Restaurant Review: Khan Murjan, Wafi
Location: Wafi, Khan Murjan Souk, Oud Metha, Dubai
Tel: 04 327 9795
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Middle Eastern and North African
Times: 10am to 11.30pm, daily
Price Range: $$$
Most people heading to Wafi probably have a visitor in tow looking for the tourist-friendly arts and crafts souk, but what you really should be going for is the food. Khan Murjan, the complex’s large Moroccan-style courtyard restaurant, serves delicacies from all corners of the Middle East and North Africa, including Lebanese minced lamb meat, stewed vegetables from Iran, Moroccan couscous and Turkish, Syrian and Egyptian cuisines.
Waiters will guide you through the large menu and you’ll learn that a lamb or chicken dish from one area of the Middle East is nothing like another. Our waiter brought us a selection of lamb, including baghleh poulough (lamb chunks served with rice and fava beans) from the Iranian menu and kebda iskandarani (fried lamb liver with onion, green pepper and garlic) from the Egyptian kitchen to taste not only different cooking styles – fried, grilled, even boiled – but the flavours of the regions. Vegetarians will find a little slice of culinary heaven with dishes ranging from spicy fried beans and Ta’amiah to a simple Marrakesh vegetable soup. Along with the culinary voyage, comes a traditional soundtrack as live Arabic music is played while you feast.
On the Menu
Warak Enab – vine leaves stuffed with crushed wheat and vegetables, Dhs32
Baid bil Kawarma – fried eggs with Lebanese meat, Dhs38
Mahashi – zucchini, cabbage and vine leaves stuffed with rice and meat, Dhs78
Riyash Al Khaan – marinated lamb chops, Dhs76
Layalina – fresh cream with honey, Dhs38
Baklawa – assorted Oriental sweets, Dhs34