Since many people are steering away from certain foods, like those with gluten, meat, or dairy. I tried a vegan diet once, and it is challenging and expensive as well. Despite the fact that I love cheese, milk, butter or cream, honey, etc., eating out is most of the time difficult as a vegan (I quit after a week). The only way for vegans to be able to eat out was if they can select the ingredients of their dish. I discovered Prax’s on Zomato. A small restaurant in Jumeirah 1 that offers Asian street food. What attracted me to it is you can customize your dish. Since it is small, we were the only diners that time. Most of their customers are deliveries or take-aways.
Here is what I ordered:
Mango Cucumber and Black Sesame Salad- it has thinly sliced ripened mango & cucumber, black sesame seeds in kimchi dressing with bean sprouts on top. They used fresh ingredients. The bean sprouts made the salad, crispy. The mango is really ripe that balanced the spiciness of the kimchi dressing. It almost tasted like it has sugar because of the sweetness of the mango.
Go Free Style- This is where you can choose what is in your dish. I opted for mixed vegetables as my base, plus red onion, red cabbage, Thai basil, bamboo shoot, peanuts and coriander as toppings in black pepper sauce. It is a tasty light dinner. The black pepper sauce is a mix of sweet, salty and spicy. It is different with other the black pepper sauce I had as their sauce is more peppery. Peanuts gave crunchiness to the dish.
The service was as great as the dish. The staff recommended that we try their Thai Chili Basil sauce next time. It would be better if they can deliver to other parts of Dubai as well.