Fast and furious Asian food in the Grand Hyatt 1 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Though its food is pleasant enough, with drab, slightly old-fashioned decor and little atmosphere, there’s nothing much that sets Wox apart from the rest of its noodley competitors. The brevity of the menu relieves diners from any difficult choices, but is also a clue to the fact that this is very much a ‘quick bite’ spot: there are no starters, and the list of ‘Wox specialities and side dishes’ does little to clarify which of the two each option is, or indeed why they’ve been lumped together.
Those determined to eke out a full hour in Wox should order the crab spring rolls, which, despite being a side dish, are served as a starter. With a rumble akin to a fat politician’s belch, the stove roars to life and they are deep-fried behind a transparent screen, before being presented in all their plump, juicy splendour. Next, provided you don’t have a worm phobia, opt for the modestly-sized chicken kalian dish, which brims with stubby approximations of the noodles’ udon forefathers.
If that’s not your bag, go for the chicken with chilli and lemongrass. It’s officially a side dish, but as long as you order a fried rice too, you’ll have plenty of energy to fight your way back through the hotel lobby’s rainforest.By Time Out Dubai staff
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