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Takeaway Thursdays: Fuchsia Urban Thai, TECOM, Dubai

Sorry for being rubbish this week.

I completely revamped the website last weekend, broke all the images and had to patiently wait for someone who actually knows what they’re doing to fix it. Then I got iller than I’ve ever been in my life, so I haven’t been out reviewing anywhere. Thankfully, I’m over the worst of it, have a rip-roaring review of The Meat Co. from last night to write up and will now continue the new Thursday theme of takeaways!

I spoke about Fuchsia during my Benjarong review, so I thought I’d re-order again and give it a write up as I did really love it before (despite being called out by someone from Thailand saying it wasn’t at all authentic!).

One thing I love about this place is that they’re not afraid to crank up the heat – Thai Spicy is an option when ordering most dishes and although it’s still probably a level below what you’d get in Thailand. It packs a real punch; get the kitchen towel ready (and perhaps store some toilet roll in the refrigerator)!

I ordered via Deliveroo as I was absolutely starving and they’re usually super-quick; thankfully, the food arrived in a shade over 30 mins, piping hot. Because I couldn’t decide between the Pad Thai or the Cashew Chicken, I did what every self-respecting, indecisive individual would do and ordered both, keeping in mind the leftover goodness for lunch the next day **spoiler alert** there weren’t any leftovers…oops. The Cashew Chicken also comes with a portion of rice that looks small, but is actually more than sufficient.

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There are two things I absolutely love about this dish. Firstly, it’s packed with flavour – the chili gives the dish a huge hit, but it’s balanced beautifully by the sweetness, umami-ness and sourness. Secondly, the textures. The snap of the cashews, the crunch of the corn, the bite of the pepper, the silky-soft chicken – it’s an absolute winner and I could quite happily eat it daily. The rice is good as well, nice and sticky with appropriate hits of jasmine.

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The Pad Thai is also among the best I’ve had outside of Chaweng Beach. Again, so much texture from the succulent prawns; the fresh, raw beansprouts; the peanuts – every mouthful is engaging. Flavour-wise it’s packed with sharpness from the lime, the sweet and sour tamarind and a brow-wetting hit of spice from the Thai chilis. I know I’m coming across as a super-fanboy and it sounds like I’m being paid for this – but I’m honestly not. It’s epic.

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In short, I bloody love this place and hope you try these dishes and let me know what you think (the corn fritters were absolutely crap last time I tried them though, so give them a miss!).

Delivery Areas: Most major areas due to branches in Business Bay and TECOM
Total Price: 80 AED for the dishes +Deliveroo charges & driver tip
Delivery Time: 32 mins
Methods of ordering: Deliveroo, Zomato, Direct from Restaurant
Quality of Food: 4.5/5
Portion Sizes: 4/5
Value for Money: 4/5
Would I order again? Yes!

Fuchsia Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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