Eat Kuai is an Asian restaurant which focuses on Chinese-inspired dishes. They boast of not using any MSG to any of their dish which is a big plus for a healthy living lifestyle. It is located in Box Park, Dubai and is not that hard to spot when around the area.
We arrived at the place for dinner which was sort of a celebration since my friend's family arrived in town for a short vacation. The place was not full at that time since we are a big group we occupied two tables. The menu was pretty straightforward though they had a wide array of dishes to choose from.
We just asked the waiter for some of the best recommendations around which were the following:
Chicken and Shrimp Shumai - minced chicken and shrimp wrapped and steamed.
This dish reminds me of my favorite Chinese restaurant in the Philippines. This is a classic favorite for me. Though the shumai served in my home country is much better.
Lychee Prawn Toast - Lychee toast served with a bowl of shrimps
This dish was presented pretty good. The toasts were in an oven toaster and the shrimp was served in a separate bowl. I liked the taste of this dish. The shrimp tasted fresh and tasty. The toast complimented the dish and added a different experience.
Dynamite Shrimps - deep fried shrimp tossed with some signature Dynamite sauce.
When you expect your dish to be spicy but ended being disappointed, this how I felt while eating this dish. It was like eating a normal deep fried shrimp. The dynamite sauce isn't really helpful.
Lobster Satay Mac n Cheese - classic Mac n Cheese with an Asian twist.
The dish was served very pretty at the table but the taste didn't quite did justice to the presentation. It didn't taste good and was absolutely bland.
Kung Po Chicken - Wok Fried Chicken with dried chili and cashew nut toss with Kung Pao sauce.
This one was a very plain dish. The chicken didn't taste anything. I don't recommend trying this dish out.
Salt and Pepper Squid - crispy breaded squid fried to perfection.
This one is a classic favorite. You don't need to add any sauce to enjoy this dish. I love eating this with a cup of rice. :D
Aromatic Duck - Steamed in aromatic, deep fried to make it crispy and tasty. Served with Hoisin Sauce, Pancakes, Julienne cucumber, and leeks.
I love how the dish was presented. The sauce was inside the pistol and everything felt like an assemble your own duck wrap kind of thing. It tasted just the average but I liked the experience that this dish gives.
Stir Fried Noodles - Fried Egg Noodles with mixed cabbage and bean sprout in a savory sauce.
This is another dish that I didn't quite liked. It tasted bland and it didn't have anything special in it.
Chocolate kuai Pie - a slice of chewy chocolate sweetness of Nutella's.
I love how chewy the dish was and how the flavor of Nutella explodes in my mouth at one bite. A very good Nutella-inspired dessert.
Mochi Ice Cream - Two pieces of mochi ice cream served with a cone of cotton candy.
They have around 4 flavors to try from. We choose the green tea and blueberry. I am a matcha lover that is why the green tea mochi will always be my favorite flavor. The cotton candy was too sweet for me.
Overall, we had an average experience at Eat Kuai. Some of the food were good while others were a bit bland and ordinary. We also had a problem on the amount of serving of the dishes. I find some dishes a bit overpriced for the very small serving.
I have seen some negative reviews on Instagram but I managed to shrug it off because i want to personally try it firsthand before judging it. Seems like some of the negative reviews were right. Though I love Chinese Food, I still personally prefer the traditional way of preparing Chinese cuisines. I would probably not comeback to this place again. :(
People who loves to eat are always the best people.