Fine Dining or Casual Eatery? Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis

When Gordon Ramsay announced the opening of his new restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen (BSK), last year, many of us who have been watching the Chef on our television sets from childhood, rejoiced. Gordon, who is popular for starring in Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef is also the owner of BSK in London.

The venture here is situated in Atlantis, The Palm which needs no introduction to anyone living in the U.A.E. The restaurant hosted full tables with most of the crowd from The West, we could also spot a couple of tables with Arabs seated. Not bad for a weekday! Continue reading “Fine Dining or Casual Eatery? Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis”

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Burger or Lobster?

Some of the newly opened restaurants in DIFC led us to the UK import, Burger and Lobster. Situated in Burj Daman building, also home to Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri and Carnival by Tresind (the latter still yet to open), the location was a bit difficult since it isn’t listed on the map.

The side of the entrance is lined with tanks of live lobsters, a little eerie to see your food alive right before you eat it. Enter a rustic area with wooden tables and dim lighting. Continue reading “Burger or Lobster?”

Baked Oats Burgers

Do you just have that feeling when it’s a Thursday night and you want to settle in with a movie and a nice meal? But worried about how you don’t want to choose something that has a high fat content?

This happens to me usually, and since my lifestyle is basically eating out, I try to avoid ordering as much as possible. This helps me hone my cooking skills and fills my tummy! Continue reading “Baked Oats Burgers”

Build Your Own At The Counter

Now, this was a visit I was waiting for. And, a review worth writing. The Counter is one of the few places that made me realize why I am a food writer. I love food. I really like how you can experiment with it, put strange things together and make them taste amazing. And the best part is, you can never get bored of it. Food understands you.

Getting back to the topic…The Counter recently opened up at the Dubai Mall and is located opposite the Ice Rink on ground level. We chose their seating area outside, which is right under the umbrellas in The Village. Such a pretty sight I must say.

The Counter basically lets you customize anything you please – their burgers or burger in a bowl (a healthier alternative), your smoothies and shakes. They also have ready made options for the unadventurous, but I’d really recommend making your own stuff here.

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From left: Green Smoothie, Oreo and Brownies, and Butterscotch Nutella

We started started with our shakes, one with “Butterscotch, Nutella and salted pretzels” and another one with “Oreo and brownies” for my younger sister.  I loved the former and couldn’t help ordering another one. The consistency of the shakes wasn’t too thick so they didn’t make you feel too full. You can easily have one shake with fries and your burger. (depends on the burger you’re ordering)

Another guest of mine tried their smoothie consisting of “Mint and kiwi with orange juice and frozen yoghurt (low fat)”. This combination was quite good too, wasn’t expecting yoghurt to go well with these citric fruits.

We then ordered their starters – Sweet Sriracha Chicken Wings, Parmesan Fries, Crispy Onion Rings, House made Chili. Went a little crazy I know…

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Sweet Sriracha Chicken Wings

From the lot, we LOVED the chicken wings. What’s not to love about these? The Sriracha sauce on the wings was flavourful and went well with the spicy ranch dressing on the side.The Parmesan fries were another hit, loads of cheese melted on the top. We just couldn’t stop with one bite.

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We built two burgers and tried a burger in a bowl. The burger in a bowl was made with Mixed greens, one pound chicken , mozzarella, dried tomatoes and coleslaw with Caesar Salad (Desperate attempt to eat healthy didn’t work. Who puts mozzarella when you want to cut down?)

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For the burgers: One pound beef, Jalapeño jack, turkey ham and dried cherry tomatoes with a whole wheat bun with ranch sauce and ginger dressing (tried topping this with our onion rings. Creative right?)

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One pound beef, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, coleslaw, beef bacon strips and hamburger bun with Pesto and steak sauce.

The verdict: Since we chose ingredients of our liking, we ended up falling in love with our creations. And why not? We found the hidden chef in all of us. For first timers, the meat comes in three different sizes; 1/3lb, 2/3lb and one pound.

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And lastly, after an enormous meal we came to our last course. Our server suggested the Big Ol’ Cookie and House made Cheesecake for us.

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The cookie was soft and warm and the ice cream on top made it a pleasant experience. The cheesecake, on the other hand, was the only thing I was probably not fond of. Like the usual ones, this wasn’t easy to cut into and the cheese seemed frozen.

Hungryoungwoman recommends visiting The Counter, where you can let your creative side come out.

Happy Eating! xx
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Awesomeness Between Buns – Double Roti, Chennai

Ah! How tehnology has developed! A search online got me to this heavenly place too. Double Roti, located in Teynampet, Chennai, reminds me of the sister version of Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us. With wooden interiors, a wonderful ambience and great food, this has so much to offer. Continue reading “Awesomeness Between Buns – Double Roti, Chennai”