Lan Kwai-Fong

An authentic Chinese restaurant in Bur Dubai
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Time Out Says

A proper cheap and cheerful roadside joint in Bur Dubai, this place screams authenticity – from the Chinese chef (who also acts as a waiter), to the complimentary home-brewed lemon iced tea, to the slightly dodgy décor and the sometimes mind-boggling menu. But the meal is a little hit and miss.

It all kicks off promisingly with an enormous plate of vegetable noodles, which we watch being prepared with flair through the huge window that showcases the kitchen.

They’re flavourful and fresh and we gobble them down quickly.

Sadly, though, we have to give up on our dried tofu main course after just a few spoonfuls of what should be a delicious dish, because the sauce lacks any distinguishable flavour. The tofu is also disappointingly tasteless. The sweet and sour chicken, however, suffers the opposite problem. The sauce is so overpowering that we’re forced to retreat much sooner than we had hoped.

The chef seems genuinely interested in how we are enjoying the food, but his kitchen colleagues are trying to serve the food so quickly that they forget to tell us what they’re actually bringing out.

All in all, everything at Lan Kwai Fong apart from the food is authentic and enjoyable.

Of course, in the words of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, it’s better to be a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. But sadly, the food at Lan Kwai Fong is far too flawed for us to overlook.

WHAT IS IT...
An authentic Chinese restaurant in Bur Dubai

WHY GO...
The veggie noodles, but little else

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 13 Nov 2018

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesChinese
Dress CodeCasuals
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Show number 04 335 3680
Dubai, Oud Metha, Opposite Movenpick Hotel

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