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Delicious Lebanese food where you wouldn’t expect it: Al Falamanki Café (30. March 2019)

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

It helps to get a recommendation of a ‘quasi local’ to find the places you would probably usually not walk into and enjoy some proper Lebanese food. The Al Falamanki Café is a place which is crowded in the evenings and, therefore, not so much in the morning, respectively around lunch time. I went for the “hommos with meat & pine nuts” (43 AED) which was absolutely delicious! It is quite some time ago since I’ve had that and I must say that I absolutely liked it again – obviously in combination with Arabic bread.

Halloumi is one of these things which can either be super tasty (especially if eaten straight after it has been served) or not very enjoyable (if it has been standing around for a bit and has cooled down). Luckily, the “grilled halloumi steak (served with figs dipped in sugar syrup)” (42 AED) was freshly prepared and therefore, delicious. The halloumi in combination with the figs was just amazing – especially the combination of salty (halloumi) and the sweet (pickled figs).

As a main, I went for the “cherry kafta” which is basically somehow meat rolls in a sauce of yogurt and in this case cherries. Not someting you would ‘expect’, but definitely something you can enjoy.

The service is relatively attentive and makes sure, you get your dishes within a few minutes after the order. Only the Moroccan tea we had ordered for dessert took too long to be served. Else, there is really nothing missing – although the atmosphere is not the best in the world (as the place looks a bit run down), but definitely worth going for the food.


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Al Falamanki Café

Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, across Four Seasons Resort

Dubai (UAE)

Tel: +971 4 343 58 66

Tel: +971 55 300 45 50

Homepage: http://www.alfalamanki.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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