As you go through the struggle of dieting and exercising, think about the mouthwatering image of a freshly-cooked paella (with the perfect helping of tutong) waiting for you on a cheat day. Arrozeria takes paella very seriously, offering various kinds of the most glorious form of rice. You can have it soupy with the Caldoso, saucy with the Meloso, creamy with the Risotto, featuring thin noodles with the Fideua and in typical form with the Paella. Have fun trying to figure out your favorite version, and savor your cheat day’s carb fantastic carb overload.
3. World of Fries
GF South Arcade, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City | Open everyday from 10am to 10pm
For a dieter, fries that aren’t oven-baked or made from sweet potatoes are already spectacular treats eaten on its own. Take your cheat day up a notch and try the outrageous concoctions of World of Fries. Their Breakfast Fries, for example, is spiced up with chorizo bits and a soft boiled egg. Their S’mores Fries with crushed graham crackers, melted mallows, chocolate syrup and caramel syrup is definitely a must-try, too.
Don’t end your cheat day without trying their Korea’s Gamja Dog, which is basically a hotdog covered with french fries.
2. Le Petit Souffle
3F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
(02) 886 3056 | Facebook Page
Open everyday from 11am to 10pm
Budget for two–P500
Le Petit Souffle features scrumptious dishes that are hybrids of French and Japanese cuisine. From appetizer to dessert, you can be sure to have a standout cheat meal. Here are some must-orders for your delicious goal-setting: Foie Gras Mac and Cheese, Squid Ink Rice and Matcha Souffle Pancake. Even just Le Petit Souffle’s dessert offerings are attractions that you can definitely look forward to deserving after being an obedient dieter.
Lower Ground Level, New Wing, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
0999 884 0634 | Facebook
Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 9pm
Budget for two–P600
Sundaes, waffles, shakes, grilled sandwiches and mouthwatering creations that mix these comforting dishes together–these are the makings of your dreams turned into reality. That reality takes the shape of Milkbox, a quaint dessert café that transforms cheat day treats into even crazier dishes that are perfect rewards for all of your healthy eating. Indulge on their Tres Leches Waffle Sundae, Bacon Jam & Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwich or Cereal Milk Shake.
Any other cheat meals that dieters can set as motivational rewards? Sound off below with your favorite sinful dishes!