Palak paneer at Punjab Grill
For a change, there is no cream or cashews in this classic mix of cheese and spinach (even though the texture is still creamy) and it’s all the better for it. The flavours are rich, warm and moreish and it’s the best paneer we’ve ever tried anywhere, not just in the UAE. It’s also a great main option for vegetarians.
Venetian Village, Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi, daily 12.30pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 4087201. Taxi: Venetian Village, by RitzCarlton. foodquest.ae month, and one of the reasons is its consistency – and its miso marinated black cod wrapped in a hoba leaf is a perfect example. Fluffy meat works magnificently with the slightly sticky, sweet miso marinade.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur noon to 3pm, 7pm to 1am, Fri to Sat noon to 3pm, 7pm to 2am. Tel: (02) 4015900. Taxi: The Galleria. zumarestaurant.com to Thur 10am to 10pm, Dhs25 to Dhs70. Tel: (02) 5530049. basiligo.ae