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.

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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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Learn how to make eggless Mug/Cup cake in a microwave. βœ¨

I love me some cake and I keep craving for cake every now and then, yes I know that’s bad πŸ˜› But the good thing is that you can make it whenever you want to and it’s eggless and it’s very quick too! πŸ˜€ 

Ingredients you’ll need are

Excuse my bad photography and shabby placement. πŸ˜› 

Measurements:

4 Tablespoons of Flour

2 Tablespoons of Sugar

1/8th Teaspoon of Baking Powder

3-4 Tablespoons of Milk (Depends on the consistency) 

1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil/ Butter 

2 Drops of Vanilla Essence 

1-2 Teaspoons of Cocao Powder 

You can add egg too if you eat egg. 

Method: 

Get yourself a big Mug add all the ingredients and mix everything well. As you’re done mixing add a good 1 -2 tablespoons of Nutella in the batter or on the top on the batter. Pop it in the microwave for 2-3 Minutes. The time may vary with different microwaves. 

Let your cake cool a bit and if you’re too eager just like I’m then dig right into it when it’s still warm (just don’t burn you tongue, haha) πŸ˜› 

You can top your cake with a lot of goodness you want like Ice Cream (my favourite), Lotus Biscoff Spread/Biscuits (you can add that into the cake batter too), Whipped cream, Your choice of icing, Fruits (add after you microwave), Your choice of chocolate (you can add that into the battar too), etc πŸ˜€ 


That’s my final product, I just dint add the cacao powder, and topped it with some Happiness (Nutella)

If you’re lazy and you don’t want to do anything like this then you can also get those cake mixes from the shop like betty crocker, pillsbury, dr. oetker, etc. get any of the mixes of your choice abd then take a mug; Add 4 tablespoons of cake mix, 3-4 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of oil, mix it well and pop it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, top your cake with ice cream or whatever you want and your cake is ready to eat! πŸ˜€

Hope you enjoyed this little bake with me blog! If you like this then don’t forget to share it with your friends and family! It’s really easy, fast and eggless too. Don’t worry the cake tastes great, I guarantee you that, just be precise with your measurements. πŸ˜€ 

Eid Mubarak to all my friends celebrating!πŸŒŸπŸŒ™ 

Stay healthy and Stay foodie! πŸ˜€  

Maria Bonita – Mexican Restaurant

I’ve been craving for some good authentic Mexican food and I find Maria Bonita, alas!! Do check out Maria Bonita if you too are a Mexican food lover like I’m. They’re located in Jumeriah and you can easily find them on Smart Drive or on Google Maps, so reaching here wouldn’t be a problem. They do have free parking but sadly the day we had gone it was all full, that can be a little issue.

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Maria Bonita has indoor and outdoor seating both, I had gone on a Friday with a friend of mine and they were already full by the time we reached there and they only had 1 table outside which wasn’t taken, even though they’ve a/c coolers outside it was kind of hot to sit outside, so we opted to sit inside but most of Β the table were taken or some of them were reserved but their staff was kind enough to get us a table. As we get seated their staff straight comes with the Menu’s and their warm basket of Tortilla chips with grilled salsa and fresh salsa. Okay, I’m not even kidding they’ve a hand bag holder, wait what?? HAHA yess, loved that!!

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These chips were huge, so crunchy fresh and so good, as your chips get over they immediately bring in other hot ones! I could eat them all day, not even joking πŸ˜› Β I liked the grilled salsa more than fresh salsa because I could barely taste anything in the fresh salsa other than the coriander leaves; and the grilled salsa was a bit more flavourful as it had more spices.

Left: Grilled Salsa, Right: Fresh Salsa.

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Everything is just so colourful and pretty!! The menu is a bit different on Zomato from their Dine in Menu as they have a lot of more options to order from. If you’re a vegetarian like I’m and you’re afraid of not finding veg options then that wouldn’t happen here because they pretty much have a veg option in everything possible. πŸ˜€

Let’s get to our orders, I ordered their Jumbo Quesadilla (Veg obvio :P) and a glass of Coke and my friend ordered the Nacho Macho with beef, Chimichanga and Β Pina Colada.

I love myself some Quesadilla πŸ˜€ Jumbo Quesadilla had Bell Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and seasonings with a lot of cheese in the filling. Thier dishes surely isn’t for 1 person, I hardly had 3-4 slices and I was done, I was so full. They taste so good, flavourful and filling for sure. They’re served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. The best is their Guacamole, you can order it separately with your chips if you want and they will make it fresh right in front of you!Β Yes, its on a pricy side but you can share it with a friend of yours and there always a takeaway option.Β Jumbo Quesadilla is for 52 dhs

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Jumbo Quesadilla (Veg)

Nacho Macho (Beef) the servings are really huge and 1 person can barely eat anything (yes I’m repeating that again :P), as it had beef so I dint eat it, but just look at it, looks so tasty. Nacho Macho was topped with beans, melted cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos and meat. If I had to order this (veg option) I would maybe just eat this because I know I wouldn’t be able to eat anything else. πŸ˜› Nacho Macho is for 46dhs.

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Nacho Macho (beef)

My friend had ordered Pina Colada, was alright not the best; It tasted more like I’m having coconut milk rather than Pina Colada. Pina Colada has Pineapple juice and Coconut Milk mixed together but I couldn’t taste any Pineapple. Not sure how much was the drink for. And also if they would serve it in a fancy glass would look better πŸ˜€

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Pina Colada.

It surely was a feast and the food is so good and filling and the portions are huge! The ambience is really chilled but can be a little noisy when there are a lot of people, but that’s a sign of a good restaurant right??? πŸ˜‰ The staff is really attentive and friendly. It can be a little out of budget if you’re a budgeted person but you can come in a group and order few things on the menu and share the food and the bill too πŸ˜€ The soft drinks was for 14dhs yup pricy and that annoys me, but they’re refillable and also huge glasses so you would barely go for a refil, haha πŸ˜› You see what they did there!!

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Left to Rigth: Chimichanga, Nacho Macho, Tortilla Chips, Salsa’s and Jumbo Quesadilla.

The interior was lovely as I have mentioned above, and I’ll surely come back soon and would love to try their other dishes too!! Stay Healthy, Stay Foodie and Stay Tuned!

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Phone Numbers :Β 04 3954454
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Maria Bonita Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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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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

Rajasthan Al Malaki -Vegetarian Thali Restaurant in Sharjah

I was going through my fellow bloggers blog and read about Rajasthan Al Malaki and since then I kept bugging my parents to take me here and they did. HAHA πŸ˜›

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We took theΒ Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Sharjah and we were pretty lucky to get no traffic towards Sharjah, I’ll input the location in the end of the blog, so check it out!

They’re usually crowded on weekends so if you can then don’t forget to book a table, even after booking a table we had to wait for almost 45mins. I would suggest you to take a reservation on a weekend.

The restaurant isn’t too big and they’ve tried to fit pretty lot of tables so you feel really restricted with your hands, the place has a proper Rajasthan touch to everything, whether that’s the furniture, paintings, food, etc. Rajasthan Al Malaki serves Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines in a Thali. Thali is a full course meal where different types of food varieties are served in a round plate.

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They serve 2 types of Thali’s 1) Week Day, Regular Thali which is for 25dhs and 2) Weekend, Royal Thali which is for 30dhs.Kids under 8 half price(for thali) They even have Ala Carte, chaats and sweet counter too. Let’s get reviewing about the food. πŸ˜€

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I’m surely writing this really late, but hey I’m still writing yeah? Haha sorry πŸ˜›

We were served 4 farsan, 2 sweets, 4 vegetables, 3dals, 3 types of rotis, 2 types of rice, 2 types of salad.

They started with the Farsan (snacks/starer) Dal Batti Churma, Dahi Vada, Shami Kabab, Khaman Dhokla. It was the best Dal batti churma I’ve ever had, the churma was so soft yet not dry and the dal had all proper spices to it, loved it! Dahi vada, literally my second favourite farsan, I’m very picky with my Dahi vada and they tasted so good, as you put in your mouth they dissolve right than second, not too sweet and really tasty and fresh. I wasn’t too found of the shami kabab because they tasted kind of under cook. They dint have Gobi Patra in the menu as they were finished so we were served with Khaman Dhokla, umm they were fine, kind of dry otherwise was fine. They’re served with Spicy and Sweet Chutney.

Next comes the Vegetables/Sabzi’s Paneer Jodhpuri, Methi Mutter Malai, Gatta Curry and Aloo Lasaniya, personally all are my favourite sabzi’s but I was really looking forward for Gatta Curry I love Gatta Curry soo much and they nailed it!! The gatta wasn’t too dry and hard so that was a good thing and the gravy was tasty too, not too sweet and not spicy either. Paneer Jodhpuri, Methi Mutter Malai and Aloo Lasaniya were great too, liked all of them, tasted great!

Next comes the Dals, Rajasthani Dal, Mithi Dal (sweet dal) and Jodhpuri Kadhi, when it comes to dal I barely have any, don’t ask me why πŸ˜› I’m so much busy eating other things that I always forget the dal πŸ˜› All of them tasted good, I personally liked the Rajasthani Dal and Jodhpuri Kadhi because it tasted more like what my Mom makes, so yeah that was a win for me. I don’t like sweet dal a lot so Mithi Dal dint work for me.

Next comes the Rotis, they’ve Phulka Roti, Masala Puri and Makai ke Roti, what I like about Thali places are that they do have a lot of varieties but they don’t serve more than anything the person need so it’s not a waste. They make small puri’s, and roti’s and that too fresh and hot. Who doesn’t like garma garam roti? Ah love ittt!!! Soft rotis and puris are a win for me!

The Rice, they’ve two choices in rice, Kashmiri Pulav and Khichadi, Ummm na na dint like either of them! Khichadi was too runny and Kashmiri Pulav were too spicy and had a lot of Khada Masala which is one thing I hate the most, so dint like either of them. Or may be I was too full by this time that I dint like either of them, you never know πŸ˜›

And now comes my most favourite part and that is the Sweets πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ They had 3 sweets, Churma, Moong dal halwa and Β Fruit custard. Loved all of them, literally I went mad for the Moong Dal Halwa, so soft not too sweet and lots of ghee πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ I’m not a fruit custard person but this one was pretty good won my heart with the 1st spoon. Churma was good too, the best thing was that neither of them were too sweet, loved that!

Oh how can I forget the Chaas (butter milk) loved it, but don’t drink it too much otherwise you’ll get full too fast before you eat anything. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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Above: Royal Thali

The waiters are so well taught their signs and they’re great servers!! The ambience is good but can get very noisy because the place isn’t too big I would say they’re mid sized. Parking isn’t an issue you can get it in front of the restaurant.

Location:Β https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Rajasthan+Al+Malaki+Restaurant/@25.2886059,55.4498326,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f5efd2edfeb6d:0xae53ed134d5b7858!8m2!3d25.2886059!4d55.4520213

Phone: 065340445

Hope this review was helpful for you and do try it out soon! Let me know how did you like them. Happy Weekend to everybody. Stay Connected, Healthy and Foodie. Stay tuned with my food journey. πŸ˜€
Rajasthan Al Malaki 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