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˜€

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.

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˜€

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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