Mezza House – Downtown Dubai – opposite to Dubai Mall

interiors of Mezza House
interiors of Mezza House

Mezza house – A house located in a beautiful location just opposite to Dubai Mall(Souq al Bahar) and you could enjoy your dinner or sheesha starring at the Burj Khalifa. Hey, can be a perfect spot for the new year! Enjoy those firecrackers happening at Burj Khalifa while you enjoy your cracking dinner at Mezza house that night. But i know one thing for sure, many residents are thinkin the same.

I visited Mezza House for dinner on a wednesday and even though it was not a weekend it was packed. You had to wait for your table on a wednesday. Surely there’s something special about these guyz.

From right: Chef(Abdel Karim), Me and Roland(Restaurant Manager)
From right: Chef(Abdel Karim), Me and Roland(Restaurant Manager)
My view from my table
The view from my table

At Mezza House you can either dine-in outside or inside. Inside is a beauty but when the weather is even prettier there is demand for those outside tables. I noticed many people at Mezza House where killing time having sheesha. So if you smoke this can be another plus for you to be here. It was a great atmosphere with cool winds, healthy crowd and great orders to see.

Hommos with beetroot - Dhs 30
Hommos with beetroot – Dhs 30
Freekeh Soup - Dhs 25 - roasted green wheat slow cooked in homemade chicken stock and cubes
Freekeh Soup – Dhs 25 – roasted green wheat slow cooked in homemade chicken stock and cubes
lentil salad - Dhs 25 - lentil with green apple, spring onion and truffle oil with lemon dressing
lentil salad – Dhs 25 – lentil with green apple, spring onion and truffle oil with lemon dressing

We started our dinner with soups, salads and their signature beetroot Hommos and moutabal. Beetroot Hommos was new to me even though i’ve eaten Hommos from different restaurants before. Their Beetroot Hommos impressed me very much and I made sure I ate the most of it 🙂 All their salads were fantastic, loaded with different types of vegetables and unique. Not those salads that you would find everywhere.

Their Freekeh soup(roasted green wheat slow cooked in homemade chicken stock and cubes) was a good start to my dinner. Most importantly I noticed their ingredients healthy and u really feel good eating them.

Crab Salad - Dhs 30 - lettuce topped with crabsticks avocado, mushroom  and sweet corn with lemon and olive oil dressing
Crab Salad – Dhs 30 – lettuce topped with crabsticks avocado, mushroom and sweet corn with lemon and olive oil dressing
burrata - Dhs 65 - burrata - Dhs 65 - burrata served with cherry tomatoes and sticky molasses
burrata – Dhs 65 – burrata served with cherry tomatoes and sticky molasses
Beid ghanam(left) - Dhs 35, Fig birds(behind) - Dhs 60,  cheese and mushroom - Dhs 30
Beid ghanam(left) – Dhs 35, Fig birds(behind) – Dhs 60, cheese and mushroom – Dhs 30

There were some interesting items like lamb testicles and birds in the above picture:

Cheese and mushroom – halloum cheese with fresh mushroom, chopped onion with melted kashkaval cheese
Fig birds – fig birds sauteed in pomegrenate sauce
Beid ghanam – pan fried lamb fries testicules in lemon garlic sauce

Cheese and mushroom we all know but they also had fig birds. These are real cooked birds. They are called fig birds because they eat only figs and grapes. These birds are not found in the UAE though, they are specially brought from Lebanon. You can eat them as it is(not just the flesh). Interestingly it was tasty but there wasn’t enough meat on it for someone like me.

freekeh zotto - Dhs 40 - freekeh cooked in cream, onion, mushroom and topped with halloum and parmesan cheese
freekeh zotto – Dhs 40 – freekeh cooked in cream, onion, mushroom and topped with halloum and parmesan cheese
spicy turkish sojok  - Dhs 35 - sauteed spicy lamb cocktail sauteed with fresh mushroom, capsicum & onion
spicy turkish sojok – Dhs 35 – sauteed spicy lamb cocktail sauteed with fresh mushroom, capsicum & onion

The turkey dish in the above picture is one of their specialties. I definitely enjoyed this dish.

Giant adana kabab - Dhs 65
Giant adana kabab – Dhs 65
wagyu beef - Dhs 150
wagyu beef – Dhs 150

Main course:

  • Giant adana kabab – A jumbo minced meat kabab speciality from turkey, grilled over charcoal with capsicum and onion
  •  wagyu fillet – charcoal grill wagyu beef topped with truffle oil

The Adana kabab was definitely one of the longest kababs I’ve had. The burgol that came along with Adana kabab was really good. What blew me away was the wagyu beef. It’s the best beef you can ask for. High in quality as much as the price. It’s the tastiest beef u can have. These cows are specially fed to bring out the maximum quality in them and hence they cost the same.

othmaliya - Dhs 28 - vermicelli filled with arabic ice cream
othmaliya – Dhs 28 – vermicelli filled with arabic ice cream
nasso ghazal beirut - Dhs 28 - candy floss with  arabic ice cream
nasso ghazal beirut – Dhs 28 – candy floss with arabic ice cream

All their desserts are served with a big fat scoop of delicious arabic ice cream. It does play a main role in adding up taste to the dessert. My wife enjoyed the Mafroukeh bel ashta which is pistachio dough layers with inner fillings of ashta(cream)which comes along with a scoop of arabic ice cream. I’ve noticed other guests ordering the same. I enjoyed the candy floss with arabic ice cream and so was my son enjoying it 🙂

mafroukeh bel ashta - Dhs 28 - pistachio dough layers with fresh ashta
mafroukeh bel ashta – Dhs 28 – pistachio dough layers with fresh ashta
Mezzacolada - Dhs 42 - pineapple, coconut milk with pisatshio and chocolate powder
Mezzacolada – Dhs 42 – pineapple, coconut milk with pisatshio and chocolate powder

Drinks:

  • jellab mojito  – jellab with lime and mint, topped with soda
  • cranberry mojito – Cranberry with lime and mint, sugar syrup topped with soda
  • mezzacolada – pineapple, coconut milk with pisatshio and chocolate powder

Updated on Dec1, 2013: Mezzacolada is supposed to be their special but once I had their Jellab mojito I couldn’t go back to any other drink on the table. Their Jellab mojito was simply fantastic. A top rated one.

Joey who's been great at service that night
Joey who’s been great at service that night

website: http://www.facebook.com/mezzahouse

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