I was never a fan of Emirati food till I ventured into this sheikland(UAE) but once I got the hang of this acquired taste there was no look back. Basic ingredients, less spice and warm taste is all what Emirati cuisine is all about and I believe due to less spice it is accepted by diverse nationalities with open arms.
Last week I tried this authentic Emirati restaurant tucked away at JBR. The place boast scenic view of beach which makes your delightful experience a notch up but if you are person who likes to only care about food and looking after for some authentic and wholesome food then I assure you , you are at the right place.
Serving authentic Emirati cuisine, Seven Sands will take you on a cultural journey through the seven emirates. On the entrance you will see samples of sand procured from different emirates closed in a glass floor panel and that will instantly gives you an idea about the inspiration of the name Seven Sands. The staff here is courteous and led us to have a tour of this place adorned in Arabesque style, emits traditional and authentic vibes.
We were lucky to get a table with a view of Ain Dubai and beach. Over here you can select from Ala Cart or go with the Emirati Culinary Experience aka fixed menu. We opted for Emirati Culinary Experience on our server usman’s recommendation and we didn’t regret 🙂
Started off with mezzeh and salattat (Appetizers) that includes Green Mango Salad, Lemon Bezar Salad with Yact Cheese, Hummous, Moutabal and Shark Sambousa. Shark Sambousa golden fried pastry stuffed with minced shark and infused with bezar spice was the highlight of the appetizer.
In main course we tried all the following dishes served with fresh breads
- Chicken Fouga
- Fish Fouga
- Laham Fouga
You can’t go wrong with different types of Fouga in main course served with chicken, fish and laham (meat). Among all three fouga, fish one impressed me the most and laham one to my husband. Not to forget the haress was rich and an delightful change among fouga on our table.
In drinks we ordered Blue Azure and Black Cinnamon Mojito, both were refreshing and digestive,paired up perfect with the menu.
Dessert was like a portion of small happiness in a platter, Aseeda Bobar- warm sweet pumpkin puree flavored with cardamom and saffron, Sticky Chocolate Pudding with rich toffee sauce was toothsome, Emirati traditional sweet fried ball legemat and Camel icecream make your sweet cravings totally satisfied.
So, if you really love Arabic food, get ready to be delighted by mouthwatering Emirati inspired creations here in Seven Sands.