Nestled away between the high-rise buildings of JLT. The area around Mantoushe is surprisingly green. Even taking my seat on a cloudy day, that is so rare in Dubai, it was lovely watching the trees blowing in the wind.
A modern twist on traditional Lebanese food, the decor is simple and fun and even though the staff were super busy behind the counter, they couldn’t have been more helpful.
Reading through the menu, I was really impressed with the number of vegetarian options on offer. I’m so used to having very little choice when I go out to eat now, that when presented with seven different options, plus the chance to build my own salad or wrap, I actually had a really tough time making up my mind.
They’ve done an incredible job balancing out the flavours of the Mezza Wrap. The radish and pickles added that little bit of a sharp bite to the creaminess of the hummus.
It’s never easy to eat falafel daintily, even so the crunch of the lettuce, tangy creaminess of the guacamole and the really moist, warm, crumbly falafel made the Falafa-guac my favourite wrap.
The Fatoush Mantoush salad was in the perfect bite-sized pieces, just the job for when you’re lunching at your laptop. The sharpness of the radishes complemented the sweetness of the dressing perfectly. The freshness of the lettuce and crunch of the almost cracker-style croutons with the juiciness of the tomato… it was really very tasty. There was just a smidgen too much dressing for me, I found quite a puddle at the bottom of my bowl.
By the way, this was way too much for one person. So I think I’ll try their mini-wraps when I go back and I will definitely be back. I’ve already got my eye on the Fresh Prince Salad and I really want to try those Sweet Pepper Fries.
On a slightly different note, this is actually the first blog post I’m linking to Zomato. If you’re not familiar with it, Zomato is like TripAdvisor, but just for food and I find it ever so helpful for finding good restaurants to eat at – especially as they have the menu for each place, so I can check how many veggie options there are before I go.
If you like eating out and I’m guessing you do, if you’re reading this post you should definitely check out Zomato.
*Even though Mantoushe gave me my lunch for free (thanks for that Mantoushe) they certainly didn’t ask that I say nice things about them and the only reason I did is because the food was bloody lovely*