Lemongrass: Authentic Thai Food In The District

@ Al Ghurair Centre

Caught on a heavy traffic in Deira District, Dubai during rush hour one evening, with hungry breadbasket, my wifey and I decided to find a resto for dinner, inside the newly renovated and widened Al Ghurair Centre. It’s been a long time (4 years ago?) since we last strolled in this previously “not-so-big” mall, but we were dumbfounded how it grew in size and in number of retail stores inside. Its food court is now in great layout compared before.

But we were drawn to Lemongrass’ good location, well-lit ambiance (the not so dark and not so bright) and its minimalist approach which is a typical South East Asian.

After taking our seat, their charming waitress Cindy, dressed in traditional Thai costume, took our orders. 1 Seafood Tom Yum (Hot & spicy soup with lemongrass, galangal, chili and kaffir lime leaves), 2 Seafood Pad Thais (Wok-fried rice noodle with bean sprout, tofu and chive served in egg wrap), 2 Takrai Hom (Lemongrass and lime) and 1 Kao Niaw Mamuang (Sweet sticky rice with mango) for takeaway.

After waiting for just about 10 minutes, our order was served, while the crispy appetizer Khao Kriyb (Prawn cracker) which was served earlier, is initially filling our screaming tummies.

My wife with a happy face and the sweet sticky rice with mango for takeaway

My wife with a happy face and the sweet sticky rice with mango for takeaway

Crispy prawn crackers with the not-so-spicy paste on the side

Crispy prawn crackers with the not-so-spicy paste on the side

One of few best soups, very rich in flavor that will really open your appetite for your main

One of few best soups, very rich in flavor that will really open your appetite for your main

Ground peanuts and red hot chili peppers on the side add more flavor to the Pad Thai

Ground peanuts and red hot chili peppers on the side add more flavor to the Pad Thai

The exotic Lemongrass and Lime tastes great

The exotic Lemongrass and Lime tastes great

My wife with a happy face and the sweet sticky rice with mango for takeaway

My wife with a happy face and the sweet sticky rice with mango for takeaway

All these cost us Dh184/-. Right price, good food, happy tummies. To rate, 1 out of 10, an easy 9 for them.

If you’ll get caught on traffic in this area, you know now where to go, a’right?!

Lemongrass, launched in 2002 has successfully grown, perhaps due to their sheer service of authentic Thai cuisine and dedication to customer satisfaction. They now have 5 branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If going to any of these branches seems impossible to you this time, you can just ring them up and place your order here —> Contact details

 

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This is not a sponsored review and this is of author’s own and honest opinion.

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