Posted by Kanga.
Friends from Dubai came to Fujairah for a food tour of our favorite restaurants. We began Thursday evening with Nepal Kitchen House.
We started with the signature momos (steamed chicken dumplings).
Pictured above (upper right, clockwise) Aloo Jeera (potatoes, cumin seeds, tumeric), Aloo Dum (potatoes, coriander, tumeric), Chicken tass (chicken, puffed rice, crispy onions), and Badam sandeko (peanuts, onions, tomatoes, chilies).
We also sampled vegetable rice and chicken rice – rice, lentil soup (daal) and curried vegetables/chicken.
After all that, we called it a night and headed off for a good night’s sleep before starting again with an 8 am breakfast of paratha (flat bread), chana (chick peas/garbanzo beans in a curry sauce) and tea at Al Khan Restaurant.
This breakfast cost 36 AED ($9.80) for 6 people ($1.63 each). They kept the bread coming and would have refilled our bowls, but we had to pace ourselves.
We headed to the corniche for a bit of sun. It didn’t take long to have gotten more than enough heat. It isn’t quite winter, yet. The temperature high that day was 97F.
“Second breakfast” was at Sizzling Restaurant which opened at 11 am. Doing this tour on a Friday was problematic due to Friday hours. Many businesses are closed, some until 4 pm. Any future food tours will have to be done on Saturday.
Sizzling Restaurant is one of three great Filipino restaurants in town. Breakfast entrées consist of fried egg, garlic rice and a variety of meats.
We ordered and shared three items – tapsilog (beef), adosilog (chicken), and tosilog (chicken).
Next, we attempted to explore the discount stores, but again ran into the Friday hours problem. Only one store was open.
We headed down to Kalba mangroves to look for turtles. The mangrove area has been closed since March due to plans to develop the area. We weren’t even allowed to walk out onto the bridge to get a better view of the turtles, but we still managed to see a few.
When we returned to Fujairah, it was a bit too early for the bull butting and too early for bread at the Afghani restaurant, so we were off to Oriental Restaurant for Singaporean/Malaysian food.
Pictured above is crispy shrimp omelet, egg plant sambal with shrimp, chicken and salted eggs, and mixed seafood soup.
Beef and kai lan is my personal favorite. Also pictured is hainanese chicken.
We returned to the bull arena in time for the last bout.
One last stop at a discount store ended our day around 8 pm. A long, busy, and tiring day. Great fun with great people.
If you would like to get Mita’s take on our tour, read this Mita56′s Blog: Fujairah Food Tour