It is always a good sign to see lots of Chinese people eating in a Chinese restaurant. Such was the case when we visited the Oriental Restaurant in Fujairah last night.
Pearlyn Sim is from Singapore and she manages the growing business. She has been in Fujairah running the Oriental for the last year. Her chef hails from Malaysia.
The steady growth throughout the year led to an extension of the restaurant after Ramadan 2010.
The Oriental’s ground floor has about 10 tables with a capacity for approximately 40 diners. Upstairs there is a family room where another 25-35 may dine.
Most dishes are priced between AED 15 and 35 and one can order small or large servings.
On the menu there are soups, tofu dishes, vegetables, egg, beef, chicken, mutton, prawns, fish, squid, crabs, noodles, rice and a variety of drinks (including Milo and Horlicks!)
Tasty and Fresh
Last night our party of four shared cereal prawns, chicken with special sauce, hot Plate Black Pepper Beef, sweet and sour chicken and Singapore Fried Rice. It was tasty and satisfying. The vegetables and fish are purchased fresh each day at the Fujairah Souqs.
Easy to Order
Helpfully, Pearlyn Sim has produced a menu with pictures of each dish with the names in Arabic and English.
A menu without pictures comes in Chinese and English.
People wanting home or office delivery in Fujairah can phone or fax in their order to the restaurant.
People may also choose a buffet and enquiries can be made as to the menu items and the cost.
Ambience and Décor
The ambience is warm, friendly and casual. The décor is basic and designed to create an informal atmosphere.
Restaurant Location and Directions
Salam Road, Fujairah.
Coming from the city one goes through the Safeer Roundabout towards the Fujairah corniche and the restaurant is just a few shops down on the left (down an alley way) before one gets to Yarmook Furniture, the Old Etisalat Building and the Islamic Guidance Centre.
Find the Oriental Restaurant on Google Maps
View Oriental Restaurant Fujairah in a larger map
Take a Look at the Menu
To download the menu, follow this link.
P O Box 2716
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: A plate of delicious sambal prawns.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Posted by Geoff Pound at 4:31 PM