The Bhukkad Cafe

Bhukkad Cafe is the newest place everyone is literally hanging around! My friend Aditi was invited and she took me and Shabina/Shabosphere for tasting on Women’s Day! This place is beautifully interior-ed, love the ambience and seating. But every place has some hits and misses, so did bhukkad cafe! Let’s get talking about the food and our order!

It being International Women’s Day, they were serving a glass of Jalebi Milkshake to every Woman in the house, that was a very sweet gesture! Umm, sadly I dint like the shake at all, very watery and buttery. The first sip makes your whole mouth very buttery, that’s something I dislike the most, Jalebi Shake was a miss for me!

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Bhukkad Cafe, doesn’t have anything like starters or mains. We started off with Chau Mean.

Chau Mean – 26dhs – Chau mean was the dish between hit and miss, the dish was very bland, no spice or salt was added. We added some chutney from our sandwich which made it taste it a little better. Chau Mean was served on Spade, yes the one which we use in gardening, I personally loved the presentation, very quirky and different!

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Mithibai Grill Sandwich – 26dhs – I have never had the original mithibai grill sandwich but what I had here at Bhukkad Cafe was really tasty, flavorful and loaded with cheese and served with potato chips! A Must Try

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Pizza Fries – 22dhs – Them fries were also loaded with cheese on the top, the fries had pizza sauce, few jalapeno’s and the rest I forgot πŸ˜› sorry about that πŸ˜›Β  I feel the quantity as per the price pretty less and if the dish was baked or had melted cheese or a little cooked cheese would taste even better. I get they’re trying to recreate the dishes you get in India food stalls but this was my little thought to the dish.

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Pull Out Bread – 32dhs – This was my personal favorite and I was really looking forward for this dish since I saw some of my friends posting them pictures on instagram (you can also follow me Instagram – @hemangiramani , self promo πŸ˜› ) let’s get back to the dish πŸ˜› haha πŸ˜› So, it’s slab of small pav bread, they scoop the top and add finely chopped capsicums, onions, tomatoes, corn and mix them in butter an some masala and which is also topped with cheese, oregano and chili flakes. Only the sad part was that the cheese dint pull out as it had cold by the time we finished taking our pictures and all πŸ˜› A Must Try if you’re a cheese lover!

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Chaat Platter – 40dhs – Umm, very expensive for the quantity I’m getting and also I dint like either of the chaats, mostly all of them were very spicy or had no proper spice. The chaat platter was a miss for me!

Mac n Tikka – 36dhs – Bringing the Italian Pasta with an Indian Paneer/Chicken Tikka twist! This dish would taste epic if they used a little less garam masala to it, the masala over took the whole dish and you could barely taste anything else, and on the other hand the normal white sauce pasta was really good, that was a win for me, otherwise the tikka masala gravy was a very big let down.

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Brownie Shake – 28dhs – Even this shake was a little watery to me, whenever the word shake comes to mind I always think of kind of thick shake, tasted a lot like chocolate milkshake, it was okay. All points to the presentation!

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For the desserts we went for a cake and ice creams –

Sticky Toffee Cake – 22dhs – I personally ain’t a big sticky toffee cake fan because the dessert consist of dates, it’s not that I don’t like dates but I do not like it in my desserts warm. That’s too me TMI πŸ˜› Let’s get back to the dish πŸ˜› Overall the cake tasted very soft, moist and not too sweet, the cake was served with ice cream on the top. A Must Try!

Ice Cream – Gulkaand 24dhs and Paan Vanilla – 22dhs – Both the ice creams tasted extremely good, very flavorful and just the same way as they would taste in real. I’m not sure what they served us in was their regular size of serving or it was only for us, but if that was their regular portion of serving for the ice cream then, bro that’s extremely EXPENSIVE!

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Service and Staff – Staff was a little confused with few of our orders, they kept coming and asking would you still need this or forget our order. They need to work with that and also the service was alright.

On the Pocket – Pretty pretty expensive on the pocket, if you’re a middle class earning person like I’m, then I don’t think this the ideal place for you! The amount they are charging isn’t right for the quantity they serve. This is my personal thought.

Overall – I loved the ambience, very different and indianised! Few of their dishes were really good be that veg or non veg and some were under the mark, which they need to work on them. They also need to work on their staffs with taking orders and phrasing a question correctly to the customers. You’ll find a lot of parking around the place and luckily its the ‘C’ zone so you ain’t paying a lot on your parking. They’re almost all the time full and there is a lot of people in waiting too, so you better call them up before you leave to check if there aren’t enough people when you reach there. This was my honest review about the place, pls do not think I was bashing the cafe in anyways! These were my personal thoughts on what all I was served.

Hope my blog was helpful for you and for further information you can check them out on The Bhukkad Cafe 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 πŸ˜€

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Black Salt

Have you all been in the University City area in Sharjah?? If not then you’re missing out on very good food branches just like Black Salt! Very unique and different seating and interiors with open kitchen, so you can look at how your food to drinks are made! Sitting beside an open kitchen is really fun and also you know how your food is been cooked πŸ˜€

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I was invited to their Bloggers Tasting Session on a fine Friday afternoon, and we all had a feast πŸ˜€ They were really sweet to have veg options for some of us vegetarian bloggers πŸ˜€

Let’s dig into the food, shall we? πŸ˜€

We started off with some of their home-made breads which were very soft and fresh! Love it πŸ˜€

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Drinks – They have very fun names to their drinks and I tried one of their new edition πŸ˜€

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It’s so annoying when somebody says the name of a song and then it’s stuck in your head all day. Like, β€œIf you like Pina Colada and getting caught in the rain” πŸŽΆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‹ . . . . . This is the fancy looking Pina Colada from @blacksaltae 🍍 I really like things with dry ice, everything becomes so much fun! 😍😁 I had ordered their Kandy Krush drink, and it was so so good, it’s also new on their menu. So, when you go next to @blacksaltae don’t forget to order one☝️ Kandy Krush 😁 @zomatouae . . . . . #bloggersinvite #zomatouae #zomato #sharjahfood #sharjah #uae #uaefoodiesbloggers #dubaifoodiebybirth #dubaiblogger #sharjahuniversitycity #blacksaltae #newrestaurantinsharjah #pinacolada #pineapple #drink #dryice #noicefood #coldturkeydxb #coolfood #eatoutdxb #dxbreakfasts #vegetarianfoodblogger #uaefoodbloggers #likesforlikes #dubaifoodiebloggers #okaybyeee

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Kandy Krush – They serve their drinks in an unique way, my drink came in a small half barrel kind of pot withΒ a small bowl which had lots of dry ice, and they pour liquid nitrogen for the smoke and instantly your drink becomes just so cool to watch & drink πŸ˜€ Also there were 2 small bottles, a glass full of shredded ice and lots of gummy worms on the top with some sour syrup drizzled,Β  Small bottles – one had the drink in it and the other had the soda, you pour both together in the drink. I love drinks which has a balance of both sweet and sourness together and this was perfect. A Must Try!

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Appetizers – Us the vegetarians had 3 appetizers to ourselves and I loved some and dint love some that much.

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Mac n Cheese Nachos – 44dhs –Fried Mac n Cheese, Whaatt?? Who is even coming up with such things?? Not the first time I have had though πŸ˜› By the time we had the mac n cheese nachos, they had gone all cold because we had to get the best shot – blogger problems, haha πŸ˜› Basically Mac n Cheese Nachos are made into fritters and coated with doritos and fried, yes you read it write, epic isn’t it? πŸ˜€ and they are all crunchy from the outside and soft from the inside with cheese ozzing out, which dint happen in our case πŸ˜› Though they tasted good, the best part was their salsa sauce, the whole dish got to another level of goodness! A Must Try!

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Corn on the Cob – 22dhs – A regular corn on the cob served with some spices, crushed cheetos and sauces drizzled on. Tasted great but I don’t think so I would spend so much on a corn on the cob.

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Classic Watermelon and Feta Cheese – 39dhs – This combination of watermelon and cheese is outstanding!! The sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the feta cheese compliments the whole dish! A Must Try!

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Mains – We had 2 vegetarian dish for the mains.

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There is no β€œwe” in food. So, get away from my food! πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ€€ . . . . . Yesterday’s bloggers meet with @fooduetto and @thescrumptiousscavengers was at @blacksaltae 😍, such pretty interiors with pretty good food! This their main dishes! I absolutely loved their Pepper Mushroom Pasta, one of the best Pasta’s I’ve had this year! 😍🀀 . . . . . Blog/Review should be up soon on @zomatouae and my blog page – www.foodiebybirth.wordpress.com . . . . . #Blacksaltae #bloggersinvite #zomato #zomatouae #uaefoodbloggers #dubaifoodiebybirth #sharjahfoodies #universitycity #uaefoodie #eatoutdxb #dxbreakfasts #mains #pasta #dubaifoodieblogger #getinmybelly #uaefoodblogger #sharjah #flatlayforever #flaylayoftheday #coldturkeydxb #noicefood #okaybyeee

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Pepper Mushroom Pasta – 45dhs – The pasta were Alfredo sauce pasta’s and I kid you not when I tell these were the best pasta I have had this year!! The sauce was so creamy and cheese and the black pepper taste was just so good! We literally downed this dish in no time, it was that delicious πŸ˜€ A Must Try!

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Flatbread – 44dhs – I’m sorry, I do not remember the name of this dish, also this dish was also on their recommended list. Sauteed spinach base topped with lots of cheese and drizzled with truffle oil and finally topped with fresh baby spinach! Yum, tasted very delicious! A Must Try!

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Desserts – They were made freshly for everyone, so it took them too long to get the desserts out.

Red Velvet Tower – 38dhs – The tower is served very fancily in a huge bowl with dry ice smoke. Cake was very soft and the icing wasn’t too sweet so it was a balance of sweetness overall. A Must Try!

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Black Salt Date Cake – Damn!! Their presentation is so so beautiful, I absolutely loved it πŸ˜€ So, they made a sphere out of caramelized sugar and in between kept is the date cake and ice cream. This tasted aahhmaazzingg!! The caramelized sugar with the cake and ice cream tasted out of this world, it was surely my favorite dessert! A Must Try!

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Service and Staff – The service was a little slow, probably because there were a lot of us that day! The staff on the other hand were friendly and helpful with the orders πŸ˜€

On the Pocket – I would say they’re a on the expensive side, so think and order!

Overall – A very fancy shancy place, also very instagramable. The prices are on a little expensive though, so if you’re on a budget then this is not the right place for you! The food overall is good, very unique and different, loved the drinks options and the pasta! They’re Kids friendly, instagramable, got loadsss of parking, and they’ve free wifi! πŸ˜€

Hope my blog was helpful for you and for further information you can check them out on Black Salt 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 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˜€

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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˜€

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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!

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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˜€