5 GREAT VEGETARIAN DISHES IN ABU DHABI
If you're a lover of Japanese cuisine or just on the lookout for some excellent vegetarian options, Niri must be moved to the top of your list. There are loads of vegetarian options but our favourite, that we order over and over, is the corn tempura. Clumps of corn are lightly fried in the exceptional tempura making for the most glorious taste - one dish just isn't enough.
Couple this with superb sitting outside weather and views of the spectacular Soul Beach and the blue, blue sea of the Arabian Gulf and you're on your way to having one of your more memorable Abu Dhabi dining experiences.
Timings: 12PM - 11.30PM
Bookings: 02 546 8886
15% OFF WITH BB+
It's actually hard to choose a favourite at Golden Spoon, a restaurant much loved by the Best Bites community, not just for its beautiful, affordable Indian vegetarian food but also for its great family story.
The restaurant is run by Sahil Jairath, whose mama made up all the recipes and still stands over the chefs, checking consistency and making sure that everything is done to the highest possible standards.
But back to the food ... we love the superb Chinese samosas, the pani puri, the dahi bhalla, a light dish of dumplings served in yoghurt with sweet tamarind and other chutneys and the sarson ka saag, a delicious seasonal dish made purely with mustard greens and spices. Served with makki di roti (corn roti) this is a delicious dark horse.
Golden Spoon is a must-visit for vegetarians in Abu Dhabi or anyone who wants great food at a pocket-friendly price.
Timings: 9AM - 11PM
Bookings: 02 633 7155
This is one of the most popular starters at Punjab Grill and is an incredible way to start your meal. The fresh, crispness of the watermelon is tempered by the beautiful sprout chaat gracing the top and enhanced by flavours of passionfruit and pomegranate. This is the most refreshing dish and a must try for all!
CRISPY SWEET POTATO
Not a fan of sweet potato? Think again! The crispy sweet potato at Asia Asia has been known to turn even the most hard-core of haters ... it's pretty much a salty/sweet food fantasy in a bowl! The impossibly tender sweet potatoes are dressed with truffle honey, crispy shallots, truffle labneh, and kabayaki sauce. The caramelised crispy edges are absolutely insanely good and we have been back to Asia Asia just to have this dish.
Enjoy this dish as part of the BB+ Asia Asia Winter Menu for just AED250 for 12 dishes and 3 drinks.
Timings: 6PM - 11.30PM
Contact: 02 235 8663
BUTTERNUT SQUASH ROTOLO
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Who says vegetarian food isn't interesting? This butternut squash rotolo, with house-made pasta is basically a giant cannelloni stuffed with ricotta cheese and wilted spinach. It's baked in the oven with a gorgeously silky tomato sauce with a hint of basil and drizzled with mozzarella - too heavenly for words!
Timings: 8AM - 11PM
Contact: 02 886 7721