Ridiculously good burgers at Pickl

I was at Pickl recently with my blogger friend and regular dining companion Suren Rajamohan. Him being a burger connoisseur I highly regard his views and suggestions on places to try in Dubai particularly when it comes to steaks and burgers and I have noted that all the places he has ever recommended have always exceeded expectations, never once disappointing.

So saying, when he invited me to join him to one of the most exciting new burger joints in town, i was both intrigued and excited.  Well, as always, Pickl didn't disappoint either.

We met Reese, the restaurant in charge, manager, guru what ever you can it. A fine lad with a friendly and warm smile and nature. He made us feel totally welcome. It was wonderful to meet him and understand this concept before actually trying out the brand.

We were offered a nice selection of Burgers, fries and bites.  I must remark that right from the first bite, the flavour and taste was spot on.  The fries were laden with a thick layar of ched…

Snack Wrap - Fantastic Wraps, Burgers and More

I was recently in Abu Hail for a meeting and as I passed by a familiar lane, I noticed a few new restaurants and cafes that apparently seemed to have launched recently.

Quite hungry and tired, i decided to hop into one for a quick bite. I saw Snack Wrap in a corner of a popular and new indian restaurant called Mr. Biryani. I had read some fabulous reviews about the place so I spoke to the hostess and inquired about the place.

She directed me to Snack Wrap as I was not looking for a full fledged meal, but only a light and quick bite with some beverage.

Hopping on to Snack Wrap I found the place to be quite small but really very well laid out. It appeared like a kind of pop in pop out place with limited seating.

I had a glimpse of the menu and decided to order a mexican shewarma meal. Chicken mexican shewarma came at 8 dhs and making it a meal with fries and soft drinks was at an additional  8 .

The mexican shewarma was extremely good and filling. It comes as two slices and the meat fi…

Amazing flavours and tastes at Bombay Kulfi Dubai


Ridiculously good wings at Desi Wings

Today at a casual weekend catch up at a friends at Oud Medha we ended up having a drinkathon and some two hours down the adventure, felt bit hungry.  At least a couple of us wanted to have something spicy (considering the cold and lovely weather). Usually during such meetups, our usual choice is wings or some fast food.

On the suggestion of a foodie friend i opened zomato and looked for the best options around the area. Reading a few nice reviews there and having already heard a lot about Desi Wings we decided to order from there today.  Few minutes later, we ended up ordering two dozens of them.

At only AED 95 we got a wonderful assortment of four mind blowing flavours that highly appealed to our palates - we being Indian. Some of the flavours we chose are Malai Cheese garlic wings, Adraki Soy chili wings, smoked biryani spiced wings and Achayens pepper wings. 
First off i must note that the delivery reached us very quick, packaging was simple and neat and the food warm.

Opening the…

Sea food fiesta at total vale at IBN Hamido

Ibn Hamido Restaurant is the place to be for mouth-watering seafood delicacies in Dubai. From luscious seafood soups and broths to fresh and crunchy salads, appetizers and mains, everything on our menu is made after careful consideration and with close attention to detail. As a result, the taste of their food is distinctive and unlike any seafood you may have ever tried before.

We were recently invited to be part of the launch event and the evening was quite entertaining with live music, song and lots of food. Each of us were presented with salads, starters, kebabs, grills and a platter with the Egyptian traditional rice preparation.

The restaurant is quite spacious and comfortable with good interior design and great cutlery. The waiters were pleasant and friendly. The portion sizes were quite generous and reasonably good and the views outside was stunning.

Visit them for a sumptuous seafood feast.

Mango people. Aam logon Ka Khaas khana

Today, happened to be invited for the official launch of a new restaurant concept called Mango People in Dubailand.

As any Hindi speaking person would understand, Mango People literally translated from Hindi (Aam Log) sounds like a slightly humourous & naughty take on the popular political party in India. But let me assure you, Mango People has no political lineage of any sort, nor any cheeky sense of humour. Infact, Mango People is about the SERIOUS love for GOOD food. This notwithstanding the fact that cheeky lines from #Bollywood scream out from all directions of its yellow walls.

A couples love for good food and making great quality affordable for all lead to the creation of Mango People. And, that's exactly what they are striving to do. The restaurant so perfectly lives up to its maxim "Aam logon Ka Khaas khana" - which means Excuisite Food of the Common MAN. As someone said, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Mango People will surprise you by its "…

Snunu - Exceptionally good food in a ridiculously simple miliue

Named after a bird, Snunu a mid eastern restaurant based in cluster q of JLT is not really what it seems to be. Yes, a ridiculously simply restaurant with seating for about twenty people with nothing particularly interesting about its interiors or milieu served one of the best seafood, lambchops and chicken i ever tried recently.

A catch up with some friendly bloggers over dinner, Snunu turned out to be a perfect location for serious lovers of food to meet, relish and chat.

We started with some fizzy drink from Russia called Natakhatati. It was quite different from anything we tried before. Then we indulged in fresh Seabass & Tilapia - both prepared so well - delicious, very well cooked and sliding of the bones.

Lamp chops - this really took me by surprise. It was one of the most delicious, succulent, juicy and tasty lamb chops i ever tried.  Then we tried two special chicken spicy & normal with their home made flat bread.

It was over all a very lovely experience. The service…

It’s the season to be merry at Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR

Flavours Restaurant at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR is presenting exclusive deals in celebration of the festive season. Feast on a sumptuous spread of yuletide favourites including traditional roast turkey, complemented by a delicious range of international cuisines at Flavours. Cap off your meal with Christmas confectioneries including yule log cake, warm pudding and more. Flavours will also have a dedicated kids’ corner to keep the little ones busy while waiting for Dear Old Santa’s surprise. The festive-themed buffet will be available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner, each priced at AED89/ per person inclusive of soft drinks and juices. The Christmas dinner spread will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. To book, please call +971 4 399 9979, or email Terms and conditions apply.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers now open at Nakheel Mall

Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® is now open at Nakheel Mall. The opening marks a third Dubai location for the chain. Freddy’s is known for its cooked-to-order steakburgers made with lean 100 percent USDA Halal ground beef, Vienna® Beef hot dogs, crispy shoestring fries and frozen custard treats made with freshly churned Meadowvale chocolate or vanilla frozen custard.
“Our dine-in restaurant is located on the second level, in the heart of the mall and adjacent to the cinema which makes us a convenient option for everyone,” said Yousef Khattar, Managing Director of Tastebuds Group – the franchise operator appointed to develop Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers within the GCC, Lebanon and Jordan.
“Consistency remains a top priority as we continue our area expansion. The Freddy’s experience is more than just the food we serve. Guests appreciate our dedication to genuine hospitality in a quick-service restaurant.”
The 2,440 square-foot rest…

Distillery launches a New Orleans-inspired night brunch

Following the success of its pop-up New Orleans ladies’ night and blues evening, Distillery has collaborated with the Kentucky adult beverage brand - Four Roses - on a new brunch!

Your one-way ticket to Bourbon Street, New Orleans
The Bourbon Street Brunch - or BB Street Brunch like its mama calls it - is inspired by a historic street in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Bourbon Street in New Orleans spends its mornings and afternoons sipping on sweet tea and prepping po’ boys, switching its lights on and coming alive at night. Distillery, an afterdark gastropub, is doing exactly that. Sway down the electric Bourbon Street at Distillery, tapping your toes and swinging your hips to nostalgic blues, a live band, and smooth jazz.

BB Street Brunch will feed you just like your mama does
Bust your belt with the finest feeding of your life. BB Street Brunch is going straight for the heart with its southern soul food selection - fried pickles, cornbread, oyster po’ boys (Louisiana’s fa…

Christmas Treats at Entre Nous

Novotel & ibis World Trade Centre and ibis One Central organized an exceptional Festive Tree Lighting event for Children with Determination on the evening of 15th December 2019.
The aim of this event was to spread the cheer of the Festive spirit among the beloved students from the Special Needs Future Development Centre who were joined by the hotel's media partners and influencers from UAE. The event took place at Entre-Nous Restaurant in Novotel World Trade Centre so the guests could take advantage of the bright and welcoming space of the all-day dining restaurant. The hotel had planned an exciting line-up of entertainment in participation with some of the leading brands in Dubai. The team from Pure Magic and Brandster assisted the hotel in creating the remarkable ambiance for the event.
The evening started with a luscious Festive themed dinner with an extensive menu created by the Executive Chef Jean Ballouz and his team. The dining experience was even more memorable as the gu…

HiFive Restaurant and Lounge

Residing on a rooftop that enjoys views across the Arabian gulf seas and Dubai’s Palm, Hi-Five is the city’s latest restaurant, lounge and bar set to tantalize Dubai’s’ discerning dinners. Nestled in Internet City, Hi-Five enjoys the buzz of the city lights, making it a perfect spot to sip on sundowners with friends on either of the two rooftop terraces.

Sprawling over 7000 square meters, Hi Five boasts a dedicated bar and lounge area with cozy booth and barstool seating, as well as a formal dining space and two terraces. Furnished impeccably with soft leather and earthy wood accents, Hi-Five is the ultimate spot to unwind in whilst sampling the eclectic menu accompanied by a glass or two.

Me and my friend caught up last Friday at HiFive lounge and we had a terrific time. Hifive had a sunset brunch on that night and we were in for a pleasant treat. At AED 199 we indulged in a three course menu on their sprawling sunset terrace with house beverages and their signature shisha.

The suns…

Dubai's Latest and Greatest Mediterranean Dining Experience Launches at La Mer

Savour the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean along the shores of Dubai’s weekend hotspot, La Mer. Mediterranean Kitchen has officially launched in the popular destination and boasts a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are known for their bold flavours, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and customer-friendly service.
Showcasing over 60 mouth-watering dishes inspired by the rich and vibrant food culture of the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean Kitchen is set to become one of Dubai’s favourite dining destinations. The exciting menu features international dishes - entrées, mains as well as hot and cold tapas-style sharing plates. With fresh ingredients sourced locally, as well as seasonal imports from the Mediterranean, there is a guarantee of a truly authentic taste.
“We created Mediterranean Kitchen for the simple reason that cooking has always been linked to lifestyle, our culture, and to our history” says the Owners. “People coming together and sharing…

Malecon, Dubai’s Favourite Latin American Restaurant Is Now Open At Dubai Marine Beach Resort

As one of the highlights of the Dubai Marine Beach Resort complex, the popular Latin American hotspot, Malecon, returns to the Dubai scene, bringing back its energetic atmosphere that had everyone around town going loco. Everything from the new contemporary look, menu and up-beat entertainment makes it, once again, the ultimate destination for both residents and visitors to the city. Named after Havana’s famous seafront stretch, Malecon earned its place as one of Dubai’s best nightlife spots, and their doors have been swinging since 1999. The dance floor – a mere break step away from the dining area – builds its electric atmosphere from dinner service through to the early evening. With live music and entertainment, Malecon will now be offering their reputable themed nights, offering salsa, cigars and the best cocktails in the city – taking your evening to a new level. Best known for its detailed approach to traditional flavours, each dish at Malecon is a representation of authenticity …

Tasting excellence at German Doner Kebab

The popular healthy and nutritionally balanced kebab chain German Doner Kebab has been my favourite for a long time now. I recently got a chance to visit their Dafza outlet.

Doner Kebab
I started off with the classic Doner Kebab which is also the signature item on their menu. A lot has changed from the time I last tried it at their Motor City outlet. The bread has gotten more firmer and better.  Last time, I'd had to deal with issues of the Doner overflowing with salad and sauce and dripping on my hands. The light doner bread was great but it just couldn't hold it all well together.  This time around it managed to strike the right note with the perfect hit of firmdoughiness and crunch that I would have expected from my kebab doner. The doner was nevertheless stuffed in the usual way, but this time around, it was more manageable - thanks to the stiff bread. I was able to press it all down together into palatable shape, without necessarily crumbling the bread.

I went with my usua…

Bleu Blanc By David Myers

I visited Bleu Blanc at the Renaissance Downtown hotel for the first time yesterday for a masterclass hosted by the Interfel fruits and vegetables association from France.

First off the restaurant is very very pretty. One wouldn't expect to see so much of a classic and authentic touch in Dubai. The restaurant is beautiful both on the outside and inside. Situated on the second level with an separate access lift to its precincts, the restaurant boasts of a gorgeous interior with touches of both modern as well as traditional decor. The traditional chandeliers are in start contrast of modern bulbs hanging form the ceiling. Then there are mirrors all over the place which accentuate the traditional feel.

The arrangement of furniture/ seating is very pretty and the service has been amazing. The restaurant also has very gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline and business bay canal.

In terms of food and service, the dishes prepared on the day of the event was by a popular chef from Paris as w…

Gypsy Chinese - Indianized Chinese Restaurant in Al Karama

I was recently invited by Gypsy Chinese restaurant to visit for a review. I chose to visit the restaurant on a weekday for dinner.

I was well received by the head waiter Chandrakant a GC veteran who has worked with the brand for the past eight years and was part of the restaurants first UAE team. He has also served in the parent restaurant in Mumbai.

Gypsy Chinese I was told is quite popular in Mumbai among lovers of Chinese Food and is even visited by celebrities from Bollywood and other walks of life.

After eight years of functioning out of Grand exelcior hotel in Mankhool, Gypsy Chinese very recently opened in karama to capitalize on the huge expat indian population in the locality. They also have a branch in Dubai marina and an outlet in Dalma Mall abu dhabi.

The ambiance is quite well laid out for a small restaurant and they have tried to make the best use of the space. The restaurant is strategically located close to the food hub lining karama street and thus has a steady flow o…

SIlk and Spice Restaurant at Millennium Airport Hotel

Silk and Spice is a multi-cuisine restaurant with a variety of cooking methods featuring signature dishes from different countries connected by the Silk and Spice Road.
Silk and Spice Restaurant is a venue where authentic food is being served in a unique style.
The design is inspired by the famous ancient network of trade routes with casual, cozy and family-friendly ambience with pool view and the terrace is opened for shisha and drinks.
The renowned multi-cuisine restaurant that mesmerizes all your senses enrapturing you with its sensuous exotica. It has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from Europe all the way to China, put together in the world famous menu crafted by our Exotic Chef Gio Tom.
I had an opportunity last week to visit and try out some of their specialty dishes and cocktails. The service was amazing and I had the Chef personally come over to my table to find my requirement. 
I was served with Karimeen Pollichathu with breads and they tasted just amazing. 
Highly …