Dinner Plate in Dubai is a new way of looking at your food. For example, the Salad Plate creates a variety of salads from one plate
What defines Dubai Cuisine?
In the first place, Dubai is a destination that boasts bold flavours, exotic aromas, and fantastically fresh produce. For anyone that finds themselves in Dubai, taking the time to explore the traditional Arabic and Emirati flavours is a must-do.
Dubai is a well-established city, and it offers something a little special for everyone that comes here. You will find a combination of flavors that make up the cuisine. The popularity of Middle Eastern food is increasing globally in recent years due to its impressive reputation. Dubai is a diverse metropolis and positively oozing with variety. Do not assume that you will quickly tire of the available food selections.
The city and region are home to some of the best restaurants in the Middle East, and things are only set to get better for the gastronomy scene!
A Little History Lesson
Emirati cuisine was born long before the skyscrapers were, and the remnants and traditions of this rambunctious cuisine have left our mouths watering for centuries. It’s no secret that Dubai loves good quality cuisine, and in recent years there have been visitors flocking from the west to try out Dubai’s delights.
The major staples of Emirati cuisine are rice, fish, meats, and desserts like dates. Many traditional dishes here are ready with fresh produce, spices, aromas, and seasonings.
Our Top 3 Favourite Hidden Gems (Restaurants and Eateries)
1. The Pangolin
Despite being only a few years old, the Pangolin has set up quite a reputation.
This award-winning restaurant, run by the brilliant Chef Troy, will undoubtedly outperform your standard steak meal bargains. The ground floor of the visually stunning building is home to a number of inviting booths with an African Safari-style theme.
If you have curious taste buds and you’re wanting to try something a little new, we would totally recommend coming here. It’s the place to be right now, and it is highly instagrammable. The plates are presented in such a beautiful manner that you’ll find it hard to eat them!
This burger joint is small, but don’t let that put you off. It has plenty of treats up its sleeves and they provide a range of quirky and innovative burgers to bring to the table.
Again, the meals here are perfect for an Instagram photoshoot and they are just oozing in likes, as well as cheese in most cases! The menu is extremely extensive and once you discover the place you’ll find yourself coming back over and over again!
3. Not A Space
Not A Space is exactly what it says…. Not a space. Rather than in a structure, factory, warehouse, bar, or restaurant… Yes, you guessed it, it’s in the desert (In Sharjah).
This place (not a space) is an absolute gem and you’ll find it well off the beaten track, it takes a while to get here but it is well worth it in the end. You can get crafted artisan coffee here as well as various snacks and treats, and even a haircut if you feel like it!
The only downfall is that this (pop-up) is only to be found here in the winter months. This is due to the sheer heat in this region during the summer.
So that’s about it! Our Top 3 Favorite Hidden Gems – Exploring Emirati Cuisine.
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& See you at the Table!