Due to failed plans of getting a reservation at Your Local, my friends and I headed to The Fort to fulfill our Hungry Hound dreams. We’ve wanted to eat at this place for so long and last night was definitely a spontaneous trip to get here.
The Hungry Hound is a gastropub while Niner Ichi Nana is the adjacent craft cocktail bar next door only separated by a velvet curtain. Both places are co-managed by none other than Erwan Heussaf (!!!!). After the waitress told is that we could cross-order our food from Hound to Niner, we decided to move to Niner instead so we could all drink after dinner. Honestly, I preferred the environment of Niner more than Hound because it’s much more relaxed and that dim lights and velvety leather couch are so sexy doe.
I ordered the Pan Seared Chicken Breast. Flavorful and the portion was actually big. I would’ve enjoyed it a lot more if it had rice, tho.
Casper’s Paprika Boiled Salmon. Not much of a fan of the salmon, but the beans surrounding it was really good!
Bandr on the other hand, ordered Mussel Mac and Cheese. I was quite disappointed when I saw his food though, the serving was kind of small. But then again, this is really good. I never thought mussels would taste great with mac and cheese.
We also ordered a plate of Duck Fat Fries (not in the picture) and it was the best fries I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I urge you to get it when you try to eat here, you won’t regret it! I’m still salivating as I type this, that’s how orgasmic the fries are.
And then after dinner, it was time for drinks! Us drinking is definitely a rare occasion and it feels good to just talk and unwind and stuff. I ordered the Gin Fizz on the left and was taken aback on how tall my drink is. Anyway, it’s really good and it has the citrus twang in it (I’m not really a fan of the hard stuff, I prefer citrus booze than anything else). Casper had the Mai Tai while Bandr had Coco Jam (Imagine alcohol mixed with sago and gulaman. Weird, I know but Bandr seemed to like it!).
Overall, it was truly a great night. The food was kind of hit and miss but the ambiance was cozy and the service was beyond what we imagined (the crew was really accommodating). We’re planning to go back here again on my birthday though and I can’t wait.