By Zainab AbdulAziz
Already wildly successful in Alexandria, Nuwa has landed in the heart of Sheikh Zayed and is serving up delicious Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian dishes, making it a strong contender among restaurants serving the best Asian food in Cairo. We visited for a mouth-watering Asian fusion meal and left impressed. Read more to find out about our experience at one of the best Asian restaurants in Sheikh Zayed.
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Their signatures are the Golden Money Bags, Shrimp Sweet & Sour, Peking Duck, Green Curry Chicken, Butter chicken, Fried Egg Noodles, Hot Sashimi Roll, and Dragon Roll. Nuwa’s menu is extensive and each dish is denoted with a symbol of the country of origin, so we choose from across the cuisine spectrum.
For starters, we went for the Shrimp Tom Yum Soup, Chicken Steamed Dumplings, Shrimp Kunafa, along with the Salmon Tartare with lime sesame dressing. Nuwa’s Tom Yum soup is one of the best we have ever tried, hands down! Juicy and tender shrimp and delicious broth with a tang, this soup is highly recommended. The dumplings were also perfectly cooked and tender with a wonderful dipping sauce. The proportion of kunafa pastry was unbalanced to the shrimp and the tartare, although beautifully presented and layered, was a bit on the bland side.
For mains, we chose the Peking Duck and the Butter Chicken with a serving of Garlic Naan. It is always a treat to order Peking Duck and Nuwa’s offering is enough food for two! The crispy shredded duck arrived with cucumber strips, onion, hoisin sauce, and pancakes. Perfectly cooked, this dish was a treat, but you have to assemble the pancake wraps correctly to truly enjoy the flavors. The Butter Chicken was delectable and tender, with plenty of sauce left over to enjoy with the Garlic Naan.
Next came a sampling of Nuwa’s fresh and innovation sushi menu. We tried the Nuwa Roll, Hot Sashimi Roll, Red Roll and Spicy Lemon Roll – each in a stunning presentation. It is certainly worth a visit to eat sushi with a group of friends, the portions are great for sharing. We were unable to squeeze in dessert after such a massive meal, but we will definitely make room next time.
Other Menu Items that Appealed & Beverages Available
So many things! The spring rolls, the dal, the creamy sweet corn soup, the glass noodle salad, Thai chicken salad, garlic chicken, red curry, chicken tikka masala, crispy chilli fish, and the whole dessert menu! The beverage menu includes fresh juices, citrus blends, mocktails, soft drinks and hot drinks.
Décor & Ambience
Situated in the quieter end of Capital Promenade, we sat outside and enjoyed the breeze. Nuwa offers both outdoor and indoor seating with comfortable modern furnishing. The staff is attentive and professional and can help you navigate and select the right dish for your cravings.
Price Range: Moderate