Recently we listed down some amazing neighborhood restaurants you could visit to celebrate Chinese New Year happening today, 25th January.
But let’s face it, not all of us have a bit of extra cash to eat at these great venues — and that’s absolutely fine.
Luckily, we’re not short when it comes to affordable and amazing neighborhood restaurants around the city that carry delicious Chinese dishes.
Wonder what are these? Here’s a few that we highly recommend
This quirky eatery is decked out in cute panda decors. But the real treat is its menu containing mouth-watering dishes ranging from flavored Chinese buns with sweet and savory options to fried noodles to porridge and more.
Hazza Bin Zayed the First Street. Daily 11am-midnight. Contact: 055 512 7461
Don’t be deceived by this unassuming restaurant’s humble appearance. You’ll be surprised by the many food items you can choose from in the menu. Whether you’re in the mood for steamed buns or dumplings or soup and rice meals or seafood and even curry — you’ll find it all here.
Next to National Cinema, Al Markaziyah. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 674 2235
You know what’s coming when you see the word ‘hotpot’ in a restaurant’s name. That’s exactly what you’ll get at this eatery ideal for foodies eating in groups.
While there are individual food items to order like mapo tofu, Beijing shredded chicken, noodle variety, and many more, guests frequent this place for its hot pot meal.
During the meal, diners dump a variety of ingredients on a simmering pot of hot stock to be enjoyed after a few minutes. Really, you have to try it yourselves to appreciate this Chinese tradition.
Hazza Bin Zayed the First Street. Daily 11am-1pm. Contact: 02 443 0771
Xiao Wei Yang
If you can’t get enough of hot pot then you should visit this another popular Chinese restaurant. Take your pick from the variety of hot pot combo from as low as AED 28.
We recommend though the combo starting from the AED 98 range for a more satisfying meal with friends and loved ones.
You can also opt to go for individual orders such as spicy or sweet and sour chicken, grilled fresh tofu, seasoned lamb spine, among others.
Al Markaziya, opposite Holiday Inn. Daily 11am-1am. Contact: 02 626 2090
The lantern designs leave little no doubt that you’re stepping inside a Chinese restaurant. Now wait until you see the menu. Guests will have plenty to choose from ranging from soups, starters, fried dishes, dumplings, dim sum, noodles, and many more. Qǐng xiǎngyòng!
Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street, Al Zahiya. Daily 11.30am-11.45pm. Contact: 02 446 6077