It’s often said that if you’re a Kapampangan, you are definitely a good cook. If ever you are looking for an authentic Filipino restaurant then you better head on to Fely J’s Kitchen located at the 2nd Level of Greenbelt 5 in Ayala Center, Makati. Having a mom who’s also a Kapampangan, I’m always on the look out for Filipino restaurant that served truly Pinoy dishes.
Being a food adventurist who tasted different cuisine, nothing beats the Pinoy food. Fely J’s Restaurant is nothing but ordinary. The setting of the restaurant may simple but that simplicity embodied a woman who is graceful, natural and true.
I grew up loving the dish, sinigang. Fely J’s Restaurant Sinigang Pork Ribs should not a miss in our order. Fely J’s Sinigang Pork Rib soup is made up of natural bayabas fruit. The bayabas was puree to make as the base soup main ingredients, no artificial flavoring was used that’s why its so ______ (I don’t know how to explain it, but you really have to taste it so that you too will be speechless, this dish top my list).
Next, the Kare Kare Klab. To tell you the truth; with just the sauce itself and its vegetable, I’m done. Done meaning,” buhay na buhay na ko “. The sauce is made from scratch, meaning the peanut was grinded to serve as the sauce. The vegetable still maintain their crispiness. The meats are tender and I actually didn’t use the bagoong since it’s still flavorful. Five thumbs up to this dish.
For health conscious, there’s the Gule Magalang. So simple yet flavorful. Combining the leaves of three different vegetable with the pumpkin was a hit.
For meat lovers like my friend, she recommends the Lamb Kaldereta.
And don’t forget to order the Fely J’s Temple Crab, its spiciness will hit you like a bomb and you will ask for more.
Now, lets go to our dessert. Do ask for the Sikreto Ni Maria. The good old combination of manga and suman will never go wrong.
Fely J’s Kitchen, a restaurant dedicated to the memory of Felicidad de Jesus-Cruz, mother of the late restaurateur Larry J. Cruz, features Fely J’s treasured recipes which she picked up in her travels. The restaurant offers a variety of Filipino and Asian dishes served Fely J’s style: fresh, natural and attractive, just as she was herself, a pretty, adventurous woman who grew old gracefully without artificial touches.
Phone: 728-8878 or 728-8858
Monday – Sunday / 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Seating capacity: 160