It was our 8th day in the UAE and Ginny had to go back to work after spending 4 glorious days being one half of the mad hatters’ tour guide. Sern had sent her to work in the morning, and after pottering around the house for a bit decided to take us out to lunch at a Filipino restaurant that he used to frequent a long time ago.
|at the National Cinema Building|
|along Fatima Bint Mubarak Street|
|at the Al Markaziyah area|
|you won't miss it|
A half an hour's drive away from Al Reef, Philippine House Restaurant
is a pretty self-explanatory name for an eatery, and there are no prizes for guessing where their cuisine is from. Located at the National Cinema Building in the Al Markaziya area it has been in existence for as long as Sern can remember.
|our first time|
|siopao & siomai as well?|
|we were quite early for lunch|
|all manner of items grilled |
|soups and gravy|
|as well as seafood|
|we'd soon order dessert|
We tried their variety of grilled meats and squid, and since It was our first time experiencing Filipino cuisine (surprisingly hard to come by in Kuala Lumpur) it did not disappoint; not at all vinegar driven as we first imagined.
|fried bitter gourd|
|several kinds of rice|
|we forgot the variants|
|we tried the spring rolls as well|
|one last shot|
|then it was time to dig in|
A meal here would not be complete without savouring Philippine House Restaurant's signature dessert: the Halo-Halo, which usually consists of crushed or shaved ice, milk , sugar, sweetened saba or plantain bananas, sweetened sweet potatoes, fresh or sweetened jack fruit, sweetened garbanzos or beans, coconut strips or sweetened macapuno, sweetened red munggo, coconut gel, sago or tapioca pearls or jelly cut into cubes, pinipig and topped with leche flan, ube jam or ube ice cream.
Quite a mouthful right?
Lunch out of the way Sern took us to our next place of interest: Hamdan Centre.
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