Alam Miyaan Ki Rasoi at Purani Dillli

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A tour to Purani Dilli while still being in Dubai. This is what we experienced few days back at Four Points Sheraton Mankhool. The delicacies are prepared by Chef Alam from his Rasoi in Purani Dilli Restaurant. The traditional ambiance with aromatic spices on display & stage which is all set to entertain guests with live Indian melodies.

And as you enter the evening hours, the melodious atmosphere is all yours along with the hospitality of the entire staff.
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Purani Dilli’s cuisine & concept is to introduce Old Delhi’s Classics, authentic taste from region which includes tangy chaats , mouth watering starters,aromatic Biryanis & other Awadhi specialties.

Chef Alam Ki Rasoi is offering a set menu for a limited time in which you can enjoy a set but quite elaborated menu at the price of 110 Dhs per person. It is for both Lunch & Dinner.

Singers entertained us with Live & On demand Ghazals. Papaya Salad, Chutneys & Papad added much delight to start with.

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We had Mango Lassi followed by famous Dilli ki Chat portion from the menu ….. Dahi Bhalla, kurkuri Aloo Tikki & Masala papdi Chat.
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The Starters were Tali machhi, Sarson Ke Phool & Bharwan Aloo ki Nazakat.

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Main Course included Rara Ghosht, Murgh Handi Laziz, Lahori Paneer, Bhagare Khatte Meethe Baingan, Dal Sultani, Murgh Awadhi Biryani, Aloo Gobhi Ki Tahri.

Each dish has its own distinctive flavor. The combinations & mix of spices is perfectly done Chef ALam has shown his expertise to make each dish so flavorful be it Fried Fish, Mutton, Chicken, Aloo Tikki or beautifully balanced Khata Meetha ( sweet & sour) flavor in Baingan.

The most delicious & innovative item is added in the desserts menu & that is Baked Boondi Jamun. You would definitely won’t agree on one serving . This was the tastiest recipe of baked Gulab Jamuns I had so far.
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You have a month’s period to avail this amazing dining & live music offer with this set menu. So hurry & plan!!

Masala Wok – Al Nahda Dubai

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Last Week had my lunch at this Desi-Chinese restaurant. This hidden outlet in Al Nahda area is packed with customers during lunch and dinner hours.

The dishes are carefully crafted by the expert chefs under the supervision of passionate owner himself. The menu is comprised of delicious items both Chinese & Desi. I got to try few starters followed by main course.

Shikanji Drink is a great selection specially in these hot summer days with a mix of Jaljeera & Lemon. They also offer a refreshing welcome drink before you indulge yourself in their delectable items. You can also have freshly made juices from the menu.

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The palatable bowl of warm Monchow Soup is so filling and flavorful enjoyed with crunchy fried noodles that were served along side.

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It took me few minutes to devour those Tandoori Prawns dipping into green mint chutney. Very few outlets serve such perfection in grilled & tandoori dishes. Masala Wok is one of them.

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The other special item is called Chef’s Special Chicken Kebab. Chicken Tikkas are done so perfect. I had Chicken mixed grill where Chicken skewers were grilled in different marinations ……. Chicken Tandoori, Chicken Sailabi Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka & a lot more is in the menu to select. I would say do go for his dish! All marinations are great tasting.

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And if you are in a mood of Chinese, you have great choices here. I had Chicken Wontons.
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In mains I opted for the Dal Makhani with Garlic Bread & Lachha Naan. Both go amazingly well with creamy so flavorful Dal Makhani.

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Chinese main course option was the irresistible bowl of Seafood Noodles.

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I had sizzling mouthwatering Brownie & Ice-cream dessert hot sauce poured over the scoop making it so delightful. But you can also opt for desi desserts as well.
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The menu is very reasonably priced. They also offer home delivery. So do enjoy the variations of Chinese & Desi menu.

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Zenofer Fathima continues directorial stint with short domestic thriller ‘A Dark Tale’

Following a long break from film directing, Zenofer Fathima has taken the off-screen route anew with the domestic thriller ‘A Dark Tale’. This chilling short film, which officially premiered  at Marriott Hotel in Al Jaddaf, Dubai, aims to raise awareness of the realities of domestic partner violence being a leading contributor to illness, disability and premature death for women.

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“It’s an ugly truth that is not being taken seriously until now. Some still have the mindset that family violence is a mere relationship problem that should be kept private. When in fact it’s a twisted reality, where women especially are made to believe that love and pain go hand in hand. It is rarely discussed in polite company but is prevalent everywhere. Domestic violence and abuse across all age, race and economic boundaries is a concern and ‘A Dark Tale’ aims to expose and examine this crucial issue,” Zenofer said.

‘A Dark Tale’ depicts a day in the life of a young couple who seem to have the perfect marriage. An ordinary, innocuous conversation at home between the two quickly gets contentious as it turned out the husband has some serious control and rage issues. The next scenes proved to be tragic, excellently capturing the horror of domestic partner violence.

“This film is a realization of my dream to enrich public discussion about domestic violence. Domestic violence is not something to be easily dismissed because if we allow it to happen even once, the abuse can progress to higher levels of intensity. A nurturing husband and wife relationship should always be the ultimate goal because it is the foundation that will make the family as the bedrock of society. I’m happy that I can use my passion for filmmaking to contribute to our awareness of serious issues like this and create empathy for the victims, while holding perpetrators of abuse accountable for their behaviour,” Zenofer further commented.

Zenofer uses her own film production outfit, ZEN Productions, to create short movies with timely messages meant to push social good forward. Her directorial debut, The Peril, which received praises from all quarters, sent an important wake-up call to parents about cyberbullying. It portrayed how the internet puts children at risk of online harassment and other forms of violence and harm. More often, Zenofer takes on the dual role of actor-producer to ensure that the creativity and overall vision of her film projects are realized.

The Grove Restaurant – Al Zorah Ajman

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The Grove, a Levantine restaurant is situated in Al Zorah Pavilion Ajman. This hidden spot offer spectacular sunset view with an Arabic menu on offer & a classy ambiance with both indoor & outdoor dining arrangements where you can spend your time overlooking Mangroves.

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Families can have a relaxing time with dinner & Shisha while your kids enjoy their time & are well taken care of in Kids Play area. Indoor setup has refreshing vibes with greenery & floral décor perfect for Summer time.

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Middle Eastern cuisine has always been my favorite. My option from the menu were the top favorite few items which are widely consumed in every Levantine restaurant ……… Hummus, Fattoush, Spicy Potaoto & Mixed Grill Platter.

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These delectable options were not less in portion, quality & taste at all. If you are new to try Levantine Cuisine , do give a try to these cubed Spicy Potatoes.

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Mix Grill consists of soft , juicy Chicken Shish Taouk, Lamb Kebab Orfali, Tikka Meat, Chicken Wings, Lamb Chops served with French Fries & Garlic Mayo. Enjoy the freshly baked hot bread with Hummus & Fattoush.

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These above mentioned dishes are commonly found in Emirati restaurants, although taste & presentation varies. Another recommendation from the menu at ‘The Grove’ which made me to add this spot in the best restaurants list experienced so far is their Lamb Shank Biryani.

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Do not miss this if you are looking for a soft & flaky Lamb Shank Biryani with flavors so well immersed in meat & rice.
Not spicy like an authentic Biryani, but still mild as in Emirati Cuisine they do not use much spices.

Other than he traditional items they also offer Pizzas, Pastas & an interesting portion for Kids Menu.

They also have innovative & Fusion dessert options which include Valooda, Chebab, Arabic ice creams, cakes , Kunafa, Umm Ali etc. We had Lotus coated & Chocolate dipped ice cream lollipop.
And another hit item in the dessert menu which is Saffron Milk Cake.

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After having our meals, we opted to spend our evening hours at the outside with Shisha & Arabic Coffee.
You can have hot & cold beverages of your choice. Fresh Juices are also available.

A very reasonable place with a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy your weekends. The place is a great value for money & was obvious from the gathering of families & customers as the evening hours started.
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HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL DEBUTS ITS MOST EXTENSIVE MENU INNOVATION HEADLINED BY AWARD-WINNING STEAK BURGERS

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Last week we were part of the electrifying event held at the famous Hard Rock Café. This dynamic spot situated in Dubai Festival City covers a vast area with an offer of shopping & food together. Moreover, the classy wide spread interior has plenty of dining capacity & a stage for live DJ performances.

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We were in at the Media launch of their new menu which included variety of Starters, Salads, Shareables , Shakes, Steak Burgers & Desserts.

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The new menu offers delicious One Night in Bangkok Spicy Shrimp to Bacon Jam Sliders and Three Cheese and Roma Tomato Flatbread. The fresh crispy bites of Tomato Flatbread are not to be missed.

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Grilled Fajita Steak with fresh greens , crunchy bites of shoestring onions & crumbles of blue cheese is great combination too!

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The star of the show, Hard Rock Cafe’s new and award-winning Steak Burgers, were created with a blend of fresh, 100 percent Certified Angus Beef.

The 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger was the shining star of the lineup, fresh Steak Burger topped with 24-Karat edible gold leaf with cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and red onion. It’s glitz, glamour and pure gold – a legendary bite only available at Hard Rock!

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This innovative & rich beef burger is full of flavors & a treat for meat fans. A portion of all proceeds from the 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger will benefit Action Against Hunger to assist in the fight against world hunger.

Others include The Original Legendary Burger , The Big Cheeseburger , BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Double Decker Double Cheeseburger – A tribute to Hard Rock’s 1971 “Down Home Double Burger” and the iconic double decker buses synonymous to the brand’s London roots, this consists of 454g of two stacked 227g fresh Steak Burgers with accompaniments.
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We also got to try the shakes with brightly colored toppings along with a twist on classic flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake and Cookies & Cream.

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In dessert we had the creamy Strawberry New York Cheesecake with strawberry sauce.

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Those looking to dine at Hard Rock Cafe can find their local Cafe and make a reservation by visiting http://www.hardrockcafe.com/locations.aspx.

ARE YOU READY FOR BARASTI’S ‘HOUSE OF WHATEVER’?

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Prepare to get your mind blown as Barasti brings Bud Light’s epic House of Whatever concept to Dubai. Packed with ever changing interactive experiences, impromptu parties and amazing drinks deals, it’s guaranteed to be the most exciting and unpredictable destination in the region, this summer.

Barasti has been pushing boundaries in the region for well over a decade and is set to pull off something unprecedented this summer with the House of Whatever, launched on the 7th of June and will run until the 28th of September, promising almost four months of spontaneity.

“Expect the unexpected” is pretty much the mantra, with a line-up of exciting, unpredictable and jaw-dropping experiences, giveaways and parties coming to the House of Whatever. Will you get whisked away on an impromptu staycation, enter a full-blown foam party, get the chance to see one of your favourite acts perform live (for free!), get your groove on at a silent disco, rub shoulders with a celebrity, or be taking home some incredible giveaways… who knows, but come Ready For Whatever!

One thing’s for sure – the line-up of performances, activations and giveaways will remain top secret – meaning you’ve got to BE there or be prepared to experience the ultimate FOMO.

Bud Light’s unique ‘House of Whatever’ activation has previously popped up in multiple locations across the US, and most famously gained world-wide recognition when it threw the epic invite-only ‘House of Whatever’ party for the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2015. Famous for surprising guests with celebrity appearances, money-can’t-buy experiences and insane giveaways – this is both a unique activation and a game changer for the region.

While the beach bar won’t divulge many details on what to expect this summer, Phil Hardie, Assistant Director Food and Beverage at the Mina Seyahi Complex said: “Barasti’s House of Whatever is going to offer a spur-of-the-moment impromptu nature, with pop-up performances and plenty of memorable experiences and stunts that you have to see to believe.

Our mission is to be the most talked-about experience that has ever happened in the region. Mark my words, this is going to be a disruptive experience that will shock, awe and excite the masses.”

So, are you Ready for Whatever?

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Iftar at Kenza Restaurant – Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai

Get restored from day’s fasting with generous and healthy food options. Sharing my recent iftar experience of another iftar evening to remember  with food  indulgence & ambiance. The buffet comprises of Arabic & International cuisine along with outdoor arrangement of live Barbeque.

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Healthy salads, soup & starters for Iftar followed by delicious veg & non veg curries, & Lamb Ouzi.

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Soft flaky whole lamb in Rice ………..  a perfectly done Lamb Ouzi.

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Curries are delicious too. Grills are crispy bites of mutton, chicken & kebabs.

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Desserts  counter is colorfully filled with Assorted Arabic Sweets, Cakes, Gulab Jamun & Umm Ali.

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Guests can also experience outside dining arrangement with Burj Khalifa View.

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Iftar from sunset to 10 pm

Eid Brunch starts at  10 am First day of Eid only , International & Arabic buffet with beverages.

Live outdoor Charcoal Barbeque Grill with Ouzi AED 179 per adult.

AED 89 for kids.

 

 

Chinese Business Council hosts its annual charity Iftar for labourers in association with Emirates Red Crescent

As part of the Council’s CSR initiative, the charity Iftar served meals to more than 1,000 hardworking labourers

The Chinese Business Council in the UAE, in association with the Emirates Red Crescent, hosted a charitable Iftar for more than 1,000 workers at the Emirates Red Crescent tent in Dubai International City area.

Her Excellency Tan Li, Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai; Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE; Mohammad Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent – Dubai centre graced the occasion with their presence at the tent.

The event sponsored by Chinese Business Council along with more than 100 volunteers from major Chinese companies based in the region also received attendance from VIP’s, dignitaries and key officials from the Chinese business community in the region.

“There are more than half a million labourers in the UAE and being able to reach out to at least a portion of them in the Holy Month of Ramadan to embrace the spirit of giving is our way of sharing our blessings with the community,” said Her Excellency Tan Li, Acting Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai.

Chinese Business Council, a non-profit social organization composed of Chinese-funded enterprises and institutions and Chinese companies based in the UAE, aims to enhance the position of Chinese companies based in the region, attract more participants from major companies to invest in the UAE market and to increase their overall market share in various sectors.

“We are honored to associate with Emirates Red Crescent and support their Ramadan initiative. Since the UAE has declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, we decided to associate with like-minded organisations ready to contribute considerable resources to benefit the less fortunate and embrace the country’s pioneering initiatives to emerge as a global capital of tolerance,” said Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE

“It is heart-warming to witness the gratefulness expressed by our brothers towards our initiative. This is the second year we have conducted this charitable Iftar as a token of appreciation by developing Chinese companies based in the region and we aim to continue doing so annually,” added Zhou Guangyao, Secretary General of the Chinese Business Council in the UAE.

“Ramadan is a time to express compassion and share your blessings with those in need. We are extremely thankful to the Chinese Business Council and various members of the Chinese business community in the UAE to come forward and join hands in supporting our Ramadan initiative. We are constantly inspired by our visionary leaders to do more and give more to the local community, as they are the ones who have put in all their hard work to position the country where it is today in the international arena. It gives us great pleasure to sit with these workers on the same floor and share an Iftar with them regardless of their ethnicity, cultural background or religious beliefs, and that is the essence of tolerance and co-existence between all nations; its love and peace,” said Mohammad Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarooni, Director of the Emirates Red Crescent – Dubai centre.

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Iftar at B&B Restaurant Dubai

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B&B restaurant situated in Sultan Centre has been refurbished with a wide arrangement, traditional décor & classy touch.

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The restaurant takes you to a culinary journey of true Pakistani flavors. If you are missing deliciousness & authenticity of Pakistani Cuisine , then must head over to this place for one of your Iftars. The buffet is lined up with an aromatic spread of curries & grills.

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Break your fast with lip smacking starters like Dahi baray , Pakoray ,Samosay, Fruit Chaat, Dates & Rooh Afza.

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After a long time, I enjoyed devouring on Haleem , Muton & Nihari which were done to perfection where chef has poured in all his expertise. Hot & freshly baked naans add delight to these curries.

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Same goes for variety in grills like Chicken & Mutton Tikkas, & Seekh Kebabs both Chicken & Mutton.
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Both options of Biryani & Pulao are available. I tried both , & felt like getting over stuffed as each & every dish is irresistible.

Mix Vegetable Curry, Aloo & Channa, along with the combination of Halwa Puri is also on offer to satisfy your craving for this famous desi combo.

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Variety of desserts like Fruit Custard, Gulab Jamun & the very famous Rabri Kheer. Need to keep an extra space in your stomach just to enjoy this extra rich dessert.
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End up your meals with Karak Chai.

Iftar Buffet is priced at AED 70 per person
From 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm ( Mon, Sat , Sun)
Suhoor AED 45
From 2:00 am to 5:00 am ( Mon, Sat , Sun)

Iftar at ClayPot Restaurant  Citmax Hotel Bur Dubai

Claypot restaurant hosted a grand Iftar last week with a great mix menu of Indian & International dishes. Fresh, Desi & authentic flavors in veg & non veg dishes were lined up.  This was my second visit to experience their iftar, & like before the quality & variety  are the highlights. So Don’t miss out the great variety available in restaurant.

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The colorful Cart inside the restaurant  delivers crispy, tangy, spicy all sorts of Chats . Chef is ready at your service to offer dahi Puri, Bhel puri Chana Chat etc.

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Have your plate filled with starters like Falafel, Cheese Sambosak & Crispy  Chicken Spring Rolls. Great options for healthy salads & cold mezzehs are also on offer.

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If you fancy vegetarian items you will be delighted with lip-smacking Dal Makhani along with hot Tandoori Roti, Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Cauliflower Manchurian , Mix Vegetables, & Vegetable Fried Rice.

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And for your craving of meat here is the list of flavorful  meat items……….. Chicken Vermicelli, Lamb Kofta Kebab, Grilled Fish with Lemon Garlic Sauce, Chicken Shish Tawook, Seafood Marinara & on top of all Mutton Biryani. Do try biryani if you are missing the authentic flavors from back home.

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Lamb Kofta Kebabs are just perfect too, Fish with Lemon Garlic Sauce is another must try dish.

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Desserts include Baklava, Awamat, lab-e-Shireen, Fresly sliced fruits, Luqaimat, Kheer, Umm Ali & Gulab Jamun which you will keep asking for more!

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End up your meals with hot beverages of your choice. Enjoy assorted mixed nuts & special Ramadan drinks as well.

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Iftar : sunset to 9 pm daily  AED 69 per person.

Suhoor : 2:30 to 5 am daily.

To book your table call 0501007065  /  0556181198