Pan-Asian cooking in Dubai 91 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Chopstix 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.
Follow this with the seafood wonton soup, which is aromatic, perky and full of bite, while the superb Shanghai prawns come stir-fried with celery, spring onion, garlic and chilli.
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.
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