BouBouffe Lebanese Restaurant

Some brilliance with a touch of bizarre in Yas Mall
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Time Out Says

Sitting outside for dinner in a T-shirt and shorts is back. The capital’s weather is perfect around dinner time, so after a hard slog around the shops, we settle into the outdoor area of BouBouffe in Yas Mall.

The décor is simple and, to be honest, easily forgettable. But we’ve eaten in equally bland surroundings and often found that the management has decided to focus more on the food than how many folds your napkin has. And from a quick glance at the menu, we know this is going to be a struggle of what to choose, as there are plenty of options.

We start with a mix of hummus, spicy chicken wings, spiced potatoes and soujouk which has been cooked in a clay pot. The chicken wings have a smoky spice but are slightly too salty for our liking, while the hummus is creamy and perfect for mopping up with the Arabic bread provided. The spiced potatoes are soft and do have a certain kick, but after dipping one cube into the tomato-based sauce of the soujouk dish, we think we’ve found the ultimate mezze combo. And then we try the soujouk itself, which is deep in flavour and is married perfectly with the zesty tomato sauce. Simply put: it’s brilliant. But as we’re tucking in to these four hearty dishes, our mains arrive. Chatting and sharing the mezze is a slow process, but we now feel obliged to move on to our mains before they get cold. Our guest attacks his mound of oriental stuffed lamb, while we start on our chicken burger, which is jam-packed with chicken, tomato, fries and coleslaw – something we are told is typical Lebanese style. The lamb falls apart at the sight of a knife and partners well with the oriental sauce. The burger is bizarre, as we’re not used to so many textures and flavours jammed in between two buns. We did finish it though...

The bill ( for two)

Spiced potato Dhs25
Soujouk in clay Dhs32
Chicken wings Dhs33
Hummus Dhs21
Chicken burger Dhs25
Oriental lamb Dhs25
Total Dhs260

The bottom line
Perfect for refuelling after shopping.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 08 Mar 2016

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11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PMMonday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PMThursday: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
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Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Level G, Welcome Pavilion, Yas Mall - Yas West, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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