I had visited Mum's Table Restaurant last night. It is located at the modern Dubai Design District, an area that is becoming a popular place for people who is looking for something different specially Arabs and families that enjoy the quietness of the area an look for traditional Syrian food.
The decoration of the restaurant interior is very cozy and you will feel transported to an old traditional house. There is also an out door seating area, with really beautiful wooden tables and couches, I can say that the place is the perfect spot for Instagram lovers!
One of the details I loved the most was the food and drinks menu designed as a passport as you can see in the photo. As the name indicates, the venues was named after the owner´s mother who is also painted on the walls. It is really a familiar place, with many tables with children.
Overall, I loved the place. The staff were very friendly and helpful from the beginning with a smile, so now let´s talk about the food!
For starters I had two well known Arabic dishes: Fattoush salad and Baba Ganooj.
The Fattoush Salad had tomato, lattuce, cucumber, pomegranade seeds, lots of fresh herbs and pita chips for croutons. Covered in a zesty lime vinaigrette! Delicious!
The Baba Ganooj is also a Levantine or Syrian dish of mashed, cooked eggplant that is mixed with tahina (made from sesame seeds), olive oil, pomedranate seeds and seasonings, all accompained by freshly baked bread.
For main course I enjoyed the falafel and the shesh tawooq.
The shesh tawooq dish consists of cubes of chicken that are marinated, then skewered with green pepers and grilled, accompaigned by garlic sauce, and baked potatoes and tomatoes.
The Falafel is one of the most common vegetarian fast food dishes eaten in the Middle East. The falafel is a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas and originated in Egypt. The falafel balls were served over a bed of salad, pomegranate seed and white dip sauce.
For the dessert I had one of my favourite dishes, the Kunafah.
It is made with thin shredded or noodle-like pastry soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, layered with cheese and covered in pistachio nuts.
It is very popular in the Arab world, particularly the Levant and Egypt, and especially in Palestine.
The ingredients of all dishes were very carefully choosen and you can feel the freshness on the flavours. All the portions were really good and enough to share for 2.
I definitely recommed to visit Mum's Table Restaurant for an unique chilled and casual experience, where you will feel like home. The perfect plan for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner out with good food, drinks, and friends.