I finally went on Thursday to Mint Leaf of London, located at the 15th floor of the Emirates Financial Center in DIFC.
Mint Leaf offers authentic Indian Cuisine with a modern twist.
Chef Pradeep Khullar is the Executive Chef of Mint Leaf of London in Dubai since around four months now.
I like a lot Chef Pradeep because his cuisine is something very special and always innovative.
He achieved milestones throughout his culinary career including award wins for ‘Best Modern Indian’ from Hindustan Times, as well as contributing to the success of Indian Accents being featured in Asia’s Top 50 restaurants for three consecutive years.
The restaurant is very nicely decorated and you can see Burj Khalifa from the lounge!
I enjoyed a lot my lunch, the ambiance was great, the service amazing and the food was divine.
Mint Leaf of London serves the Best Modern Indian Cuisine with Twist in Dubai.
Let me start telling you about my experience.
To enjoy to the maximum my lunch, I asked Chef Pradeep to prepare a special tasting!
The below is very fresh mocktail made of fresh apple juice, dates and one more fruit that I forgot 🙂
Here is the Amuse Bouche.
Wasabi Poori and Green Peas
Crisp poori filled with wasabi flavoured yoghurt & topped up with green peas & pomegranate to open up the taste buds with a slight kick from wasabi.
It was a bit strong for me but I would definitely repeat it.
Let me tell you about the Appetizers.
Duck Seekh Kabab and Plum & Chevre Mousse
Boneless duck meat minced twice with fat, cheese & other seasoning and cooked on skewers in tandoor till done & served with mousse made from goat cheese & plums.
Actually, it was the first time that I see a Duck Kabab in my life!
But what a great idea, it was so good…
Romano Peppers and Panch Phoran Potatoes
Potatoes and Spices filling stuffed into the de-seeded Romano Peppers.
Coated with Gram Flour batter, Black Quinoa and flash fried and Served with a Mango Chilli drizzle.
It looked a bit like a small black corn 🙂
Crispy and sweet from the outside, a bit spicy from the inside, it made a great fusion…
The Crispy Black Quinoa is impressive.
Grilled Lamb Chops, Pink Peppercorns
Tandoor roasted Lamb Chops marinated overnight with Mustard Oil & Fresh herbs.
Dredged with some sugar before it goes in for roasting to achieve the sheen & flavour.
It was very soft and flavorful…
Desi Taco, Pulled Chicken Tak-a-Tak
Breads filled with a semi dry mixture made of pulled Chicken with Onions & Peppers.
Drizzled with Garlic flavoured Yoghurt & cripsy potatoes on the top.
Wow, so tasty and juicy!
And now let’s have a break and clear the palates.
They gave me this Salted Mango Sorbet to clear my palates!
And I got another nice mocktail with berries!
Let’s start again but with the Main Courses now.
Chicken Chettinad and Lemon Rice
Flavorful Chicken curry made with Chettinad spices & other ingredients, served over bed of Lemon Rice with curry on the side.
I enjoyed it so much, loved the crisps on top of the chicken.
Crusted Red Snapper with Mangalorean Curry
Crumb fried Snapper, served over Couscous pilaf & drizzled with Mangalorean curry, which is made with Onions, Tomatoes, Kokum & Coconut.
First time to eat a red snapper with curry and couscous, very nice mix.
It was so delicious.
The Dal Makhani was mouthwatering.
Black Urad Dal tempered with Tomatoes, Butter & other ingredients topped with home churned salted butter.
And now, this is something I became addicted to.
The Gunpowder Naan has a divine taste.
Quirky blend of the famous South Indian Spice on the traditional Naan Bread.
Although I was feeling so full, I ate all of it as I couldn’t resist it!
The Black Quinoa & Pomegranate Raita was also Wow.
Unusual combination of yoghurt & puffed black quinoa with pomegranate pods and served as a side dish.
I ate this black quinoa raita with the gunpowder naan and it had a heavenly taste.
This is a must try!
If you don’t try it, you will be missing a lot…
I have to find out where I can get this mix of spices to eat it with my bread 🙂
I am so full but I can never say no to Desserts 🙂
The PB & C, Nougat Bar was delicious, delicious and delicious.
Their take on snickers bar, without the richness of caramel & super cool temperature of ice cream, glazed with valrhona ganache.
Peanut nougat accompanies it to bring the crunch & texture to the dessert.
The Lotus Mess with Wild Berries is inspired from the very British Eton Mess.
This is a warmer version of Lotus, which has a lot of berries, bananas & ice cream & lotus caramel & biscuits, minus the whipped cream, which only works as a filler.
I ate it to the end, I couldn’t stop, it was irresistible.
You have to visit Mint Leaf of London and try the Cuisine of Chef Pradeep.
I promise you that once you try it, you will come back again and again.
I am already thinking of when I will go back.