Wok It at Wok Boyz
When I heard about the “customize your own wok” concept at Wok Boyz in Dubai, it sounded healthy and on-trend. Unable to resist, we headed out to this quirky Asian street food eatery just off of Sheikh Zayed Road to sample some of these woks and other Asian street-food starters at this sidewalk eatery.
With the option to dine indoors or al fresco, we opted outdoors as the air coolers made it really pleasant despite the heat. The entire wall adjacent to us was fully painted with a bright Asian styled mural and added to the street food ambiance. The concept here is you create your own wok in five easy steps exactly as you want it, specifying the base, the vegetables and protein, then the sauce, consistency, and toppings.
I chose Jasmine rice as my base while my kids selected Udon noodles and brown rice; though they even offer Soba noodles and quinoa. To this, I had a mix of chicken and prawns while the kids ordered beef and chicken. Next, I suggested sweet corn and Shitake mushrooms while the kids selected broccoli and Bok Choy, from a list that includes baby corn, snow peas, pineapple, carrots, cabbage, and cherry tomatoes. For the sauce, I had the Wok Boyz special—a mix of basil and chili, tossed in garlic. The kids also tried the Gangnam style Korean sauce–a spicy Korean chili paste. Other sauces include Indonesia Heat, Peppery Yin Yang, and Japanese Sizzle. The final step is the topping and I had fresh coriander and fried garlic, while the kids selected spring onions and sesame seeds.
As we waited for these, we sampled the vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, prawn crackers, and a crispy prawn tempura which I loved. Our absolute favorite was the signature street tofu which was well-spiced chunks of tofu garnished with fried garlic. It was melt-in-your-mouth and packed with flavor.
Our woks arrived in colorfully cute Asian styled boxes and were really large portions. A medley of chicken and prawns, it was really everything I love in one dish. The Korean styled wok was also a hit with spicy Gangnam sauce and a delicious backdrop of beef tenderloin.
We ended this meal with some traditional mango and sticky rice with accompanying coconut cream. It was a nice finale to a really delicious meal.
The Verdict: Wok Boyz serves up really fresh and tasty Asian street food in a fun ambiance. It’s excellent value for money and with their friendly servers, you will definitely be back for more.