A recent invite to 25 Degrees North and all the social media posts over their kebabs and palak patta chaat had us intrigued. The name 25 degrees north comes from Dubai’s latitude position on the world map, incase you were wondering.
We started off with some orange juice and upon browsing the menu, we were overwhelmed with the choices in each section, gladly sample portions were available.
The complimentary amouse bouche: sweet and moist dahi bhalla!
We started off with some palak patta chaat which had crisp light spinch leaves that were deep fried and then garnished with sweet yogurt and pomegranate seeds.
Then the pani puri arrived with the spiced water served in shot glasses, quite innovative. The puri’s don’t become soggy when the water is poured in which is a huge plus.
Kebab time – the dahi ka kebab was quite peppery while being creamy inside and golden brown from the outside.
The shahi mushroom was fantastic, mushroom marinated in yogurt and stuffed with paneer. This one was a delicious spicy dish!
My favorite was the malai kebab which might just rival the one from my childhood haunt :O The kebab itself was succulent and had the perfect mild flavors.
Murgh gilafi seekh kebab are infused with cheese and uses the unorthodox bell peppers which we haven’t seen anywhere else.
Galawati kebab made with melt in your mouth mutton. Trust me this kebab is soft – the fork drives through it so smoothly. Recommended to have with the ulta tawa paratha.
For mains, we decided to try out the paneer pasanda since we thought that dry fruits, cream and paneer don’t go well together; so glad we threw caution to the wind since we were so wrong. This dish was amazing, incredibly flavorful due to the dry fruits and the gravy was definitely addictive.
Meat lovers rejoice, bhuna ghost is the dish for you. A slow cooked mutton dish packed with different flavors yet not the least bit overpowering.
A universal dish the chicken biryani served in a mason jar :O, we weren’t the only ones impressed with the presentation. The biryani itself was well liked, with juicy chicken.
The best part of any meal is dessert and what’s better than dessert – a dessert sampler with a few odd sounding combinations which just work well together.
Gulab jamun with ice cream and chocolate sauce, we are usually not fans of a mix of Eastern-Western desserts but we really liked this hot and cold combination. Gajar ka halwa was silky smooth.
Shahi turka was smothered in rabdi, whereas the warm jalebis were great when dunked in the cool rabdi.
Overall, a hidden gem in the concrete jungle of Bay Square, Business Bay.
Disclaimer: we were invited to 25 Degrees North but as always our opinions are unbiased and honest.