x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

What We’re Loving: Cafe Habana’s outrageously good sandwich, The Cuban

Cafe Habana’s The Cuban. (Photo by Ann Marie McQueen)
Cafe Habana’s The Cuban. (Photo by Ann Marie McQueen)

Among my Taste of Dubai group over the weekend, the hands-down winner at the annual foodie event was Cafe Habana’s creamy, spicy, pickly corned beef sandwich, The Cuban. Every single thing about this sandwich is stunning. And yes, there is a bite taken out of it in this picture because it was only as the wonderous explosion of flavour was registering with my brain that I knew deep in my bones I had to spread the word about what is going on in this Souk Al Bahar eatery.

No wonder this is an award-winning sandwich, altered slightly for this New York favourite’s launch in the UAE: corned beef, loads of mayonnaise, kosher pickles, chipotle chilies and gently toasted french loaf.