A camel meat themed Iftar awaited me at the Media One hotel, Dubai Media City. As you know, from reading my blog posts, I tend to explore things on my own. This time round, I decided to see this as a great opportunity to meet Nada Al Ghowainim, blogger at Undefined Declarations. (Nada and I have many things in common – it’s to do with being introverts, writers and travellers).
I took the metro from the Mall of Emirates Metro station to the Nakheel metro station. A ten minute walk from the station brought me to the doorstep of the hotel. I was mighty pleased to bypass the traffic build up happening on the highway.
The restaurant where the Iftar fare awaited us was dressed in neon green and pink coloured walls. The dishes were quite extensive and there was in no way I tasted each of them. For appetizer, I went for the apple mint soup sitting pretty green in test tubes.
Camel meat burgers, sausages and falafels were prepared fresh. They were gently placed into the hot oil pan. They gurgled as they got cooked. It was hard to determine the difference between the camel meat and that of lamb meat, once prepared as burgers. The camel milk tends to have a denser taste (according to me), but I didn’t notice this when eating marshmallows covered with camel chocolate milk.
The Umm Ali for dessert has a bit of a twist in the taste. I do not usually like Umm Ali, but this recipe won me over.