine for my family!

Of course, the next thing I looked at was the PRICE! Was so glad to find out that they were very affordable and fairly priced.

In fact they were even cheaper than some others that are sold in the market and what’s great about LifeKit is that they have kits that are priced from P1000.00 to about P7,000.00 meaning to say it is within the reach of anyone! Being the prudent Mommy, I estimated that it could cost about P2,000.00 more if I were to assemble a kit all on my own based on what I bought, and that is even not considering that we still have to get a bag, buy different contents from several different places, spend on car parking or gasoline, and still have to pack them all on our own (and not knowing if what we get are what is really needed). And oh the time saved in this crazy traffic is priceless.

If LifeKit is tough enough for the Rescuers, it should be tough enough for us gentle Mommies too, lol!

To all Mommies out there, do heed this advice. There are times we rush to buy things we don’t need but getting an emergency preparedness kit is something that we all know we truly need if we truly care for the ones we love. We often see many regret and filled remorse over a tragedy, imagine how we would feel if something had happened to a loved one and we know deep down we could have done something to at least give them a fighting chance to survive. What we sometimes forget is that having an emergency kit doesn’t necessarily mean it is to be used only during disasters. Small mishaps and accidents do happen regularly too like minor cuts, burns, etc and in times like these, LifeKit is equally handy too if you have one at home. Oh and they make great gifts too, come to think of it.

If we truly care and love our friends, we could share this blog with them and we could end up saving a life just by doing so (who knows?).

If you are interested to know more about LifeKit, you can just contact me and I will be happy to assist. In fact I will be happy to help you place an order for the kits since i regularly do so for all my friends and relatives.

WANT TO PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW: Kindly email or send Lifekit a message via Facebook messenger with your following details: Price list can be provided.

Your complete name
Emergency bag, survival kit you are interested with
Your active email address and mobile number
How did you know about Lifekit

Here in the Philippines, it looks like it is not a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN a disaster strikes, are we prepared? When I got my LifeKit, I got some peace of mind too knowing that I am at least doing something right. My advice and suggestion from one Mommy to another? Get a LifeKit, it’s the least you can do for you and your loved ones to help keep them safe. Don’t wait!

Thank you Lifekit! 🙂 Please visit this link for the giveaway! Good luck!

Why Every Household Needs Lifekit emergency bag ready?

Here in our country, we are vulnerable to natural and environmental disasters like earthquake, flash floods, fire, and volcano eruptions. All these and other factors in our community which to say most of us find it hard to cope because of lack of essential things needed at home or not prepared on this situation.

Question is, how prepared are you? I believe storing emergency packs at home is now essential part of our family to be safe in every situation. And it is true that if you’re in panic situation you won’t be able to put things in order and might neglect choosing what needs to be in your emergency bag. Black out might be experience and causing water interuptions. Home will not be safe for you especially when you have children and possible evacuation during extreme weather conditions and you all may suffer from serious injuries where emergency bags are most needed for immediate treatment and attention to needs.

Glad I found Lifekit, sharing stories behind this product and company:

What is Lifekit? They are the Trusted Brand of Survival Kits. The Preferred Choice of Both International and Local Corporations, Organizations and Establishments.
Lifekit’s Mission: They hope to be able to do our part in helping to save both the lives of your loved ones and the life of your very own. Nothing else in the world matters more than that.

Please take a look below product Lifekit offers: They have every bag for every situation that will surely beneficial for you and for your family, or employee. 

Basic Bag for First Aid Kit Preparedness


FA BASIC KIT   Fire Preparedness Bag


GP Sling Kit for Earthquake, Survival & General Preparedness Sling Bag

Flood & Typhoon Preparedness Float Kit


FP SOLO KIT for Fire Preparedness

What makes them unique among others?

  • For every kit or bag you’ll get, there is an extra pouch that you can use for anything important that you need to add especially for documents.
  • You get what your money’s worth, anything inside the bag is functional.
  • Lifekit packs are cheaper compare to others yet quality of item is not compromised.
  • They are prompt answering all your queries.
  • Great customer support 🙂

WANT TO PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW: Kindly email or send Lifekit a message via Facebook messenger with your following details: Price list can be provided.

  1. Your complete name
  2. Quantity
  3. Emergency bag, survival kit you are interested with
  4. Your active email address and mobile number
  5. How did you know about Lifekit

Grab your LifeKit Pack now:

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Address:  G/F Savana Commercial Building 3, Venecia St., cor. Metropolitan Avenue, Brgy Sta. Cruz (10.85 mi) Makati 1203

Highlights info row image 0917 890 5030

Contact Person: Christopher Santos, OPERATIONS Manager– LifeKit

Buhaymommy blog giveaway here and a chance to win a Lifekit Bag 🙂 

Terms and Conditions of the Giveaway! 

  1. This giveaway is open to residents of the Philippines and aged 18 years or over.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway.
  3. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  4. Closing date for entry will be July 26, 2018. After this date the no further entries will be accepted.
  5. Winners will be chosen via rafflecopter. Special prize will be determined on FB likes and shared of a participant. Some are optional yet the more entries you send, more chances of winning.
  6. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be reach and did not respond in a timely manner, another winner will be chosen.
  7. Winners are required to post Lifekit’s item with them and tagging along each page for Buhaymommy and Lifekit.


Dental Clinic Review: Kidsmile in Imus Cavite

Admit it ang mga kids medyo hesitant and scared magpunta sa dentist kasi looks like they are anticipating na masakit ang dental procedure na gagawin. We suggest bringing them sa Pedia-Dentist kasi they know how to handle such dilemma 🙂 Sharing our stories for post and pre dental session na na-experience namin.

It was Yvan’s second visit to dental clinic and our first to Kidsmile Dental Clinic which was referred by his Pedia-Pulmonologitst, Dr. Tan. It was located in Imus, Cavite and because of Waze, searchable na sya.

Why choose Kidsmile over other Children’s Dental Clinic? Una pa lang, kids will not be bored kasi may playground sila sa labas ng clinic. More fun nga naman para sa kids. Contact them first +63 906 171 8254 to schedule an appointment.

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Photo credit to the owner

Location, mahirap ba sya hanapin? You can easily find them simply by using Waze or pwede din using google maps: Just type: Kidsmile Patindig Araw or Kidsmile Medical Center Imus. If hindi mo padin ma-locate it is near Eden Memorial Park.

Kidsmile staff are friendly and helpful. For me, important sakin the way we are being treated lalo na pag kids ang patient dba? They are pleasant, and accommodating. And you’ll see they are all passionate about their profession. Especially to Dra. Rosalie, she was able to explain everything with ease and answers all my doubts, questions.

Any parking sa clinic? Yes, they have spacious parking spaces for all.

Dental fee? Is it expensive? Well, yes, mas mahal lang ng slight compare sa iba pero you get what your money’s worth. Hindi mo naman panghinayangan ang services. Cleaning service for kids is P1,200.00. If your child has PWD, you can use it.

Clinic’s schedule: Both clinics are close every Thursday and Sunday. They have clinic at Patindig Araw and Medical Center Imus (3F) MCI. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Clinic’s View Inside (Photo credit to the owner)

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I was not able to capture clinic’s photo and everything because I am more of paying attention sa procedure na need gawin kay Yvan. After his dental operation, he can now eat properly. They have to removed 4 teeth and do the fillings. At first it is 13 teeth pero during the procedure naiba na sya sa bilang pero I trust their judgement naman 🙂

Over all Impression: Kidsmile is highly recommended for your kids! Talagang they are committed in making Pediatric Dental Care fun, convenient and accessible. What are you waiting for? Call them na for an appointment.

Buhaymommy Directory:

Kidsmile Social

Address:  Aguinaldo Hi-Way, Imus, Cavite l 1078 Patindig Araw Road
Contact: 0922 830 54 78

Hope this post helps!

Is life too short for everything? Yvan’s Journey to Life

6 years had passed and more years to come, this is I believe he will be with us until we grow old. God has a purpose bringing Yvan to this wonderful world. We plead and pray.

How is Yvan right now? He now weighs 16 kilos, stands 3.5 feet at his age of 6 years old. To our little man, I hope one day, you’ll be able to read this.


Mom and Dad will never forget this first photo when we saw you. Suffering and fighting against premature complications. At that moment, you are so adorable and I see God beside you with his little angels. For which we knew maybe from that point you can leave us anytime. But we did not lose hope and we pray that if God will let you be with us, He will let you live. We plead and pray.

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Next photos are your photos when we decided to bring you home, yes, against medical advice. You’re so tiny and cute. We plead and pray.

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Day by day, you are growing strong, and the moment you heard ate and kuya’s giggles, you became more active and happy. And so you made us more happier. We plead and pray.

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Photos when you are less than 1 year old. I guess these photos can explain how you went through despite of the sickness that you have.  We plead and pray.

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We love to eat and explore places as much as we can and congratulate you for weaning off to your oxygen! And we plead and pray. 

We are sincerely sorry for what is happening to you anak, God knows I am blaming myself to seeing you suffer like this. Until now, you still have Pneumonia which you suffers from the complication of Broncho Pulmonary Dysplasia and we know you will out grow all these pains and time will come you will be a stronger person. Gagawa at gagawa kami ng way to  help you cope to your hearing loss. Yes, anak, you are also diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss yet you have your hearing aid and we will continue your therapy. We are so proud of what have you become right now.

You can now hear us even without your hearing aid, talk more words that even I and ate can only understands. You play, dance, sing, and communicate with us the best way you can.

I am sorry that there are times I am angry and no patience at all. Mommy is just tired and might be frustrated for all the struggles our family are facing through. Alam kong nahihirapan kana pero you cannot just say it loud.

Please never forget that we are truly blessed to have you in  our life. Kuya and Ate loves you so much. And dumating man sa oras na wala na si daddy and mommy beside you, Ate and Kuya will make sure they will take care of you.

Please always be a God fearing child as you grow.


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Pediasure Plus Loyalty Rewards Card: Newest update from Pediasure Plus

Picky eater ba mga anak niyo? Namimili ng pagkain? or hard to feed? You may try Pediasure plus, especially formulated for 3 years and above. Pero it’s best to consult professional help prior giving sa kids like what we did. More kwento below:

Ano nga ba ang Pediasure Plus?  Pediasure plus is a complete, balanced nutritional supplement especially for children 3 years old that has unique blend of 28 vitamins and minerals plus synbiotics clinically proven to boost immunity.

What perks can we get being a member of the Pediasure Plus Segurista Mom Club?

  1. Free nutrition consultation and counseling from their Registered Nutritionist Dietitians.
  2. Higher product discount when you purchase bigger cans.
  3. They will give you free Segurista Mom card and deliver it for free.
  4. Get a personalized one-week meal plan.
  5. Be the first to know about our promotions and exclusive perks.
  6. Discounts from P60.00 to P250.00 per can.

What are the Participating Products?

Pediasure Plus Vanilla 400g (P60.00)
Pediasure Plus Vanilla/Choco 850g (P100.00)
Pediasure Plus Vanilla 1200g (P135.00)
Pediasure Plus Vanilla 1600g  (P175.00)

Higher discounts when you register your card

Pediasure Plus Vanilla 400g-60 points
Pediasure Plus Vanilla/Choco 850g -from 125 points to 150 points
Pediasure Plus Vanilla 1200g-200 points
Pediasure Plus Vanilla 1600g- from 200 points to 250 points

The new maximum limit per month is 4 cans.

Loyalty Rewards FAQ’s:

  1. Ano nga ba ang Pediasure Plus Loyalty Rewards Card? Pediasure Plus Loyalty Rewards Card is an exclusive membership card that features more benefits so your child can continue getting good nutrition. With your membership, you get access to nutrition, counselling from Registered Nutritionist as well as special discounts  for every purchase of Pediasure Plus products in all Mercury Drugstore branches nationwide.
  2. Pano maging member? Simply apply for your  Pediasure Plus Loyalty Rewards Card through any partner-doctors activation booths, and any other Abbott consumer health efforts. Any card issued through other means shall be deemed invalid. Cards issued are pre-activated and may used immediately to avail discounts. To become a member, you may register via SMS or by accomplishing the enrollment form attached to the brochure. Upon application, you will be required to provide your personal information which Abbott will be used for contacting for nutrition counselling, program updates and relevant news.
  3. Paano na-activate ang card? Card is pre-activated  for 90 days from your first purchase.
  4. Paano mag-avail the card? You may email and call Mom Club Hotline (02) 995-1555 or 1-800-10-995-1555 Monday to Saturdays 8am to 8pm.
  5. May bayad ba to? Wala po :), it’s free, you should not accept this card shall there be asking for payment.
  6. Nag-e-expire ba ang card? Yes, after 90 days na walang transaction, hindi na sya pwede gamitin. At Abbott also reserves the right to discontinue the program if deemed necessary.
  7. Nawala po ang card niyo? You may contact Mom club hotline para sa lost or stolen card.
  8. Paano ba sya i-register? Simple lang mga inay, using your mobile phones:
    1. Type First Name,Last Name (space) 14 digit card number na makikita sa right side ng card, and send mo sa 29290-ABBOTT (no spaces ha sa digits) (222688) or para sa madalian registration using your landline Toll free Province: 1800-10-995-1555 or yung Manila hotline nila, (02) 995-1555.
      1. Example: Nico,Pedia 12345678912345222688
    2. Remember, registration can be fulfilled within the first 90 days upon receiving the card. Lahat yan makikita sa brochure.
  9. Paano ko malalaman na nagamit ko na yung limit? Once nagpurchase ka sa Mercury drugstore, merong slip na kasama yan para magsign ka, details written sa slip kada bili.
  10. Pwede bang gamitin ang card sa ibang store? Unfortunately hindi po. Exclusive lang sya sa Mercury Drugstore.
  11. Recommended ba ang Pediasure sa mga bata talaga na mahina kumain or may mahinang immunity? In my experience, nireseta sya ng Pedia Pulmologist namin because my son’s health condition. It is always best na mag-seek ng professional advice lalo na sa mga nagpapa breastfeed, kasi if exlcusive breastfed naman ang bata I believe hindi naman na need ng Pediasure, breastmilk parin naman ang maganda sa pangangatawan ng bata. For some this is being used as a medical supplement with medical supervision.
  12. Kaya ba talaga ng Pediasure na i-boost ang height and immunity ng bata? Again, based sa experience to at pawang katotohanan lamang, yes, my son tend to be not so sakitin na unless talagang hawa hawa na sa paligid, mas matibay na ang immunity nya compare noon. Though can be as nutritional supplement siya with or without between meals, ako kasi hindi lang nagde-depende sa Pediasure Plus.
  13. Magkano na ba ang Pediasure sa mercury these days? Last time na bumili ako nasa P1,895 na 1.6kg.

To know more about PediaSure Plus, contact:

Manila: 995-1555
Toll Free Number: 1-800-10-995-1555
Website: www.ph.abbott/
Email: familyties.ph@abbott.com