Restaurant Review:
Busaba Eathai

The Beach
Dubai

London origin Thai restaurant chain, Busaba Eathai is a modern Thai eatery that is swiftly charming its way through the stomachs of Dubai! We have to admit, our first visit to Busaba at The Beach, for a friend’s dinner, left us with a sour taste in our mouths as we neither enjoyed the food nor the service. So when we were invited to try the brunch and new afternoon tea at the restaurant, we were quite eager to see how take 2 would go. With regard to the brunch, there’s an extensive menu available off of which you can choose what you’d like to have. Here’s everything we had:

Food

  • Por pia jay: Vegetable spring rolls
  • Sticky tamarind wings: Pineapple, ginger and chili
  • Thai Calamari: Ginger and green peppercorn
  • Chicken butternut squash: Cashew nut with dried chili
  • Green Chicken Curry: Pea aubergine, corn
  • Pad Thai chicken: Chicken with rice noodles, dried shrimp, tofu, egg, peanut, beansprout and lime
  • Railway fried rice: chicken, tomato and Chinese broccoli topped with a fried egg Thai style
  • Jasmine rice
  • Thai roti

Drinks

  • Fresh Coconut water
  • Koh Samui: Coconut, carrot, orange

We definitely enjoyed the food much more this time around. The appetizers (spring rolls, wings and calamari) were delicious starts to the meal. As for the mains, we loved the Green Chicken Curry which simultaneously brought back memories of eating it in Bangkok and the kind that used to be made at one of our favorite Thai restaurants in Dubai. We found the Railway fried rice quite unique and also relished the Pad Thai. The Thai Roti was quite reminiscent of the Indian Roti (flatbread) and was just alright.

Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea at a Thai restaurant, now that’s something different! For our teas, we opted for the Ginger and the Genmaicha variants that were perfect complements for the darling tea trays that were laid out in front of us. Despite being quite full on brunch, we couldn’t resist helping ourselves to the different sweet and savory delicacies that included chicken satay buns, cakes filled with coconut and green tea, vegetable spring rolls and the tastiest from the lot, the gooey chocolate cashewnut brownie with caramel cream. We could pen poems in praise of that brownie!

To sum up and we’re sure it’s evident from our review, our second experience at Busaba Eathai was definitely much more pleasant than the maiden one and the afternoon tea absolutely floored us! Definitely a must visit.
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