The Black Pepper Wagyu Burger from the Little Neighbourhood Restaurant in Remraam is one of the most unusual burgers I have eaten in recently times. But before anyone starts scratching their heads wondering where Remraam is, it’s a newly launched development beyond Arabian Ranches and Mudon, off Emirates Road – basically in the middle of nowhere (like Arabian Ranches was when we first moved here 15 years ago). The Little Neighbourhood’s menu, therefore, caters to the younger, health conscious demographic who are moving into that new part of town…in droves, as my beautiful real estate consultant wife @neginnamazi reminds me. And with that very useful bit of information passed on…I was in the mood for a burger and the Black Pepper Wagyu Burger looked interesting. I couldn’t help ordering some falafels (on the side) as well.
Due to its close proximity to the Ranches, my burger arrived in no time and was still nice and hot. I appreciated the fact that the restaurant had made an effort to minimize plastics in its packaging. The big surprise for me was that the bun was almost flaxen white in colour. The second thing which threw me was that it smelled of basil. Well, that’s because it’s basted in basil mayo, not a sauce one normally associates with a burger. It’s not at all bad, mind you, but it’s definitely not something I would order again. I’ll tell you who will though, my daughter. She took a bite and loved it. I didn’t think much of the falafels either, which arrived with a topping of chopped pickles and a drizzling of some sort of a white sauce – not nice.
So, my first home delivery experience was not a pleasant one. I must stress though, that this was based on a single burger (OK, and a side of falafels) which I did not like all that much, but my daughter did; I cannot therefore generalise an opinion about the restaurant based on this. In fact, I actually think the Little Neighbourhood’s menu warrants a second look, especially the breakfast section. And this time I will go there to give it a try…and also to see what all the Remraam commotion is about.
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