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Xiao Wei Yang, Bur Dubai
Nominated for Best Chinese
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Xiao Wei Yang is a dining experience with a difference. Essentially, you’re presented with a simmering pot of broth, heated on a remote controlled hot plate in the centre of your table, and you throw food – meat, seafood and veg – inside, and then fish it out to eat when you deem it’s done. If that sounds exotic, exciting or just plain tasty to you – and trust us, it is all of those things – then this place is most definitely for you. If it sounds like something of an ordeal, then perhaps choose a restaurant with table clothes instead. But either way, this place is one of a kind in Dubai. And it’s clearly authentic – because Xiao Wei Yang is invariably pumping with hungry Chinese and Asian expats.
Open daily 11.30am-1am. Banyas Road, Deira, near Radisson Blu hotel (04 221 5111).

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