What better way to celebrate hump day than with a nice, juicy camel burger? I kid you not, my mouth is watering right now just writing about it. Aroma at Kempinski in West Bay (PIN) serves the best camel dish in town.
Before I get too far into this, you may be wondering: what in the world does camel even taste like? I’d say it’s a mix between beef, buffalo and heaven. When done right, it’s moist enough to cut with a fork yet durable enough to not crumble to bits. So far it has been a major hit among visiting family and friends. It’s a wonderful meal to have after a day of camel riding (too soon?) and dune bashing in the desert.
Dress nicely when you go to Aroma and call ahead to make reservations. It’s never been full when I’ve visited but I would never want to be rejected the desert’s most desired meat because of a full room.
Park valet when you arrive and walk through the lobby and through the mirror door (it revolves!).
The burger costs QR85 complete with chick pea fries and arugula salad. I like it best with a chilled white wine on the side. There is truly nothing to wine about here.