Ubhar is a great name for an Omani restaurant. Ubhar is an ancient city unearthed in the southern part of Oman not far from Salalah. If you look at the 3 pics below, you might realize why I thought this was a furniture store for the longest time, ha!ha!
Part of the Ubhar All-Day Menu, the Chef’s signature dish, Al Sultan Salad, was SO good! With your choice of Omani prawn, tanoor chicken, or classic, served with white onion lemon dressing. We went with the Omani Jumbo Prawns (RO 3.700). Looked great. Tasted even better!
This was my main dish, Camel Biryani. That’s right. CAMEL meat!!! Yum! yum! Definitely something to try out during any stay in Oman! :-) This was not the first time I tried camel. The first was at a student’s house in Ibri. I knew that it would be good from the review I read over at www.omanicuisine.com . The camel meat is braised with flavored rice served with raita. (RO 5.5) I would not recommend eating the following pieces that come with it though:
That, folks, is camel fat! I would recommend doing as I did-brushing it off to the side of the plate and trying to pretend it’s not there, ha!ha! (Very small pieces which I’ve zoomed in on. The camel meat itself was really good.)
There are 5 desserts to choose from. I went with Ubhar’s Dream on this first visit (also known as the “Chef’s Special”). Omani halwa stuffed in puff pastry with vanilla icecream. (RO 1.8) It was pretty good and I’m glad that I ordered traditional Omani coffee (500 baizas including free refill) to go along with it as it was a wonderful way to end a very pleasant meal at this lovely restaurant.
If you’ve never been to Ubhar, try to visit someday if you get the chance. The service was fantastic and the food incredible! We will definitely try to make it back here again. I really want to try the Yetti fish and chips!(Discretionary service tax of 12% is added to all prices)