If you’ve been to the U.K or more specifically London you might of seen one of the 16 branches of Busaba Eathai. Dubai is lucky enough to have it’s own branch situated at JBR with an al fresco dining rooftop boasting view of JBR beach.
This casual dining establishment, has in fact two levels with the ground floor looking into the semi open style kitchen. Upon entering you will notice a buddha statue behind the reception desk and the calming scent of burning incense, almost like you’ve stepped into a Thai massage centre. The dimmed lights and dark wood add to the setting.
Upstairs inside is a sharing table concept with wooden benches for seating. This is where we spent the evening sampling some of Busaba’s classics as well as some new addition menu items.
Being close to home, I’ve visited Busaba before so already have my personal favorites (which funnily enough are also the Busbaba all time favorites) including the Goong Tohd, a golden breaded butterfly prawn deep fried to perfection served with a to die for chilli and lime dipping sauce. So good, I could drink this from the saucer if no was was watching.
Not to mention the Thai Calamari which is such a popular dish in London that they literally sell it by the tonnes every year! I love the seasoning so much that when I dine in, I make sure to ask for extra. #protip
The Yum Sam Som salad made of pomelo and blood orange is so light and fresh with a sharp kick of red chilli. If you can handle spice then you’ll love this dish.
From the new menu we tried…
- The duck buns. A bit too doughy and filling for my liking and the bun to filling ratio was a little off.
- I’m not a huge mushroom fan but the Tom Kha Mushroom soup, well the broth that I tried was excellent, not too thick but creamy thanks to the coconut milk.
- In addition to the starters they have added 3 new grilled items including lamb chops, beef ribs and humungous king sized prawns. All 3 were excellent but if I had to choose a favorite I’d say the lamp chops as they were succulent and juicy bursting with so much flavor.
The brilliant part about Busaba is they always use the freshest ingredients to create the most flavorsome tasting dishes. Plus Umit the restaurant manager and his staff are always provide fantastic customer service.
Busaba is the perfect casual dining restaurant within walking distance from the beach. Bookings not essential.
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