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Restaurant Guide: A Delicious Journey Through Levantine Cuisine with Awani

Awani, located in the heart of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) in Dubai, is a restaurant that takes pride in serving exquisite Levantine cuisine. Their culinary expertise and use of ancestral tools and ingredients create dishes that pay homage to age-old traditions of cooking, while also rewriting recipes for the future.

As you enter Awani, you will be transported to the heart of the Levant. The interior is adorned with traditional ornaments, colorful tiles, and a warm color palette that evokes a sense of nostalgia. The outdoor seating area offers stunning views of the ocean, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

As Ramadan draws to a close, Awani is offering a delectable Iftar menu that takes you on a journey through the flavors of the Levant. The menu is an exquisite mix of traditional dishes and modern interpretations that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.

To start, diners can choose between a lentil or chicken soup that is hearty, comforting and packed with flavor. The soup is followed by a platter of dried fruit that adds a sweet touch to the savory flavors of the meal. The appetizers are a feast for the senses, with a Cold Mixed Mezza that includes Kibbeh, Tabbouleh, Soujouk, Spicy Potatoes, Mini Manakeesh, Cheese Rolls, three different types of Hummus, and Vine Leaves. Each dish is carefully crafted, using traditional recipes that have been handed down for generations. The Kibbeh, in particular, was a standout dish with its crispy exterior and flavorful meat filling.

For the main course, diners at Awani can choose from a delectable selection that includes Chicken Maqloubeh, Chicken Shawarma, Oriental Rice, Yogurt Kousa, Mixed Grill, and Fish Sayadieh. The Mixed Grill is a carnivore's delight, with perfectly cooked lamb chops, tender chicken cubes, and juicy beef kebabs. Meanwhile, the Fish Sayadieh is cooked to perfection with a subtle blend of spices that enhance the delicate flavor of the dish.

To wash down the exquisite meal, you can indulge in Jallab, a traditional Middle Eastern drink made with dates, grape molasses, and rose water, or Ameredeen, a tangy beverage made from dried apricots that is perfect for the summer months.

Awani's commitment to a culinary journey doesn't just stop at their main courses and drinks; they also have a delectable dessert menu. The restaurant's signature Cotton Candy Muhallabieh, a traditional Middle Eastern milk pudding topped with cotton candy, is a must-try for those with a sweet tooth. For Ramadan, Awani is also serving a selection of traditional desserts that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Awani is a place that takes pride in its heritage and uses it to create an authentic and unforgettable dining experience. The Iftar menu is a celebration of Levantine cuisine, offering a range of dishes that cater to different palates. As Ramadan draws to a close, we urge you to visit Awani and indulge in the flavors of the Levant. With its warm ambiance, stunning views, and mouth-watering dishes, Awani is the perfect place to end your Ramadan with a memorable meal.


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