I already featured Fely J before. This time we went back to treat our HS classmate, Eileen and her hubby, Nelson who came all the way from San Francisco.
Whenever we have friends or guests who come from abroad and want to eat Filipino food we always bring them to Fely J. Sure there are many other Filipino restaurants in town but Fely J is always consistent with their food and we already have our favorite dishes to order.
Nelson and Eileen
The sisig came in a tiny, tiny sizzling dish. It was good but the portion was really too tiny. Sisig is a popular Filipino appetizer made from chopped parts of a pig’s head- ears, snout, cheeks and the brain. Hmm appetizing huh?
Their crispy pata was a winner! Crispy skin, tender meat and lots of garlic. Perfect to eat with the dilis (dried anchovy) rice.
Crispy Patang Bawang deep fried pork leg generously topped with golden garlic bits
This is my favorite fish dish in Fely J. The whole tilapia was deep fried and coated with a sweetish plum sauce.
Tilapia with Sweet Plum Sauce
You can never go wrong with coconut milk. The next two veggies were both cooked in coconut milk and so yummy.
Ginataang Gulay at Hipon
Kangkong sa Gata
Their binagoong baboy was mediocre. But Nelson enjoyed it. I wonder if he knew what he was eating. Nelson is American so all the food was strange to him.
You can skip this char kway teow. It bears no resemblance to the real Malaysian dish and was a far cry from the best char kway teow I ate in Singapore.
Char Kuey Teow
Their kare kare was good. It had sufficient quantities of ox tail and not just all tripe. I don’t think Nelson ate this at all. Good thing Eileen liked everything!
KKK – kare kare klab tripe, oxtail and vegetables stewed in peanuts sauce served with sauteed bagoong
There’s the dilis rice beside the crispy pata. I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of it. The dilis rice is a must when eating at Fely J. Be sure to ask the waiter to add 1 cup of white rice to the dilis rice even before bringing it to your table. Otherwise the ratio of the dilis to the rice is skewed. Trust me on this. You’ll end up ordering extra rice if you don’t since all the food is rice magnet.
Fely J 2/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Ayala Center Makati City, Metro Manila telephone: 728-8858