Due to our overly conflicting schedules, DH and I only get to spend a few dinners together in a week. He leaves the house at 5:30 am and gets home at 5 pm. I am too plastered to be awake at 5 am to have breakfast with him(yes I admit that I am a very bad wife) so I get up at 6:30 and leave the house for work around 7:20 am. I get home around 7 pm to which i find DH has already eaten. Unless we make it an absolute plan to eat together, it rarely happens. This is the sad part about both of us working. How I wish I could take the time everyday to prepare dinner for my DH so that when he gets home, all he has to do is eat and relax and maybe later on, wash the dishes… lol
Anyway, last saturday afternoon right after my physiotherapy, we were driving around Satwa to look for a place for brunch when we chanced upon parking in front of Lola’s best (grandma’s best in English) – an authentic Filipino restaurant. There are a handful of Filipino restos in Dubai and I plan to visit each one and blog about it.
We were both very broke at this time of the month, so we were working on a small budget. We decided to go for their daingsilog (fried daing with garlic fried rice and egg) and DH ordered tapsilog (beef tapas with garlic fried rice and egg) both for AED 12 each. My daing was a bit too salty and the portion was small, but the tapas was good. Originally, DH wanted the longsilog (longganisa, fried rice and egg) but when he found out it was chicken, he decided to go for the tapa. But now I’m curious what that chicken longganisa must taste like.
We enjoyed the frugal meal and decided to go back sunday night before church to have bulalo (beef marrow stew). DH is a big fat bulalo lover and if he can have it every week, he will.
Lola’s best’s bulalo had an interesting twist to it. The stew was showered with fried garlic and when you sip the sabaw (Filipino word for soup), you can taste a bit of lemongrass in it. It was good actually. The beef was very soft and there was an ample amount of marrow to suck. You cannot have bulalo without sucking marrow, so that was a treat.
Overall, DH has decided that we should eat there every week since he loved the bulalo so much. Maybe next time I can try their buffet for AED 30 and Sunday is seafood night.