The ketogenic diet or “keto diet” is getting all the rave right now, with many health enthusiasts and even celebrities like the Kardashians swearing by it. And that’s because it’s not just a cool diet fad—the keto diet actually works.
The concept behind the keto diet is simple: low carb, high fat. It’s a diet that requires about 80% fat, and very little to absolutely no carbohydrates. For Filipinos, going on a keto diet sounds almost impossible, as a no carb diet means no rice (que horror!), but you know what they say, no pain no gain! And it’s not just rice you would giving up on. Pasta, grains, potatoes, and fruits are also strictly prohibited.
But here’s the good news. We’ve searched Uptown Bonifacio, as we know this is a mall that has a good mix of many different restaurants that cater to different lifestyles. It’s very inclusive, really, that we’ve even found keto diet-approved dishes there! Now you can have a leisurely dinner out with your friends without worrying about breaking your diet.
Here are some keto diet friendly dishes in Uptown Bonifacio you should try:
5. This Flatiron Brisket
Going for a heavy meat like beef is always a good idea, especially if you’re on a keto diet and can’t order the usual cup of rice. This Flatiron Brisket will surely satisfy not just the palate with oozing flavors, but the tummy, too!
Where to get it: Flatiron 1771, Upper Ground Floor, Uptown Mall
4. This Knockout Kare-Kare
Nothing says comfort food than a traditional Pinoy dish like the classic kare-kare. And where else to get it than at Fely J’s, where the ambiance and flavors simply remind one of home. Plus, this keto dish not only delivers the meat, but the green veggies, too!
Where to get it: Fely J’s, Second Floor, Uptown Mall
3. This Chorizo Chistorra
Where is a more appropriate place to go for loading up on the meat than at a tapas bar? Try Chorizo Chistorra that’s not only delicious, but keto-approved, too!
Where to get it: Oye! Tapas & Grill’s, Upper Ground Floor, Uptown Mall
2. This Cup of Americano
You really don’t have to sacrifice your love for coffee just for your keto diet. A good cup of Joe can be very low on carb! Just skip the milk and sugar in your coffee to keep it keto-friendly. Or, try this cup of Americano which we love because it’s simple good espresso and water.
Where to get it: Café Barbera, Ground Floor, Uptown Parade
1. This Crackling Pork Belly
You perhaps never would have imagined actually turning to pork belly for your meal because you’re on a diet. That doesn’t make sense, right?? But that’s the amazing thing about the keto diet, more so if you’re having a keto-approved dish like this Crackling Pork Belly from Livestock. Come on, dig in, and bon appetit!
Where to get it: Livestock, Second Floor, Uptown Parade
Have we convinced you yet? Which of these scrumptious keto diet friendly dishes would you want to try out first? Tell us in the comments!
36th st cor 9th Ave, Uptown Bonifacio, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig