Located in one of the oldest hotels in Dubai, whose management has been changed thrice, Red Dragon has been there for quite some time but never got it’s fair share of limelight.
I had mixed feelings about this place before i went to dine in. The food i was told was alright hence i wasn’t sure what to expect! To my surprise, it was quite good (atleast the vegetarian was) and my sister and i really enjoyed the flavourful dishes. The service was excellent and the only thing i would skip are the mocktails.
We were given the cucumber and kimchi salad as complimentary and these were pretty good and unique. I liked the burst of flavors it had to offer.
Chinese Bhel – Fresh ingredients, flavorful and seems like it was directly off the streets of Mumbai, this dish was one of my favorites here and is best eaten fresh. Crispy noodles tossed in schezwan sauce, mixed with onions, bell peppers and topped with puffed rice and spring onions made for a delicious appetizer.
Paneer Chilli – Succulent pieces of cottage cheese tossed in chinese sauces with onions, bell papers and topped with spring onions was another win! The paneer was delicious and soft and the spices just perfect.
Crispy Chilli Potatoes – Really crispy and tossed in chinese sauces to perfection! The crispy spinach served with it was also super and i loved this dish!
Vegetable Scezwan Fried Rice and Vegetable Manchurian – The rice was fresh and tasty, however the manchurian as delicious as it was, i felt the filling inside was a bit undercooked. Could have been just that day but the gravy and overall taste was good.
Honey Noodles with Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert – Love this dish generally! It was done quite right here too. I liked the sweetness of the crispy thick noodles and the combination with the ice cream.
Recommended if you are in the area and looking for a place to serve good Indo-Chinese. It apparently serves Japanese and Thai too but unfortunately i didn’t get to have any of those.