Ramen Night at Umami | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ramen Night at Umami

Ed loves ramen, just like Naruto. If you're not an anime fanatic, you wouldn't understand the connection. I, too, was clueless at first. Here's a little bit of explanation: My husband is addicted to Anime and Manga. I often see him in front of our desktop, watching cartoons in Japanese language with English subtitle or reading online comics. His favorite is Naruto, a popular Japanese anime series. Since I have never watched an episode, I know nothing about Naruto, except that he loves to eat ramen! I stumbled upon this anime trivia when we were in Hong Kong, Ed asked me if we could have some of Naruto's favorite (not the ready-to-cook in a pouch, but the authentic one). To make the long story short, just like Anime, ramen became one of Ed's simple joys . :)

My husband spoils me a lot, he follows me to whatever restaurant I choose every time we're out. One weekend, I felt it was about time to choose a place where he could have what he likes. I heard from a friend that there's a new Japanese stall at Mall of the Emirates foodcourt. I told him about it and his face lighted up, like a 10-year old boy who just received a present.

Umami occupies a small spot at the west food court of Mall of the Emirates. The stall is an eye-catcher; logo is in orange and black and there's a Japanese pagoda designed on the wall.
Umami Restaurant

Umami serves Far-East Urban Cuisine: dimsum, dumplings, rice toppings and ramen, my hubby's favorite.
Ramen Display Umami

It was "Ramen Night" for both of us! Ed had the Spicy Ramen.
Spicy ramen Umami

I ordered Prawn Tempura Ramen.
Prawn Tempura Ramen

We also tried the Shrimp Dumplings!
Shrimp Dumplings

Japanese dishes at Umami are worth-trying. The ramen was served piping hot. The flavor was okay, far better than the ready-to-cook ones, but still can't surpass the ones that we had in Hongkong and Macau. The shrimp dumplings were not freshly made, but tasted good. Since contemporary Japanese cuisines in restaurants are expensive, Umami is a good place to go when on a budget; Far- East cuisine served simple and cheap!
Lady enjoying at UmamiEd at Umami


The Bill for 2:
Prawn Tempura Ramen: 31 AED
Spicy Ramen: 21 AED
Shrimp Dumplings 14 AED

Grab a bowl at:
Umami - Mall of the Emirates - West Food Court
Umami - Ibn Battuta Mall - Tunisia Court



22 comments :

  1. Nakakagutom! :)

    Nice shots. I won't be surprised if Umami comes up to you to ask for your pics for their ads.

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    1. hahaha! How I wish Rose, then we would get a free bowl of ramen! :)

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  2. The husband and I love ramen! :) Now looking at you two makes me hungry! :D

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    1. You should had a "ramen date night" too! :)

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  3. Huhuhuhu, may dalawa talaga akong gustong makain na foreign food:

    Sushi - hilig ko ang kinilaw so gusto ko ma try ang japanese version, lol!

    Ramen - hilig ko rin ang anime, actually nagfofollow nga ako sa manga ng naruto, convincing kasi si Naruto pag kumain ng ramen, parang masarap tingnan. hehehe

    P.S. Thanks for the sharing this at www.unsayuso.com!!! :)

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  4. Love the pictures and they are sure enticing.

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  5. Your husband and my husband share the same addiction to anime particular to Naruto, at least before. Once I also got addicted watching this anime. I even downloaded the first 100 episode I think when I was in Taiwan and where the internet connection. My favorite character is Hinata :D

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    1. I have heard that Naruto is the best Anime series daw, but I have never watched it. Need pa kasi magbasa ng subtitles, nakakaloka! heheheh!

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  6. Huhuhu!!! I want Ramen!!! Meron pala nyan dito??? Oh God, give me job please. I need to see and feel the taste of Dubai life hehehe!

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    1. Awww, I hope you'll get one soon Jhari.

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  7. the shirmp dimsun gave me an idea of what to cookk next. hehehe

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    1. Wow, galing naman. share it on your blog soon ha! :)

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  8. I'm hungry and your photos makes me hungrier!
    I should try Umami when I visit Dubai again.

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  9. Yummy! I'm a sucker for prawn dumplings and am craving for one now.

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  10. Oh my...I could hear my stomach growling. No ramen here so I'll just have coffee hehehhe. To this day, I have not watched an episode of Naruto so I'll never really know why guys are raving over it.

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  11. Oh gosh, the ramen looks sooo good!!! I always look forward to your sweet escapes!

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  12. I just take my merienda but your photos makes me feel hungry again. Ramen is good especially this kind of weather here. And this is the first time I have seen Shrimp Dumplings.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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  13. I want the shrimp dumplings! I'm a shrimp lover!!!

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  14. I remember Naruto's face when eat ramen.. hehehe.. And sarap naman nyan. :)

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