>Weekend at Ibn Battuta and Dinner at Duck King Jumeirah
>Just wanted to share this lovely bouquet with everybody. A lovely bunch of white lilies that my husband got for me last Thursday as I wasn’t feeling well that day, suffering from digestion problems and the fact that he had to work on Friday. And yes, he did work on Friday (our weekends here are Friday and Saturday) from 7.30am to 3pm. In the meantime, while he was at work, the water tank exploded, flooding the entire bathroom, the tiles cracked from the water pressure… oh the madness!! I am so glad we live in a serviced apartment! Everything was fixed and replaced within the same day.
We had a lovely lunch, I chose Zest, a fresh flavourful feast of Fab Falafel Salad (falafel, honey pumpkin and salad) and a freshly made Celer-brity Juice (celery, apple juice, carrot). This is my ultimate favourite salad/fresh bar but it can only be found in Ibn Battuta. The other salad bar is called Sumo Salad at Dubai Mall.
My husband had a Thai dish, I think it was Sweet and Sour Chicken with Prawn Fried Rice. He loves his fried rice I must say, which is why you see me making big batches of them to have with our meals. He’s happy, I’m happy! 🙂
After our meal and walkies, we stopped at Costa Coffee (a must) for a sit down and some reminiscing of the old days. We love chatting about the past, present and especially our future.
Sorry, so back to it, we were the only ones in the restaurant as we decided to have an early dinner. We arrived at 6pm and had the fullest attention of the waiting staff which to a point is seriously annoying but they were really good to give us time and space. The place was nice, a modern twist to the Asian themed restaurant, it was lovely with high back white chairs and elegant setting. The menu was super extensive, as I wanted to just try every single thing on the menu. Of course, visiting Duck King, you have to try their duck so we did, amongst other many dishes… we just couldn’t decide what to have… tik tok tik tok… after about 30min, we made our decision.
A lovely big plate of fried squid with ginger, garlic, coriander, spring onions;
Jade Tofu (Japanese tofu with Enoki Mushrooms). I was chuffed with this having haven’t had Japanese tofu for ages and ages!
Stirfry Beef with Broccoli (also came with carrots, Chinese mushrooms, baby corn, bamboo shoots, chestnuts);
1/2 Hong Kong Roasted Duck with Plum and Hoisin Sauce;
Claypot mixed veges (cabbage, chinese mushroom, carrots, vermicelli, chestnuts, bamboo shoots, button mushrooms, spring onions);
We also ordered Pi Par Chicken but they couldn’t do half portion so we decided to cancel the dish which we were so glad we did as the portions were big and we were trying to hard to finish everything. We were advised that 5 dishes were too much for just the 2 of us but we asked if it was ok to get doggy bags incase that happens and they happily obliged. Suffice to say, we didn’t need doggy bags, we were hungry and we were stuffed!