The Plov House in Cluster W, JLT is modest little Uzbek restaurant which also serves Russian and Georgian dishes. Inside, the walls are decorated with a collection of beautifully crafted traditional plates, which give the place a lively, colourful touch. It all looks and feels a little amateurish, but in a good way.
The food is fantastic. My food buddy and I ordered a Festive Plov (made with real Tashkent rice) and a Djiz-Biz. I cannot begin to tell you how delicious both were. The Festive Plov, whilst not a big portion, was so rich it was surprisingly enough to satisfy both of us.
The Uzbek version of Djiz-Biz is slow-baked lamb on the bone. It should not be confused with the no less delicious, traditional Azerbaijani dish, which is fried sheep’s offal; kidneys, liver, heart and lung.
We dug into this Uzbek Djiz-Biz with pieces of their traditional flatbread, using it to soak up all the yummy juices. Interestingly though, every meal starts with a pot of tea.
Service at Plov House is almost as delicious as its food, almost. The all Uzbek, boy band handsome staff were friendly, attentive and incredibly hospitable. Plov House is not just one of the better restaurants in JLT, it’s also one of the best Uzbek restaurants in Dubai. Definitely worth a visit.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.