SpiceKlub, one of the most popular eateries in Mumbai, specializing in molecular gastronomy, recently opened its first outlet in Dubai. And it has already started getting rave reviews for it’s food here in Dubai. Last week, I took my family along to check out this new foodie hub.
Located in the bustling suburb of Mankhool, opposite Aster Hospital, SpiceKlub offers Indian vegetarian food with a molecular twist. Don’t be surprised, if your dishes are presented in beakers, test tubes or any other unusual vessels and elements.
Expect a new spin on traditional North Indian dishes and street food favorites, while still retaining the authentic flavors.
SpiceKlub is a family friendly restaurant. The interiors are a blend of traditional Indian decor with contemporary style. The colorful rangoli looks stunning. Loved the trendy furniture, quirky cushions and vibrant kites on the ceiling. The light Indian music in the background enhanced our dining experience.
The menu is elaborate, with a wide variety of dishes. We started off with the drinks first.
We ordered Mango on the Rocks and Ice Sphere. The Mango on the Rocks tasted great but it would have been great as a dessert as it was quite heavy. I didn’t like the Ice Sphere as it had a overpowering flavor of saffron.
Moving on to food, we tried mostly appetizers and just a Biryani with Raita for main course. Anyway, here’s the list of the food that we tried at SpiceKlub:
As in most of the Indian restaurants, here also we were offered complimentary condiments like pickle, chutney and raita.
Gola or ice gola is very popular in India during summer. It is made with crushed ice flavored with edible colors. Here they served us 4 flavors. Though it can be messy to eat, it was fun to sink our teeth into this delicious ice lollies.
Galouti Kebab is a traditional Awadhi specialty. At SpiceKlub, this Kebab was made perfectly and it was aromatic and had a melt-in-your-mouth quality to it. We loved it.
Naanza or the SpiceKlub’s version of mini Indian pizza was extremely delicious. Mini naans were stuffed with cottage cheese and served the Italian way with melted cheese on the top.
Vada Pav is the most famous street food from the streets of Mumbai. Oh boy, What a version it was! The Vada was in a mousse form. It was presented in a unique way. We relished it and can’t recommend it enough.
Mushroom & Spinach Shashlik is a must-try starter for all mushroom lovers. It had barbecued mushrooms stuffed with spinach and cheese.
The humble Papdi Chaat had a chic makeover, SpiceKlub style, with coriander foam and edible flower. It had bold flavors and tasted very good.
Pani Puri was served in the most interesting way that I’ve ever seen. The green Pani was served in a test tube where as the meeta Pani was served in a filler. The Spherical puris and sprouts were served separately and we could customize the Pani Puri according to the spice level we prefer. We found it very innovative and it was as good as the traditional Pani Puri. A definite must-try.
Veg Dum Biryani cooked with basmati rice, saffron, veggies, spices and sealed with wheat flour dough was gently spiced and full of flavor . After Gazebo, I found my best Veg Dum Biryani in SpiceKlub. Thinking about it is making me drool.
Boondi Paprika was the Raita we ordered with our biryani. It was a bit on the sweeter side, nevertheless it went very well with the biryani.
Rasgulla Cheesecake was scrumptious. Mini rasagullas were embedded in a vanilla cheesecake.
Flower Pot was such a creative dessert. It had Rasmalai and saffron mousse stuffed in a Belgian couverture chocolate pot, and topped with chocolate soil served over a bed of pistachio soil. It was deliciously different.
Overall, we loved everything about the restaurant from food to service and ambience. SpiceKlub is one of the few restaurants in Dubai offering molecular gastronomy at affordable prices. I would love to go back again and try the other dishes in their menu.
12 noon to 3:30pm
6:30pm to 11:30pm