As far as desserts go, Dubai offers a smorgasbord of scrummy confections that are beyond tempting. It’s time to add a sizzling donut to that list of sweet treats.
Deep-fried dough drizzled in chocolate served on a hot metal plate hissing and smoking for added spectacle… Hole-y smokes, how is it that something so sinfully delicious hasn’t been thought of before in the UAE? You can chew on that question, or better yet, head straight to Yoko Sizzlers in Dubai and chew on this dreamy dessert they’ve concocted.
The standard sizzling brownie that most of the city’s foodies are used to digging into pales before its donut cousin. Fluffy doughnuts are topped with brownies, crushed nuts, generous lashings of chocolate syrup and a scoop of freezing ice cream to contrast the heat. Placed on a scorching hot metal plate that’s typical of ‘sizzlers’, the dish is a literal and figurative smokeshow. The fact that it’s plated live on the table means you have plenty of ‘gram-worthy opportunities.
Sizzler, what’s that now?
For the uninitiated, sizzlers are a fusion dish that was born in Mumbai, India in the 60s, inspired by Japanese Teppanyaki cooking. It’s a single dish meal, which usually veers towards the savoury end and features cooked meats and vegetables served on a hot metal plate. The metal plate is heated right up until it’s served to the customer so you’re welcomed with a hissing sizzle sound and spirals of smoke as your steaming-hot meal’s being brought to the table. It’s this dramatic sound and visual spectacle that’s the USP of the dish, and the reason why it’s a rage with diners both inside and outside India.
Now, Yoko Sizzlers, who have been feeding Dubai’s hungry mouths for over three decades, have married Mumbai’s unique cooking method with America’s favourite ringed sugary snack, and it’s a delicious union. Just another reason to love Dubai’s multicultural food scene. As if we need one, d’ough.
And to sweeten the deal (or meal), these sizzling donuts are being sold for AED 15 for a limited amount of time. You donut pass up on an offer like that.