It was my birthday! It was time to celebrate with the office bunch. The cuisine choice was simple – Asian and we needed a restaurant that would let us have a nice leisurely chilled out lunch. Having looked at options, we settled for the brunch at Asian District at The Pointe.
Spread across 2,000 sqm, the split-level, street food-style restaurant serves up a huge range of cuisines from Aisa – Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam. It was a bit warm (this is a major throw back review!) when we visited so we sat indoors. They have really done the plance up with Asian-themed decorations – with every inch covered with colourful umbrellas, paper lanterns and Vietnamese hats – so the indoors also had a happy, colourful, bright vibe to it.
For the brunch we were given the options to choose from the menu (except the dishes marked with an orange triangle) and we had the option of unlimited repeats of what we enjoyed which was brought to our table. As part of this brunch we were offering a few alcohol choices – I settled for water 😊
But we did order a whole lot and tried not to repeat any of the dishes. We ordered a lot of starters across the different cuisines and then settled on just a couple of mains – which I think was wise as we got to sample so much more .
It’s a long list – so do enjoy the photos.
California Rolls – crab sticks, poached prawn, avocado, cucumber, tobiko caviar, nori and Salmon Rolls – salmon with spicy mayo, cucumber, mango and tobiko caviar
Gun Kan salmon with Nori
Raw Wagyu in a sweet chilli soy sauce with lotus chips
Wasabi Prawns – prawns with wasabi mayo and mango salad and Prawn Tempura
Chicken Char Siu Bao
Chicken and Prawn Siu Mai
Vegetable Spring Roll with cabbage, mushroom, black fungus, galsss noodles with a side of sweet chilli sauce
Salt and Pepper Squid
Coconut Seafood Sambal – this had prawn, squid, clam, coconut, sambal, button mushrooms and onion
Stir fry flat rice noodle with tamarind sauce – came with prawn, chicken, rice noodles, tofu, peanuts, egg and dried shrimp and their Signature Wok-fry Kung Pao Chicken
It was a week day when we visited so it was not so busy and the service was prompt and quick. The food overall was good and I think we were only left slightly underwhelmed with the Kung Pao Chicken. But the rest was something I would recommend. Priced at AED 198 with a selection of 2 alcohol beverages (or mocktails if you do not drink) or in my case the amount was AED 148 (as I did not have a mocktail not alcohol) – both options were worth it.
Location: Asian District, Ground Floor, Zone B (as you drive into the The Pointe, Asian District is on the right hand side (East area), The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Telephone: +971 4 568 4228 Open from 12 noon – 12 midnight NOTE: Guests get complimentary valet at the East parking area
NOTE: I ate at Asian District on my OWN time and money! The views and opinions expressed on this blog are truly my OWN.