Pancakes – circular fried goodness that takes humble milk and eggs and makes them a thing of battered wonder.
Traditionally a breakfast food, you know they’re good at any time of day and Uncle Tea knows that too. The tea lounge in Al Barsha has a pancakes promotion until the end of September that’s too delicious not to share.
For AED 16, you can set about three flavour combinations on plain or oat pancakes. Choose from naughty but nice Lotus Biscoff and mango (pictured), a hearty plate of fried chicken with Uncle sauce, or a retro serving of jalapeno cheese and Omani Chips.
Since opening in 2018, Uncle Tea has been keeping the neighbourhood supplied in breakfast dishes, shawarma, burgers and plenty of chai from a cosy café behind Citymax.
Must-tries from the menu include sweet snack bun maska chai (AED 12), paratha loaded with eggs and crushed Chips Oman (AED 11) and cups of restorative pink tea (AED 6).
You can also meet Uncle at Dubai’s Quranic Park and a third outlet is set to open in mid-September. Will it be near you? Here’s hoping!
Open 7am-2am daily. 04 399 007. Behind Citymax Al Barsha at The Mall.