I had posted earlier about Vasanta Bhavan in Bur Dubai. Now they have opened in Karama, in the last right – down the road from Karama Post Office towards Maktoum Bridge. Ambience and food quite good. Parking available in and around the restaurant areas.
Discovered Bheemas Restaurant’s new location by chance. They were previously located on Kuwait Street, Karama next to Snow White, when you go towards the Karama Post Office from Karama Centre. Then they vanished from my radar.
They are now located in a much smaller location but doing bigger business! They are located inside a shopping complex on the side of Karama Park, opposite Lulu Centre…the side near the roundabout, going towards Saravana Bhavan restaurant.
Aryaas Restaurant, I think first started out in Karama in 2006. A good place for vegetarian south Indian fare. In 2011, they have started a upmarket branch opposite Bur Juman mall in the Bank Street (Khalid Bin Waleed street). In this Bur Dubai branch, I love the Ragi Dosas and Wheat Dosas..healthy bites! In the Karama branch, they had bajra rotis…healthier options are now creeping into restaurant menus – a good sign!
I could only find their old menu…will put up a newer version if I get one.
Was given a copy of the above magazine when shopping at Sivestar grocery in Karama. It was a good resource of a lot more of tamil businesses and services in the United Arab Emirates. I immediately took photographs of the advertisements and will post them one by one, so that they are indexable by search engines.
I googled “Tamizh Ther” hoping to find more information about the publishers etc. and came across this article published on Dec 27 2010:
திங்கள்கிழமை, டிசம்பர் 27, 2010, 10:35
துபாய்: வானலை வளர்தமிழ் இலக்கிய அமைப்பின், தமிழ்த்தேரின் 47 வது மாத இதழான “காலச்சக்கரம்” இதழ், வெளியீட்டு விழா மற்றும் கவியரங்கம் நிகழ்ச்சி டிசம்பர் 24, காலை 11 மணியளவில் துபாய் கராமா சிவஸ்டார் பவனில் நடைபெற்றது.
When Ponnusamy restaurant had a Karama branch, we had been there a few times. But in 2009, they had relocated to Qusais. Finally, dropped in there and had a taste of their spicy tamizh cuisine!
Their Nandu soup (crab soup) served piping hot was quite delicious and soothed my sore throat (there seems to be some kind of of a cold flu circulating – could be because of the transition to summer). Starters were “Chicken Lollipop” – kid’s favourite…can rate it as a good!
We had ordered Kal dosai (thick dosas), parathas and chapatis to go with the naatu kozhi kozhambu (country chicken curry) – excellent… and finished off with ‘naatu kozhi’ biryani…all were quite good!
Here is their home delivery menu (there are 6 page you can view as a slide show below it a larger version of the pages to browse through):
Though not a completely Tamil restaurant I think, they manage to keep their chili levels lower and thus appeal to a cosmopolitan crowd. Their aapams are heavenly….and you will find that one is not enough! I heard that they have opened a branch in Chennai now.
Reproducing their latest menu below:
A small cosy place tucked away in one end of old Karama. One thing that was quite good about their menu was that they had taken diet and health conscious customers into consideration.
Their wheat and ragi dosas are one example.
The other is the “Satthu Unavu” (health food) – it’s a meal package consisting of 2 Sukka Rotis (Non-0ily chapatis-Indian bread) served with a Dal (lentils curry) with less oil, salt and spices..along with a veg and fruit salad.
Tried the food there, the first time yesterday. Loved the Wheat Dosas and the Sathu Unavu meal (refer menu).
The other regular fare which my family had tried out (and I tasted them too) were quite good:
- Channa Batura (Big Puri – deep fried Indian bread served with Channa – chickpeas curry)
- Kothu Paratha (or porotta as pronounced in Tamil:) – Scrambled paratha – another form of Indian bread – fried with vegetables),
- Ghee Roast Dosa
- Fried Idlis.