Home World is an authentic Chinese restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine, also known as Yue cuisine. Based in the China Cluster of International City its interior will simply blow you away, the contrast is so great with its exterior and surroundings. It’s what we call a sleeper in the automotive world. Basically, it looks plain Jane from the outside but is a full-on Kim Kardashian on the inside. In fact, there is no simple table/chair seating available – it’s all well decorated, well lit, well cooled private rooms…and that includes, I am told, a karaoke room. Pity, it’s unlicensed.
The food at Home World is nothing less than amazing. It’s easily one of the better Chinese restaurants I have been to in Dubai. And let me assure you, I have been to a lot of Chinese restaurants in Dubai…and around the world. But more importantly, I visited Home World with my Chinese buddies, the prettiest of which was from Guangzhou, provincial capital of the Guangdong Province and home of Cantonese cuisine. She joined my young food guru, Jackson in ordering us our Chinese feast.
I loved everything. Standouts were the delicious Beef Chow Fun (pan-fried flat Ho Fun rice noodles), Eggplant stuffed with Shrimp, Deep fried chicken knees (yes, you read right), Fried Shrimp which we ate head-on (but deveined) and finally the best broccoli with garlic I ever thought possible. You will see from the pictures that, in true Chinese tradition, we ordered a lot of food – all of it fantastic.
And for good measure, we had a hotpot brought to our table…
We had two uniformed waitresses assigned to our room. They were a little rigid and formal at first, mainly because of the language barrier, but later became very smiley and responsive to my constant thank yous. The good news is that there are plenty of staff members at Home World who speak English, our group specifically asked for Chinese speakers. A couple of Chinese restaurants in International City have broken the cheap and nasty stereotype, most notably Sun Tour, Xiao Wei Yang and most recently Nine Squares. Home World most definitely needs to be added to that list. It is nothing less than a (well) hidden gem and (well) worth a detour.
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