Food Court, New Safeer Mall , Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
, Al Nakheel Road , Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
The cultural diversity that Dubai is so known for also naturally reflects in the diversity of authentic cuisine available here. Filipino restaurants in UAE caters to the large expat population but it is also a very popular Asian cuisine among the cosmopolitan inhabitants and visitors to the Emirates. If you are wondering where to go for some Filipino food in UAE there are numerous restaurants to choose from but here are a few that are very popular. There are some small eateries and some lavish Filipino Buffet restaurants in this pick.
Jollibee Restaurant The Dubai Mall: This is a popular chain right across the world and this Filipino Restaurant in UAE is just as popular. If you want chicken and something quick to eat while shopping then head over to Jollibee in UAE Shopping Mall. Their bucket meals include 6 pieces of chicken, burger or spaghetti.
Lamesa Restaurant The Asian Hotel, Deira: This has an all day dining and is known as a lavish Filipino buffet Restaurant. La Mesa literally means ‘table in the Philippines and that is why it gets the name. There is a very large pork section and their Sisig and crispy Pata are delicious. Also worth mentioning is Kare Kare which is a mixed stew in a peanut base.Their a la carte section is also large and the Boodle Fight might be what you should try.
Manila Grill Asiana Hotel: This Filipino restaurant in UAE is known for its pork and Pinoy food. Fine dining and good live music is why this restaurant is usually crowded. The Filipino national dish is called Kare kare and is made from beef tripe or seafood. It also has a charcoal grill so look at what you would like there. The Cassava cake is a must try when it comes to dessert time. One of the few Filipino restaurants to serve this with it’s delicious taste just right.
Max’s Restaurant Trade Centre Road: This is a global chain with many branches of their Filipino restaurants in UAE itself. It goes right back to its early roots in 1940 in the Philippines. Food will not empty your wallet so be easy on that front. As a starter try the Lumpia Ubod with is fresh coconut shoots, chicken and egg in a egg pancake. The main menu you can try the Chicken Sisig, this is a spicy dish made of chopped chicken and liver. Also try the classic Kamote fires which are made of sweet potatoes. The Chicken BBQ and salmon dishes at Max’s Restaurant are also worth ordering.
Manila 21 Restaurant Avenue Hotel: This is not exactly a Filipino restaurant in UAE but is more a nightclub with neon strobe lights flashing. The Filipino cuisine here is good and that is why it figures here in this list. Some of the unique dishes that you won’t find anywhere else except Manila 21 restaurant in UAE is their crispy crablets and also their chicken feet adobo. The traditional Filipino food is also on the menu.
Fiesta Pinoy Restaurant Al Rigga Al Rigga Road: This is authentic Filipino food served at a moderate price. The regulars come to Fiesta Pinoy Restaurant in UAE when they want some bulalo. For those who don’t know what bulalo is it’s a light beef soup cooked fro beef shanks and marrow bones till the collagen and fat melt into the soup. For dessert do try the leche flan.
The other Filipino restaurants in UAE you should try is Little Manila at Deira for its Pandesal Omelette. The Dampa Seafood grill for its piping hot seafood bucket and rice For brunch try Kabayan Brunch at CityMax Hotels Al Barsha.