Welcoming the New Year at Handi, Jood Palace

Last Updated on February 22, 2016 by hungryoungwoman

2015 saw a lot of people ending the year spending quiet time in with close ones. I had a different end altogether, or a start if you’d like to call it that way.

Jood Palace Hotel, located in Al Rigga, held a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner. With three restaurants, of different cuisines, coming together for one massive buffet section consisting of Indian, Japanese, Italian and Middle Eastern food. The dessert area was even more impressive, and occupied a large room.

A bit overwhelming seeing so much food at one go, but I took up a challenge within myself to try all of them. I mean, almost all. Seated inside the Indian restaurant, Handi, we were first welcomed with drinks. A chocolate milkshake and an orange juice. decked up in colours of gold and brown, Handi looked all prepared for the New Year. There were also some live singers who helped brighten the atmosphere.

The buffet featured live stations for each cuisine, we started with Italian, where we tried fresh Pesto Pasta delivered to our table.Chicken, cheese and white sauce helped enhance taste, while the main flavour; pesto, seemed to be missing.

The highlights of the Indian section were the Chaat area, live biryani station and tikkas. While the teppanyaki, Shawarma counter and Roast Turkey and Chicken were outstanding from the Japanese and Middle Eastern sections respectively.


The last course was definitely the best looking. Tables and tables of sweets arranged. Some cakes, some from the Indian and other divisions. My favourites were the little shot glasses of mousse in different flavours. I also liked the Tiramisu and Chocolate cake. (Click here for video)


Ending the year on a memorable and a wonderful note. Jood Palace Hotel also sent me a cake home for my birthday that fell on 2nd of January. A sweet gesture really. Would love to come back to try the other restaurants separately next time.

Till then, happy eating! xx
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