Flavours Of The Month
BBC Good Food ME|June 2019
Flavours Of The Month

Here is what’s hot and happening around town this month.

Sophie Voelzing

New on the block

- Netsu, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai already has the distinction of being the first Mandarin Oriental resort within the Middle East and now it has another first under its belt: it has introduced the region to traditional Japanese cooking technique, Warayaki at its newlyopened restaurant, Netsu. Originating from the Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku, Netsu’s chefs grill food using dry straw instead of charcoal, giving it a unique flavour and taste. Meats and seafood are seared on the outside maintaining a very tender and juicy flesh on the inside. The concept is brought by acclaimed chef and restauranteur Ross Shonhan. The Australian-born chef is passionate about both Japan and the country’s cuisine and is widely credited for popularising Japan’s street food scene. Call 04-7772232.

- Asian Kitchen, Jebel Ali Recreation Club

Pan-Asian restaurant, Asian Kitchen has opened a second location at Jebel Ali Recreation Club. Sister to Asian Kitchen on Palm Jumeirah, the new restaurant in Jebel Ali offers a casual dining experience that blends the flavours and aromas of Asia. The menu features dishes straight from the streets of India, Vietnam, Thailand and China with an array of flavourful soups and pho, signature bites, noodle and rice dishes, aromatic curries and a selection of fiery tandoori recipes. Expect Asian specialities on the menu like haahi Masala Kingfish, Palak Paneer, Dal Tadka, Kung Pao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Lamb Rogan Josh and Amritsari Chicken. Call 044595190 or e-mail info@asiankitchen.ae.

- Farzi Café, Mall of the Emirates

Farzi Café, the modern spice bistro by Zorawar Kalra, has opened doors to its second Dubai outlet within Mall of the Emirates. Farzi Cafe offers guests a high-energy gourmet experience, amalgamating traditional global and Indian classics and infusing dishes using innovative techinques, molecular alchemy and creative presentations. On the menu, find Indian classics with a twist such as Chili Spiked Beef Kulcha; tandoori kulcha stuffed with cheese and beef keema served with mint chutney and bell pepper dip and Raj Kachori, Crisp Okra Salad, Chutney Foam; crispy semolina shell stuffed with tangy pumpkin, sweetened yoghurt and mint chutney served with okra salad and chutney foam, plus much more. Farzi Café is located on the second floor of MOE, near VOX Cinema. Call +97143359539 or e-mail customercare.moe@farzicafe.ae.

- Distillery, Souk Al Manzil, Manzil Downtown Dubai

Bringing an after-hours vibe to Downtown Dubai, Distillery is a new gastropub and late-night bar that has opened doors at Souk Al Manzil in Downtown Dubai. Serving up a cornucopia of moreish gastropub dishes, guests are guaranteed to waddle out with a food coma. Distillery’s diverse menu will feature hearty bursts of international flavours with a focus on comfort dishes. Expect gourmet burgers, meat with a focus on premium secondary cuts, and remixed classic gastropub grub. Call 04-3298899, e-mail Reservations@ distillerydubai.com or visit on Instagram @distillerydubai.

- Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm

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