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If anything can be said about Dubai, it’s that it doesn’t do anything by halves. A tax-free jewel in the Emirati crown, Dubai boasts the world’s tallest building and the largest shopping mall, as well as indoor ski slopes and artificial islands. The Emirate’s culinary scene has blossomed, attracting a number of world class chefs and restaurants. Just like its skyline, Dubai’s restaurants are ever-changing, so read our updated guide to unmissable venues here.
Opened in the summer of 2013, contemporary Asian restaurant Blue Jade has gone from strength to strength, and was named Best New Restaurant in Dubai by BBC Good Food in its opening year. The restaurant’s ethos is to celebrate Far Eastern regional cuisine through classic Asian cooking with a contemporary twist. Head chef Ta Van who is from Vietnam, has crafted a diverse menu inspired by his homeland, as well as cuisines from surrounding countries. As well as cooking up Japanese and Thai dishes, Ta Van uses family recipes to great effect, which includes the delectable ginger sea bass wrapped in lotus leaf, which is from his grandmother’s recipe. Other popular dishes include Vietnamese rice paper rolls, a wide range of Japanese sushi, as well as black pepper crab from Singapore. The restaurant also hosts cooking classes every month for diners to learn the secret’s of Asia’s cuisine.