Karak House Dubai: An Emirati gem on the bustling Boulevard

The Huntr finally had the chance to visit Karak House Dubai – a homegrown concept that has been on our hitlist since it launched. Read on to find out what we thought…

This Emirati-owned gem is located along the bustling Boulevard in Downtown Dubai – between the Manzil and Vida hotels. It features a lovely outdoor seating area with a Burj Khalifa view for the cooler months, and a cosy indoor dining space – complete with indoor tree and AC for the hotter climes. The Huntr visited for a midweek brunch and quickly realised that this is a popular spot – the tables were almost all full despite it not being a set “meal time”. A good sign indeed…

Seated and presented with the menus, we opted for the Chebab Pancakes (52AED), which are made with fresh berries and ricotta and are crafted using the region’s favourite flavours of cardamom, rose (cream) and saffron (syrup). We couldn’t get enough of this Arabic/Emirati-inspired take on pancakes and highly recommend you sample them for yourself. We also ordered the Baith Wa Tamat Karak House Style (47AED), which is an Emirati dish of scrambled eggs and veggies and comes with tomato, onion, chili, crunchy baby vegetables, sumac, laneh, and zaatar. Plus the Shakshuka (47aED), a much-loved favourite in the Arab world. Karak House’s shakshuka is made using braised beef, smoked aubergine, tomatoes and of course – baked eggs. It’s tasty and filling. A must-try.

When The Huntr visited, Karak House was proudly advertising its new limited edition collection of milk cakes. So naturally, we had to sample them – despite the fact that it was closer to breakfast than lunch. Don’t judge! Priced at 42AED each, they are absolutely perfect. A perfect balance in terms of sweetness, spongy, milky, delicious – and very Instagrammable. The options include: Karak with cereal (homemade karak sponge cake, karak saffron sauce, whipped cream, frosties cereal) Pistachio (homemade vanilla sponge cake, pistachio milk sauce, whipped cream, exotic flowers), and Rose (homemade sponge cake, rose milk sauce, whipped cream, rose petals, fresh red berries.) We really think there needs to be some sort of petition to get them permenantly added to the menu – we’ll sign it!

Drinks-wise, naturally we had to sample the speciality: Karak. It’s a homemade recipe by the owners, it’s very simple and very delicious.

The team at Karak House are friendly and accomodating and all and all this is a must-visit place for anyone who wants to sample delicious traditional fare and Karak enthusiasts alike.

 

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