Ramadan Kareem one and all. While we’re not fasting as our Muslim friends are, we’ll certainly be partaking in the festivities around Dubai. For Muslims around the world, this holy month is a time of spiritual reflection, prayer, charity, and togetherness. Growing up in the UAE, the best part about Ramadan for me was when dad used to bring home a brown paper bag filled with pakodas and samosas which he had picked up on his way home from work. This bag was further encased in a blue plastic bag so that our hands wouldn’t get greasy from the oil oozing out of the naughty deep-fried treats.
While I couldn’t possibly imagine eating these anymore, lets just say I’ve moved on to other types of treats, some healthy and others not – but most definitely not dunked in oil, if I can help it!
If you’re looking for some ideas this Ramadan, one such gem is this ‘eggcellent’ new restaurant that has opened up in Karama, Dubai. It has an ‘eggstensive’ menu of egg-based dishes, ‘eggsactly’ 100 if we’re counting. You get my drift? I could so go on!
Namrata and I visited Egg-y a couple of weeks ago. Like many eateries in Karama, this restaurant is small, with minimalist decor (read: basic), and smiley staff who are eager to please. The first thought that came to my mind was yellow. Its everywhere, on everything. The seats, plates, on the wall. Both yellow and orange shades that can soon become an eye sore.
But that’s where our criticism began and ended. We loved what we ate and can see this place becoming a firm favourite. The menu consists of starters like egg spring rolls, grilled sandwiches, 15 variations of omelettes, 8 types of eggs sunny side up, bhurji (Indian style scrambled eggs), curries, biryanis and Eggzotica, which is their fun take on everything else that doesn’t come under the above categories e.g. quesadilla, pizza, frankies, salads.
Here’s what we had:
Egg schezwan fried rice. Had a good hit of spice from the schezwan sauce.
All curries and bhurjis are served with two buttered pavs which are soft bread rolls.
Mango lassi. Thankfully no egg here. Just very refreshing, especially when its mango season so you know the flavor is naturally sweet.
If you find yourself in this neighbourhood, make your way to Egg-y for this real ‘eggstravaganza’. You’re welcome!
Have you been to Egg-y? What do you think of these egg restaurants that seem to be taking over Dubai? Is it a fad or do you think they will they survive?
LOCATION: Shop 14 & 15, Behind Avenue Centre, Opposite BurJuman Centre, Al Karama, Dubai