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How Do You Like Your Eggs? The 10 Best Egg Dishes in Dubai

09 Oct, 2014 / Posted By Mayuri

We at RoundMenu love eggs in all their creamy, delicious and wholesome glory, and with the advent of World Egg Day upon us, we felt that it was only natural for the next step to be a celebration of this gastronomic marvel with you. 

So whether you love a meaty fry-up, or you have a penchant for a full-on English breakfast, we present to you the 10 best egg dishes in this city.

Accompany these with an enlivening, steaming coffee in the early hours of the day, or scoff them down with vino on a Thursday evening, just be sure to give them a go and you will thank us for this sinful compilation.

 

Mozzo CentraleMozzo Centrale

Cuisine: Italian
Location: Jumeirah
Price per person: AED 90
Go for: the California Benny 

Mozzo Centrale serves exquisite, unfaltering variations of eggs – from claypot fried to beautifully scrambled –, but it’s their multiple versions of eggs Benedict that take centre stage because they tick all the boxes that make a perfect Benny:
1. A spongy, steaming English muffin bread that forms the base,
2. Perfectly poached fresh eggs that will ooze out liquid gold in the form of runny yolk when you dig your fork in,
3. And a generous dollop of perfectly seasoned buttery Hollandaise sauce that smothers the above.

Ask for the California Benny for a mouthwateringly moreish morning affair, and wash it down with cold, freshly squeezed orange juice.

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Raju OmletRaju Omlet

Cuisine: Indian
Location: Karama
Price per person: AED 40
Go for: the Crush Half-Fry: half fried egg covered with spiced scramble and shredded boiled egg. 

This little eatery has charm: kitsch, vibrantly-coloured interiors, entertaining and informative posters plastered on the walls with cheesy egg-related puns, and a deliberately misspelt name… Raju Omlet is indeed truly special.

Broaden your horizons, fellow egg-lovers. Raju serves an array of Bombay-style roadside egg dishes that will scintillate your palate and leave you wanting for more. Spiced with Indian ‘masalas’, eggs are scrambled, boiled and fried here in an abundance of butter, and served with (again, generously buttered) ‘pav’ bread, or spiced rice.

Check it out on a Friday early morning to avoid the rush (this place can get very busy and struggles to accommodate large groups at once) and end your heavy-duty meal with ‘adrak chai’ – sweet milk tea brewed with ginger that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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The Pantry CafePantry Café

Cuisine: International
Location: Al Wasl Square
Price per person: AED 90
Go for: the Skinny Benny if you’re watching the waistline; otherwise, the Scrambled Classic with Wagyu Chorizo. 

Ditch your boring bowl of cereal and head over to this hip hangout for a fun brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Pantry Café may be well known for its artisan breads and its Fairtrade coffee, but look closer and you will notice that it also provides some exemplary meals showcasing its egg preparations.

From South American to the Middle East, the chefs here have a lot covered; but what takes the cake is the scrambled eggs with emmenthal and cheddar cheese. The spicy, intense chorizo incorporated into the fluffy and creamy scramble will prove to you that this café is not messing around when it comes to a good quality nosh. What is more, their eggs are of the highest calibre; this eatery only uses the fresh, organic kind.

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Baker and SpiceBaker & Spice

Cuisine: European
Location: Souk Al Bahar
Price per person: AED 100
Go for: Shakshouka 

When compiling this top 10 list, there were several worthy places that we had to miss out. However, one place that absolutely had to make the list, despite its high popularity, was Baker & Spice.

This Downtown eatery overlooking scenic views of the fountains is the epitome of comfort thanks to its homely, artisan food made from locally sourced, organic ingredients, as well as its genial service.

Enrich this experience by tucking into a hearty bowl of hot Shakshouka – eggs poached in a piquant tomato sauce – and wash down the spicy aftertaste with an indulgent date syrup tahine smoothie. What more can we ask for?

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Casa de TapasCasa de Tapas 

Cuisine: Spanish
Location: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Deira.
Price per person: AED 150
Go for: tortilla Española 

Who says eggs are exclusively for early morning consumption? This sexy Spanish spot proves otherwise where you and your friends can order a few traditional egg tapas on an evening of merry-making over a pitcher (or two) of red wine sangría.

Casa de Tapas offers Huevos a la Flamenca, a baked egg casserole, and the classic Huevos Estrellados with potatoes and beef. However, our pick is the failsafe Tortilla Española: a thick, luscious and velvety omelette containing chunks of potato and onion. Ask for yours to be served piping hot and eat this with garlic prawns and Catalan tomato bread.

As the night progresses, the music gets louder and the people, happier. Join in on the buzzing vibe and burn off the calories by dancing to the Spanish beats that make you momentarily forget that you’re miles away from España.

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Clinton St Baking CoClinton Street Baking Company

Cuisine: American Cafe
Location: Downtown
Price per person: AED 120
Go for: huevos rancheros 

Don’t be fooled by its casual interiors; hailing from New York, Clinton Street Baking Company will warm your heart with its unapologetically extravagant baked goodies, and its laid-back service. And when it comes to a sturdy, belly-patting breakfast, these guys knock it out of the park.

Feast your eyes (and your waistlines) by digging into their Huevos Rancheros: a rural Mexican farmer’s breakfast consisting of sunny side up eggs with refried red beans, creamy guacamole, tangy jalapeño sour cream, spicy salsa and pepper jack cheese on a bed of corn tortilla.

Rise out of your morning stupor by ending your breakfast with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, and you’re good to go for the rest of the day. 

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KosebasiKösebasi

Cuisine: Turkish
Location: The Walk, JBR
Price per person: AED 120
Go for: Menemen

If you get hungry whilst strolling along the Walk, we suggest you make a pit stop at this Turkish import to diversify your culinary perspective on eggs.

Intricately designed tiles decorate the walls of Kösebasi, the ambience is relaxed and friendly, and the service is smooth and professional.

Our team of egg-lovers went for the Sucuklu Yumurta (fried egg with dried Turkish sausage), and the incredibly scrumptious Menemen (a casserole of eggs, tomato, bell peppers, onion, and spices), which we mopped up with warm, puffed, sesame bread. We recommend you follow suit and accompany your meal with a glass of Aryan (Turkish yoghurt drink) with mint. 

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Maison BagatelleMaison Bagatelle

Cuisine: French Café
Location: Downtown
Price per person: AED 100
Go for: Pain perdu – French toast. 

Maison Bagatelle will win you over with its Parisian charm. The lavishly decorated interiors of plush white seating and the walls plastered with retro movie posters exude vintage glamour.

So it’s only natural that we’d want to pamper our inner foodie divas here, and we found no better way to do that than to munch on a Pain Perdu. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to know that there are alternative ways to enjoy one’s eggs; in this case, it is eating a French toast with a twist. Here, a sweet brioche bun is dipped in an egg and milk batter and fried until crisp on the outside and fluffy, stodgy and moist on the inside. Pair it with an expertly prepared Ethiopian blend coffee. Très bon!

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Crumbs ElyseeCrumbs Elysée

Cuisine: International
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road
Price per person: AED 60
Go for: the eggs Benedict 

The minute you enter Crumbs Elysée, you will feel like you have stepped into a patisserie overlooking a funfair in the heart of Montmartre. Beads, frou frou frills, and deliberately mismatched interiors; this café is bursting at its Chantilly lace seams with an eclectic yet comforting buzz in the air.

We stuck to the classics and wolfed down our eggs Benedict. With eyes larger than our stomach, we hushed down our health-conscious inner voice and ordered the chocolate chip pancakes too.

Needless to say, we were not disappointed. And we promise, neither will you be.

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PicantePicante Dubai 

Cuisine: Portuguese
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai
Price per person: AED 150
Go for: Pasteis de Nata (traditional egg custard tart) 

For those partial to a sweeter version of eggs, we present to you the Pastel de Nata from Picante. Made from egg yolks, milk and sugar, this Portuguese pastry is velvety and rich, and you will soon find that a little goes a long way.

The restaurant itself is a rustic joint, with wooden tables and dim yellow lights. Go with your date or a group of friends for a dinner party and savour the uniqueness of Portuguese gastronomy – a cuisine largely marginalized in this city. The staff is accommodating and will help you through the menu, and, as they did with us, they should recommend their signature egg dessert.

Enjoy your meal and end it with a sumptuous bang!

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By Mayuri Gidwani
Content editor for RoundMenu
 

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