Tum Tum Asia

Vegan and vegetarian Asian restaurant with a scarily long menu
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Time Out Says

Chef Akshay Nayyar seems to be on a mission to feature on his menu every single dish ever produced by any Asian country in the history of time, but in vegetarian and vegan form.

On its menu of more than 70 options (70!), Tum Tum Asia, which is tucked away on a square in Oud Metha, has hot pots. It has wok-fried noodles. It has Thai curry, Indian breads, dim sum, bao, Vietnamese banh mi, Korean kimchi and eight different types of Japanese sushi. If that’s not enough, it has tempura sprinkled in 100 karat gold spice.

Quite frankly, when we’re handed the menu we don’t know where to start. We turn to our waiter for help. He has ten different recommendations (of course), but we finally settle for the charred soya wings and the so-called Vietnamese-Japanese “slice sushi”.

Considering the catalogue-like menu, we’re not hopeful. But the food here is actually brilliant. The wings are creatively served inside a ceramic peanut (because why not?), and are so well-seasoned that even the meat eater on our table wants more. The sushi, meanwhile, looks like slices of pizza – on a seaweed base and topped with veg.

The pot stickers stuffed with soy mince and scallion are delicious, with a balanced mixture, but a little too spicy for our taste.

Regardless, Tum Tum Asia leaves us pleasantly surprised. Add to that a trendy interior, as well as brisk service and this is an altogether top spot for veggies.

WHAT IS IT...
Vegan and vegetarian Asian restaurant with a scarily long menu

WHY GO...
The food is delicious and enough to make even a meat eater want more

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 30 Oct 2018

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Details

CuisinesAsian, Vegetarian
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:00 PMMonday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMThursday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMFriday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PMSaturday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Show number 04 323 2443
Dubai, Oud Metha, Unit No.4, Shaikha Building - 13th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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