Located at the lower ground level of Dubai Mall, with its huge open space, high ceilings, friendly staff, and unique menu… the place is VERY warm and VERY inviting!
I started snapping away and no one seemed to mind at all 😉 *whew*
If I was to categorize it I would go for a fancy casual dining restaurant!
Now the waiter told us that they have a beautiful terrace area with special cooling system that would be really nice to check out for breakfast/brunch or dinner… we were there at lunch time so it was a bit hot to sit there, but now I know that I have another place to check for breakfast next time I am in Dubai 😉
Anyways… he handed us the hanger-like menus, and from the food selection was all a mix if the far east; Indonesian/Japanese/Chinese/Singaporean/Thai/Malaysian…. and more!!
My friend and I both ordered this juice – can you guess the ingredients?
Its made of beetroot, apples, and lemon juices! Tasted weird… but the good kinda weird 😉
We shared everything… from the salad; which was made of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sesame chicken, garlic, pomelo, and cashew nuts
My friend dared me to eat a clove of garlic – and you bet I DID! It wasnt too strong! The salad was good actually
Another dish we shared was chicken and lemon grass – that was fabulous
and the much talked about Bibimpad – a fried rice with beef and veggies, topped with poached eggs in a clay pot!
The waiter mixed the egg with the rice
And the end result is… TA DA
Now I have to tell you that Bibimpad is not for everyone, only for those who appreciate this kind of unique and delicious far eastern food!
All in all, the dishes were cooked lightly and with the freshest ingredients, although spicy and although it is me who cannot really tolerate spicy food well, I enjoyed it to the max… the spiciness was just about right and our waiter was FABULOUS! He kept suggesting dishes and kept coming to ask if everything was okay and asked if we needed help in anyway!
But thats not it… I ordered carrot cake and it was for me, myself, and I… I did not want to share and I asked for ONE spoon! The cake arrived
As you can see I was busy taking a photo shoot for this sexy looking cake
When my friend grabbed a spoon from the table next to us and stole a bite (or two) from my cake… nevertheless, the cake, food, and the whole experience makes me wanna go back again 🙂 I highly recommend you drop by this place if you’re into that kind of food and cuisine! Not to be missed, seriously 😉