Asayel King Juices has morphed into the amazing Asayel Café, a retro-nostalgic café-restaurant which is fitted out with memorabilia from the good old golden days of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In addition to a cosy interior, there’s also a lovely terrace with a beautiful view of the sea beyond the Al Quawasimi Corniche Road.
The food served at Asayel is equally authentic and traditional Emirati. My local friend and I shared a breakfast platter which included Balaleet, Khabees, Baith Tamat, scrambled eggs with tomato, cumin and herbs, Khameer, a round flatbread of humble Beduin origins and Chabab, an Emirati pancake. We also got some cream olives, cheese, date syrup and honey. I cannot think of a better way to start the day.
Whether you live in RAK or are just visiting (especially if you are visiting) make sure to visit this fantastic little restaurant. It’ll offer you an insight into, and a taste of the way things once were in this dreamy Emirate. Worth a detour.
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