Pinoys form a sizeable chunk of the expat population in the country and it is essentially due to the OFWs living here that we have a bustling local Filipino culinary scene.
Luckily, for foodies like us, we have several Pinoy eateries in Jeddah to delve into the gastronomic wonders of the Philippines and here are some of the most popular ones.
Lapaz Batchoy feels like home for many Filipinos. The restaurant is known for being affordable, accessible and consistent in its service and food. You surely won’t regret a trip here.
This is basically the place that introduced us Jeddahwis to Filipino cuisine. Though it also offers a lot of Chinese offerings as well, the restaurant is a time-tested place to indulge in East Asian gastronomy.
One of the biggest international food franchises to spring up from the Philippines, Jollibee is found all over the Middle East. The menu is kind of like a McDonalds meets a typical Pinoy fast food restaurant. One dish we strongly recommend is the Chickenjoy meal that is served with white rice and gravy sauce. Yum!
A lot of OFWs love the Balad area and this restaurant is located in the heart of Balad. Overall, it is a good place to have traditional favorites and is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to Pinoy cuisine. In fact, the place is loved so much that even weddings take place here.
The name sounds like a celebration and the food here really is celebratory. If you haven’t ever tried Pinoy fare this can be a good place to start.