ZAROOB, literally translates to “small alley”. It is a concept inspired by the traditional street food vendors found around the Levant region. ZAROOB captures the best and most authentic aspects of wholesome, simple cooking and brings, in its adaptation, the history of Arab street food to a modern audience. The live cooking stations, juice bar, open kitchens and diversity of decoration from the Arab world make it lively and enjoyable for diners. ZAROOB highly emphasizes on sounds and scents representing the traditional street feel of the Levant . An outside terrace provides the perfect dining space during the cooler seasons with a setting reflecting the interior and the concept.
Nasser Zuhour is a Food Connoisseur and Founder of Zuhour Group, UAE born 1978 The culinary entrepreneur has turned his childhood passion for food and travel into successful business ventures, and today, the Zuhour Group boasts of popular food brands including Mezza House (Levant Food), Zaroob (Levant Street Food), Sofraji catering, Wizz Burger Truck and Sababa Tent – each brand winning recognition for its innovation and salient offering.
The menu appeals to a wide and varied clientele. The traditional dishes that they are offering have been taken from recipes handed down through families from one generation to the next. Oven Baked Manou’she an authentic wood fired flat bread that is served open or folded with various choices of fillings such as cheese, sumac, za’atar and meat.
I was impressed with the wide selection of authentic Levant cuisine and to start with ordered The Fruitti Juicy and The Zaroobian From the Juice section.
It was so refreshing, beautifully presented and tasted so delicious.
From the Small Plates I tried the Fried Halloumi, it was so perfectly done, fresh halloumies on my table and tasted so very delicious.
I then went with the Hummus with Meat, Hummus full Arabic name : Hummus Bi Tahini is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular throughout the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.
Over here at Zaroob it tasted so delicious, the meat pieces was all very juicy and tender and went so well with the fresh Arabic Breads served.
Ful medames is a dish of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil, cumin, and optionally with chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemonjuice, chili pepper and other vegetable, herb and spice ingredients. It is notably a staple food in Egypt, especially in the northern cities of Cairo and Gizah.
My hubby went with Ful with Tahini which gave a very delicious taste of tanginess to it. He really loved it as I can see from his facial expression after having that.
Here comes my favorite, Minced Meet Fateer done with finely chopped minced meat.
It tasted so delicious, soft and tender.
It is basically a meat pie that can alternatively be stuffed with spinach (sabanekh), or cheese (jibnah) such as Feta or Akkawi.
Kaak also known as Pathhar ki roti(English: Stone bread) is a native dish of the province of Balochistan, Pakistan. It is made by flattening the dough for the bread and rolling it over a preheated stone. The stone is then baked in a tandoor. Kaak is often served with Sajji.
Popular among the nomadic Balochis, Kaak is very hard once it has been baked.
At Zaroob I tried the Egg and Cheese Kaak, it was literally Happiness in my mouth. Tasted so well, the Kaak all soft and tender and the stuffing was generous and delicious.
Highlights : Home Delivery ,Wheelchair Accessible,Table booking not available,Kid Friendly,Wifi,Outdoor Seating,Free Parking
Known For : Levantine cuisine served in a quirky ambiance
Phone number : 800927662
Cuisines : Lebanese, Arabian
Cost : AED 110 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 8 AM to 11 PM
Address : China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai
WEBSITE : http://www.zaroob.com/