The most exciting thing as a foodie and a food blogger is to try a new concept. Its always thrilling to visit a new restaurant especially if it happens to be a unique concept. Yes, goes without saying, I was super excited when I visited the newly opened 24th St. couple of days ago for dinner.
24th St. is an Asian Street Food concept that opened ten days ago and it is located in the 24th Floor of Dusit Thani Dubai. This newest addition to the Dubai’s thriving food scene will transport you to the bustling hawker centers of Asia.
24th St. features Asian street food from four diverse and delectable cuisines- Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indian. These four speciality stalls is set in a casual yet upscale setting.
The minute we entered the venue, we felt like we were in one of the vibrant, lively and popular hawker centers in Asia. The atmosphere is amazing, we couldn’t help falling in love with it. The decor, the music and the magnificent views of Sheikh Zayed road enhances the vibe of the venue.
After being ushered in, we were handed their beverage and food menu. While the hubby went for the Japanese Bottled Beer, I ordered a glass of Red Wine.
The food menu is divided into 4 parts and served from 4 different kitchens- Momo San for Japanese, Kim’s Korean for Korean, Lucy Wong’s for Chinese and Chatakana for Indian.
We decided to order few dishes from all the 4 kitchens. Being vegetarians, we only ordered the veg food.
Few of the dishes that we ordered at 24th St. were:
- Pani Puri Shot and Punjabi Samosa were the two Indian starters that we tried. The samosa had an authentic flavor and tasted incredible but the pani puri was lacking in flavor and I wish it was a bit more spicy.
- Dan Hobak Zzim was a delicious and healthy Korean starter. We also had the egg based Korean Pancake with veggies that was served with spicy sauce. We enjoyed it.
- The Tempura Sushi which they made vegetarian on request was disappointing. It was too oily,, lacked freshness and tasted bland.
- The Chinese Wok-Fried Mee Goreng was perfectly done and bursting with exquisite flavors.
- Bibim Bab was one of the standout dishes that we tried. It was wholesome and tasty.
- The delicious Vegetable Jalfrezi had a medley of veggies and cottage cheese in a thick tomato based gravy. It went well with the freshly made Naan and Tandoori Roti.
- Dessert was a scrumptious affair. We ordered soft and fluffy Japanese Cheesecake and Mochi Ice Cream. So hard to tell which was our favorite dessert as both of them were deliciously different and oh-so-delightful.
Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience at 24th Street. So glad that Dusit Thani has introduced this kind of concept to Dubai. They need to improve few dishes and I’m sure they will get it right soon as it has been only 10 days since they opened.