Top 7 idiosyncratic dishes you have to taste at Dubai Cafeterias

Food is an eloquent way to communicate when you don’t speak each other’s language.

For countless years, they have discriminated against local Emirati cuisine on Dubai’s food chart. But that has lately switched, with a rise of sensational new Emirati cafeterias launching across the city. 

Laughter is brightest where food is the best. This Irish proverb is true if you are food-lovers.

At the moment, Dubai boasts an abundance of food options. Whether it is Indian Chaat found in the lanes of Karama or budget-friendly eats to a lavish dining and open-air restaurants, everything is now found here. From mouth-watering slices of bread and pastries to Arabic coffee and camel burgers, some of the exposed idiosyncratic dishes have to be tasted in Dubai cafeterias. Also, you will be pampered with choices when you have to choose between vegetarian, Indian, Iranian, any taste of yours. The choice is yours. But during the budget-friendly days, we would like to dwell in cafeterias. 

When you head to the cafeterias, you are really going to get an alluring experience. Whether you are a foodie, you just can’t neglect the appetizing flavors that Dubai Cafeterias got in store for you. Captainstale wishes to take you on the journey of top cafeterias in Dubai. 

Luqaimat:

A pile of Luquaimat doughnut balls topped with sesame seeds
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These hot dumplings taste and feel similar to doughnuts. Cafeterias prepare fresh batches daily and they sold it out within an hour. It is served with syrupy date sauce and garnished with sesame seeds. You can taste it better in Local Bites Café in Jumeirah, mid-morning with some hot coffee.

Knafeh:

Arrangement of Knafeh honey pastries around orange segment
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It is of Palestine’s origin, but this pastry dish became popular with localists in the UAE. They prepared it with sour cheese, crisp sugar syrup, and dough. The focal point is to serve instantly after it is cooked. The most famous place to try this dish is powdery Al Nabulsi in Deira. In the month of Ramzan, this dish order goes up to 1000 per day as this dessert is a favorite for iftar- the meal eaten by Muslims after fasting. 

Camel:

Three camel meat burgers in a row
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Camel meat was not consumed by the Emiratis, but contemporary chefs in the city are progressively attempting to make whatever dish from camel sliders to camel biryani, stews, and burgers. They found that camel’s milk is slightly saltier than cow’s milk, enriched with more protein, lower in cholesterol, and rich in Vitamin C and iron. Taste the delicious camel ice cream. The whole of Arab cafeterias has a variety of flavors that include pistachio, chocolate, and date. 

Chebab:

Two chebab pancakes with sweet sauce
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These mouth-watering Emirati-style pancakes are usually quenched at breakfast time. They are stuffed full of sour cheese and sugary date syrup, and then it is heated. This preparation procedure brings about the sweet and sour section to blend with a taste that relishes a rich, loaded Swiss fondue. A popular place for this luscious pancake to buy is Logma.

Khubz:

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This classic Arabic bread tastes better when prepared at home rather than shop-bought variety. Also, you can try it in cafeterias and restaurants when they are preparing a new version. It goes well when combined with fresh hummus and emotional (that is aubergine dip). If you want to see the professional display of the dish, then head to Arabian Tea House, which has a windowpane to their bread kitchen. 

Samboosa:

Four pastry 'Samboosa' triangles in a row on paper
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Like several cuisines in the Emirates, they changed these hot croissants with flavors and approaches that accredit from beyond the Arabian Sea in India. They filled some with meat, vegetables, and spices. However, the most popular version that is relished by the localists is the version that is packed with three types of cheese. 

Margoogat:

Chicken and vegetable 'Margoogat' stew in a wide rimmed bowl
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This burly, tomato-based braise is full of heat, prepared with turmeric, cumin, and bezar (a local garam masala-like spice blend). We can find diverse modifications over the city, that is cooked from lamb or chicken, and some plainly made with potatoes and baby marrow. It is best at the restaurant of Radisson Blu hotel in Aseelah, and along with it you can try other traditional dishes that are mouth-watering. 

Priya
I, Priya Nagarajan, is a past Assistant Professor, mentor, tutor, counselor. Writing has always been a passion of mine and so changed my path to my passion. I believe language is the best way to convey your thoughts and dreams to get the results. I believe it takes a personal approach to reach individual success. I write with a flair for creativity and a keen eye for the professional.

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