During the holy month of Ramadan, Iftar is a very important meal. In Dubai there are many Iftar spreads to try.
The one at Barbecue Delights has a spread of 40-50 dishes including soups, salads, drinks, mains and deserts.
There were plenty of meat dishes. We loved the grills like the lamb kebab and paneer that was served on our table.
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There’s very little vegetarian food, though, they brought some appetizers and main dishes on the table.
The naans were fresh and hot and the variety of drinks were good.
The buffet is from Iftar time until 8:30pm and is priced at AED99.
Located at the Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Gursha, an Ethiopian restaurant is offering an Iftar buffet for the holy month of Ramadan.
The Iftar menu is a blend middle eastern and Ehiopian dishes for everyone which will be served throughout the month of Ramadan from sunset to 9:00pm.
The buffet comprises of dates and dry fruits to break the fast and feast on healthy and enjoyable bites such as lentil or lamp soup, samosas and spring roll platters served with avocado or labne mitmita dips.
One can also make additions to the platters with half grilled chicken marinated with Ethiopian spices and served with Basmati rice, fossolia and doro sauce.
All the dishes are accompanied by a gluten free sourdough bread called ‘Injera’. The restaurant emphasizes on sharing food with the group in a common platter which has the Injera at the bottom to be eaten with vegetables and meat on top.
In the iftar buffet, we didn’t find any main vegetarian dishes, we mainly found spring rolls and samosas. However, on pointing this out, we got lentils and chickpeas Ethiopian style on our table.
Along with the buffet, a-la-carte will also be served. And if you are not pro meat or vegetarian, we highly recommend you go a-la-carte.
The Iftar menu is priced at AED 175 with a mix of Arabic and Ethiopian staples including a 50% discount for kids.
Know more www.gursha-dubai.com
Iftar spread at Punjabi By Nature, is an authentic Punjabi affair.
This year the restaurant is focusing on starters rather than main course, though we thought both the courses had enough number of items.
The appetizers include Papdi Chaat and Bhatti Da Murg, main courses have Chicken Tikka and Fish curry and deserts like Mango Shrikand and Gulab Jamun are on offer.
The spread is big and delicious and will be served from Iftar time until 8:30pm to minimise waste.
The restaurant has tied up with a charity organisation, which will pick up leftover food at 9:30pm every evening during Ramadan.
The Ramadan menu is priced at AED 59.
The restaurant will be taking orders throughout the day for free home delivery.
Call 04-3966044 or www.punjabibynature.ae
If trying out iftars are something you look forward to, then here’s a spread which is a must try.
This Ramadan at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City has buffet the promises to fill you up and spoil you with choices.
The iftar has six different cuisines with live counters, from Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese to Italian.
There is a vast array of tasty appetisers, traditional hot and cold Arabic mezze platters, as well as fresh salads and seafood.
For main course, dishes will include an Arabic section featuring manakeesh and lamb ouzi, plus made to order noodle dishes from the noodle station, Indian tandoor delicacies as well as succulent roast beef, chicken and lamb.
Those with a sweet tooth, this is a paradise. From date and baklava desserts along with traditional Arabic delights such as Umm Ali and freshly prepared Kunafe, Indian sweets, an icecream station and several other desserts are on offer.
We particularly loved the hot dimsums, customised our own noodles, had some freshly prepared chaat and some great variety of olives and dates.
The Iftar will be available from sunset to 11.00pm daily in the month of Ramadan.
The price of Iftar for adults is AED 185 per person inclusive of soft beverages. For children from 5 to 12 years old the price is AED 95, while children under 5 eat for free.