Authentic and bargain Filipino food in Dubai
Time Out Says
The specialty of Delmon lies in its snacks, or merienda. It’s cheap, filling and authentic. The interiors are functional yet slightly shabby, with quirky decoration objects like a poster touting ‘The Irishman’s Philosophy.’ It’s often filled with Filipinos, which is a good sign for the restaurant, but if you’re a ‘foreigner’, be prepared for some initial stares. While there are western items on the menu, be adventurous and try the traditional food. This is where the staff members help, by explaining each dish and its ingredients. The food is simple and hearty, and comes bundled with quick service. The arroz caldo (chicken and rice soup) and the lumpia (a kind of spring roll) are both good, but do try the sweets – the halo halo (shaved ice and evaporated milk mixed with fruits), and cassava. While not suited for everyone’s taste, Delmon is worth a try for a quick stop for authentic Filipino fare at budget prices.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 10 Apr 2013
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