A quintessentially Dubai day would have to involve both going to the beach and eating Arabic street food. And last week, I did both at the same time.
Operation Falafel has seven different locations across to Dubai, but my favourite would easily be the food truck on Kite Beach – I mean, what’s better than eating fresh falafel whilst listening to the waves crash against the shore?
The restaurant is all about modern takes on authentic dishes and bringing age-old cuisine to the Twenty-First century, whilst still keeping all the original flavours and methods of cooking. Ed and I went for a late lunch/early dinner, and ordered a bunch of little bits to share. Must-try dishes are, without a doubt, the falafels – take your pick from a classic falafel or, like us, opt for the stuffed falafel, which boasts a scrummy mixture of onions and pine nuts inside and dip it in a bowl of homemade hummus. The zataar and cheese manaeesh was another dish that barely touched the side, and the chicken shawarma platter was generous in potion size and sides (french fries, pickles, garlic sauce and pitta bread). We also ordered a fattoush salad, which didn’t really match up to the rest of the other delish dishes, but was still pretty good for Dhs20!
For more information visit www.operationfalafel.com