In Dubai, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Pia and Peter, who are also adopted from Korea, and we try to get together once a month for Korean food. We used to get our kimchi fix at Sonamu, which is the Korean restaurant inside Asiana Hotel in Deira, but after a couple of underwhelming experiences about a year ago, we started going somewhere else.
It was sad to see how a place that I used to liked so much was losing it, but I moved on. It wasn’t until recently, that I started wondering how my once favorite Korean restaurant was doing, so I suggested to the others, that we went back to Sonamu for their Korean BBQ Night last Saturday.
Turns out the restaurant now has a new manager, and I’m so happy to tell you that everything is back to good old normal. You can choose between ribeye, sirloin and marinated, bulgogi-like meat which comes with lettuce and the usual condiments. After the meat you’ll have a choice of either hot or cold soup, and for dessert, there are 3 different, chocolate-centric options available. All the times I’ve been there, they’ve offered us one of each dessert, but if forced to choose, I would pick the lava cake.
220 AED (with alcohol) for all you can eat Korean BBQ, soup and dessert is a great deal, even with service charge and VAT on top of that, so Sonamu, you’re once again my first choice for Korean food in Dubai.