Located along the streets of North Bridge Road is a small and laid-back restaurant with the passion for serving tasty and succulent Mexican dishes. Afterwit Mexican Taqueria is the third restaurant opened by its owner in this bustling area the other two being the Mad Sailors at Haji Lane and Working title at Arab Street.
Located in the quaint area of Sultan Gate, A.R.C Coffee occupies a 3-storey high building offering 3 different services for the people to consume. Also known as (ACADEMIC. ROASTERY. CAFE.), the 1st floor of the building is solely dedicated to the cafe part of the acronym. The second floor is the academic area for baristas to master the art of making lattes and other activities.
Ever since I got here in Dubai, I have been trying a lot of dishes from different countries. Some of which was completely new while others were quite familiar. I must admit that among all, I am quite reluctant to try out Indian Cuisine but somehow I gotta at least try. Luckily, I was tagged along by my friend for her tasting invite at the highly rated Fine Dining Indian restaurant around the city, Tresind.
Moshi is a restaurant located in Al Barsha that specializes in serving two simple dishes called the Momo and Sushi. Such dishes are reinvented and cooked in a way that fuses Japanese and Nepali cuisines.
It is tucked in a small area which can probably accommodate less than 10 people at a time. It is located behind the Mall of Emirates and right across the City Max Hotel.
Serving Belgian waffle dishes with a unique twist is a staple remark about No. 3. This small yet cool and warm restaurant has a perfect ambiance for enjoying good food with good friends. It is located at Al Safa in Box Park, Dubai.
If someone would ask me for a great, decent, and satisfying Italian restaurant around the city, the first thing that would probably cross my mind is Per Te. Though there is a dozen of Italian restaurants around the corner but for some reason, this luxurious fine dining themed restaurant easily captivated my taste buds.
Per Te already has two branches in Dubai. There is one in Business bay area and another one which is their first branch is located behind Jumeirah Plaza. For our food tasting session, the event was held at the latter. The place was very easy to fall in love with. It has a warm and laid back atmosphere perfect for a private dinner with friends/family.
It was a zomato meetup kind of day and it was one event that I simply couldn't miss. An avenue for me to meet and greet other foodies. Upon arriving, the staff was kind enough to serve us some juice which was simply refreshing. While waiting for some food, they were kind enough to offer some bread platter.
Bread Platter - Focaccia Alla Pugliese served with sundried tomatoes, basil pesto, and arrabbiata sauce.
This spongy cake was a very good snack to munch on and is best when you put in some toppings. I love mine with sundried tomatoes/ basil pesto.
Then after a few minutes came the Antipasti(starers). We were served with the following dishes:
Burrata con pomodorini - Fresh creamy burrata cheese, roasted vine cherry tomatoes, semidried cherry tomatoes, fresh vine cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil leave.
One thing I love the most about Italian food is this staple burrata dish and Per Te had one of the best burrata that I have ever tried.
Carpaccio di manzo al tartufo - Thinly sliced beef tenderloin with truffle carpaccio, rocket and parmesan cheese.
The thinly sliced beef with truffle oil was a good dish to try. It was something new which made the taste a bit weird at first bite..
Tartare di tonno al frutto della passione - Tuna tartare with passion fruit.
Thin slices of fresh raw tuna shaped perfectly and smothered with passion fruit juice on the side. It initially tasted a bit weird considering the tuna was still raw but eventually, I began to love the dish.
Sacchetti di bresaola con caprino - bresaola money bags stuffed with goat cheese, pine nuts, black raisins, and fresh figs.
Stuffed meat slices shaped into money bags. I didn't quite like this dish. It tasted weird for me maybe because I don't really like raisins.
Gamberi e calamari fritti con sale e pepe - Fried calamari and prawns served with rock salt, crushed pepper, lemon, and pesto mayonnaise.
This is probably the best starter dish in the menu. The calamari and prawns were marinated very tasty. The meat was very soft and juicy and it never failed to make every bite count. A must try. :D
Bruschetta con stracciatellae tartufo nero -Bruschetta with Stracciatella and black truffle.
.My next favorite starter dish is this one. It may look a little bit of weird but devouring everything in a single bite was enough to taste all the flavors merging to a single taste that is easy to fall in love with. A must try.
The starters were generally good, some of which could even pass to mains. I like how the starters were artistically presented and conceptualized. There was art in every angle. Next thing that came were the main dishes.
Risotto con asparagi gamberi rossi carpaccio e bottarga - rissotto with asparagus, red prawns carpaccio and bottarga.
Another staple dish that is hard to not like is risotto and this version of per Te is a very good option. The prawn was huge and the texture of the risotto was excellent. Definitely, a must try dish.
Galletto con fregola e mascarpone - Baby chicken with fregola, wild mushrooms, potatoes, broccoli, cherry tomatoes and mascarpone cheese.
These baby chicken slices were nothing out of the ordinary. The meat tasted bland and there was not enough flavor to make it memorable.
Orecchiette con ragu di agnello e stracciatella - Typical Italian ear-shaped pasta with slow cook cube lamb ragu, mushroom, and cherry tomatoes and Stracciatella cheese.
This pasta is one of the best things I've tried. When it comes to pasta, I am a big fan of red sauce and a number of herbs and spices made it excellent.
Strozzapretti con Funghi selvatici e Tartufo - Strozzapretti with wild mushroom and truffle.
Another pasta dish but in white sauce version, the taste was simple with mushroom and truffles to enhance the taste. It was good but not as good as the first pasta we tried.
The mains were at the average. Some dishes were good some were ordinary but the risotto was the best thing ever. After some time, desserts were served at our table which was the next best thing in a full meal.
Lieto - 75% cocoa smooth and shiny chocolate brick with roasted nuts, orange sweet zest, creamy coffee sauce, served with passion fruit semifreddo.
We were tasked to design our own version of this dessert. I suck at making my own theme hence the output. Though the whole process was fun, I didn't quite like the taste of this dish. It was plain and boring.
Fondente al cioccolato - Hot dark coca chocolate fondant served with vanilla ice cream.
The dark chocolate fondant was not that great but the vanilla ice cream was tasty and creamy. I find the dish too sweet for me.
Tiramisu - A classic Italian dessert with mascarpone cheese, strong espresso coffee, and savoiardi biscuits, dusted with cocoa.
Your classic tiramisu dessert which is made with coffee and cocoa. You probably won't need a cup of coffee to get your caffeine fix. This dessert is enough. The dish is actually pretty good. I love the presentation and the taste.
Semifreddo - Homemade class of creamy semi-frozen dessert with vanilla, mix berries, and creamy balsamic.
Hands down to the best dessert dish served at Per Te. The presentation of this dish is outstanding and the taste is truly remarkable and unique. A must try in the dessert section. It isn't that sweet and the burnt caramel taste was so good.
Overall, I love the food served. This place is certainly a haven for Italian food. The word Per Te will definitely be an option for the best tasting Italian cuisine around the city. Two thumbs up for the food and presentation.
Restaurants have been popping out everywhere in Jumeirah Lake Towers. The place has become a haven for foodies to explore and dine out with its extensive options to choose from. A recent addition to the area is Labbys The Hellenic House which serves authentic Greek cuisines at an affordable rate.
This clean and chic restaurant is conveniently located in Cluster J right above the parking area. When we arrived at the place, we were stunned with its minimalist interior design.
Crumble Cafe has always been in my must try food lists. I often see it because of its convenient location in downtown dubai area and is just a 2 minutes walk from Burj Khalifa Metro Station. This new bistro cafe serves Singaporean-inspired international food that is fresh, healthy and 100% guaranteed organic.
Mooyah is a fast food chain originally based in Texas, USA. It has quickly expanded to different countries and has already opened 2 branches here at UAE. They boast of having their buns made in-house making it undeniably fresh and soft. I have visited their branch in Ibn Battuta Mall and it had a warm and dark ambiance. The staff is hospitable and accommodating. The service is also excellent. I got my orders pretty quick.
I was feeling a bit hungry so I decided to try out some burger, hotdog, fries and a milkshake. My choices are the following:
Double Patty Bacon and Cheese - Double Beef Patty (100% Certified Angus Beef), Mooyah Sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles bacon, and American Cheese.
I love the burgers served at this place. The vegetables were fresh and the patty was very juicy.
Texas Hotdog - 100% beef jumbo hotdog and is served with BBQ sauce, fried onion strings, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese.
The BBQ sauce is a very good pair with the hotdog. The onion strings were very crispy and satisfying.
Loaded Fries - french fries topped with creamy aged cheddar sauce, drizzled with ranch dressing, and garnished with chopped jalapenos and crispy bacon bits.
One of the best fries that I have tried. The spiciness of the jalapenos and the creaminess of the cheese are a match made in heaven. This has become an instant favorite for me.
Regular-sized Oreo Milkshake - Not your ordinary thick and creamy oreo milkshake. I like how thick and rich the milkshake is.
It was sweet but not too much. I finished almost 3/4 of the cup before I started to feel some sore throat. :'D
Overall, I loved the food and vibes of this place. The food was made fresh and served hot. This is one of the good fast food chains that is slowly expanding in the city. A good place to try out.
Once there was a Great King who wanted to taste the best sandwich that was ever made. This great king summoned battalions of his soldiers and sent them out on a great odyssey to different parts of the world and return to his kingdom with the best sandwich they could find. They returned with an assortment of sandwiches, and he proclaimed the "gyro" his favorite. "Gyro" is pronounced "hi-ro" which means "bread".
People who loves to eat are always the best people.