Yummy Fish is a small, South Indian café located behind the Emarat Petrol Station near Box Park off Al-Wasl Road in Al Safa. Its menu includes everything under the moon, from desi to local and, of course, Chinese. My food buddies James and Mark and I, however, came to try their South Indian breakfast. The interior of Yummy Fish isn’t actually an interior at all, it’s a shaded exterior area partitioned with plastic in the summer to keep cool. It’s quite nice now, a bit like dining out on the veranda.
Our breakfast of idli, vada and dosa arrived one after another, the dosa neatly folded with masala snuggly tucked inside. I remember everything being a lot better than I expected, including the sambar which was deliciously tangy but quite spicy. I also remember thinking how well these two English lads have developed a pallet for spice – they hardly broke a sweat. We also ordered a Karak chai which Yummy Fish makes super sweet unless you ask for less or no sugar. I am a type 2 diabetic but can’t resist the occasional super sweet Karak.
Service? You must be joking. Actually, service is not so bad. Let’s call it prompt. So, if you’re in the area and must have a South Indian breakfast, rather than hopping across to al-Quoz or Satwa, Yummy Fish is a decent option. Just don’t expect anything in the form of creature comforts. This is a no-frills, value for money eatery but worth a try.
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