Joory and Cadi

I was invited for a bloggers meet/tasting session by the awesome blogger Jo (@soul_wayfarer). Joory and Cadi is opened recently, few months ago and they’re located in Dubai Health Care City. They serve Arabic, Italian, Fast food, etc

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Joory and Cadi is more popular for their beverages! They had some refreshing beverages for us ready like, the watermelon mint, the classic lemon mint, raspberry ice tea and fresh orange juice! My favourite out of all was their Lemon Mint – A Must Try!

IMG_3025On Left – Lemon Mint – On Right – Watermelon Mint (Hand Model – @tastentellme)

Now lets get to the yummy food. Shall we? πŸ˜€ So we were served some good looking and tasting food! Started with their appetizers,

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Appetizers

Mozzarella Sticks – They were served hot right out of the pan! You can never go wrong with cheese and for sure, they also dint! The sticks were served with ketchup. A Must Try!

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Garlic Bread with Cheese – I’m sure we all are sucker for garlic bread with cheese, aren’t we? πŸ˜› I like my garlic bread soft at the bottom and not too hard/crunchy. This garlic bread had the right amount of garlic which dint over power the cheese, and also had lots of cheese and a pinch of oregano!

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Soups – Broccoli Soup – This was hands down the best broccoli soup I have had in a very long time, so so creamy and cheesy! Every slurp you take there is a broccoli piece, so it’s healthy to yeah? πŸ˜› I did have two bowls of soup, made my mumma proud, haha πŸ˜› – A Must Must Must Try!!!

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Salads – We were served with two salads.

Avocado Salad – The avocado salad was basically guacamole with lots of otherΒ  fresh veggies like corn, tomatoes, onion, cucumber and some olives! Next time you’ve these veggies at home and don’t know what to do? cut them and make a fresh bowl of avo salad πŸ˜€

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But the Greek Salad was the winner for me, you ask me why? Haah, because the cheese! πŸ˜› Haha no no, I’m just kidding! (Maybe :P) I liked the Greek Salad because I like my salad crunchy! The veggies in the salad were lettuce, red bell peppers, black olives, tomatoes and some, okay not some lot of feta cheese πŸ˜› which was drizzled with some olive oil and some salad seasoning and you’re done! Aah tasstyy!! πŸ˜€ – A must Try!

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Mains – Pasta – We had 3 pasta dishes, 1 vegetarian and 2 non vegetarian.

IMG_6301Top – Spaghetti Bolognese , Left – Fettuccine with Mushroom and Chicken, Down – Bina Arabiata, Right – Greek Salad

Bina Arabiatta – The presentation was beautiful no doubt, but it lacked a little flavor to the dish, probably a little more spice would do good! πŸ˜€

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Let’s end our mains with my main ❀ Pizza ❀

Vegetarian Pizza – The pizza are cooked in a wood fire oven right in front of you in their kitchen! Good tasting pizza with, thin crust, ample amount of sauce, generous amount of fresh veggies and topped with lots of cheese.

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Let’s finish this with their lip smacking desserts and freak shakes,

Oreo Cheesecake – The cheesecake was a little creamy than I expected, but the oreo base/tart was to die for!!

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The best dessert of the afternoon, the warm/hot chocolate molten cake, OH MY GOD!! that was soo good, goey and chocolatey from the inside and soft from the outside and the cake was topped with some vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and powdered sugar! A Must try in their Menu!!!

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Freakshakes – Smores Freak Shake was my favorite, thick, caramely and right amount of sweetness. The Coffee Freak shake a disappoint though it looked good, it was a disappointment because I was expecting for some chocolate shake but it ended up to be coffee. But the presentation of both the shakes is beautiful!!

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We also met the beautiful owner of the restaurant and chatted with her also asked her few questions regarding the restaurant. One main question we all wanted to know was what did “Joory and Cadi” mean, she told, “Joory and Cadi” is other name to Roses/Flowers, and she also added the name is pretty special to her. πŸ˜€

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I really loved the ambience of the eatery because it’s simple but very creative with the quotes on the wall and also they have a small book corner where you can read books or if you ain’t into books then you can watch your food being prepared, as they have an open kitchen! (they also have wifi, so you can snapchat or insta story your awesome food! :P) The staff is really lovely and their Manager Shane is a sweetheart! Surely visiting them soon with few of my friends!! πŸ˜€

Also, there is a free parking, so don’t park in the paid parking, my fellow blogger friends made that mistake πŸ˜›

Would like to add that the portion of food in the pictures above is for a group of bloggers, so when you visit, they may vary. πŸ™‚

That’s it from my side for today. Hope you enjoy πŸ˜€ See you all soon with another blog πŸ˜€ Happy Eating πŸ˜€

Joory And Cadi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Zahrat Al Madina Restaurant, Best Falafel Joint-Ajman

We’ve been going to Zahart Al Madina Restaurant since a decade or more and this place has never failed wowing me with their Falafel Sandwich!! Anybody who loves Falafel sandwich/wrap should surely visit them because you’re for sure missing something yummy, they make the best falafel sandwiches/wraps. They serve Indian, Pakistani and Arabic Cuisine. I personally have tasted nothing other than their very well known Falafel Sandwich, Falafel, Samosa and Onion Bhajiya. The location is a bit tricky so please check the directions to this place on Zomato, I’m sure that will help you and you’ll love the food just like I do!

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Picture Courtesy: Zomato.

Even after they’re located in Ajman we don’t mind driving through the Sharjah traffic because literally their Falafel Sandwiches are so good, like I told in the beginning I’ve been coming here for more than a decade, the thing that is changed is the restaurants interior and location that’s it. It’s so crazy that the sandwich tastes just so good and exactly same every time I go. They make them just in front of you so you can even see how they make your food through the glass window.

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Falafel Sandwich

TheΒ Falafel SandwichΒ is made in a kaboos/pita bread and has tahini sauce, shatta paste (red tomato and chilli paste), cucumber, pickled carrots, tomatoes, cabbage and their 2 huge Falafels. One sandwich is for onlyΒ 2.50dhs, yess that’s it!! They always make them fresh for every person who orders and we always have a big order because we usually take few Β for the next day also, haha πŸ˜› I can’t help it. Just store them in the fridge and reheat again and voila you’re ready to eat them! πŸ˜€ I’ve eaten Falafels at a lot of places, nobody has beaten their taste, them falafel have a proper authentic taste and are just so good!! 1 falafel is for 0.50fils.

The taste hasn’t changed until today, the same flavours and the same taste! They do have seating inside so you can sit inside or take a takeaway and have it in the car or by the beach as the beach is near by the place, we usually prefer takeaways. The staff is very friendly and shows great hospitality. They’re really pocket friendly when it comes to food.

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Falafel

Parking isn’t an issue at all because there is a huge parking lot behind so you can park there. Don’t forget to try this place if you’re around this area and do let me know if you’ve been going here just like me and even if you’ve your own favourite falafel sandwich place in Dubai or U.A.E. Please do check their Zomato page for the location.

Stay Healthy and Foodie, that’s it for today, don’t forget to follow my food journey! Happy Tuesday! πŸ˜€

Phone Number :Β 06 7428219

Zahrat Al Madina Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Operation: Falafel

Operation: Falafel is a modern take on authentic Arabic street food with a simple setup and with an open kitchen. I’ve heard so much good about them from probably everyone who has been to this place and I wanted to try Operation: Falafel ever since then. I had been to their Box Park branch and they have almost 5 branches and 2 are coming soon near you!

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The Box Park Branch.

Story Time: We friends usually plan out where to go for lunch/dinner before a day or two and when it’s all decided, I always go and check the menu 1st and find for the best thing I want to have (Like 100 times I check their menu,haha) and then make my mind about that, the same happened over here also. Is it just me or you also do this?? Don’t be shy to accept it, haha. Okay let’s talk about the food πŸ˜›

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(Top: Shawarma Sandwich, Sharwarma Saj Platter. Bottom: Kaboos, Stuffed Falafel Platter.)

I was so looking forward to have their Falafel Platter, they’ve two of them in falafel.Β 1) Falafel Platter, just the regular 6 falafels with kaboos (arabic bread/pita bread), hummus (boiled chickpea blended with tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt made into a paste), tahini (sesame seed paste blend with lemon juice and salt made into a sauce), fresh veggies and pickles, For 19dhs.

2) Stuffed Falafel, I opted for this one because why not?? I’ve never had a stuffed falafel and I was really keen to try it out, the difference between the regular and stuffed falafel was only the falafel, but that was a big difference because you get 4 huge falafels (which you can barely finish) and they’re stuffed with a mix of foul beans, tomato and onion with Arabic spices. Who would even think of making Stuffed Falafels?? Opernation: Falafel surely did. A very filling platter, you would surely enjoy it if you like Falafel like I do! Stuffed Falafel is for 20dhs.

The only thing I dint like was the kaboos which comes along the platter, it’s really stale and cold. I would prefer the kaboos they make and serve fresh and hot! That’s the best thing, as you finish them or even if they get a bit cold they change it for you and serve you their hot kaboos out of their wood fired oven!! I would eat them all day, hahaha

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Stuffed Falafel Platter

We ordered a lot of things and one of them was their Zataar and Cheese Manakesh, they’re a little on the pricy side. But byΒ this point we all were so full but a slice or two of Manakeesh won’t harm anyone, Am I right or Am I right? Haha! Proper amount of Zaatar was put, usually at some places they over put the Zataar that you can barely taste any cheese, but that wasn’t over here! Zataar and Cheese Manakesh is for 15dhs.

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Zataar and Cheese Manakesh

Even after ordering so much food we ordered some french fries, because hey fries before guys, haha πŸ˜› ( that was a bad joke, but that’s the truth :P) Crunchy and soft french fries! I even took a bite from my friends Fiery Falafel Sandwich tasted good, it had their crunchy falafels, tahini, shatta (tamato and chilli paste) and pickles in a saj bread. Fiery Falafel Sandwich is for 14dhs.

One thing that actually annoys me a lot is the price of the soft drinks, the can says 1.50dhs then why do they charge us so much???? Makes me mad all the time!! We ordered 2 of them and shared, 1 can costed us for 8dhs. I know a lot of places cost more than this but still it’s really pricy, isn’t it? I would be fine if it was refillable, nevertheless I had a great time!

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French Fries

The staff Β was attentive and friendly too, good environment and ambience. They’ve a lot of seating inside and outside, parking can be a issue if you come at a peak time, so yeah! My absolute favourite was the Stuffed Falafel Platter, get your hands on them soon!! I’m going back soon.

Don’t forget to follow me for some yummy food journey. Hope you have a great weekend, Happy Thursday and Ramadan Kareem to all of you ones again! Stay blessed and healthy!!

Websites: http://www.operationfalafel.com

http://www.zomato.com/dubai/operation-falafel-al-safa