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

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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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Fancy making your own sushi? Try out their masterclass at Town Center Mall Jumeirah.
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

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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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Twist Of Taste At PepperMill Restaurant

I am a confessed shopaholic, browsing stores is my hobby! While doing all that hard work I keep searching for good places to eat within the malls. I have decided on my favorites in every mall and my latest addition to favorites list is Peppermill restaurant at Dubai Festival City Mall.
This restaurant is waterfront facing which gives a beautiful view for lunches and great for enjoying cool breeze in evening. We were provided chef’s specials for reviewing. We begain our courses with soups, presentation was spot on! Tomato Shorba the soup was delicious and a hearty bowl is sufficient for my lunch. Also we tried the lentil shorba which was delicious too but I would still prefer the former.
 For starters we were offered sukha bhel ( dry savouries), palak chaat and chaat platter(samosa, pani puri, Palak chaat, fried potatoes). We were so full by the end of our appetizers.. however there was still the platter for grills and our mains and dessert too!
The tandoori platter consists of soya chaap (cutlets), assorted mushrooms, Portuguese potatoes & marinated cottage cheese cubes. The quantity of the platters is again huge! These platter both are easily sharable between a family of four to six. A very generous portion is indeed enjoyable!
Our mains consisted of vegetarian Biryani, broccoli & zucchini musallam, mutter paneer and cheese naans( baked flat breads). The most delicious was the broccoli and zucchini mussalam! Served in makhani sauce this dish is one I will never forget. It’s decadent and presented gorgeously! The mutter paneer is essentially hollowed cottage cheese chunk stuffed with mashed and spiced peas topped with a rich gravy. Again spot on with presentation and taste!
To end our meal we tried our coconut cream pannacota which was topped with sorbet, candied fennel seeds. The dish was refreshing and light. A portion again is easily shareable by two.
I felt the service was a bit off as it was late in the evening. However throughout the courses the team served with a smile which is something very important. In was pretty late and yet there were customers flocking in to enjoy the twist to humble Indian dishes. I was surprised to see that apart from Asians, there were a lot of locals as well who were clearly enjoying their time.
Overall, if you are looking to try interesting twists to Indian cuisine then you must note down peppermill in your list!
  • Kids friendly
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Vegan friendly ( advance notification required to restaurant)
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Shareable portions

Contact : 04 2881587 (DFC mall), 02 6225586 (Al Wahda Abu Dhabi)

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Good Hair Days With Palmers Raw Shea Range

Who doesn’t love beautiful bouncy hair? gorgeous hair is an asset everyone wants. I am particularly possessive about my locks, I refrain from using products that are harmful or full of chemicals. I would want the same for you all as well. There are a lot of factors that affect the hair, internally such as lack of vitamins & mineral and externally like use of chemicals. While we can take care of our diets by including good source of protein and vitamin B12, Vitamin D and more. Externally we can protect hair by minimizing the use of heat and chemicals all together. Chemicals are present in shampoos, hair masques, colors and more. While the heat comes from straighteners, blow dryers and such.

if you think you are just a shampoo and go kind of person so you are safe then you are totally wrong! Hair shampoos do contain a lot of chemicals, some even cause scalp to get itchy or even promote hairfall.

Now I know you must be a bit scared but worry not because I am here to help you or rather palmers new Raw Shea range is..

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Lets first learn about the products

  • Their raw, natural shea butter is ethically sourced in Burkina Faso Africa.
  • Raw Shea shampoo and conditioner are infused with essential moisturizers and nutrients to detangle, de-frizz, smooth and soften hair.
  • parabens, NO sulfates, NO mineral oil, NO phthalates and No dyes.
  • Core contents are African Shea Butter, Keratin Protein, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E

Verdict:

Firstly, both the shampoo and conditioner are having a beautiful yet naturally sweet fragrance that attracts you towards the product. I am dividing my review so thats its easier for you to decide on whats suitable.

Shampoo:

Beautiful fragranced and free of dyes and nasties, this product works really well on my colored hair. My haircolor was just shining after the wash. Not only that, my hair flt softer, smoother and easier to manage! Also the fragrance of the shampoo lasted more than two days which has never happened with me before. Also I have been noticing reduction in hairfall post usage of this shampoo.

Conditioner:

Fragrance is same or sightly stronger in the conditioner. Product is easier to work with as you just have to apply after wash and leave it in there for a good 5 minutes. Rinse and you are ready to roll! My hair went from limp to bouncy in just two tries of this conditioner. Also i felt they were tamed enough to be styled without a styling cream!

Dont believe it? See it yourself 🙂

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Overall, I am in love with Palmer’s Raw Shea Shampoo and conditioner range! My hair have never felt so good and smooth after washes. I have in past used luxury products that are of similar idea (no dyes, no nasties) however, never have I come across a product that it appeals me in one go. I am excited for you all to try this gorgeous product as well.

PS: products provided by Palmer’s before it hits the shelves. Needs at least two to three tries to get the best results. Suitable for all hair types. I did not have any dandruff issues prior to use, however the product also claims to eliminate this common problem.

 

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

Carnival By Tresind Season 3 Review

Carnival By Tresind is only getting better every season. For starters they have introduced a new section small plates. While other fine dining restaurants have increased the costs, Carnival has bought them down by reducing the portion sizes.
The amuse bouche for season three was the truffle bun. So delicious that I would gobble more than one of these.
We tried the chef’s tasting menu and every dish he we tried was really interesting. Especially their version of P,B & J which has slabs of paneer stacked together served with berry jam.
My only dislike from the entire set courses that I tried was the Gatte Ki Sabzi which didn’t taste anything interesting.
This season Carnival has upped their cocktail game with crazy cocktails like the grenade, Toddy which was actually served with a toddy field presentation. The eye of the tiger which was presented beautifully & my favorite the Irish Bar.
From the desserts, I would highly recommend the Palang Tod ( breaking the bed would be a literal translation). Cooked milk resembling like crumbles
topped with nuts. This dish is decadent! We also tried the gems ( M & Ms of INDIA) inspired dessert that was stuffed with mango puree. This dessert was a good too but for me the former one was the winner!
Overall, Carnival By Tresind’s menu is always exciting that this time around they have left no stone unturned. Quirky concepts and interesting dinnerware used throughout our courses definitely left a huge impact! No wonder why the celebrities choose to dine here.
Full Bar Available
Brunch
Wifi
Luxury Dining
Valet Parking Available
Kid Friendly
Contact 04 4573732 for reservations

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