Lullumma’s is as much an authentic South Indian restaurant as it is a tribute to Chef (and owner) Fathima’s mother who incidentally, this spotlessly clean, neat and tidy eatery in al-Nahda is named after.
My food buddy, Arjun and I were there for our weekend South Indian breakfast pigging out session which usually means dosa, idli and vada. This time, however, we chose, uncharacteristically, to try the delicious looking (and smelling) breakfast buffet instead. And I am so happy we did because it was fantastic!
At only AED18 a pop we never expected their breakfast buffet to be the most elaborate. What it lacked in variety and quantity it made up for (big time) in quality. Perhaps most importantly, however, it included one of my all-time favourite Keralite dishes, Chicken Stew. No, that’s not accurate. What I should have said is that it included one of the best Chicken Stews I have ever tasted – tamam! I think I must have had three or four helpings (and this was for breakfast, remember) using beautifully fluffy Idiyappam (Nool Puttu) also known as string hoppers to soak up the gravy – OMG! I want to go back for more just writing about it.
Service at Lullumma’s is typically South Indian, warm, friendly and very accommodating. I would have liked to have had some South Indian filter coffee with my breakfast or perhaps some Masala/Karak Chai, but neither were available, an oversight I hope they rectify.
Other than that though, Lullumma’s offers a genuine homecooked proposition, the likes of which one does not come across every day in super competitive Dubai. This is a restaurant well worth a visit.
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