From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009Chopstix is another gem found in The Marco Polo – an oft-forgotten culinary treat of a hotel in the heart of Deira. In keeping with the exploits of the explorer that the hotel is named after, its restaurants cross a number of continents (The Bombay is a very good Indian restaurant).
Chopstix, while not being too fancy, doesn’t disappoint. They’re not too worried about the complexities of international borders, though.
Despite being a Chinese restaurant, the first thing you’ll be served on being seated is a bowl of kimchi, the Korean national dish. But it’s fresh, satisfyingly crunchy and wonderfully sharp.
The golden prawns, meanwhile, are the size of chicken drumsticks and arrive crisply battered – ideal for plunging into a selection of dips.
Flavoursome burned-garlic fried rice and vegetable-entwined Singapore rice noodles are ideal side orders, perfect for soaking up a nicely velvety kung pao chicken. An excellent Chinese restaurant.