Who would have taught that we were invited to eat for free? I’ve already heard a lot of great things and read good reviews about this beautiful hotel – Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai– that’s why we could not resist when they invited us to dine in their top-rated restaurant, Kris Kin with a View, for their first-ever Filipino-themed brunch.
Kris with a View is very famous in Dubai as the hotel itself, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai, is nestled in the heart of the city, and is very accessible from the Dubai Metro. It is located on the 19th floor, where you can get a nice view of the old and new areas of the city, this restaurant offers a really amazing panoramic view of Dubai. The restaurant has a variety of international specialties plus they also serve alcoholic drinks. Additionally, they offer buffet theme nights that can suit your food cravings. We were invited for a Feasting Friday brunch which normally caters to Pan-Asian foods.
Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by their lovely staffs, a nice orchid at the center and a comfortable sofa lounge while we waited for the restaurant to open their buffet. Upon calling our name, our service crew Joanna greeted us with a warm smile, gave us welcome drinks, toured us around the buffet area and showed us our seats thereafter.
As this was their first time to offer Filipino style buffet on a Friday brunch, much of our expectations were really focused on the main Filipino dishes that they will be serving – and they did not disappoint us.
We were even more delighted to see that they were able to serve a version of “crispy pata” or fried pork knuckles, and “lechon kawali”, also known as fried pork belly, and pork bacon in their menu. A long list would go on for all of the mouth-watering foods that they served but we have narrowed it down to our top favorites below:
Ginger Twist – I was hesitant to try it at first because I’m not a fan of any ginger drinks at all, yet I was wrong again. You can’t feel any ginger taste on it and it tastes like 7-UP!
Appetizers – The crab and corn soup was the bomb. It was cooked to perfection and they just seasoned it right. The soup base was not overpowering and has a peppery taste on it. The meat balls that was placed was cooked perfectly and has a smooth texture.
Breakfast Station – Haven’t I told you this is a brunch? So you will basically get breakfast and lunch in one. In this area, the chef can cook omelet, crepes, waffles, and pancakes to your liking.
Vegetables and Pansit – The salads are placed beside the sushi station. They have also “pansit” or noodles and if you miss the famous pansit bihon from the Philippines, better try out this one. All choices were a hit in this area. Imagine being in a fiesta and you can get all the dishes that you wished for. Lastly, they have the famous “achara” or what you call pickles in English. It was nice and not too sweet, the saltiness is just right.
Sushi – I fell in love with all the choices. Imagine eating sushi without even dipping it into a sauce? Yes, I did not get any single sauce for their sushi and still tasted great! I took one piece of each and in just a span of 1 minute all sushi went inside my stomach.
Main Dishes – They have a lot of foods prepared for you ranging from Filipino to its neighboring Asean countries’ dishes. They got you covered for all your cravings – vegetables, chicken or beef- but the best thing I love was their chop suey though.
Pork Station – Imagine having your favorite crispy pata, pork bacon, and Lechon kawali added with your all time “Kabayan” sauce – “mang tomas” – it was really a dream came true. The pork belly and pork knuckles were crunchy, and you can still hear the crunch when you bite it. The meat itself was soft and tender. I went back for another two rounds in the pork station just to satisfy all my cravings.
Halo-halo Station – Sadly, I missed to have this famous dessert from the Philippines. In this station, you can do it yourself, your own version of halo-halo. They have all the ingredients in one corner and the ice shavings to complete it.
Dessert – This is my all time favorite. I really loved their tarts because the bread base was soft and not too sweet. The chocolate mousse was also perfect – it was a heavenly feeling when I tasted it!
Drinks – they have an unlimited alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks for you. I love the watermelon drink, which has a taste of the real fruit itself and has no sugar added on it. We also tasted their rose wine and it was as good as well.
Chicken Lollipop – I hope they will make it as a regular food choice in the future. The meat was very soft and really juicy. The hot sauce that was added on top was an additional flavor that complemented its flavor. Good job!
The quality of food is really worth the price to pay. For just 99.00 DHS you will enjoy a sumptuous brunch. Additionally, their brunch with unlimited drinks with 2 choices of alcoholic beverage costs 149.00 DHS. But if you want to have it with unlimited drinks and alcohol it will cost you 209.00 DHS.
1. You can get there by riding the train and dropping off at ADCB metro station and take exit number 2. From there, you still need to walk around 15 minutes. The second option is to drop off at Burjuman metro station and take exit 2 after which, you need to walk around 5-10 minutes.
2. By bus, you can get there by taking C10 or 28 buses at Satwa Bus Station then drop off at ADCB metro station and walk around 15 minutes towards Burjuman metro station.
3. The easiest way is to take the taxi. Just tell the driver to drop you off at Club Seven or Park Regis Hotel.
It is located at Sheikh Zayed Road, Bur Dubai between ADCB metro station and Burjuman metro station. The area is close to famous city spots such as the Dubai Museum, Burjuman City Center, Al Karama, and the famous Gold Souq. It is very accessible to everyone, especially those who are staying at Business Bay, Al Satwa and Al Rigga.