Bollywood Dreams At Bol Gappa Restaurant

After a fun filled day at Bollywood parks & Motiongate, my family and I headed to Bol Gappa.  We were famished and ready to devour anything that was bought to us! Coming back the the restaurant, I really loved the décor done, movie posters, dialogues on the wall and such. Does the food do justice? Read further to know.

We started off with Mango lassi, Berry Mojito and Lemon Mint and for starters we were suggested Mexican bhel, paneer diljale and pot pataka. Of the three we unanimously selected pot pataka because it wasn’t spicy and perfect little dumplings were delicious to enjoy!

Our mains consisted of penne pasta in creamy mushroom sauce, vegetable biryani and paneer tikka wrap. All the three were too good in terms of taste and pricing. The mains are portioned heartily! I have never seen a huge bowl of pasta been served for a price as little as AED39. Our jolly server Mr. Raj was a fun person to interact with. His suggestions were spot on and were almost winners (except Mexican bhel which is a spicy affair!)

For desserts we opted for gajar ka halwa spring rolls & banoffee pie.  The banoffee pie presentation would put cafes to shame. Spun sugar works and berries! With only a glitch that this pie lacked the rich cream topping one would generally expect in a regular banoffee pie. Nevertheless it was delicious! Another beauty was the gajar ka halwa spring rolls which were mindblowing. That is the exact word that comes to my mind when I think of this dessert. Taste was almost as good as churros and serving it with vanilla ice cream.. Hallelujah!

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location: Outside Bollywood Park, India Gate, Riverland, Dubai Park & Resorts, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai

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Burger Time At Blaze Burgers

Blaze Burger is a famous burger place all the way from Bahrain. They serve the hottest sauces and the most delicious shakes! Does this vegetarian survive in a place for meat lovers? Read to know..

My guest opted for beef burger while I opted for the only vegetarian option the portabella mushroom burger in brown bun. Topped with nuclear mustard, my burger was super spicy! I also tried a similar combination in lettuce which was a decent choice. We tried angry fries which were again topped with spicy chilli paste and jalepenos. I stuck to simple cheese fries because I cannot bear too much spicy food. Along with burgers we opted for lemon mint drink and apple mojito, both were refreshing! My maltersers milkshake was heavenly and I would definitely recommend everyone to try it.

To end our meal we had Churros filled ice cream and skillet chocolate cake. Bought were huge portions which can easily be shared and were so so good!

I would love to visit Blaze burger more often because you can DIY your own toppings, burgers and everything. However finding parking in JBR is a task in itself. When we had visited, two parking sections were closed and had to park pretty far and walk for a good fifteen minutes to reach the restaurant.

Visit for : DIY burgers, pick your own sauces and superb service.

contact: 04 2482914

Address: Sadaf, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai

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Authentic Turkish Cuisine At BABAJI

I never really got why my best friend is obsessed with Turkish cuisine. That was until I tried Babaji!
Located in Citywalk 2, Babaji offers Turkish dishes that are authentic & are made from scratch. My friend has been raving about them as she tried their branch in London. The staff were courteous & helped us suggesting dishes. We settled down for tomato & pomegranate salad, hummus, cheese Burek, four cheese pide, lamb kofta & chicken pide.
To be honest, all our dishes were so good that we enjoyed all. Especially the four cheese pide, it was fresh out of the stone oven and you can even request the chef to show you how its made. The soft breads, light turkish music in backdrop.. everything added to our lunch experience. Those who are new to this cuisine should also try burek that was stuffed with cheese under several layers of flaky pastry.
To end our meal we tried our three desserts! The kunafa, burma kadiyaf baklava & chocolate cake. Of the three my favorite was the baklava because it was Not too sweet but just perfect! My guest on other hand loved the kunafa. We unanimously voted the chocolate dish to be the weaker one in terms of taste.
Our food was presented in gorgeous white plates with blue motifs. The service was spot on right from the restaurant manager to our server Humaira who took care of all our needs.
Babaji is a must visit for those who want to try authentic turkish dishes!
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kid Friendly
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Weekend brunches

contact: 04 3854605

Location: City Walk, Al Safa Street, Al Wasl Area, Dubai

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Sushi Burrito – Where Japan Meets Mexico

Sushi Burrito is one of those fusion restaurants that offer you a unique combination of Mexican and Japanese.
We visited the emirates towers branch at DIFC that also offers complimentary valet parking( 2 hours )for the diners.
our choices consisted of DIY burrito which wasn’t the best I have had but fresh. The vegetarian sushi was passable too as it wasn’t prepared well. By that I mean the rolls were tied loosely. While few dishes mentioned earlier were a miss, what we really loved was the spicy edmame. The sauce on the edmame was fresh and lip smacking! My vegetarian poke is worth a mention too! Fresh vegetables and crunch from the nuts! I will definitely be ordering the same again.
My guest tried prawn tempura sushi which she loved! She also recommends the chicken katsu poke which was one of her favorites. For sweet endings, we tried the delicious mochi in mango & matcha, both were refreshing!
Overall, Sushiburrito is a great meal spot to try. The service is a bit slow but otherwise really friendly staff. I loved the decor & the long table dining option that is perfect for large families.

They have specials everyday of the week highlighting best dishes from Mexican & Japanese cuisine.

 

contact: 04 3798999

Address: Ground Level, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai

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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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Vegans Rejoice At Baker & Spice

Fresh organic produce is one thing I always stress on. I love the crunch of the vegetables, the colors and how gorgeous they look! One restaurant’s name that always pops up in my head is Baker & Spice. I have a lot of memories attached to this restaurant as it was my dad’s favorite. Right after shopping from farmer’s market, picking out fresh produce we (dad and I) use to head to baker & Spice souk Al Bahar for a slice of cake & coffee.
Recently, Baker & Spice invited me to try out their vegan/vegetarian options from the menu. A visit to their branch bought back all the memories. Did the food quality change?  With time they have only improved upon the flavors, the textures and the techniques.
We started off with Avocado feta salad & Burrata. The avocado feta salad was just perfect with confit tomatoes cutting down the richness of the cheese. Our burrata was fantastic too! Fresh burrata with pesto & pinenuts a classic combination that never fails. To wash it down we had our charcoal lemonade & Apple mojito. Charcoal lemonade was tad sweet for my liking but I loved the presentation.
Our mains are something I cannot stop talking about. My beetroot bucatini was really impressive! A resident dish on the menu this is the kind of dish I expect for vegetarians. Served with organic spinach, chickpea curry and coconut, this dish was a hit. My guest’s main was squash tortellini with goat’s cheese. Now my guest is really fussy and not someone who experiments beyond basic vegetables and fruits. This dish was new to him too and the flavors were just perfect! This dish was one of specials of the day and kudos to the chef for such a creation. Both bucatini beetroot pasta and tortellini dish were handmade!
After delicious mains, we set off to try some desserts. Chocolate sundae was something that caught my eye and my guest opted for chocolate torte. The sundae consisted of their in house baked brownie. Both our desserts were heavenly as they are always at Baker & Spice. I have been ordering cookies and bakes from them for years so there is absolutely no doubt about the quality of their products.
With views of mighty Burj Khalifa & Dubai fountains, Souk Al Bahar branch is the best of all to visit.There are ample amount of dishes for both vegetarians & non vegetarians. All dishes are made with organic local produce that they have always been associated with. I reckon this place would be perfect for a lunch date! The ever smiling staff were friendly and helpful with menu options. They were even careful of allergies and suggested dishes as per our liking.
More vegan/vegetarian options are avavailable on Monday as they have Meatless Monday promotion.
Contact: 04 4252240, 04 4252241
Address: Level 2, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Breakfast
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Alcohol Available
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Desserts and Bakes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Organic Produce

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Italian Piadas In Dubai- Piadera

Piadera offers diners a chance to try the authentic Italian street food (piadas) with their own twist! I recently got a chance to try some of their delights. Read more to know.
They serve delicious dishes such as burrata, calzones & piadas of course. For those who aren’t familiar with piadas, these are flatbreads similar to pita but made in olive oil and cooked on a grid. Slightly thicker so that it can hold all the delicious filling!
We tried foccacia veggie, vegana piada, red calzone and mushroom pasta for our mains. The best of the lot was definitely the red calzone as it was stuffed with fresh mozzarella. I loved the vegana piada too as its made with soft tofu & olives. The pasta were a bit dry for my liking.
Our desserts were fabulous too.The chocolate torte was thick almost like cousin of a brownie. Our tiramisu was classic and delicious as well.
Piadera is best for those looking to try something new for their lunches/dinners. Their prices are reasonable and the variety of vegetarian dishes is great too!
Contact: 04 3387474
Location: Offices 1, One Central, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

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