What is Auro Chocolate?
Auro is an international award winning, proudly Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources cacao beans from local farmers! Sorry, that was a chocolate. Not in a dessert, but in 5 innovative chocolate infused savory dishes and drinks (yes, they are alcoholic, you alcoholics!) as conceptualized by 5 of Poblacion’s best:
Khao Khai, Lampara, Polilya, Alamat and Pedro Tap House.
Operated by Fat Girls Day Out: Fat Girls Day Out are experts in showing their audience Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO! They host curated crawls in Klook focusing on promoting Filipino culture, cuisine and arts.
But what is this Pobla what? We’re glad you asked! Think grungey hipster meets the streets, meets posh dining experience in the heart of our red light district on a tropical island! Uhhh-mazing? YES, That is POBLACION!
What else do I get? FREEBIES!
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Funky Filipino Lanyard
Expertly woven fabric by Filipino handweavers and crafted by the super talented women of PIOPIO.
Your official dessert.
Meet Up Information
Kindly be in Khao Khai by 4:30pm SHARP for registration. Crawl will start at exactly 5pm!
Location: Khao Khai
Address: 5772 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
4:30 PM Registration
5:00 PM Start of Crawl at Khao Khai
5:30 PM Lampara
6:00 PM Alamat/Polilya
6:30 PM Alamat/Polilya
7:00 PM Pedro Tap House
DISH 1: Khao Khai
We start off the tour at Khao Kai, where you will be given a whole new Thai food experience. Don’t expect your typical Pad Thais, Isan regional cooking comes strongly into play, which is considered is the culinary motherland of Thailand.
Khao Khai’s 77% Dark chocolate bagoong dip with fresh cut green mangoes for your starter. The balance of sweet, salty, and savory is sure to kick off your tastebuds. Pair this with their rum based drink the Chocolate rimmed Bangkok fire using 64% Dark Chocolate. The best way to enjoy all the flavours would be to get some chocolate off the rim with each sip. It’s refreshing, subtly spicy, and sweet all in one go. Enjoy the first toast of the night, and say “Chon Gaew”!
Green Mango with Vegan Chocolate Bagoong
DISH 2: Lampara
For our next stop, we’ll be embarking on a Neo-Filipino food journey with Lampara where different cultural confluences comes into play with every plate of dish that they create.
Lampara’s Slow cooked Pork Belly is prepared sous vide for over 14 hours and topped with Cacao nibs. Each bite is extremely tender and has that burst in flavor that contrasts perfectly with the cacao nibs. It’s an excellent play on soft and hard. Paired with the Chocolate infused Jim Bean Negroni. Enjoy it by taking a piece of the pork and sip of the negroni, the Negroni cleanser your palate from the rich pork belly.
Surpresa - Bean sprouts, tofu and roasted peanuts and cocoa nibs with chocolate sauce encased in a ball
DISH 3: Polilya
Next up is Polilya, a Don Pedro Street “must-go”
Polilya’s Deep fried Hainanese Chicken topped with mole infused with 77% Dark Chocolate, kesong puti, and cilantro. The different elements of the dish complement each other in one satisfying bite. This is paired with a 32% White Chocolate Margarita Shots.
Mole with Vegetable Fritters
DISH 4: Alamat
We’ll heighten up your crawl experience by visiting Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli, where you can find locally crafted beers, native charcuterie, reinvented pulutan, and exotic comfort meals by Chef Niño Laus. Alamat will be serving Tiyula sa Itum braised rib finger in burnt coconut and auro tablea, ensaladang Adlai at talong and auro cacao nibs paired with Auro Plata, Gin, White Rum, Pandan, Cacao Liquor and chocolate sauce.
“Pinais" - Rice crisp, Pinakbet Salsa tossed in Auro Dark Chocolate Vinagrette, Laing
DISH 5: Pedro Tap House
Right towards the end of the tour, enjoy chocolate infused craft beers at Pedro Tap House – a place where the beer is fresh from the tap since the beginning of the brewery.
End the night with the Auro Chocolate Chili Cheese Dog using 55% Dark Chocolate from Pedro Tap House. The soft buttery brioche buns are toasted and encase the cheese sausages, topped with Chocolate Chili, and finished of with melted cheddar cheese. This is paired with an Auro Midnight Stout, Pedro Brewcrafters Space Out Coffee Stout is poured into a glass with a splash of Bourbon, then topped with a mixture of whipped cream and melted 55% Dark Chocolate from Auro gently folded in. This drink is designed so you get all the chocolate aroma while enjoying a sweet, boozy kick from the bourbon and stout. Take a sip in between bites of the Chocolate Chili Dog for a great pairing experience.
Red bean chocolate chili stout shepherd's pie