Highly Commended Best South-East & Pan Asian 1 Comments
Jebel Ali is generally void of must-visit dining establishments, but White Orchid at the Palm Tree Court is the exception. It boasts a stunning setting overlooking the hotel’s pool, but the indoor seating is equally outstanding. The eatery has a romantic vibe, with live music playing in the bar next door, dim lighting and intimate table settings. Smaller-sized portions of interesting creations are chosen over mounds of curry and rice. Don’t pass on the prawn toasts, deep-fried pillows of savoury seafood with coriander and ginger sauce. The homemade Chinese-style dumplings are as good as we’ve ever tasted, with various fillings, such as siu mai shrimp wrapped in seafood. Wasabi mash is one of many side-dish options and mains range from a coconut-y Thai green vegetarian curry and roasted duck with veggies. The chocolate spring rolls served with a coconut milkshake is not as refined, though the lemongrass brûlée is a hit.
Open daily, 7pm-11pm. Palm Tree Court, Jebel Ali, Dubai (04 814 5604).
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