RAS Beach Vibes Lounge
Time Out Says
On the Palm, the restaurant affords pretty views over the water and there’s a laid-back vibe, which fits with the style of dining.
Gursha roughly translates as “mouthful” and is also the act of eating with your hands, and sharing food. This creates a connection with your meal, making you focus more on what you’re eating – traditional Ethopian food.
The staff happily step in to guide us through the menu, even showing us a YouTube video on how injera (a staple of the cuisine) is made – it is, in essence, a gluten-free sourdough bread that’s kind of an egg-free crêpe.
We start with BuTicha, a chickpea dip, spiced perfectly and scooped up with injera.
We move onto a vegetarian platter (there’s a plethora of meaty dishes on the menu, too). Azifa (vinegar-soaked lentils), a delicious beetroot salad, a tangy chickpea stew, fosolia (sautéed green beans) and a sunflowery, tomatoey dish with a punch are all eagerly dipped into.
Not everything will suit everyone’s palate. Some of the dishes are overly tangy and sharp for our taste, but for a bite of something new, it’s certainly worth a visit.
The bottom line
Traditional, tasty and an experience to try.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 14 Feb 2017
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