Levantine cuisine is available at every nook and corner in the U.A.E. and we all have our own favourite restaurants serving this type of food, be it fine dining, mid-range or even cheap-eat restaurants. Well, let me tell you that there’s one more to be added to the list. Al Humsani Restaurant located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, opposite RAK Bank, has been around for some time, not sure how long time (forgot to ask that important question) but it is an important addition to the growing list of restaurants serving absolutely delicious Levantine food.
I tried this restaurant with my family and a few friends on a Friday afternoon just before Ramadan. It is open from morning till night. For Ramadan timings, please check with the restaurant. It is a small outlet with a just a few chairs inside, but they do have an outdoor seating area. Bulk of their orders was delivery and take-away.
The menu is pretty extensive, and everything looks tempting. We started off by ordering Hummus with Meat, Stuffed Falafel Plate (Mixed), a Chicken Liver Sandwich, Eggs with Cheese, Tomato & Meat Pan and Shami Fatteh. The serving size is huge and everything is just lip-smacking delicious.
The stuffed falafel platter requires special mention. It was crisp on the outside and very tasty. Dip it in the accompanying dip for that extra kick. The hummus with meat was really creamy and the meat was tender. The tomato and meat pan is scrumptious mix of meat and tomatoes and a must-try.
The highlight was the Shami Fatteh which is hummus mixed with white beans and topped with crispy fried bread bits, pine nuts and olive oil. This can be easily shared by 3-4 people. Definitely a must-try. I just couldn’t stop myself.
My hubby was the only one who tried the liver sandwich as no one else is fond of liver and according to him, it was really good. My friends enjoyed the eggs and cheese but I didn’t like it much as the cheese used was feta and I don’t like feta. So it actually depends on one’s choice.
For drinks, I had Laban which came pre-bottled.
After this yummy lunch, we craved for some dessert but unfortunately, they do not have any sweets in their menu. Would love to see them put that in there soon. Other than that, a must visit place for some delish Levantine street food. Let me know if you visit this place and what you tried. Would love to hear from you.