What Are Loukoumades? 5 Places To Relish Them In Dubai

A sweet delight found across the Middle East and Greece.

by Deeplata Garde
What Are Loukoumades? 5 Places To Relish Them In Dubai

Loukoumades, also known as Lokma, are delicious bite-sized doughnuts that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Deep-fried to perfection, these golden puffs of dough are soaked in honey syrup and often sprinkled with cinnamon or sesame seeds. Loukoumades have a rich history and are considered one of the oldest recorded desserts, dating back to ancient Greece. Greeks traditionally served loukoumades to winners of the ancient Olympic Games, and people continue to enjoy them across various cultures today.

Regional Variations of Loukoumades

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Loukoumades come in many variations, each reflecting the unique culinary traditions of different regions:

  1. Greece: The classic version called the Loukoumades is served with honey syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon or walnuts.
  2. Turkey: Known as Lokma, these are often larger and drizzled with sugar syrup instead of honey.
  3. Middle East: In some countries, they are called Awamat and Luqaimat and are flavoured with rose or orange blossom water.
  4. Cyprus: Referred to Lokma, this dessert can be easily found in North Cyprus.
  5. Italy: Italians call their version Zeppole, which can be filled with custard or jelly.

Now that we’ve whetted your appetite, let’s explore where you can savour loukoumades in Dubai.

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Where To Relish Loukoumades In Dubai?

1. Logma


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Where: Dubai Mall
When: 10 am– 2 am
Cost: AED 36 for dish

2. Lukumades Box Park


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Where: Dubai Box Park – Al Wasl Rd
When: 10 am –12 am
Cost: AED 155 for two people

3. Mythos Kouzina & Grill


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Where: Armada Avenue Hotel JLT
When: 12:30–3:45 pm, 6–11:30 pm
Cost: AED 375 for two people

4. Eat Greek Kouzina JBR


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Where: The Beach, JBR
When: 12 pm–12 am
Cost:AED 400 for two people

5. Greek & Delicious

Where: JLT Cluster E
When: 8 am–12 am
Cost: AED 260 for two people

Dubai’s diverse culinary scene offers plenty of places to indulge in loukoumades, each bringing its unique flavour to this ancient dessert. Whether you prefer the classic Greek version or the Turkish twist, you’re in for a sweet treat.

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