Friday, 31 August 2012
My Amazing baker friend Reem Alfailakawi owner of Cute 2 Eat - Home Based Bakery - invited me to see how she bakes her yummy goods and also was experimenting with some new recipes to add to her already amazing menu .
Experiment one was the Brownie:
Experiment 2 the Macaroons and was made by Essa from 7abitain blog and I have to say these little devilish yummies are a must to try:
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Segafredo Cafe first opened in AlAwadhi Tower in Sharg. It was the best place to have a coffee in a quiet atmosphere. It's a student's hotspot. Later two other branches have opened one in AlKout in Fahaheel & the newest branch in AlFanar. They offer one of the best coffee drinks in town. You must try their cold Mocha Granita & their hot Mocha Latte. Their swerts are delicious but unfortunately doesn't taste fresh (I guess cuz not so many people buy from them). Try their coffee (especially mocha) & you won't regret it.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Last time I tried Gelatissolimo was last May & I've loved it. When I went there yesterday I noticed that most of the flavours have changed. It turned out that they change them from time to time. Mahallabiya, fig, strawberry yogurt, green apple, lemon cheesecake, apple pie & panna cotta were some of the newly added flavours.Gelattissimo located in The Village Abu AlHasaniya & AlLaiwan Mall in AlAqila.
I've been craving Biryani for a long time and at the same time I wanted to try a new restaurant. So we headed to The Village in Abu AlHasaniya & had lunch at Nirvana. The place was quiet & beautiful. We ordered vegetable samosa & cubed potatoes as appetizers, mixed tandori grills, chicken korma & lamb biryani. We ordered all food mild but the samosa was a little spicy. The food was great & the biryani was delicious & wasn't fatty. Highly recommended.
We planned for a highschool reunion today and I suggested we go to the Italian restaurant Brown Tomato located at AlHamra lower floor next to Chocolate bar. We took a quick look at the menu but we didn't find any interesting appetizers so we went directly for the main courses which included pizzas, pastas & burgers. We wanted to order burgers but then we said we're in an Italian restaurant so no burgers (although red velvet byrger sounded amazing)! We ordered penne and a chicken pasta with truffle fries as a side. The pastas were delicious but the fries had no truffles with it! It turned out it's cooked with truffle oil!!! Very misleading. For dessert we ordered s classic Italian ice-cream the Tarfuto which consisted of vanilla ice-cream covered with chocolat and floating over espresso! Marvelius! I will come back to the restaurant one day to try the burgers.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Whenever I crave a chicken fillet sandwich, I used to order from Naif. It was the best until last May when ordered to take away & the sandwich looked awful! The breaded chicken was pale as if it was yesterday's sandwich & has been put in the fridge then reheated! In addition to that it was spicy & I didn't order it spicy! It was the worst experience. So decided to try Hardeez' new large chicken fillet. It tasted good, nothing was wrong with it but I wouldn't call it my favourite. I'm still searching for the perfect fast food chicken fillet. Any recommendations?
I tried P.F Chang (The Avenues) when it first opened. I don't quite remember what I've ordered but I remember not liking it. When I told my friends they told me that there are particular dishes that are do delicious and people are addicted to like dynamite shrimp, mangolian beef, fried dumplings & sweet & sour chicken. We also ordered fried rice since I didn't like the white & brown rice in addition strawberry citrus for drinks. The food tasted like heaven except for the fried rice it was OK.