When it comes to Asian cuisines, Thai has always been at 2nd most favrotie next to Japanese of course. It is due to the fact that Thai dishes always surprises one's taste bud with its wonderful combination of herbs and spices. It also has that rich and aromatic feeling that is highly addicting.
Here in Dubai, I haven't been in a lot of Thai restaurants but so far those that I tried left a reminder to keep on visiting them. It was just recently that another one popped out in JBR and ever since then I have been dying to try that place out. Luckily the right time came and I'm so excited to tell you more about it.
Busaba Eatthai is located at JBR the Walk. You can easily spot its location which is next to Seven Sands. This restaurant is a Casual Dining type. The prices are reasonable and somehow cheap. It's better to dine here with a group as their serving is just fit for one.
One thing to love about the place at first glance is its ambiance. Upon setting foot, you can immediately feel Thai culture as you walk around the area. You can see the chef in action from a glass of a window and everything is just so amazing.
Another thing to love about the place is the food and here's a rundown of our entire Feast at Busaba:
Small Plate Set - A collection of Por-pia Jay (vegetable spring rolls), Goong Tohd (breaded prawn with chili lime sauce), Fish cakes (served with cucumber and peanut relish ), Chicken Satay(served with peanut sauce), Panda Chicken(garlic and coriander root wrapped in pandan leaf), and Som Tam Salad(green papaya salad, dried shrimp, peanut, cherry tomato, and lime).
Thai Calamari - Ginger and Green Peppercorn.
This came highly recommended and I have to agree. This is not your ordinary calamari as it's seasoned well.
Soft Shell Crab - Deep Fried crab smothered with garlic pepper sauce.
Hands down to this dish. It's actually my first time to try a soft shell crab and the experience here was wonderful.
Chili Prawn - Fresh Medium-sized shrimps sauteed with vegetables, sweet basil, and chili.
This dish had a smoky taste and the prawn here is very fresh. One bite and it literally pops. Another good Thai dish to try.
Pad Kwetio - Sen Yai Noodle, Smoked Chicken, Prawn, and shitake mushroom.
We skipped the traditional Pad Thai just to try this dish out and it was the best decision we had. Though it looked like one, we prefer the taste of this dish by ten folds.
Tom Yam Talay - Prawn, squid and fish cake, vermicelli noodle, and spicy sour soup.
This has got to be one of the best Tom Yam that I've tasted. Oh, how I missed the taste of that spicy sour soup.
Green Chicken Curry - Pea Aubergine, and corn
Thai curries are one of my favorites and having this unique variant is just amazing. Though it's not the best green curry in town, It's still good to try.
For the desserts , we were sad that the famous mango sticky rice was not available so instead we had the following:
Thai cheesecake with berry compote
This dessert didn't quite surprise me but the taste it actually good. Though not the type that I would order again.
Thai Ruby water chestnut rubies, jackfruit, and coconut milk with ice shaving.
This dessert failed me. It didn't taste good and the jack fruit kinda tasted old.
Chocolate cashew nut brownie with caramel cream
Their attempt to make a thai inspired brownie dessert was amazing. It had that subtle sweetness and soft texture that I liked.
Coconut Panna Cotta with shaved coconut
This one was highly recommended by the chef. This beautifully crafted dessert has that rich coconut taste with some lemon outer layer to balance off the sweetness.
For their drinks, we tried the following:
Ginger and Lemongrass & Lime, lemon, and fresh mint - The first one had an interesting taste of lemongrass which was very refreshing. The second one was zesty but definitely good.
After devouring the food, we had the chance to meet the master behind the amazing dish.
I am so happy to have tried this Thai Restaurant. The Food was amazing and everything about it makes me want to visit Thailand. I highly recommend you to try this place out. So while you're at it, enjoy this snapshot of our Thai Feast and hope that it lures to try the place out.
People who loves to eat are always the best people.