The big news at Al Surur Traditional Kitchen in Ras Al Khor is that (drum roll) seating is now available – yeay! It’s a pity that not nearly as much time and effort has gone in to their new interior as their food; the whole thing looks very much like an afterthought, top to bottom. That said, at least now one can enjoy their food served straight from kitchen to table.
I have picked up Mandi from Al Surur in the past, and it’s been really good. I was passing by and stopped to see if their Malleh Biryani, an Emirati speciality, was ready. Sadly, it was too early in the day. So, I settled for a breakfast of Keema and Paratha instead. And just to mix things up a little I ordered an omelette as well. It was rubbish. But the Keema lived (every bit) up to their reputation.
Service was…entertaining, with one server smiley and the other, grumpy. I shared my table with two well groomed Pathans who, for some weird reason, took offence when I offered them some of my food. Maybe they thought I was offering them charity. The truth is, I was offering them some of my food, so I could try some of theirs. In fact, I thought for minute to reach over and dunk a piece of my paratha in to their oily Chana Masala, but their frowned brows deterred me. Come on, guys – sharing is caring.
Breakfast was okay but maybe it isn’t Al Surur’s strongest suit. I would recommend sticking to their traditional mains, like their mandis and biryanis. Tamam.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.