The past few months, Dubai has seen the closing down of many restaurants. At the same time, new ones have popped up too. One such is Chili Pepper Restaurant located in Wasl Hub, Karama. It’s a casual dining outlet serving veg. and non-veg. Indian and Chinese cuisines. Though seating is limited to a few tables, social distancing is well maintained, and the décor is vibrant. RTA parking spaces are available in the area and the restaurant is child friendly.
I was here a few days ago for dinner with the fam. We were served colourful munchies while deciding what to order. We started off with Murg Kesari Soup, a warm bowl of chicken soup with flavours of saffron. Then we had Special Foil Chicken and Drums Heaven Chicken.
Presentation-wise Drums of Heaven looked tantalizing while the Special Foil Chicken was simple but taste-wise, the latter blew me away. Special Foil Chicken is cubes of boneless grilled chicken doused in cheesy green sauce and then wrapped in foil. Served with an onion salad, it was cheesy and delicious. The Drums Heaven Chicken was massive and was served with a thick saucy base. It was quiet a task biting into the huge chicken lollipops, but I loved the flavours.
Mains were Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan and a Sizzler. The Indian curry was lipsmackingly amazing; perfect consistency and taste, and a great accompaniment with Butter and Garlic Naans. The butter naan though was overflowing with butter😊 The Dragon Chicken Sizzler was a bit of a disappointment. The base part of the dish consisting of the chicken, veggies and noodles was burnt and that resulted in parts of the dish having a bad burnt flavour. I brought this to the attention of the team, and they were apologetic and even offered to replace it. I also had Mango Lassi, could have been sweeter though.