To keep up with the immense popularity of the Budget Eats part one post, here’s part two that stretches across to various cuisines and ends with a fantastic desserts option, all in a short worded review.
Fret not my dear readers, for now; there is Malaysian cuisine in Dubai courtesy Rasa Sayang. The spice is on point, flavorsome with hearty portions. I first discovered Rasa while scrolling Instagram and have been twice in a week since. I absolutely loved the mee goreng (stir fried noodle), chicken rendang curry with coconut rice and the simple yet robust chicken satay with peanut sauce. Rasa’s menu lets you decide from an array of traditional dishes with chicken, beef or seafood to select from. The drinks sections are refreshing with sizeable portions. All in all, a welcoming and satisfactory experience at Rasa Sayang.
If there is one cuisine that is relatively new to my taste buds, it would have to be Sri Lankan cuisine. Chef Lanka located in Karama offers the perfect introductory taste with their vivid array of flavor & spices, bringing out the authentic taste of Sri Lanka. I fell in love with the spice factor of the dishes at Chef Lanka, mainly the Kothu-roti, made from shredded ‘godhamba’ roti tossed with vegetables, egg, and/or meat and spices. Make sure you try the gravy’s that pairs perfectly either with plain and egg appams. A feast that truly awakes your taste buds and tickles your sinus with all the spice!
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
After Venus (mentioned here) Sangeeta satisfies my breakfast cravings in Sharjah, with a branch in Dubai as well. Plump hot idlis served alongside crispy vadas ending with a piping hot filter coffee kickstarts my weekends. Try the ever so popular ‘mini tiffin’ and ideal choice for a beginner taste buds to proper South Indian breakfast that offers bite size verities to help your experience what Sangeetha has to offer. Fluffy hot puris with a simple, homemade style potato bhaji does the trick as well.
Located in one of Dubai’s most famed food street, Rasoi Ghar shares similarities with its competitors Maharaja Bhog (mentioned here), except for the fact that one experiences ‘thali’ as a three course menu with a set (weekday and weekend) price and a daily menu variation. To kick start a meal, Rasoi Ghar first offers unlimited appetizers, after which unlimited main course ending with unlimited desserts. The key word, as with most thali experiences is, unlimited. Strictly vegetarian, the cuisine focus is authentic regional Indian cuisine, such as Kathiyawadi, Rajasthani and Gujarati eats. The service flow needs sorting but do not let that dampen the flavorsome subizs (vegetables) and fresh rotis (bread) served with ghee.
Haji Ali Juice Center
If you’re from India, you know for a fact that Haji Ali’s in an institutional experience. My reason for frequent visits is the tall drool worthy glass of falooda. What’s a falooda you ask? A cold beverage traditionally made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, tapioca pearls and pieces of gelatin with milk and topped with scoop of ice-cream and chopped nuts (optional), an Indian milkshake version if you must. An ultimate desserts and a treat to eat, albeit extremely calorific. Other indulgent locations for falooda feasting include, Billo Ice Cream and the specialized kulfi shop, Kulfilicious.