Fen Cafe & Restaurant

Fen Cafe & Restaurant is a hidden gem in Sharjah at the Sharjah Art Foundation.If you haven’t still visited this place then, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO, JUST GET UP AND GO ASAP!! πŸ˜€ I went along with my fellow blogger friends for trying out their new breakfast menu on a Saturday late morning! πŸ˜€

I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to breakfast! 😁🀀 . . . . I had a very good breakfast today at @fenrestaurant with two of my bloggers friends @thescrumptiousscavengers & @fooduetto 🍴, the food was so good! I went for their ricotta and mushroom without poached eggs! Soo soo good! Loved my experience at @fenrestaurant , surely visiting them back soon 😍🀀 . . . . Blog and review on @zomatouae should be up soon! πŸ˜πŸ“ . . . . #FenRestaurant #sharjahartfoundation #sharjahlive #sharjahfood #zomato #zomatuae #foodieblogger #dubaifoodiebybirth #dubaiblogger #uaefoodblogger #uae #f52grams #coldturkeydxb #eatoutdxb #sharjahrestaurant #flatlay #foodinuae #foodie #vegetarianfoodblogger #vegetairanfood #okaybyeee

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Let’s get to the delicious food! Shall we ? πŸ˜€

Complimentary starter – Salty Crackers –Healthy crackers to munch on before we get our hands on the mains! They were a little too salty but other than that, tasted great to me!

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Hot Beverages – Hot Chocolate – I don’t drink coffee or tea, um don’t judge me πŸ˜› So, I opted for their Hot Chocolate, not too sweet and not too runny or thick, just the perfect way I like my hot chocolate! A Must Try!

IMG_4367Hot Chocolate and Black Tea

Breakfast – Ricotta Cheese and Mushroom on Sour Bread –Even though the sour bread being a little hard, the ricotta cheese and mushroom did wonders to the dish! The ricotta cheese being a little sweet and the mushrooms sauteed in right amount of salt and spices, made perfectly! A Must Try for the Vegetarians

IMG_4369Ricotta Cheese and Mushroom on Sour Bread

Chia Pudding – I know chia seeds are very good and healthy for you but I dint like the pudding a lot, the top part where it had fruits and grated coconut tasted really good but after the fruits were all eaten just the chia seeds tasted really bland, probably some more fruits would taste better.

IMG_4381Chia Pudding

Sides – Parmesan Truffle Fries –Just how I read Mojito and ordered one, the same happened with the fries, haha πŸ˜› I love fries and so did I love these, the fries weren’t soggy at all, crispy and cheesy from the outside and soft from the outside!

IMG_4388Parmesan Truffle Fries

Cold Beverage – Strawberry Mojito – I’m sure by now you guys know how much I love me a good mojito! As I was flipping the menu I came across their Strawberry Mojito and couldn’t stop myself from ordering it. I surely did the right thing to ordering the Mojito because, DAMN!! It was so so good and refreshing! The right amount the fruit flavor, sweetness and soda! A Must Try!

IMG_4382Strawberry Mojito

No visit to a restaurant is complete without desserts, and these were some fancy and healthy tasting desserts which I thought wouldn’t like but ended loving them! πŸ˜€

Desserts – Ube Cupcake – Ube is basically a purple yam, and this dessert is made out of the same, at first I thought I would dislike it because of the yam but surprisingly the cupcake was so soft and moist from the inside and tasted amazing, you can’t even tell it’s made out of yam. The cupcake was topped with ube frosting! A Must Try

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Ube Leche Flan –Them desserts are so pretty to eat! Just look at the pictures πŸ˜€ This was a ube cake topped with custard and decorated with edible caramel decoration and garnished with some beautiful edible flowers, just can’t get enough on how pretty the desserts looked! A Must Try

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Mango Sorbet with Vanilla Ice-cream –Last but not the least, this beautiful looking dessert, mango sorbet and vanilla ice cream surrounded with edible mud with caramelized pecans topped with some fancy decoration. A Must Try

Ambience –I personally love cafe and restaurants which are very peaceful and quiet, it’s just so much better that way and so was Fen, very relaxing or even a great spot to hang out with your friends. Beautiful interiors and historical exteriors with perfect outdoor seating for this lovely winter season!

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Service –Pretty quick service with very friendly staff! Marc was great with his service to us! πŸ˜€

On the Pocket – They’re on a little expensive side of the page, if you’ve a budget to spend then I wouldn’t recommend this place for you. But, if you don’t have a budget and are looking for a place to chill, then surely check them out!

Overall –I would surely visit them back for the food they served and fantastic service they gave us. It could be a little tricky to find them if you don’t have the gps on, but don’t worry about the parking as they have parking inside the Art Foundation, 1hour – 2.5dhs. When you visit them don’t forget to check out the Sharjah Art Museum, we missed it, but you don’t! πŸ˜€ Also Fen is kid friendly, has outdoor seating, and has wifi too. πŸ˜€

For further information you can check them out onΒ  Fen Cafe & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
I hope my blog was helpful for you all out there, do keep an eye for my other blog which will be out soon πŸ˜€ till then stay foodie and stay awesome πŸ˜€

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Crisol Restaurant and Lounge

Crisol is a fusion of American, Mexican and Spanish cuisine. I was very curious about the meaning behind the name and I was said Crisol means Melting Pot in Spanish! They’re located in Sharjah the University City Area. If you don’t know about this area then you’re surely missing on a lot of good food around this area, including Crisol! πŸ˜€

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Let’s get on the food, there was a lot of food and they had a separate fixed menu for the tasting, but sadly they dint have a lot of veg options!

Shemomechama – Eating beyond the point of feeling full because you’re enjoying your food so much! 😍🀀 . . . . @crisol.ae is my new favourite place! Everything was just on point, the interiors to the food! So so good, you guys should surely check them out! I have been trying out more place in Sharjah than in Dubai πŸ˜‹ but I’m totally loving it! 😁 Thank you @thescrumptiousscavengers for taking me along as usual πŸ˜πŸ™ŠπŸ˜ . . . . Finding gems πŸ’Ž in Sharjah 😁 Review should be up by the next week, stick around πŸ€€πŸ“ @zomatouae . PCπŸ“Έ @fooduetto πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . . . #crisolsharjah #crisolae #sharjahlive #sharjahfood #sharjahuniversitycity #dubaifoodiebybirth #uae #foodblogger #uaefoodblogger #foodielover #flatlays #f52grams #coldturkeydxb #lotofgoodfood #withfriends #zomato #zomatouae #lovingflatlays #foodbloggers #okaybyeee

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Beverage – Strawberry Mojito –

I’m sure by now you guys are aware about how much I love myself a good Mojito and I’m on a mission to find the best Mojito in town! So, I went for their Strawberry Mojito, just letting you know, they’ve HUGE PORTIONS for everything. So, we get our tall glasses of Mojito, very refreshing but the drink had a little weird after taste probably because of the excessive use of the ginger ale which overpowered the whole drink.

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Salad – Watermelon Salad –

I haven’t had a watermelon in a salad and this was quite different from all salads I have had before. The salad had a surprise and that was the fried goat cheese!! OMG!! What even?? The goat cheese and watermelon with rocket leaves went so well with drizzled balsamic and few sesame seeds! DELICIOUS!! Must Try!

IMG_4453Watermelon Salad with fried goat cheese

Appetizers – Matchcstick Fries –

They were really sweet to make one of their appetizers veg. Matchstick fries were very thin fries served in a big jar with lots of cheese and their secret sauce around the whole jar topped with crushed chettos. It was my absolute favorite dish as everything went so well with each other, none of the toppings overpowered the dish! An Absolute MUST TRY!

Mains – Mushroom Farfalle (Mushroom Pasta) –

As there were no veg options in their set menu, they let us order anything on their menu, the manager help us choose the Mushroom Farfalle. They were mushroom pasta in excellent made creamy alfredo sauce, loved it!

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No food journey is complete without dessert and they served us with one of their best desserts and they surely were to die for!

Desserts – 1 – CRISOL HIT –

CRISOL HIT is basically a three layered dessert which has ice cream on the very bottom, in the middle is their crunchy brownie and on the top is their chocolate which has hidden ice cream inside. They pour hot chocolate sauce on the top layer and hit the top chocolate and the melted ice cream oozes out! A messy but delicious dessert. A Must Try.

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2 – Lotus Pancake –

As I told you above their portions are huge and so were their desserts, love that! The lotus pancake looked crazy good, but after the 1st pancake was eaten the below ones were a little dry, so I would suggest extra sauce on the side maybe? Otherwise it was a hit!

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3- Vanilla Milk Cake –

WHAT HEAVEN!! I have found a new love of Milk Cakes and it’s getting uncontrollable πŸ˜› These cakes are not too sweet and so so fluffy because of the milk around the cake! I LOVE THEM and also a Must Try!

Ambience –

Very quiet and peaceful, I would sit here the whole day and wouldn’t get bored of anything! The interior is so beautiful and funky, my favorite spot was their washroom area! The whole place is so so Instagram-able!

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Service –

Quick service, all the food was served in minutes right after ordering! Also very friendly and helpful staff.

On the Pocket –

I would say pretty reasonable for the huge portions they serve. πŸ˜€

Overall –

It was a great experience, would surely go back for their Matchstick fries and their crazy good desserts! Easy to a find parking, kid friendly and they got wifi too. So, it’s a win from all the sides! πŸ˜€

For further information and for their menu you can check them out on Zomato
Crisol Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I hope my blog was helpful for you all out there, do keep an eye for my other blog which will be out soon πŸ˜€ till then stay foodie and stay awesome πŸ˜€

Broccoli Pizza & Pasta

I have always passed by Broccoli Pizza & Pasta and never tried their food, how crazy is that? I recently visited their newly opened branch at Jumeriah 3.

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Broccoli Pizza and Pasta serves freshly made pizza, pasta, soups, and a lot more, you can also customize your own pasta and pizza.

Let’s see what we ordered, shall we? πŸ˜€

Maybe I don’t need the pizza, maybe the pizza needs me! πŸ€”πŸ˜πŸ• . . . . . The other day I was dinning at @broccolipizzaandpasta with @eatwithaditi , we ordered some broccoli soup, chicken caesar salad, half n half pizza, veg lasagne and Alfredo Sauce Pasta! Out of all, my 3 favourites were the Alfredo Sauce Pasta, Veg Pizza and Broccoli soup! Dint like the veg lasagne as it only had spinach! But Other than that, everything was so tasty! Surely going to visit them for their pasta!😍😁 . . . . . Review should be up next week on my blog and @zomatouae πŸ“πŸ˜ . . . . . #BroccoliPizzaandpastajumeriah3 #newbranch #pastaandpizza #pizzalover #halfnhalfpizza #broccolisoup #salad #foodie #dubai #jumeirah3 #uae #dubaifoodie #dubaifoodiebybirth #dubaifoodblogger #uaefoodblogger #foodblogger #vegetairanblogger #f52grams #food52grams #coldturkeydxb #dubairestaurants #foodindubai #eatoutdxb #zomato #zomatouae #flatlay #foodporn #okaybyeee

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Starters –

Broccoli Soup – One of the BEST broccoli soup I have ever had, literallyy!!! Got it right of their soup pot, steaming hot and tasting absolutely out of the world! Very creamy and thick with bits of broccoli and very flavorful! Their soups are always served with garlic bread, the bread was alright, but the soup was really good. A Must Try!

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Mains –Β 

Pizza – Half n Half – Vegetable and BBQ Chicken Pizza

Vegetable Pizza – I ain’t kidding you when I’m telling that this pizza was way better than what I have been eating at other pizza joints! Properly cooked, not too hard from the bottom, enough vegetables and cheese, and topped with good amount of seasoning which made everything taste even better! Tasted more like home made, that’s what anybody would like! A Must Try! πŸ˜€

IMG_4193Half n Half Pizza

Pasta –

Fettuccine Pasta in Alfredo Sauce – You can customize your own pasta, you can choose what pasta you would like, your choice of sauce and vegetables/protein you would prefer for your pasta.

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I NEVER order for pasta when I go out, because they always taste so bland. But, broccoli pizza and pasta, totally changed my mind on that. My pasta was so tasty and flavorful, the vegetables were properly cooked, and my pasta was saucy and not dry at all! A Must Try!

IMG_4215Fettuccine Pasta in Alfredo Sauce

Veg Lasagna I wanted to try their veg lasagna, so went for that. It was a FAIL!! Would not advice anybody to try that, until and unless you’re Popeye the sailor man πŸ˜› Haha. The veg lasagna had way too much of spinach or should I say had ONLY spinach, a little bit of cheese and pizza sauce. Um no, dint like it at all. They should work on their veg lasagna.

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Drinks – Water, Soft Drinks and Fresh Orange Juice.

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Service – Fast service, attentive and friendly staff.

On the Pocket – I would say pocket friendly, they’ve combos you can have them and save some money πŸ˜€

Ambience – It’s a small branch, but with good ambience and comfy seating.

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Overall – I would surely go back to Broccoli Pizza and Pasta for my top 3 Must Try, that would be the Broccoli Soup, Alfredo Pasta and Vegetable Pizza, these were a hit for me. They don’t have any desserts, would be great if they could add some desserts, as no meal is over without anything sweet! πŸ˜€

Location – Opposite Medcare Center, Jumeriah 3

For more check them out on Zomato πŸ˜€ Broccoli Pizza & Pasta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I hope you enjoyed my review on Broccoli Pizza and Pasta, do check them out, they got some good stuff! I’m sure you’ll enjoy their food as much as I did πŸ˜€ Till then Stay Awesome and Stay Foodiee πŸ˜€

Nurai Cafe

Nurai is a Lebanese cuisine restaurant and is located in Business Bay with a beautiful view of Burj Khalifa and with an outdoor and indoor seating! The interiors are so stunning, I absolutely loved it!

IMG_0487Nurai Cafe and Restaurant

I went along with a friend of mine who was in town for few days and we thought of catching up at Nurai and surely they dint disappoint us with anything, everything from food to the service to the view everything was on point. let me tell you more about everything πŸ˜€

What we ordered

IMG_4269Flatlay of our order

Drinks –

Strawberry Mojito – You all know how much I love my Mojito’s!! The mojito at Nurai was a bit different as they had topped it with some whipped cream, but that actually tasted good, at 1st I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I ended up liking it a lot! πŸ˜€

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Aruba – My friend found a drink on her name and she went for the same and loved it! πŸ˜€

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From the oven

Halloumi Manakesh – Rightly cooked for me means not too soft on the base and not too hard, and they totally made the way I like it. πŸ˜€

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Cold Mezza

Hammus – I LOVED THE HUMMUS!! SO so creamy and so flavorful, one of the best hummus I have had in a very long time! surely a Must Try!

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Fattouch – I have recently have fallen in love with fattouch and thought of trying it at Nurai and it wasn’t a bad idea at all! Fresh crunchy salad with rolled up kaboos pieces, with a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil, loved it! Must Try!

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Hot Mezza

Shish Tawouk – (Non Veg) No, I dint eat it, my friend had it she told me this one of the best shish tawouk she has eaten, very flavorful and tasty, which was accompanied with some garlic sauce, pickles and crunchy fries. A Must Try for my non veg friends! πŸ˜€

IMG_4256Shish Tawouk

Appetizers –

Mexican Nachos – They got a little cold by the time we started having them, so the cheese was all stuck over the the chips. I’m sure it would taste way better warm. Nachos was served with some Guacamole and Sour Cream on the side.

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Burger –

Mozzarella Burger – OMG! This burger was so so good!! I was totally full by the time I reached the burger but even after it just being cheese, some tasty sauces and pickles this burger was my favorite and the burger bun was also so soft and good! The burger was accompanied by some fresh coleslaw salad and fries. It’s on my Must Try charts! πŸ˜€

IMG_4278Mozzarella Burger

Pizza – We had a half n half pizza

Vegetarian Pizza and Pepperoni Pizza – Thin crust pizza with a total home made flavour, the pizza at Nurai are one of the most ordered food! πŸ˜€ Half n half is a good idea when you can’t finish one whole pizza by yourself so you can share it also and you can have the half pizza by yourself too. πŸ˜€ A Must Try!

IMG_4271Half n Half Pizza (Vegetarian and Pepperoni Pizza)

Desserts –

No food journey ends without some good desserts, and even if you’re full to the bream you’ll always have space of desserts, no doubt! πŸ˜€

Profiteroles with Ice cream – This was my very 1st time trying profiteroles, very fluffy roles filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce, very delicious. This dish is also comes under their one of their best dishes!

Chocolate Fondant Cake with Ice Cream – You can never go wrong with chocolate fondant cake, so fluffy from the outside and very gooey chocolaty from the inside and tastes like heaven! Aahh would love some right now! πŸ˜€ A Must Try!

Service – Quick service even after having a lot of customers, very friendly staff too!

Ambience – Beautiful ambience with a lovely view. πŸ˜€

IMG_4284Lovely interiors

Overall – A great afternoon spent with good friend, great food and beautiful view. Oh wait, did I tell you about the view was so beautiful? Haha, I did πŸ˜€ Totally coming back with my friends to chill. Also they’re smoke friendly restaurant where you can Shisha, if you’re a shisha lover this is a perfect place for you!

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Location – They’re located in business bay

Parking – Finding a parking would be a little difficult because of all the construction but you can give your car for valet only for 10dhs (no time limit, crazy ain’t it? :D)

You can also check them out on Zomato for more info – Nurai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So, this was my expeirence with Nurai, an absolute 4.5/5 experience πŸ˜€ Stick around for more reviews/blogs πŸ˜€ You can also follow me on instagram at @hemangiramani for some crazy food journey of mine πŸ˜€ Till next time Stay Awesome and Stay Foodie! πŸ˜€

Baydar – Trip to Lebanon :D

Last week I was invited for a tasting at Baydar. They’re located in Barsha Mall, facing right in front of Barsha Pond Park.
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They have the best view! If you don’t know what to do for your New Years Eve, go to Baydar, you’ll get to see the fireworks perfectly!! It’s literally the best location πŸ˜€ Oh btw, you can see Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa from Baydar, that’s like icing on the cake πŸ˜€ I could go on and on about the view, haha πŸ˜›

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Let’s talk about the food, shall we πŸ˜€

I went a little over board with my ordering, but I promise you everything was good or may be wasn’t? Keep reading about my experience at Baydar!

Cold Mezze –

Hummus – I was craving for some hummus from a very longtime and there you go, ordered for some. Very fresh, creamy and goes very well with their hot breads (Kaboos)

IMG_4137Hummus (18dhs)

Moutabal – Is made of eggplants, I personally don’t like eggplants but I really like Moutabal a lot (I’m a lil weird, haha :P) and this Moutabal was amazing, it had the smokey taste of eggplant but wasn’t overpowering the dish equally, have it with their hot bread, will even taste better. πŸ˜€ A Must Try!

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Fatouch – Lately I’ve been loving fatouch. Fatouch is a salad which consists of seasoned and roasted kaboos (Arabic flat bread) veggies like capsicum, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber. The salad is tossed with some sumac powder and balsamic, finally mixed with pomegranate which adds a whole lot of sweet and sour taste to the dish! A Must Try!

IMG_4132Fatouch (20dhs)

Hot Mezze –

Kibbeh stuffed with Olives – Umm, never tried a kibbeh before because you don’t get a veg version anywhere and this was my very first time trying a kibbeh, aah liked it, but dint like it also. 50-50 thoughts on that.

IMG_4134.JPGKibbeh stuffed with Olives (18dhs)

Sandwich

Falafel Sandwich – You guys know I’m made about falafel sandwiches and this was a very good one! the falafel inside was very crispy from the out and soft from the inside, very good! The sandwich had tahini sauce, lots of pickles and few greens! Absolutely loved it!

IMG_4152Falafel Sandwich (8dhs)

Cold Beverages –

Fruit Cocktail – At first I thought this must be a fruit cocktail juice, and when it came it was equal to two freaking dishes, haha! damn heavy but equally healthy too, the cocktail had a lot of fruits like strawberry, apple, kiwi, etc topped with some ice cream I reckon! Oh so good πŸ˜€

Fruit Cocktail (25dhs)

Manakish –

Zataar and Cheese – All their kaboos and manakish dough is made at their kitchens fresh! The manakish was good, I don’t like a lot of zataar on my manakish and this was the rightly made for me as it the zataar was surely not too heavy on the cheese!

IMG_4146Zataar and Cheese Manakish (14dhs)

Cheese Harra – At the first I had double thoughts about the dish but as I kept eating it, the dish grew on me and actually loved it! So, cheese harra is made of feta cheese, it’s a little on the spice side as they add red chili to the feta cheese with some finely chopped tomatoes, onions and capsicum! You should surely try it. A Must Try!

IMG_4148Cheese Harra (12dhs)

Dessert –

Cheese Konafa – I din’t have it at the restaurant as I was extremely full by the time it was time for the desserts. So, I took a parcel went home and had it in the evening, hehe :D. They give you a small container with sugar syrup to add the konafa, gooey and good cheese. Always eat your Konfa hot/warm because if it’s cold then wouldn’t taste good as the cheese will become hard and won’t any good.

Ambience –

Lovely seating with pretty good views and great ambience. Very clean and organised.

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Service – Very fast service, the food was out in minutes! Also the staff was very friendly and totally helpful with everything. I love a restaurant with good service and staff, because if the place has good service and staff then everything is great!

Overall – A great experience at Baydar with good food, surely recommending it to everyone to try them out, you wouldn’t have any difficulties with the parking as it’s inside the mall and there is free mall wifi too, so you can enjoy everything at ones!

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One the Pocket – Kind of pocket friendly as they ain’t too expensive nor too low on the price.

Location – They’re located on the first floor of Barsha Mall.

Baydar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
To know more about them you can surely check them out on zomato or call them up on 04 3850144
Thank you Baydar for the invite.

Stick around for my blogs πŸ˜€ Till then stay awesome and stay foodie πŸ˜€

Gioia Italian Restaurant – Fairmont Ajman

I was lucky to be a part of Hyperlink Media’s first bloggers event which happened last week at the Fairmont Ajman, a big thank you to their lovely co founder Nihara for the invite at the newly relaunched Gioia Italian Restaurant.

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I had a great time meeting some awesome sauce bloggers, Let’s getting talking about the awesome sauce food too πŸ˜‰

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We started with some appetizers –  for the vegetarians they had a vegetarian platter that had,

1)  Mozzarella Di Buffala Alla Caprese – This dish had tomatoes, basil and the mozzarella cheese and this dish was my favorite, you can guess why eh? πŸ˜›

2) Insalat Averdure Miste Con Formaggi Di Capelli – Okay, let me break it down for you about the dish, it was a mixed green salad which was mixed with some goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and some aged balsamic. I dint like the goat cheese *surprise*, I thought I liked all the cheeses but I was wrong when I tasted the goat cheese πŸ˜› other than that it was good πŸ˜€

3). Crema Di Broccoli Al Gorgonzola E Crostini – Broccoli soup with some gorgonzola soup, really liked the soup because it was creamy and cheesyy πŸ˜€ it was a win πŸ˜€ I have started to like broccoli soup, a lot lately πŸ˜› Must Try πŸ˜€

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So we were told we could choose any drinks from the menu we want,

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I went for the classic Strawberry Mojito, Oh so refreshing and so good in taste too! An absolute recommendation πŸ˜€ A Must Try!

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Before we got our main “Mains” we got to try their wood fire baked PIZZAAAAA!! haha yess!! We were served with 3 pizza’s, which was the Quattro Formaggi ( 4 cheese obvio!) , Zingara (The veg one) and the last was Capricciosa (Pepperoni Pizza) and 3 out of 2 of them were the one I could eat, I was over the moon to have two options! Haha πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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Okay, I love cheese a lot, but without a doubt my favourite was the Zingara, so cheesy and right amount of cheese and properly cooked veggies πŸ˜€ Zingara is a Must Try! πŸ˜€

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We were served with 2 veg mains and both were pasta’s, all the pasta’s at Gioia Restaurant are homemade and the pasta chosen that day were the Casarecce pasta. I have never tried the Casarecce pasta and they were actually so good. 

The two pasta dishes we had were the Arabiatta pasta and Alfredo Pasta. (I’m sorry for not knowing the right name of the dish)

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My favorite was the Arabiatta pasta as they were really flavorful, had the right amount of sauce, spices and. Alot if cheese on the top! 😁

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Can we talk about the crazy good desserts we ended our day with?? There were freaking 3 good desserts ❀ πŸ˜€

IMG_3239Espresso Frozen Parafait with Coffee glee and chocolate soup

The 3 desserts were Espresso Frozen Parafait with Coffee glee and chocolate soup, Hazelnut Mousseline Napoline with Mascopone cream and peach campote and last but not the least Manjari Molten Chocolate and Caramelized Popcorn Gelato, Compressed Strawberries.

IMG_3206Hazelnut Mousseline Napoline with Mascopone cream and peach campote

My favorite out all 3 was the Molten Chocolate cake because of the ooey gooey chocolate and the caramel ozzing out the cake! The gelato served was so good too! πŸ˜€

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I had an awesome friday with all the great bloggers, Gioia has great service and very friendly staff, If you’re dinning in at the Gioia Restaurant do ask for Omar as your server! He was great πŸ˜€

We lastly had a tour of the Hotel and got to see their Penthouse at the 14th floor and it was damn huge, a 2 story penthouse!! It was like a dream house anybody could ask for πŸ˜€  I’ve attached a picture of the view from the penthouse for you to get a lil jealous of me, Haha πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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Thank You so much Hyperlink Media for such a lovely invite and really looking forward to join you for more bloggers meet πŸ˜€

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Stay Tuned for more blogs with me, till then stay awesome and stay foodie πŸ˜€

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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!

IMG_3008Mozzarella Sticks

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!

IMG_3035Garlic Bread with Cheese.

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!!!

IMG_3011Broccoli Soup

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˜€

IMG_3039Avocado Salad

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˜€

IMG_3049Bina Arabiatta

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˜€

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