Halaket Al Samak in Umm Suqeim
When a handsome young Lebanese friend of mine heard I was having a seafood month on the site he recommended I try out Halaket Al Samak in Umm Suqeim. Yesterday we were at a swimming gala right next to Halaket Al Samak so it made sense to call in and see what they had to offer.
The restaurant itself is essentially on the street, but they have created a see through awning to give it a closed in feeling. I was however surprised to see that at 1.30 pm on a Friday the place was empty. The menu is not huge, similar to most seafood outlets with a small selection of starters, three soups, pasta and rice dishes and a selection of fish and seafood. The fish is bought by the kilo and can be either prepared singary style (grilled with spices), fried, grilled with lemon and oil or radda style. They also offer four different Tajen dishes and a selection of meal deals starting at 65 dhs. They have a good selection of seafood on the menu including steamed crabs, grilled crabs, various different prawns and lobster, the latter listed at 180 dhs.
I opted for sea bream grilled with lemon and oil and my other half went for the fried sole fish. We ordered side dishes of potatoe cubes, seasoned tomatoes and a fabulous fried eggplant dish which arrived with chillies. I have no complaints whatsoever about the food but I have had better in other outlets around town, in particular Barracuda on the Beach Road. However, I have to say we were very pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived at just 96 dhs for the two of us including soft drinks.
You can find Halaket Al Samak in Umm Suqium, right next door to Eat and Drink, if you are not sure where that is google Kings School Dubai. They offer a dining-in experience, take-away and delivery and can be contacted on 04 380 5332. I have put some more pictures up on my Facebook page.