ALMAYASS

Almayass’s spe­cial­ity de­liv­ers the goods

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Check­ing out the spe­cial­ity dish at this su­perb Le­bane­seAr­me­nian eatery.

While you won’t be hard pressed to find Le­banese eater­ies in Dubai, food from the re­gion fused with Ar­me­nian cui­sine is a lit­tle less com­mon­place. Almayass is one such place and its Manti is worth the visit, alone. It’s a de­light to the senses – ground beef is rolled with diced onion, tomato, pars­ley and pomegranate mo­lasses and en­cased in hand-molded, boat-shaped doughy parcels. It’s served with a dol­lop of creamy yo­ghurt, a touch of smashed tangy sumac (berries na­tive to the Mid­dle East) sauce and vine to­ma­toes. Of course, there are vari­ants of the meal across many coun­tries, all claim­ing to be the Manti cham­pion, but the su­per small size is char­ac­ter­is­tic of the tra­di­tional, cen­turies-old Ar­me­nian recipe and, for our money, the best way to have it.

Almayass

Where: Sof­i­tel Dubai Down­town Con­tact: sof­i­tel-dubai-down­town.com

THE MANTI IS PRICED AT AED89 ON THE MENU

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