- Name: Mezlai
- Location: Emirates Palace Hotel, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
- Tel: 02 690 9000
- Cuisine: Emirati
- Price: Dhs 500+
- Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
I found out something about me!! I am totally not into going to Fancy, Expensive, Charming Classy restaurants, where you should be so quiet and watching out that your fork won't fall to the floor, or everyone will give you that look!!
I wouldn’t mind going there once every now and then for a change or to try new food (If it is worth eating). To tell you the truth, I've been to the fanciest restaurant and I've been to the most humble place for UAE Traditional food!! Believe it or not!! I liked the second one way much more & the food was much tastier.
I prefer being "ME" when I eat, laugh, joke, be crazy, have fun & eat just the way I like it..
Well, I guess it is difficult to LOVE Mezlai, it is not a bad restaurant at all, but the simple fact is: There are many tastier and much much much cheaper Emirati restaurants around Abu Dhabi..
Ok, to be fair, Staff at Mezlai aren’t just polite and friendly – they’re some of the warmest and most genuine in the city, showing you that famous Arabian hospitality. True, their nervous interjections do get a bit irritating, but, like the pre-sit down coffee and dates you’ll be offered in the restaurant’s majlis, it’s all part of the Mezlai experience
As you enter the restaurants, they offer you Arabic Coffee and Dates
Sit in the Majles and enjoy (I loved these, mini biscuits filled with halwa)
Fancy Water Glasses !! nothing to do with Emirates Tradition!!
Dipping!! Mashed Olives!! that is for sure nothing to do with Emirates Traditional Food!!!
Regag Bread ( traditional UAE bread) oven baked, very thin, like a crepe, and then stuffed with Eggs & Cheese and Zaatar (So Good)
Chicken Harees (not tasty at all)
UAE Traditional Food: The wheat is soaked overnight, then simmered in water along with meat or (CHICKEN)and butter. Any remaining liquid is strained and the mixture is beaten and seasoned. This one was a chicken, meat is waay nicer than chicken, richer and more flavour..
Chicken Beryani (Good, Nothing WOW about it)
Traditional Emirates Dessert: "Sago" is a starch extracted from the pith of sago palm stems. Sago is often produced in the form of "pearls". They Boil these pearls with water, add some sugar, saffron, cardamon and other flavours to make a sweet sago pudding.. :)
Mezlai UAE Restaurant at Emirates palace, will I go there again!! No.
It was good to go there, to find out about the place, and enjoy the amazing service of being treated like a queen :p you get what u pay for of course..