Review: Naughty Noodles Brunch at Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Nestled within the luxurious FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Maiden Shanghai beckons diners to embark on a culinary journey like no other with its famed Naughty Noodles Saturday brunch. Renowned as Dubai’s Best Pan Asian restaurant, Maiden Shanghai seamlessly blends contemporary Chinese cuisine with the nostalgic charm of 1950s Shanghai, offering an unforgettable dining experience that tantalises the senses.

The restaurant, spanning three floors with an expansive terrace offering stunning views of the Dubai Marina, captivates guests with an ambience that seamlessly blends sophistication and whimsy, featuring exclusive private dining rooms, a vibrant restaurant space, and a bustling bar. This award-winning brunch affair promises an indulgent feast for the senses, featuring unlimited servings of gourmet Chinese delicacies expertly paired with handcrafted concoctions.

As you savour the delectable organic, MSG-free gourmet Chinese dishes, you’ll be serenaded by the lively beats of the resident DJ, adding an extra layer of excitement to the dining experience. Whether you’re catching up with friends or celebrating a special occasion, the Naughty Noodles brunch at Maiden Shanghai offers the perfect setting to unwind, indulge, and create lasting memories.

The highlights

Our brunch experience at Maiden Shanghai was a delightful journey of innovative sips, generous sharing-style portions, and scrumptious dishes that left us thoroughly satisfied. Beginning with the refreshing Nude spritz, served in creative vessels, we found ourselves drawn to its unique blend of lavender, blue pea tea, and tonic water.

The table quickly became adorned with an array of appetising dishes, including salt and pepper prawns and tofu, juicy boom boom shredded chicken with bao buns, and a selection of vegetable spring rolls and prawn-Chilean sea bass rolls. While the stir-fried string beans may seem simplistic at first glance, their flavours were anything but, delivering a delightful surprise to our taste buds.

Moving on to the dim sum selection, we were treated to baked Wagyu beef puffs with honey sauce, steamed organic chicken siu mai, and flavourful mixed vegetable Cheung fun, all beautifully presented and accompanied by perfectly paired sauces.

The mains did not disappoint, from the wild mushroom with smoked chilli and shan cheng chilli chicken to the lightly spiced kung pao prawns and wok-fried rice noodles with black Angus beef.

As the clock struck 3pm, Maiden Shanghai surprised us with free-flowing bubbly for an entire hour, accompanied by sparklers and a delightful assortment of desserts, adding a final touch of indulgence to an already memorable dining experience.

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Saturday, from 12:30pm-4pm. Afterparty from 4-7pm. AED450 including house beverages and AED500 including premium beverages. AED120 for after-brunch including 3 drinks. Call +9714 455 9989.