1. I was a little nervous about bringing Masood to try Filipino cuisine, but he loved the experience! But of course, we ordered the dishes that I thought would appeal to his (and Saima’s) taste buds. However, I think you’d love this cuisine. Give it a try and let me know, Tien!

    1. Hi, Mica! We went there pretty late and that too on a weeknight, so there wasn’t much crowd. But yeah, I assume the place must be crowded during lunch times or weekends. Not sure about Heart, but the Consul General was there during the opening 🙂

  1. Ok its hard to decide which one is better than other in terms of looks. Coz all of them score high. I guess the chicken dish you mentioned as ur favt does seem very tasty.

    I have never heard of these dishes before. I guess i will try to research more about that tapocia gelatin thing. That’s sago dana. So, it seems weird, interesting.
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    1. Hello, Aiman! Yep, that chicken is the best! Oh, and when you research and experiment with the sago dana drink, don’t forget the pandan leaves 🙂

  2. It’s a love-hate relationship with me and Barrio Fiesta. Sometimes the service and food is good, sometimes it’s not. I have taken a few of my Japanese friends there and they love the food, I just wish there would be consistency. It has great potential to finally carry that Philippine cuisine flag in Dubai…
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    1. I know what you mean, Grace; consistency is the key, specially that they are carrying that famous brand name that’s synonymous with Filipino cuisine. Perhaps it’s a good idea to dine there during the off-peak timings only?

  3. hello, nadia…

    isa ka na ngang Pinay, di maikakaila. alam mo na ang mga dapat i-order na pagkain. maigi naman at nagustuhan ng pamilya mo ang mga pagkain at ang Filipino dining experience.

    ang gaganda ng kuha mo ng litrato rito. and i also think you did justice sa narration. salamat sa pagtataguyod mo ng mga bagay na may kaugnayan sa Pilipinas. mabuhay ka, kapatid! 🙂
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    1. Thank you so much, San! Had I been dining alone, I would’ve ordered kare-kare and Bicol express (although I don’t remember this place having Bicol Express in their menu). I have this feeling na magusgustuhan nila ang kanilang first Filipino dining experience – masarap kaya ang pagkaing Pinoy.

      I’m glad you like the pictures. The lighting was great in the restaurant so photography was a breeze. Also, I’ve mentioned quite a few times on this blog about how I’m usually intimidated with taking pictures in restaurants with people watching and all, but tonight was the first time ever that I took pictures of the food without reservations and really enjoyed it! There are two reasons for this: first, my sister was there taking pictures as well, and second, the place wasn’t crowded. I think it also helped that we were sitting in a corner table (we had enough privacy).

      1. hmmn… matagal ka nga sigurong naging estudyante, aba’y maalam ng dining alone? hehe… btw, i hope masood rarely lets you dine alone these days, ahaha.

        ang dami mong alam na pagkain at kulturang pinoy. ikaw na! yan, mag-aaral na nga ako uli ng kultura nyo at nang may alam akong konti pag nag-uusap tayo… 🙂

        maganda ang mga kuha mo, may pokus at mukhang elegante ang lugar. tila inspired din ang kumukuha.

        hello sa family mo! 🙂
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        1. Thank you so much, San! Yep, haven’t dined alone in restaurants since I got married, which is actually good considering it isn’t much fine eating alone. Plus I don’t have to pay the bill myself 😉

          Yes, to be fair – dapat lang na pag-aralan mo din ang kultura namin. It isn’t boring, pramis 😀

    1. I may or may not be a Filipino, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Egyptian, Pakistani, or Indian. I can’t tell, sorry – it’s highly classified information.

    1. Oh, I never thought about making inihaw na manok myself. What a brilliant idea! I’m sure my very desi susraal will love it.

      PS: No, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the compliments on the photographs, in fact, I get inspired to take more. However, a constructive criticism is also highly appreciated.

      PPS: I found this recipe to be very good.

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