Logma – A traditional twist!
Samer and Elias have created something special, popular with the locals and the expats alike. Traditional influence with a modern take, Logma pleases the taste buds of many. Logma meaning ‘bites’ in Arabic serves Emirati cuisine.
People like myself keep returning as a need to satisfy my Logma fries craving. The flavor explosion in your mouth of the mixture of khaleeji herbs & spices and the crispiness of each fry mean they are totally addictive. You won’t be able to stop eating them. Don’t just take my word for it, read Baggage and Dish blog post here.
After entering the restaurant you notice the modern take on traditional decor with hanging lanterns, palm leaves and camel print, which sets the feel of the restaurant and cuisine to come. The team at Logma always make you feel welcomed.
I’ve tried a selection of their mocktails before. Desert Oasis, Passion of Arabia, Berry Blast & Atlantis. Out of them all, I was a fan of the Berry Blast as it is quite sour but also quenches your thirst. On my recent visit I opted for the iced karak which is overly sweet.
This time round I was here in time to try out some breakfast items which included a beef shakshouka, an egg paratha roll and also the emirati speciality, balaleet, which is sweetened vermicelli noodles served with omelette pieces. The shakshouka wasn’t as spicy as I hoped and the egg paratha was very comforting yet filling.
Logma offer a great selection of salads including the popular pomegranate mozzarella salad which is a personal favorite as I love the mixture of textures and flavors.As we were here around the brunch time we also got to try the talked about chicken wings. Now these may be the smallest wings I’ve ever seen but again the way they are coated, deep fried and rolled in that special mix of khaleeji spices they are up there with one of my favorites.
The beef sandwich is also a repeat order for me. Layers and layers of warm sliced beef tucked inside a khameer with a mixture of herbs and tomato slices. Although the slight citrus punch which I had previously tasted was missing, it’s still one very tasty sandwich indeed.
Although we passed on dessert on my most recent visit, the Lugaimat is not to be missed. Served with your choice of nutella or traditional date syrup you can’t stop yourself from eating these donut balls. If you’re after some coffee to help you digest then the Saudi coffee is lighter in color and in taste than the traditional Emirati coffee.
I can understand why Logma is one of the most popular restaurants in the Box Park area, it creates an addiction and craving like no other.
Logma is located in Box Park on Al Wasl Rd but you’ll also find a pop up store at Ripe Markets, Zabeel Park in the winter.Here’s hoping to more branches soon and also a delivery service!