Diners always get amused by the creative wall decoration mostly made of clay
Warning—before you proceed reading this
blog post, I have to warn you that my visit to Fatboys was not only on one
occasion. This post is long overdue but I haven’t had time to start writing on
my blog again because of work and my activities in Church. Also, I wasn’t
feeling like writing because I didn’t know where to start. After realizing my
phone already had a number of photos from Fatboys, I decided to give it a go
(plus the fact that my client list has turned to 2 instead of 5… so yeah.)
As mentioned, I’ve been to Fatboys on one
too many occasions—mostly, to hang out with my girl friends. One reason why we
enjoy going to Fatboys (aside from the food, of course) is that it’s very homey
and we can just be ourselves. We normally do that anywhere anyway, but there’s
really something about Fatboys that makes us feel comfortable—it might be
because we’re often the only ones dining there; which gives us plenty of
opportunity to talk without being wary of other diners.
It still surprises me that there are a
number of Bacolodnons who haven’t been to Fatboys or don’t even know where it
is. Even while I was in Manila, I was already familiar with the restaurant. I
think I heard about it from my best friends and their Korean friends. I’m not
100% sure but nonetheless, I made it a point to visit when I decided to move to
Bacolod. Two months later, I still frequent the place and love the food.
A cozy corner in the restaurant
Fatboys is a petite restaurant located in
one of the ‘eskinitas’ of Bacolod’s
main highway, Lacson St. Upon entering the restaurant, the first thing that
people notice are the quotes made out of clay and posted on the walls. These
quotes were all either annoyingly funny or sarcastically accurate. One of the
jokes that still manages to crack me up is the ‘Me fail English? That’s
Unpossible!’ I’ve noticed that the clay has become a trend on small
establishments and Milk Tea places. But by far, Fatboys’ jokes were funny!
Food Okay—so now we move to the real deal, the
food. As I mentioned, I’ve been to Fatboys on several occasions. And on these
events, I’ve been accompanied by my friends who (like me) love to go on food
trips. This is why I’ve managed to collect a number of photos of their food. It
might even be a quarter or a half of their entire menu.
Fat Fries P60 for 200g; P110 for 400g
Hicham Burger P150 with free Iced Tea
Burger Steak P110 with free Iced Tea
Grilled Spareribs P190 with free Iced Tea
Chicken Balsamico P130
Chicken Teriyaki P120
Classic Meatball Pasta P180
Herb Chicken Ball Pasta P170
Among the dishes I’ve tried, I would
honestly recommend eating the Chicken
Cordon Bleu. It’s my favourite dish at Fatboys. I like it because it’s the
right size and has a good taste.
Chicken Cordon Bleu P190 with free Iced Tea
Another favorite is their Buffalo Wings. Whenever I crave for this dish, I make it a point to
visit Fatboys because I like how mildly spicy their Buffalo Wings are—not too
spicy, not too sweet.
Buffalo Wings P180
The Pan Fried
Chicken is also a must try. Though I have to recommend that you eat it
right away while the creamy sauce is still hot.
Panfried Chicken P140 with free Iced Tea
Yob’s Sisig is also good. I just found it a little too oily for my
Yob's Sisig P130 for 200g with egg; P90 for 100g + egg + rice
The Mac n’ Cheese is also
another option to order. I do recommend sharing it with a friend though, as it might
spoil your tastebuds after a while.
Mac n' Cheese (4 Cheese) P180
As for dessert, I love Fatboys’ Mudslide and Fruit Float. They’re really good desserts that I would gladly come
Fruit Float P 95
I look forward to trying their Window Cathedral and the Fatboys Dessert soon!
Another reason why I enjoy going to Fatboys
is the service they provide. On my second visit, one of the staff (Rey)
remembered my face. Even though it was a few weeks after my first visit, he
still remembered the time I ate there. I was joking around if he still
remembers what I ordered—that’s when he said he remembered me, just not the
dessert I ordered.
The food tends to take long though. So if
you’re in a hurry, Fatboys may not be an option for you. It’s really a good
choice for those who are hoping to bond with their friends through good food.
But if you’re after good food at an affordable price and remarkable service,
Fatboys is the right place to go to!
Fatboys is located at 22nd
Lacson St., Bacolod City. The street is between the gas station (Ramos) and
Dona Ceferina Building (where Focus & AXA are). You may call them for more
information at 0939-922-7492 or 0933-315-6427. Fatboys is open from Tuesday-Saturday
(10am – 10pm) and on Sundays (12nn – 11pm). They are closed on Mondays.