Choco-licious Choco Monarch

Lately, many cafes have sprouted around Dubai that offer crepes, ice creams, desserts of various kinds. These type of cafes make perfect hangout those like me who love sweet dishes.
My quest to find some delicious desserts lead me to Choco monarch. Located in Al Ghurair, this store offers chocolate based desserts and shakes. My guests and me tried various dishes. Starting from chocolate fondue to pancakes to lava cake. The best part about their dishes is the generous use of good quality chocolate, both dark & milk. The service is quick and place is always packed with crowd of various ages because everyone loves chocolate!
Choco monarch keeps offering various discounts & also special rates for students. Otherwise too their prices are pretty reasonable. Do check them out and let me know if you liked my suggestion ❤
Location: 2nd Floor, Al Ghurair Center, Al Rigga, Dubai
Contact: 04 2551183

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Drool-worthy! Mr. Ben’s Cookies Dubai Mall

My biggest weakness is desserts & sweets. I can’t stop thinking about them and trying out new ones every time I celebrate me cheat day. I call it a celebration because why not? My body deserves a day’s break! So one fine cheat Day, I visited Mr. Ben’s cookies at Dubai Mall.
The waft is enough to draw you closer to them. The freshly baked cookies were flying off the shelves. I skipped my lunch for this so I wasn’t going to go with one cookie. I had three.. one bite of their delicious cookies and I forgot what calories are.. I forgot sugar and everything else. Goey, melting chocolate in the center is a sight that makes me weak!
Suggestions, do try the triple chocolate cookie and the date & chocolate cookie. Both are sweet and heavenly. They were so good I had get a box for home too. Pair it with hot cocoa and you are good to go!

 

Their branch at Dubai Mall has limited seating but if you do get a chance.. get it and consume it at soonest.
Apologies if my images made you drool ❤
Location: Lower Ground Level, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Phone: +97143253391

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Dessert Heaven – Sukkar

I am a hardcore dessertarian which is why most of the time my instagram is filled with images of various desserts. When an invite from lovely lads at Sukkar popped up, I was super excited to visit them & try out their delicious offerings. Sukkar in Arabic means sugar & the name is apt for sweet treats they offer.
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Located next to my favorite Logma, this place was once for brownie box. Same has been replaced with Sukkar.  Whatever I tried, everything was proportionate to price & quantity. We tried, arabian affagato, rose kunefe cheesecake, pretzel brownie, massive snickers milkshake, nutella well, assorted puffs & rosemilk cheesecake.
My favorites will always be the nutella well & pistachio & rose milk cake. I have never had a more moist milk cake.
If you haven’t visited sukkar yet.. Do make sure to try out their desserts once. I would skip multiple meals to try out their sugary goodies ❤
I will let the images talk to you & tempt you!

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 Location: BOXPARK, Al Wasl Road, Al Safa, Dubai
Contact: 04 4376048

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A Cool Hangout Spot – Dip N Dip

Coming back from a rough day at work, my colleagues and I stopped over at Dip N Dip, Jumeirah in search of some chocolate-y goodness.
Ended up trying their famous brownie crepe which was super soft and delicious! Topped with Belgium chocolate this warm treat is perfect for a cold and windy day. Apart from the brownie crepe, we also tried out the waffle stick which was a bit chewy and strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, a sort of low carb option.
Dip N Dip is a casual dine in/takeaway place. Red and white runs in their decor which are the colors seen in their logo as well. The staff were courteous and smiling throughout the service.
If you are a chocolate lover, this place is a must visit. Dip N Dip has wide variety of crepes, bakery items and ice creams. A cozy hangout place with chocolate fountain for view.
Excuse the sorry image, our phones were as drained of energy as us.
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Cost : AED 80
Location: Reem Mall, Near Emirates NBD, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai
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Dessert Heaven At Divan Patisserie

Ever dreamt of place that serves decadent cakes, a chocolate fountain and waft of chocolate everywhere?
I think our dreams have just been fulfilled with Divan Patisserie’s new store at Dubai Mall.
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Divan is a well know Turkish brand from Divan group of companies. I didn’t know much about them prior my visit but once I did, I can’t stop talking about them. The store is located at the lower ground level just next to my once a favorite La cure Gourmande.
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My guest and I opted to try their signature Hot chocolate that is served in a delicate flute glass, loved the presentation and the drink was so rich full of chocolaty goodness. A tray full of chocolates were served all of different kinds, some dark, some milk based all so melt in mouth and divine !
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The Turkish coffee we tried was super strong and perfect blend for my office mornings. post my caffeine fix we tried some mini cakes that were looking gorgeous! the most delicious one was the one with macaroons.
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All the dishes including the macaroons and cakes are prepared fresh but their mixes are prepared and bought from Turkey. I am not a fan if Turkish delights but I was totally gorging on them here because they were so fresh and perfectly chew-able. apart from these sweeties they also serve the famous Buraks which are filo pastries filled with cheese or spinach and cheese mix. it’s not their forte and not the best I have had but a good accompaniment with your tea/coffee.
The chocolate fountain is another delicious treat to watch! I totally forgot about the Dubai Mall fountain after watching this beauty… so sinful, so mesmerizing!
Whether you opt to dine in or pick up some assortments both the ways the service is quick. they offer in house chocolates, biscuits,Turkish delights, mini cakes, assorted mini savories, buraks, coated nuts, cakes per KG, macaroons and even cater to events. they do have prepacked gift assortments too which are perfect to giveaway to your loved ones.
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Personally recommending the place to try their fantastic offerings.
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Contact : 04 3253204

ChocoLak Premium Chocolates + Giveaway (Open to GCC)

Chocolates are loved by everyone (well most do!) and when it’s premium quality of chocolates who can say no to it?

I have discovered the loved Choco Lak website where you can buy/gift premium quality chocolates and get it delivered right at your doorstep!

The delivery happens in a special ice box that comes with ice packs and the box of chocolates neatly wrapped inside all safe and sound.

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Choco lak delivers in following countries -UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon.

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If you are from above countries, follow steps below to be in to win!

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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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