Jumeirah Fishing Harbour. We’re going to eat at 3 Fils, a multi-award-winning modern Asian restaurant with Japanese touches here and there.
Sadly, not the average cost of dishes but instead a play on how the three owners – two Emiratis and chef/founder Akmal Anuar – each give their ‘two cent’s worth’ to the restaurant strategy.
Yep, looks a bit like a European hipster coffee shop, right? There’s only room for about 40 people and you can’t book so just turn up and hope for a table.
Let’s order the addictive seaweed salad, a sushi roll, salmon nigiri and some sashimi.
The chef insists on only using the finest products from the best suppliers.
No, it’s a dumpling filled with mushy, fried aubergine inside. Make sure you eat the dumplings and not the charcoal – you don’t want to spend the afternoon in the dentist’s chair.
Yes! These are my favourite. They’re smothered in a sticky, garlic soy glaze. The waiter will give you a pair of black latex gloves if you don’t want to get sticky fingers.
Well, all that fishing does take its toll on the cuticles.