A cheerful news for the Levantine-cuisine lovers out there. Awani-levant has opened their brand new and the third outlet in the Dubai Mall which has a location overlooking the Majestic Burj Khalifa . The interior is quite alluring with some elegant décor. I have been to their Outlet village branch and when I got an invitation to try out this new one, I could not reject the invite.
We were served with cucumber soup as complimentary starter. It was refreshing, not-so thick hot and flavorful soup and a perfect start to our dinner.
They know how to make a simple dish to turn out so incredible. One such example is batata harra which is potato fried in special spices, garlic & coriander .It is one of my favorite at Awani in both outlets.
Fukharet lahmeh, which is grilled chopped beef in onion, pepper and drizzled with olive oil was the next to order. The meat was quite aromatic and the simple spices was just flawless .
Special mention about the hot and fresh bread served along.The hummus was also pretty good. For the main, we had the shish tawook, another simple yet delightful dish. The chicken was really tender and cooked to perfection.
For desserts, We called for a cheese knafeh, one of the favorite dessert when I dined at outlet village. Unlike other kunafas, this is crisper outside and cheesy inside. A perfect conclusion for our dinner.
Verdict: Consistent delivery of good food along with a welcoming service will undeniably make Awani – levant , a hot spot at Dubai Mall.