Fareast Seafood Market
The tempura prawn is delightfully crispy on the outside, yet soft and juicy within; the grilled prawn with lemon, butter and garlic sauce is tangy but never too tart; and the chilli prawn with mangetout is as fiery as an angry ogre who has recently given up smoking 11 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2007
Most visitors to the Regent Palace Hotel’s seafood restaurant take advantage of the daily all-you-can-eat promotion, which comes with unlimited alcoholic drinks. It’s a great value deal. Staff are charming and helpful, the decor is pleasant – with teeming aquaria, hanging plants and intricate carvings to the iced stalls of the market – and the food is perfectly good.
The seafood soup, however, isn’t great, with a single unspectacular king prawn surrounded by rubbery strips of squid in a coriander-swamped sauce. A better bet is the trio of tiger prawns, each cooked with an individual twist. The tempura prawn is delightfully crispy on the outside, yet soft and juicy within; the grilled prawn with lemon, butter and garlic sauce is tangy but never too tart; and the chilli prawn with mangetout is as fiery as an angry ogre who has recently given up smoking. Move onto softly steamed clams in lemon butter sauce and sample the mussels, baked in creamy mayonnaise under crispy melted cheese.
Then tuck into a bevy of deep-fried sardines, which are as long as diving knives, and a portion of baby hammour, which is expertly filleted and grilled to crispy perfection. Continue your eating spree with the seafood fried rice, peppered liberally with chunks of prawn and squid among the golden grains, and end with luxuriantly doughy chocolate ice cream for dessert. With such attractive all-inclusive packages, Fareast is a great choice for large groups.
By Time Out Dubai Staff
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