“Discover the flavours of the ancient Spice Route with an eclectic menu of chef’s favourites.” Asia Asia
Looking for a new brunch to enjoy with friends? Head to Asia Asia Abu Dhabi to sample their Spice Route brunch, a three-hour Asian culinary journey inspired by flavours from the Far East. The new Pan-Asian Restaurant & Lounge located in Yas Bay offers its four-course brunch with unlimited beverages every Saturday from 2pm.
It’s my favourite kind of brunch, a set menu served sharing style to the table. The menu features a selection of chef’s favourites, a variety of flavourful dishes for all dietary requirements. Starters include raw choices such as beef tartare, tuna ceviche and a selection of dim sum served in a traditional bamboo basket. Notable small dishes included chicken katsu bao buns, black cod croquettes and truffle beef yakatori.
Sushi lovers will enjoy the platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. The maki selection offers tuna, salmon, Philadelphia (smoked salmon) and vegan options. Mains are selected individually from a choice of ten dishes such as miso black cod, robata duck breast, bbq lamb and wagyu striploin.
Vegetarian diners can enjoy a selection of vegetarian dishes such as edamame, sweet potato dim sum, asparagus & mushroom skewers and mains of Malaysian aubergine and Thai red vegetable curry.
The brunch concludes with dessert platters mini featuring mini vanilla cheesecakes and banana tartare, chocolate matcha marquise and Japanese mochi ice-cream. Aside from the main course, all dishes are served to share and extras can be ordered if there are table favourites. The house package includes a variety of cocktails, wines, beers, premium spirits and soft drinks. Bellinis and prosecco is available if you choose the bubbly package.
Asia Asia Abu Dhabi is a spacious modern restaurant with authentic touches and a nice vibe. There’s an large wraparound outdoor terrace with waterfront views and a separate indoor bar area. The staff were attentive and the drinks and dishes were flowing nicely throughout the three-hour brunch. All the dishes were well presented, some were better that others and unfortunately the desserts were disappointing, but overall it was a good brunch.
Spice Route Brunch
Location: Asia Asia Abu Dhabi, Pier 71, Yas Bay Waterfront
Telephone: 02 235 8663
Spice Route Brunch every Saturday 2pm to 5pm
Packages: AED 250 with soft drinks, AED 350 with house beverages and AED 450 with prosecco
Read more about Yas Bay HERE
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