Friday, January 18, 2019

Jan 14 19, 4:00 pm

Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

Man dies, mother and daughter sustain injuries in Sharjah attack

Authorities are now investigating the incident which took place in a building in Al Butina area, Sharjah which took the life of a 46-year-old Sudanese man and left a 33-year-old Indian woman and her daughter injured. A police team immediately went to the scene of the...

Filipina tourist missing in Indonesia since Christmas

A Filipina tourist has been missing in Bali, Indonesia since Christmas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta said it has filed a missing person report for Ella Balmaceda Paaño after her family in the Philippines reported...

Enjoy Filipino flavors at The Daily at the Rove Trade Center’s Classic Boodle Fight!

by | Feature, Food

As Filipinos comprise of almost 1 million individuals here in the UAE, it’s no surprise why more and more restaurants are jumping into the craze of coming up with authentic Filipino dishes and servings. But the challenge is maintaining the consistency of the quality of the Pinoy taste, which is exactly what The Daily at the Rove Trade Center literally brings to the table.

The Filipino Times team had a chance to sample their classic boodle fight: it is a course complete from a filling warm Lomi soup, after which the main course laid out on fresh banana leaves on a wide plate is served for the diners. Here’s our impression of their Pinoy boodle fight experience of their restaurant which is located at Satwa near the Al Jafiliya Metro station.

The Ambiance

Upon visiting The Daily at the Rove Trade Center, the place itself is very wide and spacious for groups of people to enjoy dining in. The staff is also well-trained and adept in giving choices for food selections not just for Filipinos but for various nationalities as well. With an attentive staff and a place that’s conducive to set that eating mood, your senses will be excited enough to look forward to the actual meals that will be served in a few minutes.

The Food

We were first served with their Lomi soup. The warm, creamy taste revs up your palates for the upcoming mountain of servings for your boodle fight.

The boodle fight itself is reminiscent of your boodle fights back in the Philippines. Served on fresh green banana leaves, you’re bound to be overwhelmed with the selection of viands that include Chicken Barbecue, Chicken Inasal, Fried Calamares, with an assortment of seafood offerings including fish, crabs, mussels, shrimps, squids, with a side of Ensaladang Mangga (Mango Salad) and two selections of their house sauces: BBQ and Special Vinegar.

When asked how they conceptualized the boodle fight, Chef Francis Navarro of The Daily at Rove Trade Centre said that they draw inspiration from various locations in the Philippines in their efforts to serve their best meals in one plate. “Compared sa iba, para sa akin kasi ang ginawa namin sa boodle fight mix yan dun sa different areas sa atin sa Pilipinas. Meron inasal, barbecue, mga sikat na barbecue sa Pinas, pero lahat yan, galing sa Pinas. Para ma-feel nila yung panlasa ng Pilipino talaga,” said Navarro.

And wow was he right on point with the description! The Chicken Barbecue and Calamares will remind you of your favorite Filipino restaurants back home while the taste of their Chicken Inasal will take you to Bacolod where it originated. Their grilled seafood offerings will remind you of your trips near the beaches – whether that’s Palawan, Boracay, Puerto Princesa or anywhere else as the seafood tasted like it was just caught from the sea, cleaned, cooked, and grilled to perfection!

The dishes are already tasty on their own – but when paired with the sauces and the salad, the taste just augments to another level with each bite!

Apart from their Boodle Fight, Chef Navarro shares that other expats also visit them for their other specialties. “Best seller namin dito sa The Daily ay Burger, Food Truck Burger tsaka salad – Salmon Nicoise, barbecue, calamares, and seafood also. Masarap din daw talaga yung sauce namin,” said Navarro.

The Verdict

“Punta na po kayo dito sa Rove Trade Centre Satwa Al Jafilya station, malapit kami rito. Kung gusto nyong makatikim ng lutong Pinoy, punta na kayo dito… tara na!,” invites Chef Navarro.

For families or groups of friends planning to dine out, if you want to have a taste of authentic dishes from the Philippines, The Daily at the Rove Trade Center should be on top of your list to try out!

The Daily at the Rove Trade Center is located at Satwa near the Al Jafiliya Metro station.

TFT Lifestyle TV is a weekly show that tells the life stories and shares the lifestyle of OFWs based in the UAE. A new episode is shown every Friday so be sure to check the Facebook page of The Filipino Times to stay updated with each episode.

In case you missed it on our Facebook page, here’s the video:

Jobs

Editors Choice

The Pope: Up Close & Personal in UAE

The Pope: Up Close & Personal in UAE

As the UAE, together with thousands of Catholic faithful residing and working here, thrills for the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UAE, many Filipinos are already in great anticipation of what will be the first-ever visit of a Pope in the Middle...

Birth Certificates not required for Passport Renewal – DFA

Birth Certificates not required for Passport Renewal – DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released a department order clarifying the document requirements needed for the renewal of regular passports following the incident where an ex-DFA passport maker took off with applicants’ data. The event caused quite a stir among...

Why is it costly to repatriate bodies abroad?

Following the death of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) couple, Leomer and Erika Joyce Lagradilla, a fundraising page was created in order to collect enough funds to bring their remains back home. According to the page, a total of Php1,268,000 was needed to...

Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

Hermanos win back-to-back championships

Basketball team Hermanos recently claimed two huge back-to-back victories at the Skillplus 5’9 Reinforce Category and at the UFOSA Junior Mosquito matches. Hermanos triumphed over team Secretariat for the Skillplus 5’9 Reinforce Category where Alfred Calma and Julius...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Feature, Food
Woman lived to be 114. Her secret to long life?
Published On  January 14, 2019
It’s winter, the season of flu
Published On  January 14, 2019
Manual or automatic transmission? What’s your choice?
Published On  January 14, 2019
Close