Tue, 02 June 2020
A fairly new eatery on Juffair’s dining scene, this one is the younger sibling of David’s Stir Fry Crazy. But with food with soul on offer, it lives up to its big brother’s reputation. What you get is street food served with flair in a vibrant bistro-style environment.
Must Have Dishes: The venue’s One Bowl Wonder is the ultimate comfort food, while the noodle station dishes out handcrafted noodles in rich broths.
Call 17 100-188.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN
The restaurant has a generic takeaway/delivery menu at the moment, but sushi lovers can rejoice! The hotel offers some of the freshest sushi you can find on the island.
Must Have Dishes: California Sushi is a staple with its crabstick, avocado, cucumber and masago orange, while another favourite is Spicy Tuna, with tempura flakes, cucumber, tuna, sesame seeds and Togarashi sauce.
Call 17 586-499 or WhatsApp 39 770-525
AL AREEN PALACE & SPA BY ACCOR
Can’t make up your mind if it’s Chinese, Thai or Japanese fine dining you want to indulge in? Order in from Keizo, where the chefs use the very best ingredients and skills to prepare delicious Oriental fare.
Must Have Dishes: The usual bestsellers include Taisha Maki rolls, Canari Maki rolls, Crispy Crab Salade and Tom Yum Soup, but the signature Pan-seared Salmon with Bamboo Shoots never fails to hit the spot.
Call 17 845-000.
RE/ ASIAN CUISINE
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
It’s said guests head there for dazzling views of Manama’s skyline as much as world-renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck’s ingenious culinary rendering of Asian cuisines.
Must Have Dishes: Amongst all the imaginative interpretations of classical dishes, the signature Chili ‘Dan Dan’ Chicken Dumplings with Preserved Vegetables, Sichuan Pepper and Roasted Peanuts is a showstopper.
Call 17 115-046.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN
Set in a grand pagoda, this restaurant is a unique setting for authentic Thai fine dining. Guests can expect delectable temptations featuring lobster, crab, snow fish and hammour that can be fried, steamed, curried and spiced to perfection by the culinary team.
Must Have Dishes: Gaeng Ped Yang, Masamman Kea, Yum Won Sen Talay and Kao Phad Sapparod Kung are all mouth-wateringly beautiful to look at and eat, and you can end your meal of fantastic flavours with something sweet in the form of Khao Neow Mamuang.
Call 36 445-585 / 36 551-222
BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTRE
The modern Japanese gastronomy offered here has been a hit ever since its inception. Patrons have been wowed with the contemporary flavours that underpin traditional Japanese cuisine and keep going back for more.
Must Have Dishes: There is a an extensive list of dishes that guests remember long after they leave the venue, and amongst those are Volcano Maki, Issa Mame Maki, Spicy Edamame, Special Filo Prawn Tempura, Wazani II Mame Maki and Salmon Teppanyaki.
Call 17 522-733 / 36 999-102
This unassuming Chinese eatery on a lane in the heart of Block 338 has been around for 19 years, serving loyal patrons heartwarming flavours from the extensive menu.
Must Have Dishes: In appetisers the Chicken Dumplings and Ginger Coriander Prawns are two dishes that have been hot favourites. Beef in Black Pepper Sauce makes for a great dish for main course, besides the mean Beijing Special Duck on the menu.
Call 17 717-969 / 36 529 068
This Asian fusion restaurant is a convenient haunt for busy shoppers when they crave a spot of Southeast Asian fare. It is known to serve delicious dishes that echo the Chinese, tempura and teriyaki culinary styles.
Must Have Dishes: Crispy Chicken Fried Rice is a crowd pleaser, while repeat clientele frequently opt for Kai Lo Mein Noodles and Kung Pao Chicken. But before that, they start to whet the appetite with Crispy Spinach with Chicken.
Call 77 570-570.
This restaurant was launched over half a decade ago to offer diners true Asian flavours. The chic and colourful setting serves delectable gastronomy from the Far Eastern lands of Thailand, China and Japan.
Must Have Dishes: The Chinese noodles are a crowd-puller, and the Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings, Beef with Mushroom and Brocolli, Beef Chilli and Stir-fried Beef all maintain a special place in the hearts of hungry diners.
Call 16 010-321.
THAI HOUSE SEAFOOD
This small eatery does go big on taste with gems of the sea prepared in robust Thai flavours. The restaurant takes pride in not using any readymade ingredients and only freshly-sourced seafood.
Must Have Dishes: The Mixed Sea Food Box is popular, as is the Seafood Tom Yum soup, Big Lobster, Shrimp Tempura, Sushi Volcano Roll and the very beckoning Sushi Lover Roll.
Call 37 779-559.
UMM AL HASSAM
A venue known for good food and affordable prices, it’s little wonder that it has become a popular go-to for foodies in the last two years.
Must Have Dishes: The Chinese preparations that diners rave about are the dim sum, General Tao’s Chicken, Prawns in Butter Chilli Garlic and Dynamite Shrimps. Japanese favourites include Dragon Maki and Cherry Ashuka Roll.
Call 17 472-345.
DA RAE JUNG
It may seem humble in appearance, but serves bold Korean flavours and aromas that stay with the palate long after you’ve eaten. Guests flock for Korean-style barbecued meats grilled at your table.
Must Have Dishes: Besides succulent beef ribs, guests remember the restaurant for Pa Chicken with Green Onion and Oriental Sauce, Ddukbokgi (a spicy rice cake which is a famous Korean street food staple) and authentic Bibimbap (mixed vegetables in rice and special Korean sauce). Do finish off your meal with Hotteok; pancake with cinnamon.
Call 17 002-490.
DAVID’S STIR FRY CRAZY
ADLIYA AND RIFFA
This restaurant has stirred up a frenzy among fans of Far Eastern food, with scrumptious choices on the menu, each tastier than the last.
Must Have Dishes: When at David’s, do not miss out on ordering one of the most sought-after Chinese delicacies: The Royal Roast Peking Duck. The fragrant crispy skin and the succulent herby meat rolled into pancakes with plum sauce spread and shredded scallions is a treat for the taste buds.
Call 17 540-188 / 17 003-883 for Adliya
and 17 760-780 for Riffa
HONG KONG RESTAURANT
Who doesn’t know of Hong Kong; it’s a landmark of sorts in Bahrain. It started back in 1978 and for the past decades has been serving guests the unmistakable taste of authentic Chinese fare, first from its Umm Al Hassam branch, which has now moved to hip and happening Block 338.
Must Have Dishes: The Squirrel Fish is often requested here – deep fried baby hammour with hot bean sauce. Other best sellers are Deep-fried Prawn Balls with Ginger-Garlic Sauce and Chilli Beef. The Shu Mai (steamed dumplings) here are touted to be the best on the island.
Call 17 728-700.
When a quick bite of something cheap and cheerful is the need of the minute, one heads to Nice Spice. This outlet is what used to be First Chinese located on a street in Block 338, but then relocated to a different spot with a different name and updated avatar.
Must Have Dishes: Do not miss out on the Zing Zhang Chicken, Dragon Chicken, Schezwan Fried Rice and Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce.
Call 17 713-603.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN
This is where you can sample the mystical flavours of mainland China in a modern setting located in the heart of Bahrain. The menu reflects fare from the Cantonese, Szechuan and Peking regions of this exotic land.Must Have Dishes: Chinese dim sum and Peking duck are traditionally prepared by a team of renowned Chinese chefs under the able leadership of Chef Ding. Those with a sweet tooth can savour toffee lychees, toffee bananas and banana pancakes.
Call 36 445-585 / 36 551-222