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Bring a taste of Hong Kong to your table with Fook Yah's roasts

We may not be able to travel at the moment, but we can still let our taste buds do the exploring.

Bring a taste of Hong Kong to your table with Fook Yah's roasts
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Newly-opened Cantonese style roasts inspired restaurant, Fook Yah, will transport you to the roads of Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong with their house speciality roasted dishes such as their Cantonese Style Roast Duck, Roasted Crispy Pork Belly, HK Roasted Pork Shoulder (Charsiu), Roasted Honey Spare Ribs, Simmered Chicken with Dark Soy Sauce, Simmered White Farm Chicken and Roasted Goose.

Brought to you by the Viray Family – the same family that gave you Ebi 10, Joe’s Brew, Nokal, Kampai and The Spirits Library – Fook Yah opened this month with its cute little shop in the middle of Poblacion, Makati.

“One of the things we love to do as a family, and with our friends, is to travel – and Hong Kong has always been a main staple. There are some people who plan their travels according to museums they want to visit or attractions and sites, but for us we like to plan our travels based on where we want to eat,” said Celine Viray, youngest of the Viray siblings.

“We have always loved the vibrance and playfulness of Hong Kong, not to mention that it was also easy to grab a bite anywhere and it didn’t always have to be expensive. That’s why we wanted to open Fook Yah, because we wanted to share the memories we had of the food we ate and loved and pretend like we could travel again with our taste buds,” she added.

Bring a taste of Hong Kong to your table with Fook Yah's roasts
Stewed Noodles served over your choice of roasts
Meats are roasted daily in their kitchen, following a traditional Hong Kong style recipe, to ensure a fresh batch every day for every order.

Each meat, sold in either small, half or whole servings, are also available paired with fresh homemade noodles (stewed or with soup) or over rice with a side of Fook Yah's special rice sauce made from the drippings and bones of the roasted meats.

Customers are also given the option to add traditional side dishes to accompany their orders such as Marinated Tofu, Century Egg, Spicy Cucumber, Jellyfish with Sesame Oil and Poached Vegetables.

The interiors are vibrant and inviting, with a giant Mahjong Wall that takes you back to pre-pandemic time when titas would meet for their monthly games.

Bring a taste of Hong Kong to your table with Fook Yah's roasts
Classic Dumpling Noodle Soup
“We felt it was right to open in Poblacion, just as with all our other ventures, but we wanted it to be with a twist. We wanted to keep the brand young and witty but also still something our mom and her friends would approve of, making sure there’s a lot of light (and aircon!),” Celine said.

Fook Yah is located at Unit D 5666 Don Pedro St., Poblacion, Makati. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders can be made by calling 09270458640 or 0279436685. For questions on deliveries you can also send them a message on their Instagram page @Fook.yah

Topics: Fook Yah , Cantonese Style Roast Duck , Celine Viray , Hong Kong
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