Truly Pinoy: Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Dubai

Life of an Overseas Filipino Worker is never easy. We work very hard to earn money for our families and endure the pain of being away for several months, sometimes even years. Para hindi masyadong mahome-sick, we satisfy ourselves with Facebook feeds from home, Skype conversations during day offs, Pinoy home-cooked meals and anything else that could remind us of life back in the Philippines.

Kaya naman sobrang grateful ako for the growing number of Filipino restaurants here in the UAE. Kahit papano, they make us feel closer to home 🙂

20160422_121657

like this one!

We discovered Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Deira Dubai back in April and we immediately became fans.

Apart from its menu, what really makes Carinderia ni Tandang Sora stand out is its ‘ala -museum’ interiors which remind me of my Philippine History & Noli Me Tangere  lessons in high school. Actually, pati nga staff nila naka katipunero outfits eh! So cool!

Para maka-relate kayo, here are some photos we took during our visits…

IMG_4224

Their servers wear katipunero outfits!

IMG_4219

Can you spot Jose Rizal? Apolinario Mabini? Emilio Aguinaldo? Eh si Tandang Sora?

IMG_4223

More bayani portraits

IMG_4236

I love that they maintained the concept all throughout the restaurant

IMG_4251

“Kainan ng mga Bagong Bayani”

O diba? What else could be more Pinoy than that?!

Nakakatuwa na they really made an effort to create an atmosphere that will surely evoke that makabayan feeling na minsan nakakaligtaan na natin.

IMG_4247

The Philippine flag is also proudly hanging on one of their walls

1st Visit – Getting Acquainted with Tandang Sora

Dahil super gutom kami that time, my husband and I ordered a pot of Bulalo and Beef Salpicao. Prior to our visit, we didn’t really know much about Tandang Sora kaya we just ordered the first items we saw on the menu. I think we got lucky kasi it turned out na bulalo pala is one of their best sellers. Masarap and generous yung servings nila. The beef salpicao was also a winner 🙂

IMG_4230

Beef Bulalo (w/ unlimited rice), AED55

IMG_4239

Beef Salpicao (w/ unlimited rice), AED35

IMG_4237

We ended up taking home half of our order kasi andami ng servings nila!

2nd Visit – Fridate with my Sister

Twice a month lang ang day-off ng sister ko so we try our best to take her out once in a while. Since she was craving for Pinoy food, our destination was Tandang Sora of course 🙂

20160422_121649

The restaurant was running full so we had no choice but sit outside. The heat was still tolerable naman so ok lang.

20160422_125016

Must try! Beef Sisig (w/ unlimited rice), AED40

20160422_124951

Another round of Beef Bulalo, AED55

20160422_125311

bottomless iced team (AED10) and sago’t gulaman (AED8)

20160422_125552

Sulit ang off =)

20160422_124136

bonding with sister

My only complaint was medyo mabagal ang service nila that Friday kasi kulang sila sa staff. Parang hindi nila naanticipate yung dami ng customers. Yun lang. Overall, nag-enjoy naman kami 🙂

3rd Visit – Sizzling Fiesta and Boodle Fight Galore

20160520_125838

Few Fridays ago, it was our friends turn to try Tandang Sora. I won’t bore you with details anymore. Just watch our video below…

Carinderia ni Tandang Sora (Dubai, UAE) from Mauh Mandap on Vimeo.

By the way, we ordered their Tropang Mindanao boodle fight (AED200) and Sizzling Fiesta (AED250).

20160520_125928_001

Sugod mga kapatid!!!!

Carinderia ni Tandang Sora
Centurion Tower
Deira City Center Area
Deira Dubai
Contact No. +971 4 2971835
Opening Hours: 12 nn to 12 mn

P.S. This is not a sponsored post (Though I wish it was :))

Advertisements

One thought on “Truly Pinoy: Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Dubai

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s