If you strolling through Dubai Mall and craving for Malabari/Kerala cuisine , Don’t think further.. head on to Spice Bowl (which is located in the Fashion Parking level P1) and relish those great array of dishes they have. Celebrity Chef Anil have created some fabulous dishes with no much drama but will certainly excite your taste buds.
Featured here are some of the interesting dishes we had during the tasting session at Spice Bowl The Dubai Mall – the only restaurant here serving Indian( south and north) and pan Asian cuisine . Chef Anil gave us a detailed description of the new additions to the menu.
We were served with pink lemonade which was infact refreshing and great for this scorching summer.
Moving on…we started off with…
Aloo tikki chaat- Though all of us were big time carnivores, we all unanimously liked this one dish which had the best combination of all essential flavors. The aloo patties topped with mint chutney and sev was pure bliss.
Teriyaki chicken wings which had a spicy, tangy ,sweet taste with a crispy texture. It is a must try dish in here.
TNT prawns which is quite similar to dynamite shrimps but crispier . The black sesame seeds on top was definitely appealing.
Salmon chutney tikka- Salmon marinated to perfection in green chutney and grilled was different and completely complemented it.
The tikka platter was the next I tried which consisted of chicken hariyali tikka, malai tikka , spice bowl special tikka and paneer tikka. The chicken pieces were tender and juicy.
Kheema paratha and egg paratha- It is served as a breakfast dish as well. The fillings were spicy. I prefer the egg paratha more.
Chemmeen kolakuthy – A kerala style spicy prawns served in banana leaf .It had the right level of spiciness.
Next we went on to try the Main course
Kerala style beef curry and porotta is a must try in here. The beef was cooked perfectly just like in your home. I really loved it. I also tried the beef varutharachathu which is again beef in roasted coconut gravy.
Malabar fish mango curry- Again the taste of naadan fish with tangy curry did gave us nostalgic memories.
Other favorites dishes were Chicken tikka biriyani which was well presented and did taste good too. Chicken hakka noodles,Oyster mini steaks on noodles, Dragon chicken .
Thai chicken red curry was the best among the Pan Asian mains. The curry was medium spiced and was going well with the white rice.
The even had a decent selection of desserts.
Asian Lotus – A thick slab of lotus toffee served with homemade baklava icecream was a killer combo.
Another one was the classic combination of gulab jamun and icecream. It was so delectable .
We also tried their rose and chia seed falooda which was quite a good one.
Verdict : The new menu at Spice Bowl is pretty promising and would definitely satisfy those who enjoy Indian and Pan Asian cuisines.