Tum Tum Asia Set to Revolutionise The Vegetarian Dining Scene in Dubai

 Tum Tum Asia launched the city’s first vegetarian Pan-Asian restaurant. We enjoyed the warm hospitality of Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar of Foodshala fame & owner Prakash Adtani. There were loads of delectable dishes presented uniquely. Among the various refreshing drinks put out one of my personal favorites was the Lichi ice tea beautifully presented in gas cylinder look alike. I also loved the rice platter, the unforgettable crispy puffed ball, and delicious sushi. There were loads of other delightful dishes and you will be as awed by the presentation as the taste. The city is saturated with a non-vegetarian option and a pure vegetarian restaurant is one of the most welcoming things especially when we ponder over the health benefits of vegetarianism. The interiors with chic furniture and decors and arty wall with a mix of graffiti and street art feel were also quite a treat.

Location: 13th Street Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Contact number: +971 58 206 0681

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 3 pm and 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm

Pan Asian Street Food Favourites are Going Vegetarian at this all-new Concept in Dubai 

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Umm Hurair in Bur Dubai, Tum Tum Asia is set to take the culinary scene by storm with its unique offering of the world’s most popular Asian street food, all perfect for the vegetarian palate.

As many Asian street food fans know, much of the traditional food from across the Asian continent contains fish, oyster or meat-based products, meaning vegetarians have had to miss out on some of the greatest dishes from the region. The brainchild of the brand, celebrity chef Akshay Nayyar, traveled across Asia tasting his way through India, Myanmar, Thailand and Japan to name a few, to create an all-vegetarian menu of dishes that taste as close as possible to their meaty counterparts.


“I have many friends who are vegetarian, who have been missing out on a whole world of amazing culinary fare because no one has created vegetarian counterparts to some of the most amazing street food. I wanted to open up this world to the vegetarian palate so they could enjoy everything they have been missing out on.” says Akshay Nayyar, the brand’s founder.

Tum Tum Asia’s menu will feature dishes from across 7 countries, which will include traditional Vietnamese ‘banh’, which is Vietnamese local bread. They have their roots in the French colonial period in France but have a distinct difference to their Franco counterparts. Tum Tum Asia offers up three delicious vegetarian ‘banh’ options including the ‘banh trang’, which are summer rolls of pad thai noodles and shredded cucumber with a ginger dipping sauce.

Further highlights of the menu include ‘100 Karat Gold Tempura’ – made using the finest tempura batter and sprinkled with the restaurant’s secret gold spice mix, a wide range of dumplings, pan puri, a delicious snack of crisp puffed balls filled with an irresistible spicy mixture, sushi, and bao. A carefully crafted selection of mocktails includes the palate cleanser ‘Barrel Blast’ – a smoky passion fruit chilli cooler concocted with a dash of tamarind, making it a must-try for those who need a soothing mocktail fix.

About Tum Tum Asia

Tum Tum Asia is a pure vegetarian restaurant presenting Pan-Asian cuisine with a refreshing take on the strong street food cultures of China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, and India. The brainchild of one of India’s most renowned celebrity chefs, Akshay Nayyar, the restaurant is reinventing the most popular street food dishes from across seven Asian countries, using recipes perfected over years of trial and error to produce the original dishes but with a Tum Tum Asia touch.

Minakhee Mishra

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