Carinderia ni Tandang Sora has an all-new branch in Karama. I think most Filipinos in Dubai are already familiar with this humble Filipino eatery. I have been to their Deira branch a few times for dinner and there was never a time it was empty. Hence, the opening of the bigger branch in Karama is a wonderful news.
Just like their first branch in Deira, Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Karama perfectly depicts patriotism to the Philippine history, culture and food! The walls are adorned with paintings and photos of great Filipino heroes, and the staff are dressed in Katipunero costume. The theme could not be more apt for this Filipino restaurant that is named after the Mother of the Katipunan - Tandang Sora.
|Carinderia ni Tandang Sora - Karama Branch|
|The restaurant's interior is proudly Pinoy.|
|Walls are adorned with photos of Filipino heroes.|
The menu is packed with Filipino Fare, ranging from pampagana to pampalamig, from merienda to boodle fight for the tropa! Since I went there for lunch with Ed and two of his cousins, we opted to have the well-recommended Tropang Mindanao boodle fight.
Lunch began with Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon. The soup is delightfully sour and savoury. It has huge chunks of deep-fried salmon head and vegetables. It gave our lunch a good, hearty start!
|Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon|
The boodle platter was then served a few minutes later. It is a complete package! There is fish kinilaw as an appetizer, grilled shrimp and squid, beef ribs and chicken inasal for main dishes, pancit on the side, and of course, a heap of rice! All were delicious and superbly swak sa panlasa!
I have to mention that the beef ribs is a winner. The tender meat was drenched in a flavorful sauce. I honestly had doubts on it prior to tasting as the beef dish that I previously had in Deira branch was quite tough. I guess I was just unlucky that night. Anyhow, it's really great to see (I mean taste) the improvement.
Carinderia ni Tandang Sora boodle fight also comes with unlimited iced tea or one glass of Sago't Gulaman and complimentary watermelon slices. All these at a very reasonable price of 200 AED!
|complimentary watermelon slices|
Carinderia ni Tandang Sora
behind Karama Park, near Kalyan Jewellers
Get to know more about the restaurant in their official Facebook Page.
We were invited to dine at Carinderia ni Tandang Sora. Opinions in this blog post are my own.