We were recently invited to try out Junoon’s newly launched brunch menu ” Street Food Brunch,” a modern take on Indian lip smacking street food. We’ve given an introduction of this restaurant in our previous review on Junoon. This is definitely one place to be at if you’re looking for a unique Friday brunch with a couple of friends or even your family if you want to experience modern Indian street food.
Where: Junoon, Shangri La Hotel, Shiekh Zayed Road.
Cuisine: Indian Street
– Lassanya Batata Vada (potato garlic bonda, garlic chilli chutney)
– Pani Puri
– Chili Paneer Kathi (tandoori paneer, red onion, fried green chili, cucumber achar, chapati)
– Double Egg Single Chicken (chicken tikka, onion, tomato, coriander lime chutney, chapati)
– Punjabi Samosa Chole Chaat (Kabuli channa, potato, tamarind chutney, mint chutney)
– Murgh Masala (chicken, tomato alinond sauce, red onion, lacha naan)
– Mango Sago
– Chocolate Date
Service: The staff was very polite and accommodating, the service was slightly slow though, as it was a busy afternoon. We had the same server as last time, Lungelo, who explained what the new street brunch menu and the dishes on it were all about, so that made it easy for us. We went with a few of his recommendations.
What we loved: The Double Egg Single Chicken roll was perfectly cooked and marinated. The Murgh masala (abundantly served) which comes with lacha naan was another dish we loved, the chicken was well cooked and the sauce was very delicious too. The “spooky manya” drink, we totally recommend this mixed berry drink! Something we really like about Junoon is that their dishes are not only of great quality but each dish also has its own unique taste brought to the table. Also love how they take their customer’s critics/opinions positively and how they can change it. Nevertheless, it could definitely get better.
What we Recommend:
-The Spooky Manya drink
-Double Egg Single Chicken
-The Murgh Masala
What we didn’t love as much: The chili paneer roll was not exactly as ”spicy” or “chili”-like as expected or as it was written on the menu and the pani puri was not up to the mark, the ‘pani’ was a bit too bland for our liking, although we were given another plate of it which was much better than the first one.
More on Junoon: Review on Junoon
#TSDreviewsJunoon : 3.5/5
Every Friday: 175/- AED ( + Additional 125/- with alcohol)