The Rupee Room
Pricey Indian Dubai Marina 10 Reviews
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008
From Glasgow to Gloucester, Bradford to Brum – huge swathes of the UK population are guaranteed to go gaga over chunks of meat in a spicy gravy. The Rupee Room celebrates this tradition by serving up a range of adapted dishes that would be laughed out of the room in Delhi, but lapped up in Dundee.
It’s one of the few venues in Dubai where you can sample the much maligned chicken tikka masala (officially the UK’s most popular dish), and it’s actually very passable – soft, plump cushions of chicken covered by a rich, creamy quilt of pinkish sauce.
Other Indo/Brit favourites served up here include the onion bhaji – an appealing variation on pakora – and the balti, a stir-fried curry involving onions, tomatoes, herbs, spices and meat or veg, which was introduced by Pakistani chefs in Birmingham in the early 1970s.
Less appealing (at least if you are not Scottish) is the haggis pakora, but fine service and well executed food make this a cosy home from home for exiled limeys.
By Time Out Dubai Staff
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