Fely J’s – “everything must be fresh, natural and attractive”

“Everything must be fresh, natural and attractive.”  that’s how Felicidad de Jesus-Cruz wanted her cooking to be remembered.  It’s all about being able to serve the best food not only for her family but for everyone. She spent her later years hovering around the kitchen with a critical eye and appreciative palate. Fely J’s a tribute to the mother of Larry J. Cruz.

At the entrance, you will be greeted by her loving photo on display plus the staff are all welcoming.

For the food, she picked up cooking techniques from her travels. Here’s the samples:

Thai Shrimps and Pomelo (Php270) – cold shrimps with chunks of pomelo.  This includes peanuts and mints as well.  I love the balance of acidity in here.  This was served fresh and really a great way to start a meal.

Tilapia with Sweet Plum Sauce (Php399) – deep fried Tilapia with so much flavor because of its sauce. It’s almost similar to what my mom cooks as a sweet and sour fish but this one has a different take on its sauce.


Braised Beef with Radish (Php695) – slow-cooked beef ribs with Radish and Chinese spices. The sauce was so thick and creamy and the beef was so tender.  This would probably be one of their best dishes here.

Fely J’s Temple Crab Php190/100g) – I love seafood, so I am biased about this dish.  This is my favorite in Fely J’s. Totally addicting.

Binagoongang Baboy (Php325) – I love that this did not taste too salty. A little bit oily thought but tasted really good.

Sisig Fried Rice (Php275) 

End you meal with these lovely desserts.

Snowy Mango (Php195) – Fresh Mango with Macapuno topped with Ice Cream.

Cassava Bibingka (Php120) – I love Bibingka so this is really a winner to me.  It also has Macapuno on top, too.


Address: Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City

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