A popular Sri Lankan street food variant that sees an egg broken into a pancake as it cooks. Also known as an appam, it looks great and is made with coconut milk for a fresh and inventive taste. Dhs18.
An entire café dedicated to the advancement of egg interest? Count us in. Dozens of original dishes are available, with a simple fries with eggs baked into them and smothered with cheese, catching our eye. Dhs22.
Eggs make a triumphant appearance on the nibbles menu at The Scene. Yet another eggs Benedict variation sees the poached egg not paired with a muffin, toast or biscuit, but placed precariously atop a bowlful of fries. This delightful cross between poutine, nacho bowls and good old-fashioned egg and chips is topped with a sloppy sauce making it a sharing snack with a difference. Dhs42.
The American-themed diner specialises in big plates of, preferably, fried foods. Eggs pop up all over the place and our eyes have been diverted to the Grand Slamwich. Between toasted slices of bread, we like the look of the scrambled eggs, sliced turkey and cheese. We reckon the accompanying hash browns are ideal for mopping up any scraps of egg that inevitably spill out. Dhs39.
Home of, we think, the best breakfasts in Dubai – it won our award in the brand-new category at this year’s Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards – Bystro does great things with eggs. Try this filling Mexican dish with pinto beans, salsa, jack cheese and fried eggs, with a flour tortilla to wrap it all up. Dhs38.
It might be a bit of a stretch to call this Indonesian favourite an egg dish, but the fried egg plopped on top sends yokey goodness down into the fried rice when pricked with a fork, and the clash of tastes is a delight. Dhs32.
This inventive café has a library feel with book readings and a literary influence on the menu. It also has inventive dishes such as this eggs in pots baked with cream, mushrooms and microgreens. Dhs33.
Add some Manchego cheese to a potato hash, poach up a few eggs and serve it with a chunky, home-made tomato sauce. Making eggs interesting shouldn’t be very hard, but this Tom&Serg spin-off is one of few places to experiment so successfully. Dhs57.
Along with shawarmas and chocolate fountains, eggs Benedict is one of the most popular dishes in Dubai. Every restaurant and café has its own take on the breakfast standard, but we’re taking note of this New York import’s meaty offering. The poached eggs sit atop smoked ribs and spinach, with rich hollandaise sauce dribbled across it all. Dhs68.
You would expect the eggs at this JBR breakfast specialist to be good, and the three-egg omelette is so loaded with extras we’re slightly alarmed. Gruyère cheese, sautéed potatoes, avocado, salsa and Lyonnaise potatoes. Dhs68.
The delicacy of hundred-year-old egg is considered a great one in China. Essentially, it is a very old egg preserved in a mixture of clay, salt and other things that turn the eggs a dark greeny-grey colour. Dare you try it? Dhs18.