Akiba Dori, d3’s home to Modern Japanese street-food and the famed Tokyo-Neapolitan Pizza, brings a gourmet-gift of Japanese tradition to Dubai this Christmas for the third year in a row. Standing the test of time and taste-buds, the story of hopeful travellers and humble fried chicken is where it all begins.
As far as the legend goes, in the 1970s, a group of travellers visiting an urban city of Japan during the Christmas season were on the hunt for the perfect Turkey dinner. To the groups surprise, they realized that the Far-East wasn’t too big on the bird and wasn’t as widely available as one might expect. The traveller’s settled for the next best thing – golden, crispy and delicious fried chicken. Unknowingly, the group kick-started a tradition that would win for decades to come, beginning the heritage of the Fried Chicken Christmas in Japan, that lives on today.<img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-29196″ ” src=”https://www.iconiclady.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1-7-600×400.jpg” alt=”” width=”600″ height=”400″ style=”display:none”>
Paying tribute to the legacy and, well, finger licking good food, Akiba Dori brings this Japanese Christmas special to its food hall this festive season. Starting December 15th, guests can dig into a divine plate of four pieces of fried chicken as the star-attraction – marinated overnight with umami-filled, fresh herbs and spices, fried to a perfect crisp. The golden fried chicken is accompanied by an essential bowl of house-special coleslaw and extra crispy French fries to follow. Once the heroic trio are conquered, the delights continue with dessert, a heavenly slice of traditional Hakata Cheesecake, sweet and fluffy, the perfect finish to a memorable Christmas lunch with family and friends. So, put the Turkey aside and delve into the Japanese experience of the essential Christmas lunch at Akiba Dori this year.
As the Japanese say “At Christmas, you eat chicken”
The Christmas Lunch will be available at AED 99 per person from December 15th to December 30th for dine-in during lunch and for delivery
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