Aside from family members and friends, one of the top things that OFWs miss the most while they’re working outside the country is this – Pinoy food. Whether you are a longtime OFW or a new one, you will surely long for your favorite delicacies from the Philippines.
Fortunately, there are more than a few choices in Dubai to help fill your belly with familiar food.
Here are 6 restaurants you should definitely check out:
- Jollibee (Dubai Mall)
Perhaps no other food brand is as synonymous to the Philippines as Jollibee. That’s why it’s really awesome that they have a branch in Dubai Mall. So if you want to get a fill of burgers, fries, burger steaks, and all-time-favorite Chickenjoy, you know where to go.
- Fiesta Pinoy (Al Rigga)
If you, on the other hand, are craving for traditional Pinoy foods, then you will find the Al Rigga’s Fiesta Pinoy to be extremely satisfying. Besides, this buffet restaurant serves everything from tinolang manok to beef pochero, to pancit and embutido, and many more.
- Pita Restaurant (Burjuman Metro Station)
Want to sip a hot bowl of Bulalo? Maybe some fresh lumpia or Bicol Express? Well, head over to the Pita Restaurant located near the Burjuman Station for your fill. Owned and managed by Filipinos, Pita will surely feel like you’re back home again, especially since they play songs by Pinoy artists in the background.
- Barrio Fiesta (Burjuman Center Mall)
As you can probably figure out from its name, Barrio Fiesta restaurant aims to give you a taste of fiesta food you enjoy in a barrio setting. This place is definitely perfect for celebrations and even merely for hanging out with fellow Pinoys.
- McDavid’s Restaurant and Bakeshop (Burjuman Metro Station)
Also located in Burjuman Station is McDavid’s a restaurant that suspiciously looks similar to McDonald’s. They, however, aren’t serving fast food but traditional meals like pinakbet while enticing customers with their Pinoy-style unlimited rice. They also sell mamon and other bread products that will surely remind you of home.
- Max’s Restaurant (Karama)
If crispy fried chicken with banana ketchup is your thing, then no other place would be better than Max’s Restaurant. Filipino dishes such as sinigang and lumpiang shanghai. It’s a safe bet you’ll keep coming back for more once you taste the amazing food in this restaurant.
How about yours, If you are an OFWs in Dubai share your thoughts on the comment box.