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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

When it comes to the amount you get for your money, you can’t get much better than Tagpuan; the most expensive dish on the menu is Dhs30, and you can fill up nicely for about half that sum.

Alas, as Filipino food goes, this definitely isn’t the pick of the litter. Daing na bangus (deep-fried, vinegar-marinated milkfishis luke warm and brittle and chicken apritada comes out as white meat chunks floating in a disconcertingly burgundy-hued tomato broth.

The best bet is the bulalo, a hearty beef stew, though even this is done with more panache at some of the city’s other Pinoy haunts. Not one to go out of the way for, then.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Karama, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 337 3959
  • Travel: Next to Karachi Darbar

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Posted by: Dark Invader on 13 Jul ' 11 at 09:16
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

A popular eatery for Filipino Dxb residents who are exhausted on their day to day cooking as service is fast and good for a hungry stomach. there are quite good food I can suggest like the tortang talong (grilled aubergines then skinned and dip in eggs and fried), Daing na Bangus (fried milk fish marinated in vinegar,salt & pepper). The always popular "Bulalo" was a NO, NO to me as the meat was definitely not Beef and as a Chef it was really a shocker to see camel meat on one of my favourite dish. I'll definitely not come back.

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