Dubai closed. In the same location, it is now a restaurant named Sultan and is part of Sultan Baklava
mmm-yoso!!! is this. What you are reading. A blog about food. Today, Cathy is writing.
The other day, The Mister and I were in El Cajon, at Sprouts market, and a sign kitty corner from that location caught our eye. We had to check it out.
Everything here is sold by the pound, and *really* good. The sweets are made with a sugar-water mix, not honey...they are Turkish. You can taste the nuts and other fillings. Really, really good.
We got a menu from Dubai and went back last night.
We also ordered the Dubai salad (large, $5.95). Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and lettuce with a light olive oil and vinegar dressing (vinegar and olive oil are also on the table) and lemon wedges can be added for more flavor. The plate was double the size of the Baba Ghanouj plate.
The Mister ordered a lamb shank ($13). Don't be put off by the photo. It was not burned or tough. It was marinated lightly and was moist and tender- flaking off in a good way from the bone- and you could taste the lamb flavor (at many other places, there is so much marinade that the meat has no flavor). There was a choice of Biryani or Basmati rice- The Mister chose Biryani: the cumin and cardamom flavors were wonderfully pleasant. The rice had roasted potatoes, peas and raisins in it. The plate also comes with a stew and picked turnips, onions, parsley and tomatoes.
I ordered the chicken schawarma sandwich ($3.95). The chicken was moist and flavorful and the sandwich was filled with cucumber, yogurt sauce and onion, parsley and lettuce. It was wrapped in fresh flatbread.
All meals come with hot tea. Served this way. Strong tea (4 bags in that pot)...beautiful teacups.
Dubai also has a buffet on Wednesday and Saturday, with most hot sides available and kebabs made to order for $8 per person.
Sultan Baklava 131 Jamacha Road El Cajon 92019 Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (619)440-1901 website
Dubai Restaurant 133 Jamacha Road El Cajon 92019