The Cake Heaven: A Heaven Indeed…

I am solely writing this post to thank this kind lady who bakes the awesomest cakes ever! She has been baking cakes for all our friends’ birthdays from the past 2 years. The Cake Heaven, is a heaven for cake lovers indeed!

Fahmeeda Moosa, a dear friend now, keeps outdoing herself with every cake she provides. I, thank you for coming up with the best ideas for customized cakes, even when we come to you just 3 days before. Thank you for making such rich, chocolatey and delicious cakes.

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I remember this was the first cake we ordered. For a friend who’s a volleyball player. The cake was beautifully designed. And all of it was edible! Yes, the slippers and the shades too!

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These are some of the cakes done by Ms. Fahmeeda. She is quite a pro!

11310980_1664303153802947_1025194630_n Oh! And this one’s the best of all! My birthday cake! Designed for a girly girl who loves makeup! The best part is, all the cosmetics here are edible. They are made of fondant that is scrumptious. Also, you can keep them as mementos for however long you like! This was a year back, and I still have some of the brushes with me.

Looking forward to ordering more cakes in the future!

You can find The Cake Heaven on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCakeHeaven

Additionally, you might want to get in touch with Ms. Fahmeeda directly: https://www.facebook.com/fahmeeda.moosa

Brunch at Qureshi’s

I was invited to a Fridays brunch with family at Qureshi’s. It is located in the Country Club Hotel, Mankhool, Dubai. Since we were a bit late, we had to wait for a while. We were then ushered to a table by the manager, who made sure we were satisfied. The staff is very helpful and kept assisting us all through the afternoon. Continue reading “Brunch at Qureshi’s”

Ribbons, Balloons and Everything Nice

After hearing a lot about this newly opened bakery, I decided to pay it a little visit. Ribbons and Balloons is located near Haji Ali, in Oud Metha, Dubai. Upon entering this bakery, I was welcomed with a scent of freshly baked cakes. The interiors were pink and go very well with the name.

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Since I arrived a little early, they were still baking their cakes to be served in the evening. The manager at the bakery was very friendly, he helped me select and even suggested some of their specialties. I chose a piece of Nutella Cake, a Rocky Road brownie and a Chocolate Cupcake, and ordered for them to be taken away.

The Nutella Cake slice was delectable! It was chocolatey and gooey. ( I love these kind of desserts! ) The portion served was big enough to fill your tummy as it is quite rich and heavy.

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The Rocky Road brownie was filled with almonds and nuts ( Priced at AED 8 for one ). Though, it was a bit hard to eat since it had gotten dry. Not my most favorite, but I’d definitely love to try the chocolate brownies next time.

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And lastly, the chocolate cupcake ( AED 10 for one ) , this was a cute one. The cream on top was delicious and not too sweet. The cake with the cream was a good combination. A bit over priced, but oh well, you can spend sometimes 😉

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Since I didn’t have much time and was early, I couldn’t try the other stuff they had. Ribbons and Balloons also serves jar cakes that come in small, medium and large sizes. They do customized cakes as well and also have eggless and sugarfree cakes. This bakery makes it just perfect for everyone out there! Here’s a link to their Facebook page!

Do check it out and tell me what you guys thought! 😀

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There’s SOMETHING new about Chili’s

I had recently mentioned in my last post, about how I wanted to try the new dishes at Chili’s. So, I did just that when I had gone with my friends for lunch a few days back.

Chili’s, happens to be my favorite restaurant for comfort food. The place I usually visit when I want some mouth watering burgers, cheesy pastas or when I’m craving loads of chocolate.

So, we ordered a Tripple Dipper for appetizers. This dish can easily be shared by 3-4 people, and is priced at 59 AED. We are given a choice of selecting three appetizers from seven! We chose Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers, Big Mouth Burger Bites and Boneless Buffalo Wings.

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The chicken crispers dipped in honey were just perfect! There weren’t too sweet nor too savory. The burgers looked small, but were very filling. The beef patty inside was well cooked. The buffalo wings on the other hand were a bit mediocre, but appreciated by friends nevertheless.

Since we were already too full to order separate main dishes, we ordered two pastas and decided to share. A Chipotle Pesto pasta ( priced 65 AED ) and Smoked Chicken Jalapeno Mac and Cheese ( also priced 65 AED ) .They were served with garlic toast which were a delight to have, with the sauces served earlier in the starters. The Chipotle Pesto pasta was loved by my friend. Not too much cheese, since she isn’t a fan of it, with the delicious chipotle pesto sauce.

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The Mac and Cheese on the other hand, had loads of Jalapenos! I, personally am a fan of those. The smoked chicken was cooked well and cut easily. (Unlike some places that have chicken that’s hard) The cheese was just the way I liked it, combined with the spiciness of jalapenos and soft smoked chicken, it was a winner! Definitely coming back for this one!

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After these dishes, we were too full to have any desserts. But, as I make a check sign on my list, I mentally add the newly added Guacamole Burger and Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie from the menu to my list. Check this space for the review next time I visit Chili’s. 😉

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The List

We all have lists right? Things we want to achieve in a year’s time, or a week, or a month even. These goals can be either life changing, or simply things you want to do for no apparent reason. I’m the kind of person who has a list for everything. Birthdays ideas, places I want to visit, simple everyday to-do lists….and a food list. Yes, the foodie that I am, I have a list that keeps growing everyday.

I live in the United Arab Emirates. A country, that homes thousands of restaurants with wacky concepts, amazing food and beautiful locations that will never fail to amaze you. But now, strictly sticking to the food, here’s my list of the dishes I want to try. (Hopefully by the end of this year *fingers crossed*)

1. Tresind: I’ve seen the way they present dishes in this restaurant and Woah! I was taken aback. I love the way their chat trolley is presented. The other dishes look good too. This place has been doing quite well, even though it’s been a short while since it opened its doors. Tresind tries to bring a molecular gastronomy concept to the country with an Indian touch.

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2. Vintage Chocolate Lounge: This is a chocolate lover’s heaven. Vintage Chocolate Lounge has tried bringing in varieties of dishes and converting them to their chocolate form, like the chocolate sushi rolls that I’d love to try. Another sought out dish is the Jewel Box. This contains a gold plated box melts when hot chocolate is poured over it, to reveal brownies and ice cream.

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3. Kulfilicious: Located in Nahda, Dubai, not many people are aware of this place. It is famous for its Kulfis (An Indian ice cream) Since, I’ve had my fair share of kulfis throughout my life, I haven’t come across many pepper flavored ones. Yes, they have a pepper flavored kulfi! Also, I love the way they’ve decorated the place, giving it a nice beachy look.

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4. Chili’s: Now, no one’s new to Chili’s. It actually happens to be my favorite restaurant. I can always go back when I’m craving their burgers and the popular, mouthwatering molten chocolate lava. Recently, Chili’s has introduced new dishes to its menu, some of the most appealing ones were, Smoked Chicken Jalapeno Mac and Cheese, Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos and the Caramel Apple Tart. These are some things that I’d love to try out. I’ve seen reviews that said they were delicious!

5. JF Street Food: As I was going through some of the blogs I follow, I came upon this restaurant (previously known as Just Falafel) that had introduced a new addition to its menu – the Shawurger. It is a hybrid of a shawarma and a burger. I’d love to try this soon as it’s only available till the 15th of June. (Click here to read the review from pebubbles).

So this was my list of the places that I’d be trying out soon! Check this space for more 🙂

Disclaimer: Pictures do not belong to me.

The Best Indian Buffet in Town – Absolute Barbecues

Visited Absolute Barbecues with my family yesterday. It is located inside Sidra Tower in Dubai Media City. My dad was having a bit of trouble with the location so he called the restaurant up. The person was very helpful with the location details and we reached the building in no time.

This restaurant has an interesting concept with various types of starters. The live grill, which is placed on the table, had pieces of mutton, chicken, and fish on skewers. These are 90% cooked and 10% raw. Although this has been in India for quite some time, this was the first restaurant I visited with this technique.

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The second part was the wish grill. This allows you to make a mixture using turkey, prawns, squid and quail. We made an interesting combination with prawns, jalapeños, and other spices. There was also a chat area that served Pani puri.
We were also served crispy corn and cheesy potatoes at various point during our meal. I loved the potatoes. It tasted delicious, creamy and the potatoes had a nice crunch.

The buffet table consisted of soups, salads, and the main course dishes. I really liked the chicken biryani.

Coming to the dessert, there was a variety there as well. What I loved the most, were the Indian desserts and the Signature chocolate cake. The texture of the cake was rich, creamy and very chocolatey. I also liked the mango mousse. The ice creams they had, were of mediocre quality.

Overall, the Absolute Barbecues isIMG_20150429_144908 quite worth the price you pay. The dishes are delicious, seating spacious and comfortable, and the servers are very polite and helpful. A highly recommended restaurant.

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