One of those restaurants you must visit for an Iftar. My tummy felt wonderful after my meal at Mayrig. Their cuisine is actually another iteration of arabic food. The moment we got inside Mayrig restaurant at Downtown Dubai, our table was ready and awaiting us with some great spread of mouth watering starters/appetizers. If you visit restaurants at Downtown Dubai then this restaurant is a must try. Iftar at Mayrig is priced at Dhs 140 from 07:00pm to 08:30pm.
We broke our fast with dates found on our table. We tried all of their ramadan speciality drinks. Both Jallab and Tamarind has been outstanding that we couldn’t stop with just one glass. We had a selection of soups from lentil and vegetable. I was quite happy with the lentil soup than the veg. Besides the usual lemon as a company to the soup they also give you additional spices to add taste to your soup. Fattoush was definitely at it’s best here. Those leaves and lettuce found inside the fattoush salad were soaked in it’s fantastic dressing.
The other nice part was that prayer hall was close by the restaurant. When we came back to our table after prayers, our empty soup plates were replaced with more items on the table. You definitely need the assistance of your host to describe each item on the table. Their signature Lentil kebbe has been mesmerizing. Soft and a melt in the mouth. The spicy fried potatoes were fast moving on our table. Somehow guests who’ve accompanied me just couldn’t stop having it. Vine leaves were typical. Their hammous was excellent but wished they served us hot breads to have along with it. Unfortunately at Mayrig you don’t get any hot breads.
The roast beef was attractive specially with that red muhammara around. The spicy mouhammara made a great match to the beef and you could also feel the crushed nuts in it. Infact I might say Muhammara stole the show from the beef. Minced dumpling was quite tempting specially with that thick yoghurt and sumac on top of it. It was nice until I had the lahme beajine. To me Lahme Baeajine and mince dumpling was more or less on the same lines but Lahme Baeajine was softer and better.
There were just 2 mains which were Green Beans with meat served with vermicelli rice and Marinated Chicken served with vegetable rice, topped with pistachios. I was in love with vermicelli rice and meat. The meat was so damn tender and succulent. For the desserts I was in love with their hot cheese mammoul. Normally you’d expect mammoul to be thick and heavy but the mammoul here was crisp and pretty light, loaded with cheese. Along with cheese mammoul they give you sugar syrup to add sweetness to it. The milk pudding was close to muhallabia in taste. The date ice cream wasn’t that great though.
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