A Contemporary Emirati Iftar at Logma

Logma, the contemporary Emirati restaurant chain, has made its mark in the Dubai foodie scene for its exceptionally good Chai Karak and Logma Fries. I’ve made pit-stops for this enticing combo right after work on several occasions, and as back at Logma last week to try out their Iftar spread.

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Unlike most places, Logma does not have a set Iftar menu. Great news I’d say! More variety to pick from, and their menu has a whole lineup of brand new dishes to try.

I broke my fasting with a handful of dates, followed by a steaming hot, frothy glass of Chai Karak. My friend went for the Iced Chai Karak; the same hit of chai but decadently cold and perfect for this summer season.

For starters, we had a whole plate full of their iconic Logma Fries. Crisp, golden and tossed with a delicious herb mix, these fries can get pretty addictive.

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Another appetizer I would highly recommend at Logma is their Khaleeji Wings. These moreishly spiced, tangy wings are anything but your everyday hot wings, and proved to be an excellent choice for whetting our appetite.

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As it is Ramadan, we decided to also indulge in a plate of Cheese Sambosak. What’s not to love about fried cheese, wrapped in crisp golden brown pastry sheets?

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Logma also has an enticing range of fresh salads, and my favorite is their Pomegranate Mozzarella Salad, a decadent toss up of mixed greens, ruby red pomegranate, chunks of fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of tangy-sweet pomegranate dressing.

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Taking the very cosmopolitan vibes that is the true essence of the UAE, Logma seamlessly comes up with some cult favorites of the nation. Take for example the Chips Oman… Logma wraps it up in good old Indian Paratha, doused in a thick layer of Kiri Cheese. Indulgently rich, and deliciously localized, this is a clever treat you can easily replicate at home s well.

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Yet another local favorite that is especially drunk throughout Ramadan is Vimto. At Logma, they serve it as an iced frappe, accentuated with blackcurrant juice.

When it comes to mocktails, I am a huge fan of Lemon Mint. At Logma, their Atlantis drink is essentially lemon and mint, but with a hit of pomegranate to boot.

 

If you love biryanis, the brnd new Logma Lamb Biryani is a must-try. An aromatic saffron-scented pilaf is layered with succulent cubes of lamb, all married together in a deep, dark onion-based gravy.

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When scanning the desserts menu, how can we not have Luqaimat when having an Emirati Iftar? At Logma you can choose to have yours with Nutella Salted Caramel, Sesame Honey, White Chocolate… the list goes on. Seeing I was struggling to make a decision, the staff were kind enough to give us our bowl of luquaimat with all the dips in separate little bowls. My favorites were the Salted Caramel, the Nutella with Pistachio and the White Chocolate.

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We also shared a slice of Logma’s decadently rich, indulgent Date Pudding, loaded with date sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side. Better than toffee pudding if you ask me!

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Overall, Logma is always a pleasure to dine at. The new menu is even bigger and better than before, and thankfully this will be around well past Ramadan as well.

Logma is located in the beginning end of BoxPark (Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah). Give them a call on  800 56462.

 

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