BOCA x Frying Pan Adventures

Iftar Inspired by Old Dubai

Welcome to this virtual tour featuring some of the restaurants, dishes and stories of Old Dubai that surfaced during our brainstorming conversations with BOCA.

BOCA is a modern European restaurant in DIFC that’s committed to sustainability and local sourcing. They are indeed worlds apart from the places we typically feature on our tours, which is why we were so humbled when they reached out offering to keep the flavourful spirit of our tours alive through their à la carte Iftar menu. The past year was turbulent, but our local community has emerged stronger.

Our collaborative iftar menu does not aim to replicate what we serve on our tours. Instead, a rotating selection of the dishes featured each week are BOCA’s creative take on the flavours and techniques that they have enjoyed with us on our food tour in Old Dubai.

About the Collaborative Iftar

BOCA x Frying Pan Adventures Iftar Inspired by Old Dubai

The past year was turbulent, but our local community has emerged stronger. This Ramadan we are proud to introduce a collaboration between two teams that represent different sides of Dubai with a parallel passion for flavors, cultures and stories. This is a series of dishes that is as much our joint tribute to the timeless flavors of Old Dubai as to the innovative spirit of New Dubai.

BOCA and Frying Pan Adventures will host a daily iftar throughout the month of Ramadan inspired by flavors from the latter’s tours over the years. The team behind Frying Pan Adventures is currently working with BOCA’s Chef Matthijs Stinnissen to curate a menu that pays tribute to dishes from the most popular restaurants in Old Dubai.

Pricing & Bookings

The sharing Iftar menu for two will include water, fresh juice, coffee, and tea and will be on offer daily in BOCA for AED 160 per person from sunset until 9 pm and according to availability.

Advance booking and payment are essential. Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% authority fees.

Spaces are limited and confirmed bookings are essential. For bookings at BOCA please contact 043231833, hola@boca.ae, online link or WhatsApp on +971521607507

Non-Vegetarian Menu

All the following dishes are served as a sharing iftar for two people.
(D) Dairy (V) Vegetarian (VE) Vegan (G) Gluten Free (N) Nuts (S) Shellfish

HOME-MADE RYE SOURDOUGH
‘Pan con Eggplant Allioli’ (VE)

DATES, NUTS & OLIVES

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SHORBAT ADAS
Red Lentils, Cumin & Coriander, Crème Fraiche (GF)(D)(V)

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CRISPY QUINOA & SNAP PEAS SALAD
Yarra Valley Persian Feta Cheese, Red Radish, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette (D)(GF)(V)

SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
Pearl Millet, Peanuts, Arbequina Olive Oil, Sourdough (N)(VE)

HOME-MADE MIXED PICKLES
Beetroot, Carrots, Peppers (VE)

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WAGYU & LABANEH FATAYER
Confit Garlic Allioli (D)

GREEN PEA & PARMESAN FALAFEL
Chickpeas, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spiced Mayo (D)(V)

FRIED SPICY POTATOES
Cumin & Coriander, Emirati Bravas Sauce (GF)(V)

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MACKEREL MASGOOF
Date Dibs, Baby Gem, Lime & Labneh, Confit Lemon (GF)(D)

12-HOUR BRAISED LAMB TAGINE
Pomegranate, Confit Lemon, Sumac (GF)

ZERESHK & BOMBA RICE
Seasonal Vegetables, Iranian Barberries, Mixed Baharat (VE)

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PISTACHIO KUNAFA ROLLS
Iranian Pistachio Ganache, Azahar Flower Ice Cream (D)(N)(V)

SAFFRON AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CRESCENT
Ivoire Valrhona Chocolate, Orange Jam (D)(N)(V)

INFUSED COLD WATER JUG | CHOICE OF FRESH JUICE AND HOT BEVERAGE

Vegetarian Menu

All the following dishes are served as a sharing iftar for two people.
(D) Dairy (V) Vegetarian (VE) Vegan (G) Gluten Free (N) Nuts

HOME-MADE RYE SOURDOUGH
‘Pan con Eggplant Allioli’ (VE)

DATES, NUTS & OLIVES

———

SHORBAT ADAS
Red Lentils, Cumin & Coriander, Crème Fraiche (GF)(D)(V)

———

CRISPY QUINOA & SNAP PEAS SALAD
Yarra Valley Persian Feta Cheese, Red Radish, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette (D)(GF)(V)

SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
Pearl Millet, Peanuts, Arbequina Olive Oil, Sourdough (N)(VE)

HOME-MADE MIXED PICKLES
Beetroot, Carrots, Peppers (VE)

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YELLOW PEPPER & LABANEH FATAYER
Confit Garlic Allioli (D)(V)

GREEN PEA & PARMESAN FALAFEL
Chickpeas, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spiced Mayo (D)(V)

FRIED SPICY POTATOES
Cumin & Coriander, Emirati Bravas Sauce (GF)(V)

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TAHINA CAULIFLOWER
Ras el Hanout, Hazelnut, Black Truffle Vinaigrette (GF)(D)(V)

AUBERGINE MASGOOF
Date Dibs, Crumbled Shankleesh, Sumac, Pomegranate (D)(V)

ZERESHK & BOMBA RICE
Seasonal Vegetables, Iranian Barberries, Mixed Baharat (VE)

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PISTACHIO KUNAFA ROLLS
Iranian Pistachio Ganache, Azahar Flower Ice Cream (D)(N)(V)

SAFFRON AND WHITE CHOCOLATE CRESCENT
Ivoire Valrhona Chocolate, Orange Jam (D)(N)(V)

INFUSED COLD WATER JUG | CHOICE OF FRESH JUICE AND HOT BEVERAGE

Introduction

Some background on your two Frying Pan storytellers in the subsequent videos!

Labneh Fatayer

This mash-up crescent with labneh, foul and spicy shatta is baked at Khaleej Al Latheethah bakery.

Cheese Kunafa

We have this gooey cheese and noodle pastry made fresh for us on our tours at Qwaider Al Nabulsi.

Iranian Kebabs

The kebabs at Al Ustad Special Kebab restaurant have a cult following in Dubai since 1978.

Lamb Tanjiah

This Moroccan lamb dish is slow-cooked in a traditional earthen pot at Tajin wa Tanjiah.

Iraqi Masgouf

This magnificent Iraqi fish cooking technique is ripe with nostalgia and can be enjoyed at Miran Erbil Iraqi restaurant.

Falafel Mahshi

These life-changing stuffed falafels are made at Sultan Dubai Falafel restaurant on Muraqqabat road.

Jallab at Samadi Sweets

We always grab this incredibly hydrating Ramadan drink of the Levant at our childhood baklava shop, Samadi Sweets.