ASIA de CUBA
Time Out Says
Staff know the menu inside-out and give you a potted history on the restaurant’s Japanese-style dishes cooked with Cuban ingredients. Their recommendations are spot on, too. The goat’s cheese fritters are the star of our meal. The warm, tart cheese is off-set beautifully by the mango, cucumber relish and jalapeño aioli stuffing. As for the red snapper ceviche, it’s zesty and fresh, and comes with delicate, wafer-thin plantain chips, subtle in flavour and adding bite to the dish.
Mains elevate the experience further. The sticky-sweet, steamed Chilean sea bass falls apart with a prod and is a delight to eat with a portion of souped-up sweet potato fries – topped with queso fresco cheese and chipotle honey soy.
The price tag is steep (our meal comes in at about Dhs456 a head), but would we go again? Without a shadow of a doubt.
The bottom line
Exquisite dishes that come at a price.
By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff | 11 Apr 2017
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