Clockwise: Taza’s super spicy chicken broast meal, normal chicken broast meal, and a part of the dining area, and maglouba.
In my first two weeks here I had a total no-pork-meat meals. As we should all know, hog meat is not readily available anywhere in UAE. Later on, I was told that Spinneys is licensed to sell halal foods. Nonetheless, those two weeks I stuffed myself mostly by chicken meals from KFC, Popeye’s, Mc Donald’s, interchangeably. The vicious type of meals didn’t include rice and the well-loved Filpino style gravy. I definitely miss the gravy back home.
Occasionally I still opt for chicken meals (with the burger, fries, chicken as hot and spicy, or normal: meaning original recipe) when I go out. But sooner I did miss Jollibee’s chicken joy and original recipe of KFC in the Philippines. The best. I was told that there’s Jollibee in Dubai, but I wouldn’t bother to go there (it’s almost 2 hours away from here) just to taste second-rate Filipinized meal. You know, the ingredients are originally not from the Philippines, so expect the Mid East effect on the meals.
Until one day, good news came that I tried Taza. Wow, how come I learned about it so late. Its chicken broast tastes better than Jollibee’s and KFC’s chicken! And my homesickness from gravy was taken away by the garlic mayo sauce. While in the Philippines, tasa means “cup”, Taza means “fresh”. It is interesting to note that while the establishment is indian owned, the employees are mostly Filipinos. That makes it a plus reason to come there. It would make you feel like being at home.
I have not decided yet if I would ever try maglouba (looks so indian) and the super spicy chicken (uberly hot). But for sure, when I am back for a vacation I would be hitting Jollibee in the first 48 hours.