What : Tum Tum Asia

Where : Oud Metha

Opening hours : 12 noon to 3 pm and 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm

Price range: Aed 100 for 2 adults

A new concept that looks promising and set to shift the vegetarian dining scene has hit the city - Tum Tum Asia is a Pan Asian restaurant serving up curated specialities from the streets of Japan, Thailand, China, Vietnam Singapore, Malaysia and India. Asian street food is not new to the Dubai, However, Asian street food prepared using only vegetarian ingredients and yet satisfying all palate, this is game changing.

After noticing a gap in the food scene for pure veg diners, the brain wave  all vegetarian menu and concept was conceived and rolled out by well travelled celebrity chef Akshaya Nayaa of Foodshala fame and owner Prakash Adtani. They chatted with us and reveled that they observed vegetarians were missing out on the best of Asian cuisine since most of the popular dishes were prepared using seafood or meat items. This led to the design of the specially curated menu which reflects the choicest pick of Asian street food, and the items reinvented to taste just as great or close to any of your favorite non-veg street hawker specials . 

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Signet Ring seals: Lichi Ice tea, a sweet-refreshing drink presented with flair in something that resembles a gas cylinder. Banh MI , the famous Vietnamese bread, is transformed into a Burger with a twist here (Aed 27). The soy patty has all the flavors to resemble the meat counterpart and the burger comes filled with smoked mushroom, beans, scallions and dressed with horseradish. The range of sushis’s (25 for 4 PCS) and dumplings (Aed 23 for 4 PCS) are also noteworthy.

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With interiors reflecting street art culture and cuisine boasting street food, this is a welcome addition to one and all who is scouting the city for a pure vegetarian restaurant with a difference.