How much is too much chocolate?

I know I will be bashed for posting this by a lot of you but hey! this is entirely true and I don’t think I can order these dishes again because they had extremely high content of liquid chocolate and while I tried eating, the chocolate stuck to my throat and felt itchy and uncomfortable. Ugh!

So I was craving for a dessert when I bumped into freez near Mamzar. This dessert parlor has 8 outlets in Dubai and I had seen them while driving in a lot of different areas so I planned to try them out with super high expectations. I ordered the customized waffle with half lotus and half pistachio and a red velvet kinder cake. The waffle was unbearably sweet, it was just too much. And not because of lotus but the chocolate effect. What I don’t understand is the fact that dessert lovers think nutella is chocolate where it clearly isn’t. I wish they would have added dark chocolate that has a hint of bitterness to it so that the flavors were balanced.

The red velvet kinder cake on the other hand was not that bad. I can have it again but with one exception. Icecream! Please add icecream on top of this which will actually make it best!

 Freez Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Even chicken recommends Chicken Cottage

Last week I went to Chicken cottage in the mall at JBR, Dubai. Its located on the ground floor with a great space for seating. The most intriguing part of their food is that they don’t use any preservatives for their meals. All ingredients are halal and fresh. I was fasting when I went here and planned to break my fast with the crispy chicken. So I ordered and waited for sunset to enjoy the meal. The service was a bit slow and I actually had to wait 20 minutes more but the restaurant was full of fresh fried chicken aroma so I didn’t mind. I was given complimentary dates and water.

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The fried chicken I ordered was spicy and tasted really good, they have a sauce station where you can grab mayonnaise, ketchup, salsa as much as you like. I loved their salsa. It paired amazingly well with the fried chicken. Also ordered the spicy grilled chicken which was a surprise because it was superb. The flavors, tenderness of chicken and the glaze on top with that perfect charred flavor was outstanding. Loved it! I highly recommend you try their grilled chicken.

Next came the Monster burger which was actually a monster. Layered with a crunchy hashbrown and a chicken patty, this burger was pretty good. The only thing missing was a tangy sauce inside, so I slathered salsa inside and munched on this beauty 😉

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For dessert, we got the chocolate brownie with vanilla icecream that was gorgeous! you can never go wrong with this combination. Absolutely loved it. Thank you for hosting me Team Chicken Cottage.

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Chicken Cottage Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Parker’s truly a hidden gem

Honestly, I had been planning to go here for ages but then my friend visited me in Dubai and I couldn’t think of an innovative place with delicious food that’s not overly fancy at the same time except for Parker’s. We dressed up casually and headed towards the La Mer branch (Jumeirah 1)

Their staff is so friendly, they flaunt warm smiles all the way. We were seated according to our preferred area despite of the place being full with people. We ordered pretzel chicken strips from appetizers. These were delicious! the portion size was amazing and the chicken was not heavily crusted.

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We ordered crispy potato chicken slider, chicken shawarma slider and Parker’s fried chicken burger. Along with truffle fries that were super gorgeous. The sliders were great, buns were velvety soft but I think the flavors can be improved a bit in terms of the chicken patty that was not much spiced and felt a tad bit bland. But overall the sliders were pretty good.

Truffle fries were the winners! they were covered in cheesy mushroom (beschamel kinda) sauce and the flavor of garlic in there was pretty evident and that’s why I loved these!

I bet most of you are just reading this for desserts 🙂 I hear ya! Yes, the dessert was outrageously good. I ordered the “Pull me” Bubble brownie that rocked my world. It was a sinful combination of dark chocolate brownie underneath thick vanilla icecream underneath chocolate bubbles slathered in hot chocolate sauce. If this doesn’t make you drool, I’m concerned about you dude 😉

 

Parker's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

A lot more than just Hot dogs

If you keep up with my blog, you’ll remember the delicious hot dog spread I shared few days back. I visited the same place but a different location this time to check out their burgers and desserts.

First of all, the one in Kite beach was just a food truck whereas this one is a full fledged restaurant with a proper seating area including outdoor seating as well with quirky interiors. And an open kitchen to watch all the live action. The staff is amazing and friendly, but the service needs improvement.

I ordered the burger box but because they use a different menu in the restaurant as compared to the one on zomato. The staff was confused and they served me a hot dog box, I returned that one and requested for a single burger so I may taste it. As I have already reviewed the hot dogs.

The burger was delicious, it had double beef patty with grilled cheese, lettuce and tomato. The flavors were pretty awesome, only the fact that the beef was a little tough was disappointing, rest was great.

Also, had the onion rings, they were crispy and hot! loved em’

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For dessert, I ordered the chocolate fondant which comes with a scoop of vanilla icecream. The classic combination of hot chocolate fondant and chilled vanilla icecream is always a hit and you may never go wrong with this one!

I would recommend you visit their kite beach branch, somehow I prefer the food truck over the restaurant.

THIS IS HOT DOG Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Treats you can trust – Afters

Afters is a gorgeous dessert parlor in Al-seef serving fancy and sinfully indulgent desserts that are made from scratch. Their ice creams and gelato are anything but ordinary. The fact that you can enjoy such amazing desserts sitting by serene views is what remains the highlight of your day.

Their interiors are chic and lots of dessert quotes are framed to the wall with major puns intended. Their staff members are always smiling and hard working.

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Now, it will be a challenge for you to decide what to order because every flavor of icecream tastes beautiful and pure. I assure you, no matter what you decide to order; you will be happy with its quality. For me, my heart was set on the King ferrero Sundae. It was a blend of fererro rocher, chocolate ice cream and hazelnut served with chocolate and caramel sauce, garnished with fererro rocher chunks, nuts, whipped creame and Florentine wafers.

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King fererro Sundae

Its portion size was enough to be shared among three people.

Then I had the most prettiest waffle with generous topping of exotic fruits and a scoop of ice cream and sauce of my choice (I chose lotus ice cream and hazelnut sauce).

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The fruits were not canned, they were fresh and in abundance. So glad to have been here, the desserts are surely going to spoil you. Thank you for serving us the best team Afters, I look forward to visiting you again soon.

Afters Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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