Bodega Streetfood at Port Saeed, Deira

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Right after the Friday Church service, we adjourned to Bodega StreetFood for lunch. Had we scoured for a good eat-out?

I quick glanced at the full crowd of the outdoor area. Smoke smell of some hot relish dishes were so inexplicably good as we walked near to the outlet. All but from the adjacent restaurant – Dampa Seafood restaurant.

Bodega StreetFood as a solo spot  in Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai specializes in American/Asian streetstyled foods. Place your order at the counter/kitchen area, and the attendant will deliver the food to your table. The outlet  has two floors with fine dim light interiors. The wooden chairs were comfortable with proper tables. There played a smooth upbeat music as I observed the second floor was diner-less. Upon glancing on the menu, I was expecting a lot more dishes. They only have few mains, few sides and that’s it.

We had The Airmax, The Booty, Glazed Chicken Wings with fries. It was also suggested that Vietnamese Pho tastes good and with no hint apart I knew it’s a Vietnamese dish so I requested for it. While we waited for foods to be served, the attendant tapped down on our table placemats that I found simple but innovative!  Look!

Magazines pages as Table Placemats at Bodega StreetFood

The Airmax was quite spicy and reasonably good. The bbq-ed chicken wings were the best food item because we nailed the fries! Kidding aside, the wings were quite juicy with proper blend of spices which made it a must try!

Airmax aka chicken feet (glazed)
Chicken wings with fries

Chicken Satay

The Pho came a hot topic as we clung on to enjoy foods served!

What the PHO?!

Let’s get right to the Vietnamese Beef Pho Recipe. It is a Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup, or Pho. The dish is pronounced “fuh” and not “foo” or “foe” or “puh”. Yeah, Pho is cheap eat out. Fresh mint, cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, sliced chili peppers are just some of its accompaniments. Much to this and moving on..

Vietnamese Pho

Everything was served on reasonable time and attendant was decent and attentive.  All items on the “Street Menu” comes with Java rice and unlimited carbonated drinks. As a whole, I was expecting for a more uniquely enhanced streetfoodies such as Squid Balls, Chicken Balls, Fish Balls, Kikiam, Hot Dog, Salted Peanuts, Kwek Kwek, Quail Egg, Pork BBQ, Tokwa and Isaw,  that are prepared in a more scrumptious way!

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Verdict : I came, I tried, I’m looking for really more authentic!

Bodega Streetfood
Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai
971 4 299 0884

Bodega Streetfood at Port Saeed, Deira

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Right after the Friday Church service, we adjourned to Bodega StreetFood for lunch. Had we scoured for a good eat-out?

I quick glanced at the full crowd of the outdoor area. Smoke smell of some hot relish dishes were so inexplicably good as we walked near to the outlet. All but from the adjacent restaurant – Dampa Seafood restaurant.

Bodega StreetFood as a solo spot  in Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai specializes in American/Asian streetstyled foods. Place your order at the counter/kitchen area, and the attendant will deliver the food to your table. The outlet  has two floors with fine dim light interiors. The wooden chairs were comfortable with proper tables. There played a smooth upbeat music as I observed the second floor was diner-less. Upon glancing on the menu, I was expecting a lot more dishes. They only have few mains, few sides and that’s it.

We had The Airmax, The Booty, Glazed Chicken Wings with fries. It was also suggested that Vietnamese Pho tastes good and with no hint apart I knew it’s a Vietnamese dish so I requested for it. While we waited for foods to be served, the attendant tapped down on our table placemats that I found simple but innovative!  Look!

Magazines pages as Table Placemats at Bodega StreetFood

The Airmax was quite spicy and reasonably good. The bbq-ed chicken wings were the best food item because we nailed the fries! Kidding aside, the wings were quite juicy with proper blend of spices which made it a must try!

Airmax aka chicken feet (glazed)
Chicken wings with fries

Chicken Satay

The Pho came a hot topic as we clung on to enjoy foods served!

What the PHO?!

Let’s get right to the Vietnamese Beef Pho Recipe. It is a Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup, or Pho. The dish is pronounced “fuh” and not “foo” or “foe” or “puh”. Yeah, Pho is cheap eat out. Fresh mint, cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, sliced chili peppers are just some of its accompaniments. Much to this and moving on..

Vietnamese Pho

Everything was served on reasonable time and attendant was decent and attentive.  All items on the “Street Menu” comes with Java rice and unlimited carbonated drinks. As a whole, I was expecting for a more uniquely enhanced streetfoodies such as Squid Balls, Chicken Balls, Fish Balls, Kikiam, Hot Dog, Salted Peanuts, Kwek Kwek, Quail Egg, Pork BBQ, Tokwa and Isaw,  that are prepared in a more scrumptious way!

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Verdict : I came, I tried, I’m looking for really more authentic!

Bodega Streetfood
Port Saeed, Deira, Dubai
971 4 299 0884

Margherita UAE offers a gastronomic indulgence with an endless Neapolitan cuisine

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Gastronauts looking for a truly indulgent of Neapolitan, Margherita is the place to be.

 Margherita’s grand launch in Sheik Zayed Road was a success. It was attended by His Excellency Mr. Giovanni Favilli – Italian Consul General in Dubai along with the outlet’s corporate partners and media friends. Guests enjoyed the warm cozy interior and friendly atmosphere of the outlet.

Margherita in Sheikh Zayed Road branch features an indoor seating capacity of 150 as well as an additional outdoor seating area which features homely details and rustic embellishments beautifully integrating tomatoes in celebration of Italy ‘ s beloved ingredient.

Margherita UAE (Sheikh Zayed Road)

Margherita’s main specialties are its pizzas which are handmade according to the authentic simplicity and elegance of the Neapolitan process. It  offers a diverse menu that features the heavenly flavors of traditional Italian cuisine including salads, rissotti, pasta and other classic dishes. The restaurant Chef uses only the  freshest ingredients, in time tested authentic recipes, presented in an authentic Italian décor for a truly ‘Neapolitan experience’.

Margherita Pizzeria first opened its doors in 2008 in a small neighborhood in Gemmayzeh, Beirut. The brainchild of Giovanni Casa, Magherita has crossed borders in just a few years to set up five branches in Lebanon and to expand later on across the MENA to bring its coveted appetizing flavors to the people of the region.

Margherita has other branch on The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai and will open a third Restaurant in 2016 at The Pointe project at Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Italian food lovers would be able to savor Margherita’s dishes and experience the diverse selection of dishes by visiting one of the branches or taking advantage of the delivery service.

Sorry the photos are not looking so good but foods served were just great! Delizioso!

Restaurant Launch: Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant

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Award-winning Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district in Bur Dubai has announced the opening of Pharaoh Café & Restaurant.
True to its slogan, “Feel the Touch of Ancient Egyptian Legacy”, Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is the evolution of Egyptian and Mediterranean cuisines catering to all types of palates and there are several other signature dishes that bring a new level of excitement due its unique setting and presentation style to the dinners.
Other day I was at Pharaoh Cafe and Restaurant to get a feel of the outlet. Being the PR/Media account handler of the property, a food blogger as well,  thought it’d be nice to just physically around and amend the curiosity that filled me being a first-timer to an Egyptian-themed restaurant. 
More than just a press release that I wrote about, this spacious restaurant features Egyptian and Mediterranean cuisines catering to all types of palates including vegetarian, non-veg and vegan, in an atmosphere that is a tribute to travelers and local residents bringing them a unique experience of UAE heritage.
Koshary, one of the most popular dishes is a complete vegetarian and full of nutrition.  Another specialty of the Pharaoh Café is delicious camel burger for those who wish to explore an exotic dining experience. There are several other signature dishes that bring a new level of excitement due its unique setting and presentation style to the dinners. 
And, for those on the go, Pharaoh Restaurant is set as a mini Egyptian Museum right across the Dubai Museum. The restaurant also serves exciting cocktail and wines to compliment the taste and a refreshing after-meal cup of “Karkadeh” (Hibiscus tea).

I’m quite glad to have tried my first visit to an Egyptian-themed restaurant with my good friend, Femy. I’m also glad it was in an elegant ambiance with earthy artworks of mummies and papyrus, treasure-chests and the staff are friendly. And so here we are!

Seafood Night Specials every Saturday at Emirates Grand Hotel

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Tal Al Amar Restaurant – Emirates Grand Hotel 
Sheikh Zayed Road Trade Centre 2 Dubai
Contact: +971 4 323 0000 (24 hours)
Price: AED 199 per person
Dive into succulent seafood specials and make the most of precious time spent with family and friends at Tal Al Amar Restaurant on the 46th floor from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm exploring authentic delicacies featuring squid, hammour, kingfish and lots of other marine variety at AED199/person accompanied by unlimited drinks.