July 14, 2019

Wok2Go in Double Dragon Plaza: A Healthy Fast Food for the Working Crowd

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  • It’s hard to maintain a healthy habit nowadays, let alone for working professionals who have such fast-paced lifestyles. Luckily, there’s a newly opened restaurant to get a fresh fix of healthy on-the-go wok bowls to step up your lunch game.

    Wok2Go in Double Dragon Plaza is a new casual food spot that offers customizable Mongolian stir-fry wok mixes, promising a fresh, fun, and fast dining experience.

    Founded in 2017, Wok2Go is the brainchild of close friends Kim Garcia and Angie Mead King, who both have an utter love for Mongolian cuisine since their younger years.

    “When we were younger, after a night out, we would always go to Sparky’s in Paranaque. Sparky’s was literally a single take-out establishment and we would always go there and get rice in a box. It’s our favorite and this was when we were in high school, so that concept stayed with us,” Angie narrated.

    (L-R) Wok2Go founders Angie Mead-King and Kim Garcia

    However, they both noticed the same old problems with wok mixes that usually concern the consistency of flavors. This pushed Kim and Angie to put up a food business and introduce customizable wok mixes to fit every Filipino’s appetite for food in a box.

    “[The problem with Mongolian] is sometimes basa (wet), sometimes tuyo (dry). To make sure, we decided to create our own concept where we could fix all the problems of Mongolian woks and create our own signature flavor,” Angie continued.

    Unlike the first outlet in Uptown Mall that focuses more on take-outs, their newest branch is a full restaurant set up that can accommodate up to 50 diners. Opened just last June, it’s ideal for a casual lunch out with friends or office mates as it has that relaxing vibe with a bit of industrial accent. 

    IMAGE Wok2Go

    Also read: Upgraded fast-casual dining: Wok2Go

    Fresh, Fun, Fast

    What makes this food concept different from the other restaurants is that they prepare and cook your orders in less than five minutes (yes, you read it right). 

    Wok mixes are cooked fast over high flame because the faster you cook, the fewer nutrients you kill in the food. If you are going to count the time from the moment you order up to the time you are served, it can be recorded to as short as 2 minutes and 44 seconds only!

    Watch the cooks in action as they cook your wok mix swiftly/ IMAGE Wok2Go

    That’s not all, they let you have fun in choosing your preferred wok mixes—all without judgment. First, choose the size of wok: the small bowl is priced at Php 120, while the large bowl costs Php 190.

    Next, tell them your preferred sauce so you can imagine the taste of your wok. They have 8 signature sauces authentically made by eight different people from their team: Sinigang, Binagoongan, Adobo, Gochujang, Soy Honey Garlic, Teriyaki, Pepper, and Green Curry.

    These sauces took two years to complete because they refuse to settle on average-tasting sauces.

    The third step is choosing your wok’s base. You can choose from white rice, red rice, rice noodles, or mixed vegetable that includes bean sprouts, carrots, onions, cabbage, and snow cabbage.

    Make your own wok mix: Gochujang sauce + white rice + beef add-ons + fried pork siomai side order (Php 120, small; Php 190, large)/ IMAGE Wok2Go

    The last step is for your add-ons. They have chicken, beef, pork, tuna, fried tofu, sesame seeds, egg, kimchi, and more. 

    New Signature Wok Mixes

    If you cannot make up your mind with over 3,000 possible wok combinations from their menu, you can just check out their new expanded Signature Wok Mix menu.

    Teriyaki Signature Wok Mix (Php 210 small)

    This menu, which was first launched in their new branch opening, features Wok2Go’s own version of familiar dishes using their signature sauces such as the Teriyaki, Soy Honey Garlic, and Pepper mixes.

    Soy Honey Garlic Signature Wok Mix (Php 195, small)

    Best ordered with a bowl of hot rice are the new Signature Dishes (Php 120) like Pork Sinigang, Pork Binagoongan, Pepper Beef Broccoli, and more.

    Pepper Beef Broccoli Signature Dish (Php 120)

    In addition, they also introduced the Dim Sum side orders including Filipino-favorites Pork Siomai, Shrimp Siomai, and Lumpiang Shanghai, and plain rice.

    Side dishes: Lumpiang Shanghai (Php 80) and Fried Pork Siomai (Php 70)

    After enjoying a savory wok bowl, finish off your meal with a generous serving of Wok2Go’s creamy Halo Halo (Php 95). This classic Filipino dessert is made with overflowing toppings like ube, leche flan, beans, macapuno, gulaman, sago, and sweetened banana.

    You can also choose from vanilla or ube ice cream flavor Halo Halo.

    Halo Halo (Php 95)

    If you can’t visit Wok2Go, they have an in-house delivery service available in most parts of Manila, Makati, Pasig, up to Eastwood in Quezon City. You may use their Wok2Go App or order via Wok2Go’s delivery partners, GrabFood and FoodPanda.

    Also read: LIST: Food Delivery Apps to Help Satisfy Your Cravings

    How to get here

    • Wok2Go is located in Double Dragon Plaza near SM Mall of Asia.
    • From Ayala EDSA, head south and drive along EDSA merging in C-4 road to Pasay City. You’ll pass by the World Trade Center and Heritage Hotel before making a U-Turn at Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. Double Dragon Plaza will be on your right.

    Written by Deneca Ordinanza

                 
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