Friday, March 2, 2018

Famry, Hole in the Wall

"Ohana means famry, famry means nobody gets left behind." - Asian Stitch 😂

On my first visit to Hole in the Wall, I got to try the food at Any Any and left completely satisfied (they have the best roti pratas and nasi lemak!) So when my friends planned another trip to Century City Mall's food hall, I didn't think twice! I wanted to taste more of what the place has to offer, and happily found a new stall to love.
Famry is a food stall offering simple, home-cooked Taiwanese dishes. The name is a play on the word "family" - you know, kind of like how someone with a stereotypical Asian accent would say it. Famry.

They have a compact menu with only five dishes and three drinks to choose from. Since there were six of us, we decided to just order everything on the menu. After all, friends who eat together, stay together, right?

Spicy Dumplings (P190)
Famry's handmade pork dumplings are steamed and served with a sauce made from fresh and dried chili, three different kinds of soy sauce, rice wine, and duck broth. Topped with more chili for that added heat. I am personally a huge fan of spicy dumplings. It's one of those dishes that whenever I see it on a menu, I have to order it. It's a no-fail-will-surely-please-everyone type of dish, so yes, definitely try this when you visit Hole in the Wall.
Jianbing (P180)
Don't underestimate this dish. It may not look much since it's basically a flat, round thing on a plate. But the jianbing is actually a crispy egg pancake filled with soy and five-spice chashu. It is actually one of Taiwan's most popular street food and is often compared to crepes or burritos.
Bunplings (P220)
Whenever I find myself at Chinese/Taiwanese restaurants, it's always dumplings I look for first. The Bunplings, or more popularly known as shenjianbao, is a cross between a xiao long bao and a siopao. It's the less soupy, plumper version of the XLB filled with gingery pork broth. Best to eat it immediately before the meat absorbs all the broth though!
Finally, for the rice meals, they have two options - the Minced Pork Rice and Crispy Duck Rice.
Guess which one I tried first?
The pork! Well, mainly because I wanted to save the best for last. Haha ;)

Minced Pork Rice (P140 regular / P240 famry size)
The Minced Pork Rice comes in two sizes, the regular and famry size (good for 2-3 persons). This slow-braised pork is served with some pickled vegetables, soy egg, and steaming hot rice. I suggest you mix it all up so you get to enjoy all the flavors and textures together in one bite.

Crispy Duck Rice (P390; add P50 for soy egg)
Last, but most definitely not the least, is the Crispy Duck Rice. Here, pan-fried duck is served over steaming hot rice and a huge piece of crispy duck skin. I couldn't believe that it stayed so crispy even though it took us a while to take photos! We divided the skin to six equal pieces, but I'd gladly eat the entire thing on my own! It's not easy to find delicious and reasonably priced duck meal in Manila, so thank you, Famry, for this!

For the drinks, they have three Fruit-blended Soy Milk options to choose from - grape, lychee, and orange!
Famry is located at Hole in the Wall, 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
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