Food Wed: Rice Overdose Food and Restaurant Review

Honestly speaking, I did not feel the pressure of being an OFW even on my first days here in UAE. Aside from I already have my family here, it is also because there are a lot of Kabayans everywhere. Literally, EVERYWHERE. Every corner of the city you can find them, it’s impossible if not. That means, you can also find a lot of Filipino restaurants here hiding at the corners of Abu dhabi. Luckily, we found a fantastic one!

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RICE OVERDOSE — The Higher the Dosage the Better! I’ve always been a fan of unli-rice (Unlimited Rice) restaurants, even since when I was in the Philippines. In a country wherein most of the people will not live without eating rice, restaurants offering this kind of services is on top hit. So hands up to the owner of Rice Overdose for bringing this concept here in UAE!

I’ve been in Rice Overdose for a couple of times already and it’s always jam-packed especially at night. You can barely find a seat for you and your companions. But it’s fine because the staff will accommodate you well.

STAFF

There is always somebody who will greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. Even though during the rush hour, somebody will accommodate you properly. What admires me well with the staff is that they barely use pen and paper while taking orders, not even using tablet or anything. They will just ask for your order and then what you need to do next is to wait for your order. But of course they still need to write it down after to give to the kitchen crew.

MENU

The menu was arranged nicely with pictures every dish. It’s good for those who are lazy enough to read what’s on the menu. Believe me or not, there are some people who are like that (me). I also think that their menu looks appetizing. It will make you order more just by looking at it. *confetti*

PLACE

I wasn’t able to take pictures of the whole place because really, it’s too crowded all of the time. I only took these two pictures when I came one morning, but I did not thought about taking a picture of the place as well. Sorry for that. But as you can see, the wall were painted with a nice shade of green. One side of the wall have a very nice design of bricks.

 

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This photo on my IG shows the bricks i was telling you. (photo was taken  Valentines day 2017)
FOOD

And for the most exciting part of this review, the Food. Unfortunately, some disaster happened to my mobile which causes all of my files including photos and videos deleted. ALL. The only picture I was able to keep was this photo from my instagram again.

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As you can notice there were two different colors of the rice. What I like the most about Rice Overdose, aside from the until rice concept, is also the three types of rice that they offer for their kabayan customers. Namely, Adobo Rice, Steak Rice and last but not the least, Bagoong Rice. Just thinking about it makes me drool ** sorry.  As I was saying, they are offering three types of rice. These three names mentioned are names of famous Filipino Viands. But since I am alleric to Bagoong, I’ve only tasted the other two and my favorite one is the Steak Rice. I find the adobo rice a little too oily. Of course, they are also serving plain rice.

Rice overdose have different variety of foods that you can choose from. They offer beef, chicken, fish, seafoods, sushi, pancit, and other snacks that you can only find in the philippines. Namely,  Puto bumbong, Bibingkinitan, Bibinka etc.  Last but not the list, is what I think the OFWs miss the most! ISAW. Maybe not the most… haha but for me, it is. Yes, that’s right! They are offering the famous Filipino Street food, Isaw and also, Chicken feet and Gizzard. I know for some of you it may sound weird, but don’t jude it unless you’ve tasted it already. Believe me or not it tastes super yummy. Just make sure they’re cleaning it well though. Okay enough of that!

All in all, I can say that this restaurant can be rated at a very score of 4.2. Not because I came from the Philippines, but because I really love it’s warm place and very accomodating staff. Food is good too!

Go and Try! I dare you to taste Isaw though. *Wink*

xxx shary o~

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Food Wed: Rice Overdose Food and Restaurant Review

Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant

Let me ask you one thing. Have you ever been in a restaurant where food will not be served by a person but by a machine? I’m not referring about a robot type of machine but a ROLLER COASTER. You read it right.

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Photo not mine (wasn’t able to take picture of the front)

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At ROGO’S you can see all food moving along the tracks from above and will go down directly in front of you. HOW COOL IS THAT?? Not only it will be served hot and freshly cooked, you will also enjoy watching the food coming to you like they are shouting “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”

Also there will be no need for pens and papers in taking orders because there will be tablets set in place for each person from the dining table.

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Each person can order from each tablets and there will be a corresponding number for you. Food then will be served with numbers at the side to make sure that the food will be taken by the right owner. But we experienced some problems. I received the order of another. I think the tablets were interchanged. But it’s okay. Even machines have flaws.

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Don’t get me wrong here. Maybe you’re thinking that there will be no person accompanying you the whole stay in the restaurant. That will be a little awkward. Of course there will be somebody who will greet you as soon as you enter the restaurant. There will also be somebody who will accompany you going to a perfect spot for you and your family or friends or both. There is also one person who will explain to you how you can use the tablet in ordering. COOL STAFF!

 

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Well, to be honest, our eyes popped out as soon as we saw the menu. It’s a little expensive for me, not sure for them though. We just ordered the usual pasta + burger + fries + softdrinks combo.

FOOD

  1. Creamy Chicken Penne Alfredo

I wasn’t able to take picture but i’m 1000000% sure that you know what it looks like. I have no complaints with the taste. It’s really tasty and creamy. It is a bit pricey but the serving size is satisfactory.

2. Spaghetti Bolognese (again no picture *SOBBING*)

I am not a huge fan of red sauce. I’m only eating home cooked spaghetti. If I will go outside to eat, 100% sure I will be ordering white sauced pasta. But my colleague on the other hand is reverse. The Spaghetti looked surprisingly appetizing and the taste did not disappoint my expectations.

3. Rogo’s Classic Burger 

You will never go wrong with ordering classics. The bun is not hard to bite. Chicken is cooked nicely. The plus plus plus plus points is that ALL burgers are served with FRIES. Who will say no to that?

 

Honestly speaking, there’s nothing special with the food that will make you crave and come back. The only special thing about it is the roller coaster. Overall rating for ROGO’s is 4! (the creativity of the owner should be credited!  rated 6/5!)

Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant