Dillicious – Al Karama

Dillicious is the new restaurant in town, just 1-2months old and they’re located in Karama. They’ve made the whole restaurant into a modern indian dhaba and I love it! They’ve literally have a trucks front body inside the restaurant, say whaattt!! :O

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I had visited them along my foodie blogger friend Aditi 😀 Also thank you to Stylecode Media for the invite 😀 Let’s get to the food, shall we? 😀

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Beverages – Strawberry Mojito – 12dhs – I was very surprised with how good the mojito actually tasted, I was debating before the mojito came. Not too sweet nor too sour, just perfect the way it should be. Must Try!

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Starter – Veg Kebab Platter – 35dhs – The platter consisted of Stuffed mushrooms – were well done and had some cheese stuffing in it. Stuffed potatoes – I liked the outer layer which was crispy and flavourful, dint really like the stuffing. Achari Soya Chaap – One of the best chaaps I have had, I’m a very big fan of soya chaps and these tasted excellent, the tanginess of the achar made the dish taste even more better. Paneer Tikka – Very soft and properly tandoor’d, nobody can go wrong with paneer tikka. Seekh Kebab – very soft from that inside and crispy from the outside. loved it!

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Samosa Chaat – 10dhs – ONE OF THE BEST SAMOSA CHAAT IN TOWN!! Literally so good, very simple made but so so good. The dish dint have the masalai chole, just boiled chole’s, green chutney, red chutney, curd, onions, tomatoes and topped with salted boondi. such simple ingredients but a very hearty dish! Worth the amount. A Must Try

Mains – Ordered 1 sabzi, 1 dal, roti basket and biryani (veg options)

Paneer Tikka Tawa Masala – 30dhs – The paneer is tandoor’d in their bhatti and the gravy is made right in front of you in their open kitchen on the tawa, proper dhaba style! The gravy is a brown gravy which isn’t too runny and is properly coated onto the paneer, not too spicy and not bland at all!

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Dal Dhaba – 22dhs – We wanted to have their Dal Makhani but the manager suggested us to try their Dal Dhaba and surprisingly this dish was a bomb.com! It is made almost like dal makhani but had a mix of 5 dals, very very good tasting dish. You should surely order Dal Dhaba. A Must Try!

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Roti Basket – 24dhs – The basket consisted of 4-5 different kinds of roti’s and they were very soft and not rubbery. Also very reasonable for the amount of roti’s you get, I always order the roti basket at the restaurants because you get more quantity and you pay less. A Must Try!

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Paneer Tikka Biryaani – 24dhs – I freaking loved the biryaani, so so flavourful and delicious! Every scoop you eat you can taste the masala’s and the tons of saffron. The best part is they make the same base rice for both veg and non veg biryani, so you’re not missing on anything! A Must Try!

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Dessert – We ordered 2 desserts

Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream – 14dhs – I wasn’t a big fan the gulab jamun as I hate elaichi in my jamun and these had a lot of strong flavour of elaichi, so it was a miss for me.

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Ras Malai – 12dhs – Nothing wow, very mediocre.

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Staff and Service – Friendly staff and quick service!

One the Pocket – Pretty Pocket friendly, I look at myself visiting them soon in the future 😀

Overall – I really liked everything overall, the food is phenomenal, as we couldn’t finish all the food in one seating we did a take away took it home for my parents, and I kid you not they LOVED the food! The ambience and seating is really chilled. I loved the art wall and the truck, just the highlight of the restaurant 😀 The staff and the service is upto the mark. Do not panic about the parking as you’re going to find a lot of parking in this area and also it’s a C zone 😀

Hope my blog was helpful for you and for further information you can check them out on Dillicious Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I’m really enjoying writing my blogs, hope you’re enjoying them too! Until next time, Stay Awesome and Stay Foodie 😀

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New Veg Restaurant in town – Riso

I was invited for a media preview by Yardstick Marketing for Riso. As I walked inside the first thing that caught my eye was the amazing interior and the decor! Such bright and vibrant colors are used for the decor of Riso! 😀

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Lovely Interiors and Decor

Let’s hop on to the food, shall we 😉 😀

Soup –

Mushroom Cappuccino – We started off with their special soup, which is actually served in a very different manner, that is in a Cup like a cappuccino. The soup on the below and milk froth on the top. At first I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I was wrong. The soup was good, pretty creamy and you could get tiny chunks of mushrooms too in a sip, it was a hit for me! A Must Try!

Starters

Nachos with Beans – The nachos were freshly made and were topped with beans (rajma), chopped tomatoes and green peppers and loads of cheddar cheese, aah so good and the nachos were a little spicy, which made everything taste even better! 😀 A Must Try!

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Fungi Trifolati – Fresh mushrooms sauteed with Italian herbs and served with garlic bread, this dish was pretty good as the mushrooms were properly sauteed and the herbs dint overpower the dish.

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Garlic Bread – We were supposed to get the Masala Garlic Bread which never made to our table. So they served us garlic bread, very mediocre, wouldn’t order this dish personally. No seasoning, couldn’t taste any garlic either, a big NO for me!

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Spinachi Salsa – This was something new and actually tasted good, the dip was made of spinach (duh :P), cream, cheese, a little bit of spices and served with toasted bread. A good twist to the normal salsa!

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Hot Mezzo

Black & White Sesame Coated Cottage cheese with Spicy sauce – Wow, that’s a mouthful of a name 😛 I love paneer, but this dish gave me 50-50 thoughts about the same. The paneer was over grilled which made the paneer taste brunt and rubbery, wasn’t seasoned with any salt either. The good part was their spicy sauce which got the dish back to life. I know that’s the reason it’s not seasoned and all, but I think if the paneer was a little less grilled and had a little seasoning would taste way better.

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Mains –

Al Pesto Genovese – Penne Pasta in Pesto sauce, tasty and heavenly!

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Zen Thin Crust Pizza – Thin crust pizza which was topped with bell peppers, black olives and lots of cheese, tasted a little bland to me, I would love a little chili flakes on the top and that would do wonders to the pizza! haha 😀

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Dessert –

Chocolate brownie topped with ice cream – The brownie was served in a cute little bucket. Everyone loves a good brownie with ice cream!

Ambience – 

Lovely ambience, spacious seating and great interior!

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Overall –

They surely they need small improvements with food and a lot with their service, very very slow service and the staff was so confused with what to serve, we dint get to try a lot of their dishes which was served that evening because the staff being so confused with what they were serving everyone. That surely was a big bummer to the evening! I really hope the service has got better since then!

On the Pocket –

If you’re finding for a pocket friendly restaurant then this is not the place, as they’re a little on the expensive side for your pockets!

Location –

Riso is located right in front of Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha. You can never have an issue with finding parking!

Riso Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
To know more about the restaurant you can surely check them out on Zomato and also call them up on 04 4551638

*Please note* the dishes served to us may vary with quantity at the time of dinning for you.

Thank you Yardstick Marketing and Riso for having me. 🙂

Do keep watching this space for more! Till then, stay awesome and stay foodie! 😀

New Restaurant Alert: Sangam Restaurant and Sweets✨ 

Hello Foodies, how are you all foodies doing?? Yummilious? Haha. I’m back after trying a New Vegetarian Restaurant, Sangam Restaurant and Sweets. They’ve just opened 2-3months ago, Opposite ENOC Head Office, Near Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha, Dubai. They’ve a branch in Abu Dhabi also.   

 

Sangam Restaurant has a wide range in their menu, they serve North, South and Chinese Cuisine. But, they haven’t started serving their Chinese Cuisine still. 

As we entered the 1st thing that came to my mind was, this place is spacious and quite big, it was even busy around 10:30 pm and I’ve already been here twice. 

 
Let’s talk about the main thing, the “Food” we ordered a lot of different food items both the times. 

Our 1st time order, from left to right, Mysore Sada Dosa, Tandoori Platter, Onion Tomato Chilly Uthappam, Paratha Korma, Paratha Channa,  and RasMalai.

              

Tandoori platter was good and flavourful, what I dint like about it was their harabhara kebabs, they were extremely hard to break and very dry from the inside. Seekh kebab and Paneer tikka was tasty and even had the real taste of tandoor, Paratha kurma and Paratha channa was also good, the channa gravy had both North and South taste to it, with all the garam masala and spiciness it tasted really good. Uthappam was also good! I had also ordered their Rasmalai but na I dint like it. I’ve had better Rasmalai’s, very average. Oh, I forgot about  Mysore sada dosa, really liked it. It had a little sour after taste, their chutneys and shambar tasted good and freshly made.  

 
The second time we were with our family friend and our order from left to right, Masala Papad, Paneer Achari Tikka, Subz-E- Kofta Makhmali, Handi Paneer, Butter Naan, Lacha Paratha and Rassam.

 
I really loved Paneer Achari tikka, that achari taste to paneer and that too it was tandoored which made everything just too good. It’s was a little spicy because of the marination but totally worth trying. The two Subzi’s one I liked and the other was absolutely a No No. Both the subzi’s look ditto similar and had a very similar taste too, just difference it had was that one Sabzi’s gravy was thicker and more tasty and the other one was more watery and more like tomato purée, both were Brown onion tomato gravy. Subz-E- Malai Kofta was tasty, it had roasted Makhana’s and the kofta was also properly cooked and had a good taste. Handi Paneer is a No No, very watery gravy and dint like it, I’ve had Handi Paneer at a lot of places, dint match the taste, it lacked of spices and even had less of paneer and more of tomato purée in it. Lacha partha and butter naan were alright. The portions are little smaller than other restaurants.  

The staff is attentive and friendly, but hygiene wise they’re a little dirty, that’s were I was not happy about. But overall it was a pretty good experience and would like to try their other dishes too. One thing I would want to add is that it’s definitely a Pocket Friendly restaurant. The first time our bill was about AED55.50 and the second time it was AED85. 

Ratings,

Food: 4/5

Staff: 4/5

Hygiene: 3/5 

Money wise: 4.5/5

And overall rating would be: 8/10 , I wouldn’t mind dinning here again. 


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A little Peri Peri Surprise from Nando’s 😍

Helloo my foodies! How are you all doing??? All ready for Eid?? As I told in my last blog I had got a little surprise from Nando’s so here it is.

I had left a review about my time and experience at Nando’s on Zomato you can check it out on (www.zomato.com/hemangiramani) and after that their Management had responded me, here it is.

(P.C. http://www.zomato.com/hemangiramani)

That particular day I messaged them and I got a call the very next day by their lovely customer care Ketki, she was really sweet, we had a little chat about Nando’s and my experience, she asked me that she wanted my address just to update their computer system and if I ever wanted to order something I only have to give them my mobile number and that’s it, so I was like sure why not. I was happy about the call and as always I told my parents about it, they were happy too.

That same evening I get a call from a Gentleman telling me, “Ma’am I’m near house but i’ve lost my way and could you guide me the way to your house?” for a second I was like who is it? Then I remembered I had a package coming so it must be that. When I saw the bike, it was a Nando’s delivery bike and the first thing that hit my mind was, OMG!! I haven’t ordered anything is this by mistake?!? I had all different thoughts running in my mind, then the gentleman told I’m sorry ma’am this was suppose to be a surprise for you from our team, I was shocked and surprised at the same time because nothing particular has happen with me before. I thanked him and his team. So this was that little Peri Peri Surprise from Nando’s!

 P.S. No this is not sponsored, it just about my experience.

Thank you so much for reading my Blog, new blog will be up in few days!! Till then take care and stay hooked.😁

My first time at Nando’s Restaurant! 

Hey Hey Foodies, I hope you all are doing great, so this blog of mine is about both the experience and review about Nando’s. I’m sure you all must be thinking, Oh Hemangi, you’re a Vegetarian and what are you doing at Nando’s?? Haha. Surprisingly they also have very few, or I would say very little options for Vegetarians but those options are also tasty! No, I ain’t lying.     I mostly have friends who are Omnivores, I’ve very few friends who are Herbivores like me. So, the problem we usually come across is that I’ll only be the person who is Veg and they all are Non- Veg. Sad isn’t it? I know the feeling, haha. Few months ago my friends were like let’s go to Nando’s and another friend of mine goes like, na they don’t have vegetarian food, so I was kind off sad that because me the plan got canceled and I don’t get to eat at some places too because of their no or less options on Vegetarian food. One day I was just going through Nando’s Menu on Zomato, {you can also check me out on Zomato and follow me there, I’m a verfied user (wink wink) (@foodiebybirth)}. Oh yeah, so I checked the menu and I was so happy to find that they’ve vegetarian options too. I asked my foodie partner/friend Arya to join me for dinner at Nando’s, she is an omnivore too.(obvio),lol.  We had gone a few days ago, as The Holy Month of Ramadan is going on they welcomed us with a very good gesture. The staff served us with few fresh dates and a cup of water. I’ve seen this at very few places.    Then we were given our menus for our orders, we really dint had to go through the menu because we already knew what we were about to order before because we had decided in advance. (isn’t it good to know what are you going to order in advance? saves a lot of time too). And how colourful does the menu look?     My order, Veggie Burger with 2 regular side and the sides were, Coleslaw and their Assorted Fries with Coca Cola. I usually have burgers at McD or else some cafeteria not at restaurants and this one was exceptionally good. How? 1st of all it tasted fresh, dint have any bad after taste, the patty was cooked well and made out of peas, onion, potatoes, carrots and few other spices, right amount of spices and sauce. Their fresh made buns/breads were also good. I like my burgers a bit saucy and if you haven’t had Nando’s Peri Peri Sauces then you’re totally missing on something at here! Their Assorted Fries is a MUST HAVE I’m not even kidding, if you love your fries more than your meal then you’re at the right place, not even exaggerating! Oh, and the sauce level in my burger was HOT, which wasn’t as hot as I expected because I don’t eat too spicy food so I was a bit worried about the spicyness. Their Coleslaw also tasted fresh and crunchy, it had the sweet and the tangy taste which was nice.     My overall experience was really good as the food was satisfying, filling and tasty, even though not that pocket friendly but totally you should give it a try once! Veggie Burger (47dhs+2dhs for the Assorted Chips) Soft Drinks (8dhs and free refills).    The ambience and the interior is different and good, they’ve songs going on everytime, really attentive and helpful staff, even when there is a lot of customers they don’t ignore you and they’re at your table whenever they’re called, that’s what any person would need. Worth the money you spend. I would rate Nando’s : 8.5/10    There is a little inside story and surprise I got from Nando’s recently which I would continuing in my next blog, so stay hooked and follow my blog for more of my reviews, experiences and updates about Vegetarian Food in Dubai Restaurants!

Nando's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Welcome to my blog foodies!

Hello Foodies, welcome to my very 1st blog. This blog will be about food and only food. If you’re looking for some good vegetarian food at different restaurants in Dubai then you’re at the right place (wink wink).I would be reviewing different restaurants that I personally liked, loved and also on restaurants that I dint like. The restaurants I try will also be pocket friendly and healthy, (some wouldn’t be that healthy), but I would be more than happy if you follow me on my blog journey and give me some good support.

Look forward for good reviews about different restaurants in town. Start following and stay locked. New blog will be put up soon!