Jasmine Pereira17 Jan 2018 AT 10:01 AM

3 great restaurants to try in Karama

Three spots vying for the crown in the old part of town
Jasmine Pereira17 Jan 2018 AT 10:01 AM
Betawi Café
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Betawi Café
Vegetable thali
Vegetable thali

Dubai is known for its diverse cultures, and a big part of this is the sheer number of cuisines and restaurants on offer. From seven star high teas to AED20 fish caught right out of the sea, there truly is something for everyone. We got together a roundup of inexpensive eats that encapsulate the charm of old Dubai, while providing a taste of unique flavors that is worth the journey down to the historical and vibrant parts of the city.

Raju Omlet
Get you egg fix at Raju Omlet, which operates as an all-day egg dining restaurant. The menu is (obviously) heavily influenced by eggs, made primarily as scrambled, boiled, shredded or half-boiled prepared with a mix of regional Indian ingredients and a dash of Arabic influence. How about an egg tikka masala to tantalize the taste buds? Perhaps a buttery pav or the popular power omelet? Pair the egg feast with karak chai or jeera chass, a yogurt based drink with cumin that compliments the flavours on offer.
Where: Behind Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
Contact: +971 4 388 5522, website

Betawi Café
The budget friendly, hole in the wall is welcoming with its homely set up and a menu featuring traditional Indonesian cuisine served in healthy sharable portions. Go for a quick fix of nasi goring, nasi pedang or the opor ayam (chicken served in lush coconut broth). The satay dish, possibly the most raved about, is heavily laden with a thick and dark homemade sauce coating the skewered chicken. The mains are accompanied with crackers and Indonesian rice for an ultimate and super satisfactory meal.
Where: Behind Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel
Contact: +971 4 357 6245, website

Maharaja Bhog
Expect a feast of real magnitude served as a thali. What’s a thali? Thali is what vegetarians dream about; the endless (unlimited) servings of what typically includes rice, daal, a variety of vegetables, roti, papad, and yogurt. The impeccable service at Maharaja Bhog is one to rave about, as the meal begins as soon as one is seated and ends when you’ve had your fill of the feast. The thali is strictly vegetarian with the meal plan changing daily, which results in a surprise for frequent diners to discover.
Where: Ground Level, Hamsah Mall
Contact: +971 4 396 4744, website

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