Desi Pizza From OvenStory

I was at office when I discovered that ovenstory is now in Dubai! I had tried them on my last vacation to India so I knew what to expect from their pizzas! The sauces are packed with flavor and the pizzas are generously topped with cheese 🙂

Ordered a large one because I knew that the moment the pizza waft is in pantry, a few of my lovely colleagues will definitely want some. I tried of the cottage tikka pizza (paneer pizza) very desi and delicious! I am a regular now because their pizzas are just so good! To those who arent use to spicy or power packed flavors the pizzas from here will be intense for those but they are definitely different and worth a try!

find them on Ovenstory Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

or call the on +97142471133

location: Karama and Business Bay

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Healthy Eating with Barsalata

While the restrictions have been eased, number of cases for Covid 19 are increasing. Therefore its really important that we boost our immune system with some healthy and good food.

Barsalata does just that with neatly packaged food made in hygienic environment. I tried out their spinach and ricotta rolls for appetizer, warm bowl with quinoa and tahina, pasta and pesto salad for mains. Definitely doesn’t disappoint as the food is delicious!

Check out their menu on Zomato BarSalata | Salads & Healthy Bites Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

or contact on +97143502018

location: DIFC

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Al Seef’s Gem- KP Vibes

Kailash Parbat, a well known vegetarian restaurant brand that has branches across the globe has launched a new concept restaurant known as KP Vibes

Located at Al Seef Dubai, this licensed restaurant offers interesting twist to Indian cuisine.
We tried their famous dishes from menu, pav bhaji fondue, paneer chow chow, paneer tikka pizza, thai green curry, vegetarian chowmein & paneer sizzler. All the dishes are great quantity wise & quality wise. We loved the chowmein noodles & the sizzler too. However the pav bhaji fondue could have been accompanied better with soft pav rather than croutons. The pizza had great flavor but the crust was overcooked and hadn’t risen well. We loved our desserts, the malai kulfi was delicious & jalebi rabri too.
If you are seated at the terrace you can also enjoy drinks from the bar that opens 2pm onward. Absolutely stunning views and you can also choose to be seated indoors where they have live music bands and shows. They do have a good range of non alcoholic drinks as well.
With stunning bar settings, killer drinks & gorgeous views Kp Vibes nails the ambiance quotient. They do have a kids play area as well which is free for diners. The restaurant is family friendly & wheelchair friendly as well. They have a elevator for those who wish to visit the bar area.

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Where?: Kailash Parbat, Al Seef, Al Seef Street, Umm Hurair, Dubai
Contact:04 3492771

KP Vibes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday Brunch At Nara Pan Asian

I love brunches as they are the best way to unwind on weekend. This week it was Nara that serves Pan asian cuisine.
What attracted me towards this brunch is the fact that every section of the brunch had choices for vegetarians. At this day and age where vegetarianism is a popular lifestyle choice, some brunch spots still disappoint by providing only salads! At Nara, things are different. There are multiple choices for vegetarians and non vegetarians to enjoy.
We started off with some delicious appetizers. Mine was the papaya salad which they absolutely nailed! Also the other dish, dynamite broccoli was so so good! I was only wishing the portion of these was larger..but well we had to move to the next course.
We tried out the unlimited dimsums from which my edamame truffle dimsum was heavenly! My guest opted for chicken ones which he liked as well.
Our next course was the sushi. I tried the veggie ones which were pretty average.
Moving to our mains, I went for the classic green curry with stir fried noodles whilst my guest opted for chicken katsu. My green curry was absolutely perfect! Creamy, slight heat from the red chilies and the fragrance of Thai basil. This green curry quickly climbed to my favorites list!
For the desserts we had a trio platter to share. Exotic fruit skewers (thai mango & dragon fruit), a pot of creme brulee & yuzu ice cream. I would happily skip these for another round of their delicious dimsums.
Our server was super friendly & great at suggestions! Everything from bao buns to dimsums is handmade by a chef of Asian ethnicity.
If you are looking to try out some delicious Asian cuisine, I highly recommend Nara to you.

 

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Brunch prices:
AED 199 (Inclusive of Soft Drinks)
AED 299 (Inclusive of House Beverages)
Reservations recommended.
Contact: 055 8390110
Location: Lake Level, Near Movenpick Hotel, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai

NARA Pan Asian Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

Ben's Cookies - The Dubai Mall Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Chilling At Kava & Chai Al Seef Dubai

Kava & Chai is hugely popular in emirate of Sharjah. I have been to their university city branch and it’s a perfect grab and go outlet.
They recently have opened up at Al Seef Dubai. A larger branch, gorgeous views of creek. I can totally vision myself visiting here more in winters. Enjoying a great cuppa along with some snacks. On my recent visit to this branch I was forced to sit inside because it was so humid in the afternoon. However once inside I was enjoying my delicious detox drink called green veggie blend. Kale, green apples and baby spinach have never tasted so good!
My guest loved his signature chai latte, it was strong and perfect accompaniment to his chicken ceasar salad. I tried out the cauliflower & quinoa salad which was a great portion for the price and tasted so good. We also tried out the halloumi sandwich, pistachios and halloumi a match made in heaven!
Coming to desserts, we tried the oreo red velvet cake. The looks of this one are clearly deceiving. It was moist, the gooey chocolate center and perfectly sweet! this dish was a treat. Our second dessert, the carrot cake was again delicious and lovely!
Kava & chai has range of teas to try from. Their staff members are well aware about the infusions offered and they are more than willing to educate guests of the blends on offer. I would have loved to try these but since I am off caffeine, I couldn’t really taste their lovely selection.
Visit for great views, especially during sunsets and fabulous selection of hot beverages.
contact: 04 3941201
Location: S 26, Al Seef, Al Seef Street, Umm Hurair, Dubai

Kava & Chai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

New Launches at Seattle’s Best Coffee

World famous Seattle’s best coffee is a familiar spot for many.  Their freshly brewed coffee and baked goodies have been my favorite for years.

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I was invited to try out their newly launched light meals menu and I must say it’s definitely worth a try!

Giving middle eastern touch to the menu is the zaater lebneh dip & beetroot hummus. Both of them are great to go snacks and not to forget how healthy they are. They do have soups and salads which are great for light lunch. My greek salad was a really hearty portion and love the dressing with it.  SBC has also introduced wide range of reasonably priced wraps, I went for the veggie wrap and my guest opted for halloumi pesto sandwich. Clear winner from the two would be the latter one as it was moist and perfect! We would have loved it more if it were in multigrain bread.

To cool ourselves off, we tried the deliciously thick chocolate milkshake which was  perfect to wash down all the dishes we tried. The waft of freshly baked cinnabon was irresistible so we skipped desserts and went for a chocobon & pecanbon. Needless to say, both were amazing and possibly the freshest of all the branch I have had at. You can watch them make it fresh!

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Great little spot for casual meetings and some hot cinnabons!

Location: Next to Hyper Panda, Level 1, Dubai Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City, Dubai

They do deliver as well. Contact 600522273 for more info

Seattle's Best Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Momo Magic At Real Momos

Karama’s hidden gem and loved by all, Real momos is truly unbeatable! I always tried their takeaway and when given am opportunity to review them, I chose to dine in!
It’s a small cafeteria with basic tables & chairs. The place has quickly caught up the attention of the youth as many were found hanging around and ordering takeaways.Our order consisted of steamed veggie momos, tandoori paneer momos ( yes you read it right T A N D O O R I), Chinese bhel & soft drinks . Now the concept of tandoori momos, I hadn’t heard of them before so I was very excited to dig into the gorgeous orange momos & see how they have developed the required flavor.

The tandoor flavor is there. I felt the filling was a bit under in terms of flavor & quantity for the paneer momos. The steamed veggie momos were nice and moist. Served with tangy chilli sauce, the taste reminded me of road side eateries in Delhi/Mumbai. What’s interesting is that even though the momos are been steamed/ fried/ tandoori-fied the outter layer is delicate & perfectly carries the filling. The Chinese bhel was flavorful and a party in my mouth. Sweet, tangy, sour paired with crunchy lightly sauteed vegetables.

Overall I felt this place is really for those people who crave desi Chinese flavors which we would generally find around India. A clean & budget friendly joint for casual hangouts. I did love their version of thai green curry and would have loved more if they served it with Jasmine rice. Nevertheless our vegetarian noodles went well too! They do prepare the sauces and mixes by themselves. I love how passionate they are about bringing authentic flavors to diners.
Contact: 04 3411379
05 29358414
 Address: Shop 2, Art Court Building, Near Rose Studio, Westzone Supermarket, Al Karama, Dubai

Real Momos Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Spanish Food Affair With Espana Dubai

Espana has been voted as the chefs choice of restaurant recently. So when I got the invite, I was certainly excited to try out the same. I must admit though, I generally prefer tapas because not at every place you get vegetarian options especially the paella. So I brought along a friend who is a Spanish food expert.
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We started off our evening with some delicious sangria, an entire pitcher fell short to us! It was delicate and I would definitely prefer to cool off with it in summers. We Also enjoyed some scrumptious tapas, namely stuffed potatoes with mushrooms & goat’s cheese crouquetas. My guest enjoyed her chicken skewers dish.
The tapas are priced well for the portions served. It’s not to tiny and perfect for a light bite. Following our tapas experience we had vegetarian paella & my guest had seafood one. I have had a chance try vegetarian paella only twice. Once in Casa De Tapas & once here. I was surely surprised by the variety offered for vegetarians which definitely makes a decent meal. My guest’s seafood paella was filled with mussels, octopus & prawns all cooked to perfection(guest opinion)!
We ended our meal with delicious churros that were served with chocolate chilli sauce & carrot cheesecake. The former was a standout while the latter dessert was not really impressive. We paired our churros with Macchiato Martini which was a strong choice of drink but went really well with the desserts.
Overall, it was fun night at Espana and I will certainly be visiting the place again for ladies night. We loved the live music feature. Unsure of what is the exact decor inspiration however its quirky and attractive!
Contact: 04 4551652 for reservations or visit Espana.ae
Address: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Near Century Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai
Restaurant features:
Wheelchair Accessible

Full Bar Available

Brunch

Nightlife

Valet Parking Available

Outdoor Seating

Private Dining Area Available

Wifi

Free Parking

Live Music

Espana - Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Farzified At Farzi Cafe Dubai!

Why Farzi? Because Farzi means creating an illusion. What you see is not what you always taste! That is the success mantra of Farzi cafe, a modern spice bistro by Zorawar Kalra.
Farzi cafe changed the scene of Indian cafes. New experiences and exquisite ingredients excite the diners. After gaining huge popularity in India, Farzi cafe opened its doors in Dubai.
I have tried the food at Farzi Cafe Mumbai and our experience earlier had been fabulous! Does the Dubai branch match the expectations? Read on to know.
My guest and I visited on a very busy Friday. The restaurant was packed with diners and not a single table was left empty for long. Looking at this it definitely did increase our expectations. For appetizers we were provided, tandoori wild mushrooms, walnut with truffle haze, Tandoori chilli cheese kulchas, daal aranchini & Chaat puffs. We were also served drinks such as chai soda & Pinacolada both with quirky presentation! Of all the dishes,my guest and I loved the tandoori mushrooms & paneer kulchas.
Coming to our mains, we tried Chermoula Crusted Paneer Tikka & vegetarian potato burger. Both delicious on their own way!
To end our meal we tried two stunning desserts. One named the dirt pile and other was a version of gulab jamun and rabri. The desserts impressed us massively! The deconstructed mud cake also known as THE DIRT PILE is Cleverly disguised as mud, the crumbles of cake are moist. The dish comes complete with a spade so that you can dig out some delicious elements such as fennel crumble, nuts, berries, chocolate truffles and even ice cream!
The service is quick and despite the crowd, the staff were very attentive.  Special thanks to the Manager Mr Manish for taking care of all our needs.
We were totally Farzified by the food and its presentation. The dishes are worth the wait and price wise everything on menu is reasonable. We are definitely going back to try more dishes!
Contact: 04 3942556/ 0526892012 for reservations. 
Location: CITY WALK, Al Safa & Al Wasl Road Intersection, Al Safa, Dubai
– free wifi
– reservations recommended
– wheelchair friendly
– kids friendly
– vegan/vegetarian dishes available
– outdoor seating available

Farzi Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato