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Last weekend, we finally had the chance to visit Pinoy Tambayan Restaurant for dinner. 🙂
My friends wanted to try their ‘Eat All You Can’ Friday buffet so we starved ourselves the whole afternoon para sulit our AED25! hehe.
We arrived by 9 pm so there were only few diners left. Pinoy Tambayan’s customer seating is more of food-court style. The tables and chairs are arranged in an open area surrounded by different car rental companies and Abaya shops. I think this is the reason why the restaurant doesn’t get a lot of visitors. If only Al Maha Center had more shops that cater to Filipinos (like Al Attar Center in Karama), for sure Pinoy Tambayan will be a hit.
Moving on, here are some of the dishes prepared for last Friday’s buffet.
Everyone must try their pansit bihon because it’s so good! It wasn’t dry at all and the chef definitely didn’t scrimp on every ingredient. Another favorite was the chicken. Perfect blend of sweet and chili sauce!
After a filling dinner, what else to do kundi tumambay with friends! See, this is what I really miss now that I am away from the Philippines. Growing up in a province, I’ve seen how simple and easy life was. People didn’t have a lot of money but they were satisfied and happy. For most of our neighbors, mornings were spent between working in the farm, attending to their children, and doing the household chores. After lunch, everyone was free to roam around and visit their neighbors or nearest sari-sari store to either chat, play cards, or even drink some good ol’ gin bilog to pass time. Then soon as the sun sets, it’s home time. And it’s the same routine the next day. That simple. No stress, no worries. Yan ang nakakamiss sa pinas, simple lang ang buhay. 🙂
Thanks to Pinoy Tambayan for this sari-sari store back drop. For a short while, we felt like we were transported back home.
Aha, true blue Pinoys will surely relate to this picture below. Teenagers will often go to their favorite sari sari store, when in reality, they don’t even have plans of buying anything. Tatambay at magpapacute lang sa barkada o crush. hahaha.
By the way, Pinoy Tambayan also offers breakfast for AED15 only. I’ll definitely get my Tapsilog fix soon. 🙂
For those who live around Abu Hail area, here’s their menu in case you want to avail of their delivery service. Note: Prices might change anytime so better check with them before placing your orders.
If you really miss Pinas, I advise you to visit Pinoy Tambayan now and you’ll never regret every dirham you spend. 🙂
Pinoy Tambayan Restaurant & Catering Services