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˜€

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Mission Burger: Big Smoke Burgers

I wanted to go to this place from a very long time and I finally got to go to Big Smoke Burgers this weekend! As Ramadan is going on they open at Iftar, they do takeaways from 6:30pm too in Ramadan. You can always call them up and check it out! They’re located at the Box Park, Al Safa.

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Box Park, Al Safa, Dubai.

They’ve a lot of options if you’re a non vegetarian but that isn’t the same if you’re a vegetarian! You can choose your toppings whether you want the Classic toppings that is Iceberg Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles, Mayonnaise, Ketchup and Dijon Mustard or from their Signature toppings which is Caramelised Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Avocado, Sauteed Mushroom and Coleslaw and you just have to pay extra 5dhs for that. They’ve a wide range of their Signature burgers too, you can choose from that and pay according to how many ounce burger do you want, they’ve 2oz, 4oz and 6oz burgers.

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Left: Cheese burger 4oz with Coke. Right: Veggie Burger 60z, Small Fries and Coke.

I opted for their Veggie Burger 6oz with the Classic Toppings, the patty was a normal potato, carrot, onion and peas with herbs and spices patty. It’s definitely a normal potato patty but the taste was way better than a normal potato patty because of the spices they had used and the classic toppings! I was a little disappointed about one thing and that was when I took my 1st bite my burger became a mess, the patty kept coming out with every bite, the bun was a little smaller comparing to the patty so the patty kept coming out or it can be that I don’t know how to eat a burger properly, haha πŸ˜› No, really can be either of those πŸ˜› I’m not a messy eater so I kind of dislike when things get messier, but at least the burger tasted good! Veggie Burger is for 30dhs.

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Veggie Burger 6oz.

Can we all take a moment and thank god for french fries or the person who thought of french fries??? This by far is my most favourite french fries I’ve had in a very long time, I’m not even kidding! They’re hand cut french fries and I think they’re fried for a little longer because they’re just so crispy from the outside but the best thing is that it hasn’t lost the softness from inside even after it’s fried for longer time!! Loved it, I would go back from some fries with any doubt! The french fries is for 15dhs (small).

Don’t forget to order some Mayonnaise to dip your fries and even if you love Tabasco sauce like I do then you can mix some ketchup and Tabasco together and make your own Tomato Chilli Sauce! πŸ˜€

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French Fries: Hand Cut- Small.

Soft drinks are for 12dhs (pricy) but are refillable so you can get your refills how many ever time you want! I barely refilled it ones because the glass was so huge. πŸ˜›

If you’re buying everything together then it can be a little pricy for you but hey sharing, that’s where you can even eat what you want and pay half of it. πŸ˜‰

The staff was friendly and helpful so that’s a good thing! The ambience is pretty good, I really liked the interior and the seating inside and out! They’ve a rustic wall also in there, be careful with the wall though! πŸ˜› Good place to chill with friends.. Do come a little earlier if you’ve a car because finding for a parking in the front side would be difficult, but I think Box Park has parking on the back side too.

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Hope my review was any helpful for you, enjoy your time and do let me know how did you like Big Smoke Burgers! Don’t forget to follow my food journey, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

Have a great day ahead, Stay Healthy and Stay Foodie! πŸ˜€

 

Big Smoke Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato