Sushi Stories At Sumo Sushi & Bento

As you may have read before, I wasn’t particularly fond of sushi earlier because I always thought it would contain fish. I am not a seafood person at all so that was no-no zone for me. However ever since I have started blogging about my conversion to vegetarianism I have discovered many restaurants that offer sushi dishes that are vegetarian. When I got an invite from Sumo Sushi & Bento to try out their vegetarian menu I was surprised to see that actually have a detailed two page menu for folks like me!
Definitely I squealed in joy because finally there is a restaurant who wants to do something for those who don’t prefer seafood.
We started off with vegetable Harumaki, Tofu steak, Avocado rolls, vegetable gyozas,  delicious sparklers such as sumojito & a berry drink. Honestly there was literally no dish that we didn’t like! My guest and I savoured it all and we tried more.
Our mains included veggie vietnam, veggie ramen, forbidden rolls, futomaki & tempura rolls. I know it’s a lot but honestly I wanted to try all of these so that I can find my favorites. Little did I know I will fall in love with all that I tried. All sushi dishes were prepared skillfully and no two dishes despite similar ingredients tasted the same.
Coming to our desserts, weopted for the green matcha roll, fried tempura ice cream and Kasutera lotus cake. I loved all three but my favorite has to be the tempura ice cream that was hot on the outside and warm inside ❤
The service throughout was fantastic! Special thanks to our friendly servers, Ms Ebeth & Mr Bishnu for being so patient with our orders and explaining every dish that was served. The ever smiling staff are backed by super sweet area manager Ms Rachel.
Overall, if you are looking to try some delicious Japanese fusion dishes and sushi, you must visit Sumo Sushi and Bento! They also have a rewards card where you can earn rewards in form discounts which is absolutely great! The prices anyways are very reasonable with dishes starting from AED20, this could be a fabulous place for lunch dates!
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Rating them a solid FIVE on FIVE for flavours, pricing and service.
  • Kids friendly
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Shareable portions
  • Wifi Available
  • Takeaway Available
  • Lunch Views

Contact: 04 4560797 for inquiries

Sumo Sushi & Bento Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Spreading Unicorn Fever – Unicorn Vibes Sweets

Unicorn trend is just setting in UAE. At first it was the unicorn latte from various places and now an entire cafe is themed around the same. Unicorn vibes sweets is located in business bay and offers variety of homemade ice cream flavors like cookie monster, peanut butter and many more. They also have ice cream sandwiches, cookies, unicorn water, flavoured water, lattes.
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Definitely the cafe is trending all over social media especially Instagram. The cafe is actually smaller in size and can accommodate around maximum 12 people. When I had visited it was crowded with families & teenagers of course all had come around to try the unicorn delights!
In terms of taste, we tried all the flavours and peanut butter was my favorite. You can choose to have in a cup or cone and every serving comes with two free toppings. Was the taste worth a drive? I am not so sure in that aspect as the flavors need major improvement. The ice cream is not creamier as one would expect and also the flavors do not stand out. The unicorn water is a strawberry flavored water which is just about fine. The cookie sandwich is something one should try!  I also happened to try milkshake which was refreshing.
Overall, ice cream flavours & the service needs to improve massively. The cafe is a hit already and if these elements are taken care of then they would definitely rock! With is h cute quotes, glitter wall, unicorn toys and an entire wall poster with wings where one can stand and take an “angelic” shot of themselves this cafe is totally Insta Worthy!
  • Instagrammable Cafe
  • Perfect for kids
  • Walk in only
  • Wheelchair freindly
  • Fresh Cookies & cones
  • Ample parking available
Location: Near Bridge City Minimart, Business Bay, Dubai

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Cheese Dreams At Shami Gourmet

Do you crave middle eastern food when you travel outside the mid-east? I certainly get withdrawal symptoms and start frantic searches for places that serve my beloved manaoushe & falafel. The best of which you can find only in UAE. In UAE is the polar opposite as you will find every nook and corner restaurant serving felafels & Shawarma. Sorting out the best ones in my job.
I was invited to try out levantine vegetarian offerings at Shami Gourmet. They offer a wide range of dishes right from grills to gelatos. They do have decent vegetarian options for one to make a meal of. I tried,out the grilled halloumi, cold mezze platter, Arabic falafel, mix cheese manaoush and fatayer.
The food is excellent for the price they are offered on. Everything Is fairly reasonable and portions are good too! Open style kitchen gives you a glimpse of how you order is made. The staff at all times were wearing gloves and disposal head caps.
For desserts my guests and I opted for snickers gelato & berry cheesecake. The former was my favorite of the two as the gelato was creamy & absolutely on money. The generous staff let me try all the flavours they offer. Mango sorbet & ferrero rockers were my favorite of the lot. The cheesecake on the other hand was decent enough.
The day I visited they were facing some aircon issues. Despite that the staff were making a constant effort to keep all the customers satisfied. They are more popular for their deliveries as I sat there watching deliveries fly out constantly.
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Overall, Shami Gourmet is a good option to try. Their prices are reasonable and the dishes are fresh & delicious! Special thanks to chef and team for taking care of all our requirements.
  • Breakfast
  • Home Delivery
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kid Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Vegan/Vegetarian friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly

Shami Gourmet Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fine Dine In Jumeirah- The Vintage Room

The vintage room at Jumeirah 1 is a fairly new one. Located right next to the McDonald’s drive thru, this place offers you a unique dine in experience. Cuisines on offer are Indian & Italian my two most favorites.
We set to order our appetizers, I chose the vegetarian platter while my guest opted for Crostone Caprese. Unfortunately as burrata wasn’t available we had to settle down for patate all aribiatta. My vegetarian kabab platter was choice of any four kababs from their menu. The most interesting one was nadru makhne ke kabab which is essentially lotus stem kababs. This dish was recommended to me by their manager and it is worth a try! My guest’s dish was a hearty portion of baked potatoes with rosemary which were just fine.
For our mains I thought of twisting it around and opting for Italian. I opted for vegetariana pizza, ravioli in alfredo sauce and penne in alfredo sauce. One bite was all it took for me to realise that this was the authentic stuff! The dishes tasted really good and the pasta were perfectly al dante! Not a lot of restaurants that offer Indian cuisine cook pasta correctly so this was a first for me. The ravioli too was stuffed perfectly! Upon inquiring I was been informed that they have an Italian chef who prepares all of the dishes and pasta are made fresh!
We were really stuffed but had to try out their red velvet kulfi which is highly talked of in social media. Also we tried out the tiramisu. The former was a great dish, light and creamy. Melt in mouth texture of the kulfi was a perfect end to our decadent meal. On the other hand, the tiramisu was not so exciting. What put me off was the use of sweetened cocoa powder that topped the tiramisu. It gave the dish that unnecessary sweetness.
The highlight of our meal was when their pianist played some lovely soothing music. We loved her performance and enjoyed our lunch in peace. Concerns were a bit on the service as it was slower than expected but as the food was served fresh I think it deserves time to be prepared.
Thanks to The vintage room team for the lovely invite.
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • vegan friendly
  • Live Music
  • Breakfast available
  • Family style dine in area

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Best Of Both Worlds At Scoozi Dubai

Dubai Mall is my absolute favorite place to be as I do my cardio here.. I mean my shopping . Along with plethora of brands and stores popping in there is a wide variety of dining options available too!

Spotted Scoozi in Dubai Mall that serves the two most popular cuisines, Japanese and Italian. At first I was wondering which cuisine to choose but since there was large variety my guests and I decided to order the best from both.

They have fantastic selection of coolers to begin with. My favorite of all was the strawberry cooler, so refreshing & the fruit flavor bursts out making even the most warmest days go cool. For appetizers my guests & I selected mozzarella crocante, vegetable spring rolls, Tricolore (burrata dish) and avocado maki. Surprisingly everyone voted for avocado maki & crocante to be the favorites from this set of courses. Rest of the dishes werent less delicious but these two were just perfect!

 

For mains we all went italian as vegetarian selections were not too many in japanese. We ordered a Margarita pizza, gnocchi quattro formaggi, ravioli & Farfelle Al Funghi.  Our favorite was definitely the gnocchi quattro formaggi as it was so creamy & so rich! All their dishes are well portioned and their pasta are all fresh! My guests were truly impressed with the main courses & so was I.

For desserts we opted for Chocolate fondant & Flourless chocolate cake. Both of them rich, chocolaty and simply superb! Lacked a bit in presentation but overall tasted really good!

My only concern was the service as it was a bit slow post the appetizers and the staff were hesitant to give their suggestions on the dishes. Also they weren’t attentive enough as many a times I had to repeat my queries.

Pro tip: If you ask for a table towards the fountains you get the perfect view without having to stand in crowds or even in heat for that matter of fact. Paired with delicious food, Scoozi makes the perfect place to dine in.

contact: 04 3399406 or 800726694 for reservations. 

Scoozi has two branches JBR & Dubai Mall.

  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • vegan friendly
  • takeaway available
  • Salad Bar available
  • Family style dine in area
  • Sushi Conveyor belt

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Salads & More At Richy’s

As I always say, dining in JLT is fun now that’s because there are so many options! One of delicious options is Richys that serves wraps salads and smoothies all day long!
I tried the following salads, some custom made and some of their in house specials.
Zippy Tofu salad with goma dressing is,a must try as its zingy and I love the addition of edamame beans to it.
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The Krunchy kale salad, again what a delicious combination with sweet potato and feta giving that creaminess.
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My diy salad ( tricolored fusilli/grilled portebello mushrooms/ sundried tomato/corn/zucchini/ olives/Mozzarella/basil pesto) not low carbohydrate dish but really filling and it’s perfect for a light lunch.
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They do offer delicious soups too. My favorite was the tomato and basil soup. Not a fan of fried crunchies but it adds a good crunchy element to the dish.
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They have interesting wraps as well. What I tried was their veggie wrap which I replaced the feta with halloumi. My only concern was that the dressing of the wrap was a bit salty.
Coming to the desserts, I absolutely loved the fresh strawberry cheesecake. It not overtly sweet but the right amount of sweet.
Overall, Richys is a really good option for those looking to try new and healthy salad combinations. Also those who love DIY-ing own wraps and salads is a great idea!
Find more about Richys on Richy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Contact them on 800742497 for orders

Restaurant Review: Logma, Boxpark

We were invited by Logma team to celebrate their first anniversary and the launch of their new menu. Logma has been like a regular hangout for me now. Whenever my friends and I want to chill out, we generally end up at Logma. However we always end up ordering logma fries & vegetable sambousas or cheese zaater bites. I had never had the privilege of having a proper meal at Logma until now. Knowing me, I love exploring the options for vegetarians and when I was been informed that there are ample vegetarian dishes to try, I jumped on the opportunity.

As I mentioned earlier, we had been to Logma previously but that was in the evening and late nights. The experience is different when reviewing versus when casually hanging out. This time I chose to visit at day time and as its very warm we were seated inside the restaurant. Simple wooden decor with hanging lanterns & articles of woven palm leaves gave a very modern yet traditional feel to the restaurant.

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We started our tasting session with some delicious cheese sambousas & the super famous logma fries. The cheese sambousas were exceptional! They have oman chips ( our beloved). Crispy, oozing with cheese & slight taste of spices from the chips, these sambousas won me over! Other winner for me was the logma fries with khaleeji spices & fried herbs which were super unique. For drinks we chose, passion of Arabia & horlicks shake.

Our next dishes to try were the pomegranate & mozzarella salad, cheese omelette, halloumi  khameer & felafel khameer. Each dish is of a generous portion & the pomegranate & mozzarella salad stole the show! It is a fantastic blend of rocca, vinaigrette dressing , pomegranate pearls & fresh mozzarella. The cheese omelette was fluffy, cheesy & heavy to have. A bit disappointed with the halloumi khameer as the dressing overpowered the actual taste of halloumi cheese. It was a bit too tomato-ey for me. I loved the felafel khameer though, light and filled with fresh veggies, tahina sauce , felafels & pickles. (see slideshow below)

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Coming to my favorite part, the desserts! We tried the Chebab Kateyaf that is a pancake stuffed with soft cheese & dates served with syrup & Rahash chocolate fondant. The portions of both the desserts is huggge and cannot be eaten by one person especially after trying out so many other dishes. The chocolate fondant was oozing with chocolate inside and the rahash bits was amazing!

 

To wash all down, we ordered the famous Karak Tea. It was flavorsome & typical khaleeji.

Overall, this was one of best tasting sessions we had ever attended. Right from the service to the portions & ambiance, everything was just perfect! Only concerns were a bit with the halloumi khameer which had become too soggy by the time I tried it & the taste was nothing like I was expecting.

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Despite being a busy weekend, the service was on point! With staff being alert & the manager catering to all the needs it looked like this is an every day affair for them. We spoke to a guest, a gentleman from Bahrain who was with his family of 16 people and he said he loved this place & visited often because his kids enjoy the ambiance.

Visit Logma for the khaleeji cuisine & excellent service! Special thanks to the manager Mr. Mazen & our server Ms Rhea who catered to all our needs.

Visit Logma at Boxpark, Al Safa. Recommending to reserve a table.

Contact: 80056462

 

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