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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

UAE2020 Day 08: Philippine House Restaurant

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.


grilled squid

fried bitter gourd

several kinds of rice

we forgot the variants

grilled chicken

the spread

we tried the spring rolls as well

looks appetising

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?


halo...

halo


Lunch out of the way Sern took us to our next place of interest: Hamdan Centre.

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