If you are a DimSum lover then this is one of the places that you must try! Zheng He’s at Mina A’ Salam is currently running a Dimsum Winter Festival priced at Dhs120 per person, where you can try 10 Dimsums of your choice and a dessert. With unobstructed views of the Burj Al Arab, you can just forget your worries and relish your meal here.
Name: Zheng He’s
Location: Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Ideal for: A great Oriental experience with a view!
What I tried:
The Dimsum Lunch is a set menu where you can order 10 pieces per person (See menu attached below) Diners have an option to choose between steamed or fried and also between their preferred meat, thus giving everyone enough variety.
Out of al,l I loved these DimSums the most:
-Spinach Spiced Dumpling with Black Chinese Mushroom
– Honey Roasted Barbeque Chicken Bun (The bun was fresh and delicious)
-Golden Prawn dumpling
-Crystal Har Kau King Prawns Dumpling
-Out of the two desserts they offer, the Rice Ball with peanut crumble seemed better.
If you want you could take one Dimsum package and the rest can be ordered from their the a-la-carte menu. I tried these dishes (from the a-la-carte menu) and absolutely loved them:
-Wok Fried Kong Pao Chicken with cashew and chilli (AED 90): A classic Asian dish which was perfectly flavored and the quantity was good for two.
– Vegetable Fried Rice (AED45): Can’t go wrong with this one, its the best companion with your chicken and prawn gravies.
– Wok Fried Somen noodles with fresh shrimps and vegetables (AED 55): Since I’m a noodle lover, I like my noodles in a particular way and this one didn’t disappoint. It was too delicious.
– Wok Fried Si Chuan style King Prawns, spicy chilli sauce (AED 180): This main course dish is a must try, the prawns were huge and so fresh.
Hot Chocolate Fondant with Red Bean Ice cream: Honestly, I thought when I would cut through, liquid chocolate would be oozing out like all the other fondants, but unfortunately it was more like a dry cake with no chocolate inside. Quite disappointing!
-The best thing about the place is the view and the ambience. I could just sit here for hours and eat. Very few places have a relaxed atmosphere like this.
-The Dimsum Menu is perfect to enjoy in this amazing weather and a picturesque setting.
-On a Friday, the outside section of this restaurant was buzzing, so make sure to reserve in advance. When reserving a table request for one by the water.
-This place is definitely on my list of favourite Chinese restaurants in the city.
Service: The lady who served us seemed a little confused but nonetheless, it was all good.
Bill: Dimsum Lunch= AED120 per person + extra for drinks and other food
Contact: 043666159/ [email protected]
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