Showing posts from January, 2019

A Culinary Fiesta of Fantastic Asian Fare at Streetery - The food hall by ZEN

Asian street fare is definitely on a league of its own. Nothing excites me as much as indulging in Asian fare especially the spicy seafood, sushi, satay and noodles. So, last week when I got a chance to be part of a bloggers lunchathon at Streetery JLT, I was more than elated.
We were a bunch of 5 foodies with a great love for Asian fare so we had a culinary fiesta of sorts with the awesome line up of incredibly good fare from three different concepts – Chinese, Korean and Thai.
First off what I have to remark on is the popularity of the joint. We went there on a working day close to lunch time and the place was full house. There were people from all walks of life. Right form Chinese tourists to corporate suits working in nearby offices. We were met by the super friendly owner who has been running the reputed ZEN for 14 years now.Recently he decided to expand the concept and bring in two more restaurants under his umbrella, to offer diners a wholesome Asian streetside eating experience.…

Cali Poke : Born in California, Made in Hawaii, tastefully served in Dubai

After opening four successful USA restaurants, Cali-Poke set its sights overseas and launched in Dubai. Cali-Poke’s Executive Chefs brought over California’s affinity for western food and created the poke taco. Cali Poke bowl concept was designed to be a seamless merger of culinary traditions; by gracefully incorporating dressings which are a fusion of Peruvian/Japanese recipes, with cuts of fresh fish.

I finally had the opportunity to try out some of their signature bowls last when, when my friend invited to join me for lunch at their flagship Business Bay outlet.

We were treated to some refreshing and healthy bowls of poke and a host of lip smacking starters. We started off first with their signature tacos which was a palette rewarding wrap of crunchy prawns seated and a totally flavour-packed bed of rice neatly packed in nori shell.  The appetizer hit all the right spots in terms of flavor and taste. 

We then got to try their miso soup which was hot and flavor packed. Perfect for wint…

Inspired Culinary treats from the city of dreams : Bombay Dreams

Bombay is a land of a million hopes and dreams. It is also known as India’s top culinary destination where flavors of all over the sub-continent and beyond are known to collide. Bombay dreams restaurant is but a microcosm of this interesting mélange of cultures, tastes and aromas that is here to take Dubai by storm by offering good quality food and very aggressive prices. 

When we first heard about this restaurant, we did the mistake of assuming that it is “ just another “ Bombay themed restaurant like the many we’ve seen emerging in Dubai over the past couple of years. But in just few months of its launch it has managed to get a 4.1 on Zomato and nice recommendations from seasoned food connoisseurs in Dubai.

We decided to check it out ourselves and find out what the buzz is all about.Situated bang opposite to Puranmal and Gangour in Oud Medha, Bombay Dreams is a casual restaurant with a nice vibe to it. The first thing you will notice is the hand painted walls brandishing some of the …

Tanatan - Old world charm. Inventive food.

Tanatan at Reagent palace hotel, Bur Dubai situated opposite to Burjuman offers a feast of Indian delicacies embodying the diversity and flamboyance of the country. Spicy aromas and mouth-watering flavors govern the culinary spead and it reflect the traditions and festivity of Indian cuisine.
Ambiance The place looks classic with a relaxed vibe, mood lit interiors, traditional paintings of the maharajas, large and small sized bells in different corners and a centre stage where the live performance takes place on most days.
The Food For the starts we had Aamchi Tanatan, a spicy prawn preparation and Murgh Bharwaan Lahori. Both pleased the tastebuds. 
The third appetizer in line however didn’t hit the right mark. It looked interesting but somehow disappointed in taste.

The dish I am referring to is Bambil sandwich – which is no regular sandwich but a layer of prawns paste stuffed in the middle of fish, coated outside with ravioli and fried. Thanks to the use of semolina it does add on t…

Bigger Is Better! P&B Upsizes With Mega Americana-Themed ‘Shake’ Up

Nestled right in the heart of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Perry & Blackwelder’s has developed a local reputation for ol’ fashioned Southern hospitality, comfort food and a rolling good time. With great food, quality service and a vibrant atmosphere, P&B screens international sporting action from around the globe, along with a full schedule of live music.

P&B's recently introduced a new line-up of freakishly good food and drinks and was invited to check out this new offering and share our experience with our readers.  The newly launched menu includes super-size sharing platters, metre-long hot dogs, creative cocktails and indulgent Freakshakes.

Perfect for food lovers and party goers alike, P&B’s massive new menu shake-up promises a truly unique American experience all under one roof!

Since it was a cold and wintry Wednesday evening, we started off with some peppy cocktails including few with interesting names like Movie Night and Smile and Say Cheese! …

Serving old world nostalgia on a platter is Purani Dilli

Image was recently invited for the launch of Purani Dilli in Four Points Sheraton Downtown. The event was attended by food bloggers, influencers, media practitioners and the who's who of the industry.

Blending ingenuity with the culinary traditions of India’s rich past, Purani Dilli is where Old Delhi’s most revered recipes come to life! With a keen focus on reviving authentic flavours, the offerings at Dubai’s newest dining destination marry traditional flavours with popular favourites of the region.

Every culinary creation at Purani Dilli nods to the cultural legacy of Delhi, influenced by some of the most flourishing dynasties and empires of the world. The culinary team has travelled the fabled streets of Delhi to create a unique menu that carries on the legacy of the birthplace of Mughlai cuisine. 
The menu is a sublime reflection of Delhi’s historic association as the centuries-old Mughal capital and India's national capital, presenting flavours of the grand pas…

BBQ Theme Night Buffet At Loumi Arabian Restaurant

We were recently invited to review the BBQ Theme nights at Loumi - Millennium Airport hotel's Arabian restaurant and we gladly jumped on it. Here's why!

Spoilt for choice
At Millennium Airport hotel – one is easily spoilt for choice when it comes to wining or dining. The hotel boasts of an interesting collection of F&B concepts to suit all tastes. Whether you want to enjoy simple sun downers by the pool side, or indulge in elaborate specialty menus, Millennium Airport Hotel has it all covered.

We thought of taking advantage of the pleasant weather while it still lasts and headed straight to Loumi last Thursday. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time enjoying the festive spirits, free flowing bubblies, great food and relaxed weekend vibe.

About Loumi
An Arabic influenced all day dining concept serving breakfast, lunch & dinner - Loumi has everything on offer to elevate the overall dining experience of guests. Set in Millennium Airport Hotel’s tranquil alfresco surroundi…

Taste of Brazil - Bringing the best taste of the Latin American country to the UAE

Taste of Brazil was born from an idea of bringing the real Brazil experience to UAE. The menu is a reflection of the street food you can find in famous beaches as Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, the music is the real Brazilian vibes and the lifestyle in bringing original Brazil experiences to Kite Beach is their goal. Anyone who have visited, loves or is curious about the Brazilian lifestyle, will quickly feel in Brazil while at Taste of Brazil. It is an experience you can’t miss!

Our Visit
We started off with some Pastels - a Portuguese dish adapted in Brazil with local flavors. The crunchy dough was filled with beef and it came accompanied with chilly sauce and Brazilian style Vinaigrette on side. 

We then tried Pão De Queijo (a Cheese Bread).  One of the most popular and consumed dish for afternoon teas and breakfast on the Brazilian population table, this gluten free snack  is made with cassava flour and cheese.

We loved Mandioca Frita which is nothing but cassava chips fried in the Bra…