Mango Mayhem, Gangnam-style dining in Dubai and California-inspired sushi
Get ready for a host of exciting and unexpected new additions at Dubai’s culinary scene. First up is the new mango-themed madness taking place this month at La Porte des Indes. ‘Mango May-hem’, as the venue has dubbed its special menu for the month, features a series of dishes and mocktails all made with the tropical fruit. The May special will be available as an à la carte selection at lunchtime from Wednesday May 20 to Sunday 31. The menu includes concoctions such as pan-seared king scallops served with asparagus and mango chilli salsa; tandoori chicken marinated with sweet mango and mint; goat meat stir fried with curry leaves, chillies, black pepper and sour mango, plus a mango and ginger crème brûlée for dessert.
Next up for inspection is the brand-new menu of chef’s specials at Jones the Grocer. On it, you’ll find a number new dishes such as grilled vegetable salad with halloumi, zaatar croutons and sumac dressing and braised duck broth with glass noodles, edamame and bok choy. The most unexpected inclusion, however, is the new burger stuffed with Korean-style braised beef and kimchi, served with sweet potato fries and Korean barbecue sauce. The chef’s specials will be available until Sunday May 24.
For more Korean dining in Dubai, head to Oud Metha. Near Lamcy Plaza you’ll find a new Korean restaurant called Gangnam. The menu looks fairly classic and authentic, and for now, there are no midgets in suits in sight.
Moving across the sea from Korea, and to Japan, we bring you news of a new breakfast special at Atisuto in Galleria Mall. If you want to wake up Japanese style, sample dishes such as okonomiyaki (thin omelettes stuffed with beansprouts, white cabbage and spring onion; soups such as mushroom or vegetable chowder, and haramaki rice paper rolls, stuffed with crab, mint, lettuce and teamed with an apple dressing.
In more Japanese news, but this week with a funky LA filter, head to SushiArt. Graphic designers Craig and Karl have teamed up with SushiArt to create the limited-edition LA Box. Only 500 boxes exist in the UAE, which are available now. Each of the 38 pieces inside it have been designed to reflect the Californian-style of sushi making, featuring the royce roll, the crab hand roll and sea bream saikyo miso sushi.
Finally, for another exciting new sideline, how about a café, inside a yoga studio? Head to Life’n One in Jumeirah and you’ll find a space for yoga classes, meditation sessions and workshops. You’ll also find the One Café, with a relaxing garden setting and a menu that’s free from sugar, gluten and dairy. There are also plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too.