A Year and 128 Posts Later…

It is with great pleasure that I announce the first birthday of my baby!

IMG_4385A blog that happened by accident (too much time on my hands), which later turned into a hobby and finally a part-time job! Yes, this is how I would describe the journey of Hungryoungwoman in short. Taking inspiration from veteran Bollywood actor’s, Amitabh Bachchan, persona “angry young man”, this title (after altering) was befitting my personality. Continue reading “A Year and 128 Posts Later…”

One For The Hunger Pangs – Fuego

Craving Mexican food? Look no further! Fuego is back with a bang, presenting a new menu in a contemporary set up while providing a perfect way to let your hair down after a long day. They have a private dining area, as well as a bar, and to top it up, a relaxing atmosphere. I really like how they play Spanish songs, going with the theme of the restaurant. Continue reading “One For The Hunger Pangs – Fuego”

Fondue On My Mind! – The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot has a fondue concept which is not new to Dubai. Originally from the States, it opened its first franchise in Dubai about a few months back. Located in Boxpark, it boasts a cute little area among the throng of other stores situated there.

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The interiors are funky, with yellow and white being the main colour theme, which will make any person cheerful when they walk in. Since I chose a Thursday night to dine in, the place was quite packed. They also have private dining areas for groups of four or six.

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From the drinks, I was happy with the Yin Yang Martini (non-alcoholic of course!), the white chocolate drink was thick in consistency and quite filling.

Looking at the menu, I was amazed at how they have different types of cheese fondue, our server was kind enough to help me choose two for the table. Namely, Fiesta and French Onion Gruyère.

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The tables have an inbuilt hot plate that makes it easy for you to dip in the appetizers. Beware, the pots may be too hot to touch! I liked the French Onion cheese fondue which had caramelized onions and beef. We were also given breads, nachos and veggies on the side for dipping. Being a fan of fondue, I loved the dish!

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Next, I ordered a Strawberry Almond and California salad. Not really being fond of salads, I was quite sceptical before trying it. And I was glad I did! The Strawberry Almond was a winner! The raspberry dressing was fantastic. A must try definitely.

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For the main course, we decided to try our hand with a variety. Some tuna, salmon, shrimps, marinated chicken and beef was brought to the table. On the hot plate was a pot of boiling broth, and we were supposed to dip our meat in for it to cook. This was probably the least favourite part for me. Waiting for it to cook was time-consuming, and there were a few times when I got my piece out a few seconds earlier than it was done cooking.

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And lastly, the dessert. We chose a combination of white and dark chocolate and a Pure Chocolate. These were accompanied with strawberries, pineapples, melon, brownies and marshmallows. Dipping these in the chocolate brought out the inner child in me!

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The manager was kind enough to offer us a box of their chocolate covered strawberries. Something that I devoured the next day while reminiscing about the chocolate fondue.

The Melting Pot boasts a good staff that is attentive and punctual. While many may not really like the concept, it definitely is something you should be open to try at least once. Hungryoungwoman recommends the Chocolate Fondue, Yin Yang Martini and Strawberry Almond salad.

Until next time. xx

 The Melting Pot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Though I was a guest at The Melting Pot, all opinions expressed are my own and they stand honest and unbiased.

Much More Than A Steakhouse – Ruth’s Chris

Located on the swanky side of Dubai Marina, Address Hotel to be exact, Ruth’s Chris obviously manages to higher any passer-by’s expectations. With their high draped curtains and chandeliers, it makes for a perfect spot. Be it a formal or an informal meal.

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I chose to start my meal with drinks for myself and my partner. I really liked my berry drink. It had the right amount of sweetness, though I would have preferred it to be a bit tart too. From the choices that the appetizers provided, we ordered Ruth’s Chop salad and Grilled Prawns.

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Loved the Ruth’s Chop Salad, especially the onion rings on top that provided an extra crunch to the dish.

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No words for the Grilled Prawns honestly, they didn’t even need a sauce.

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For mains, we went for the Stuffed Chicken Breast and a New York Strip in a burger. My favourite here was the chicken stuffed with garlic herb cheese and lemon butter.

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Watching the cheese oozing out was delightful to watch, Served on the side was creamy spinach which was quite rich. (Click on the link to watch video)

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Coming to the burger, the bun could have been softer. The fries were a bit soggy, but the fillet inside made up for it. Thick, juicy and succulent.

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The punctual staff brought in our dessert right after we were done with our mains. Creme Brulee and a Chocolate Coffee cake slice.

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Being a coffee lover, I liked the latter dish. The chocolate and coffee with the berry sauce on the side, was a winner!

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The business lunch menu at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is quite economical. Priced at 109 AED with decent portions and a three course meal, it’s a steal. Hungryoungwoman recommends the Stuffed Chicken and Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake.

Until next time. xx

Ruth's Chris Steak House - The Address Dubai Marina Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Though I was a guest at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, all opinions expressed are my own and they stand honest and unbiased.

Just The Right Bite!

Too much eating out surely has a toll on your health (and weight to be precise)! Many healthy food stores have come up with menus that seem too boring to try but, The Right Bite serves the very purpose of being there for all your healthy needs and cravings!

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The Right Bite is located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, a store selling healthy options to its customers. The best part is that they have an impressive variety on their menu, which almost makes you wonder if its even healthy. But fear not, under each dish a count of calories, proteins, fat and carbs are mentioned. Helpful right?

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What’s better? They have chocolate on their menu too! Which is the sole reason that I’ll start with my dessert this time. I received a lovely package from the people at The Right Bite, from which my sweets included Chocolate Pecan Fudge Brownies and Rocky Road. While I loved both, I preferred the Rocky Road as it was filled with marshmallows, hazelnuts and digestive biscuits. A bit of crunch, softness and chocolate of course!

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The main course was a Thai Chicken Curry accompanied with its serving of rice. The curry was aromatic with chunks of chicken, red and green peppers and baby corn.

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For the starters, I was recommended a Skinny Chicken Caesar and Summer Rolls. I have to say, both the appetizers were my favourites. The salad was crunchy, you could feel the freshness of the veggies and the dressing complemented it well. As for the Summer Rolls, they were a bit bland for my taste-buds, but the sauce given was perfect with it!

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All in all, a healthy and an equally delicious meal! For anyone trying The Right Bite, Hungryoungwoman recommends the Skinny Chicken Caesar, Summer Rolls and Rocky Road.

Until next time. xx

Right Bite Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Though I was sent a package courtesy of The Right Bite, all opinions expressed are my own and they stand honest and unbiased.

An Italian Heaven at Per Te

It was my second time visiting Per Te, my first was when I decided to break my fast at the Jumeirah branch. This newly opened restaurant in Bay Avenue, Business Bay gives a welcoming impression to anyone passing by. The interiors are quite minimal, with most of the furniture containing their ingredients that are sold in the restaurant. Continue reading “An Italian Heaven at Per Te”

Customer is King – 800 Degrees Pizza, Media Event 2015

Gone are the days when you have to remove those dreadful vegetables from your pizzas, to enjoy just the meat and base. Gone are the days when you have to wait 15 mins for your pizzas to be prepared. Cause now you can customize your own pizza at 800 Degrees! And get it prepared in 90 seconds! Continue reading “Customer is King – 800 Degrees Pizza, Media Event 2015”

Lambda Juice

Hassan Al Khafajy Foodstuff Trading is an Emirati business that is soon launching Lambda Juice, originally from Spain. I was sent a package some weeks ago to taste these. There were six flavours to choose from, namely, Apple, Tropical, Mango, Orange, Pineapple and Peach.

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Lambda Juice aims to hydrate those who look for healthy options as opposed to sugary juices in the market. What’s good is, these juices are sugar free and still manage to taste good. My favourites were the Apple, Tropical and Peach. They were fresh and quite sweet. The bottles are small and light, which allow it to easily fit in bags. Perfect for those on the run.

All in all, Lambda juices were quite liked by my family. They will be hitting the shelves soon, so keep an eye out for this one!

Thank God Its Friday!

Walking in Dubai Mall can be quite hectic, and when you pass restaurants, you feel like caving in to your hunger pangs sometimes. Don’t we all experience that?

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There are a jolly good number of American franchises in Dubai and Friday’s is one of them. Since, my first and last experience had proved quite unworthy of a second visit, I ignored it as it passed us. But hearing that they revamped their menu made the foodie in me take the risk. Was it worth it?

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The restaurant seemed quite full when we entered and groups of people were kept waiting. Luckily, we were just two and they managed to have a table free for us. We were first given some complimentary breads. These were freshly baked as I could see from the softness and smell of butter. Just melt in your mouth delicious.

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We ordered Extreme Buffalo Chicken Tacos and my oh my, what arrived was huge! We didn’t have to order another dish, the two overly huge tacos had iceberg lettuce, chicken strips and pico de gallo stuffed in generously. Served as sides were french fries. The perfect complement to every scrumptious meal.

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Not opting for chocolate this time, we chose an Oreo Madness for dessert. My first thought was how do-able this dish is. Though it tasted good, it had to! With all the Oreo and ice cream, this dessert could easily be made at home. All you would need is Oreos, ice cream and chocolate sauce to top it.

All in all, we enjoyed a heavy lunch, The portions are quite huge with very affordable prices. The servers are wonderful too, as they kept checking if we were happy with our meal (or do I have food blogger written on my face?) Either way, my experience changed the way I feel about Friday’s. Will be visiting soon next time.

TGI Fridays Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Organic Food At Its Best – Tribeca

Inspired by the districts of New York, Tribeca offers a refreshing take on healthy food. Looking at the interiors which have mismatched paintings and ceilings with pipelines, the manager Blaise Thorens, describes it as being “rustic chic”. I was invited to taste the menu of the restaurant, which offers not only American, but also a bit of Italy.

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The atmosphere is pretty chill and laid back, which makes it perfect to visit after work or when you are looking for late night options. They also have themed nights, with some being movie nights. Tribeca features DJs and live band performances as well. Doesn’t the place sound better with every sentence? Here comes the best part, they serve an organic menu! They have won our hearts already.

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Opting to sit in the private dining area, we were ushered into a room with glass walls, where Blaise personally took our order. We were first served a complimentary appetizer, Insalata Caprese con Panne. A dish made with mozzarella and tomatoes, with Pesto as a garnish. Also, as a starter, we ordered the King Prawns.

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Don’t these look delicious? These grilled prawns were cooked in coconut cream and grilled polenta. The prawns were well cooked, something that I am quite particular about. This is a recommended dish for seafood lovers I must say.

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To accompany the starters, I ordered myself a Berry Mocktail which was not too overwhelmingly sweet. A Lemon and Mint drink was also ordered.

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Since Tribeca has an Italian chef, we were suggested to try a dish from their Italian options. We chose the Ravioli which was stuffed with beetroot and served with pea foam. This was the winning dish of the night. Though I would have preferred it with more spices, but that’s me. The sweet beetroot went well with the pea foam served and made the dish quite colourful.

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The other dish we opted for, was the Beef Tenderloin. The beef was cut into sizeable portions and served with cherry tomatoes and Pesto. The meat was well done and was easy to cut into, which made the whole experience even more enjoyable. As sides, we went for the sweet potato fries.

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After we were full enough with the food, it was time for dessert! Our server brought in their speciality – Tribeca Cheesecake and the Eton Mess.

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What I liked about the cheesecake was that, it was served in a three tiered glass tower. The concept behind three separate containers, is being able to choose how much of each layer you prefer. These being the almond crumble, cheesecake and passion fruit as the topping. I found the passion fruit a bit too tart for my taste, which is why I opted for having the cheesecake and almond crumble alone.

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Coming to my preferred dessert from the two, the Eton Mess was filled with cream, strawberries, blueberries and meringues. A dish that can be tried at home.

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Tribeca has impeccable service, top that with great food and movie nights. It offers a total drool worthy experience when it comes to food, and leaves you wanting to return for more. I would recommend the grilled prawns and beef tenderloin for anyone planning to visit. As for me, I’m eyeing the chocolate fondue for next time.

Until then. xx

 Tribeca - JA Ocean View Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Though I was a guest at Tribeca, all opinions expressed are my own and they stand honest and unbiased.