Modern Chinese in cool and quirky surroundings in The Dubai Mall 44 Reviews
Hukama yum cha
Try Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145 Timings: Noon-3pm (Friday)
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
Take a seat in Hukama and there’s no doubting you’re in Dubai: the impossibly sleek interior, sky-high ceilings and sweeping views of Burj Khalifa will assure you of that. However, the dishes could have come straight out of a kitchen in Bangkok – albeit a five-star kitchen. Go all-out with the top set menu at Dhs888 per person and you will find there is no expense spared with the ingredients: a huge lobster comes out dissected, bearing its succulent meat, a scooped-out mud crab sits mightily on your table, two shrimps lean against each other, we imagine struggling to bear their hefty weight alone.
Seafood is indeed a highlight, the Oriental flavours marrying with the delicate flesh beautifully. It has to be said, though, that the staples of duck pancakes and beef in black bean sauce, while superior to their cheaper brethren, do not taste astoundingly so, plus the service is almost uncomfortably polite and, at times, overbearing. There are two other menus on offer, along with a standard à la carte. Go for a cheaper set menu and you will see a drop in the quality of ingredients, but the standard of cooking will remain the same. If you want to experience Hukama, we recommend you do it at this more manageable price.By Time Out Dubai staff
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