Month: December 2016

The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri

The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri

The Souq at Qaryat al Beri in Al Maqta area in Abu Dhabi is such an amazing find. When you look at it from the outside, you won’t even guess what wonders will meet your eyes. Aside from the very nice yet high end stores available in this […]

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets

I had an amazing time having dinner the other day with my husband. We went to Johnny Rockets along Corniche. I guess it’s easy to miss the place if you are not from the vicinity but it’s such a sad loss if you don’t know […]

Sumo Sushi & Bento

Sumo Sushi & Bento

The Sumo Sushi in Masdar offers delectable Japanese dishes which of course includes Sushi and Bento among their best sellers. Going there is already an adventure since Masdar City is not a mall type location. It’s an eco – friendly place which also houses the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

The place is not very big but it is well spaced so you don’t get the feeling of being too crowded as you eat. As you savour the various Makis that they serve, you can definitely taste the freshness of the ingredients and see the care that they have put into the meal starting from the preparation up to serving.

Price wise it is reasonable. Considering that Sumo Sushi & Bento looks posh and upscale, you get the value of money with their huge servings. I personally love the Rock and Roll Shrimps which is a deep fried tempura with some spicy mayo on it and the tempura bento. I am also a huge fan of their tofu 🙂

For menu and other details of Sumo Sushi & Bento at Masdar you can check out their website http://sumosushibento.com/menus/uae/

*This is an unpaid and unsolicited review. The author would just like to share the experience.

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Sumo Sushi & Bento Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Mc D?

Mc D?

Was looking for the way to McDonalds at the airport. I chanced upon two men wearing some airport uniform and asked Me: excuse me, is this the way to McDonalds Men: huh (just staring as if I asked where the North Pole is) Actually I […]

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s

You’ll find Famous Dave’s in Abu Dhabi Mall easily. Just by the escalator on the upper level. Well it’s kinda vague instruction but let your senses lead you there. Otherwise – just ask 🙂

Famous Dave’s is now one of our family’s favorite eating place. I have seen negative reviews before but yes they were new then. Of course all businesses have their birthing pains. But I presume Famous Dave’s has now settled and here we are reviewing them and let’s see what they have.

First – a must try is their free Potato Chips. At times, free means it’s not good enough but in this case it’s a must. It is super delicious. Crunchy, tasty, and you can’t get enough of it really. The server who handled our table is very professional. From the time we checked the menu and looked quite clueless, she helped us choose by asking what our preferences were.

We got something huge, a sampler of some sort that was good enough for 6 persons. Everything tasted so delicious. The barbecued ribs tasted as if they grilled it in front of you. The smell of the sauce permeating your senses and lulling you to dream land. The sidings were a  perfect match to the meat. Succulent, juicy, tasty, tender. What else do you want to hear?

The ambiance – it’s just perfect. Simply perfect.

*This is an unpaid and unsolicited review. The author would just like to share the experience.

 

Famous Dave's Barbecue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Salt

Salt

It used to be a food truck. And until now it is still a food truck. But much has changed from the time it was introduced  till now. The weather is good enough for eating outside. A bit colder now so you can concentrate on […]

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

I have heard so much and read about Texas Roadhouse. It’s in a convenient location in Yas Mall but for whatever reason we often missed dining there. So off I went with my girl friends and accepted their invitation to have lunch at Texas Roadhouse. […]

Amazing Switzerland : Visit to Lucerne and Engelberg

Amazing Switzerland : Visit to Lucerne and Engelberg

On my hubby’s birthday, it was so difficult to keep my surprise a secret. I was so worked up myself from the time I decided on what it’s going to be. The nearer the day came, the nearer I was to blurting it out. See he’s not the type who frequents malls (well of course unless he’s been dragged by yours truly against his wishes… but then he gives in 99.9 percent so you know the rest 🙂

I researched about places to see and go and of course budget would have to be one of the primary concern, and then secondary is the practicality of where we are going at. I am so sure by this time that he enjoyed the trip so much. Check out Viator for their numerous trip suggestions. There are also other sites promoting trips but I am already satisfied by what I got.

We started early and went to catch the bus that will bring us to the train station. We met the group at an appointed place near Starbucks and confirmed our attendance for the trip. I have selected the Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg. These are places that we probably won’t reach if we do it ourselves. Granting that public transport in Switzerland is easy due to the well coordinated timings of the trains and buses, with just a couple of days to spare, it will be best to go on a tour for now.

Lucerne is considered the gateway to central Switzerland. You will find a lot of attractions in Lucerne like watch and souvenir shops, Lake Lucerne, and great countryside view along the way. From Lucerne you can also plan for a trip to Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn.

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After our short but nice trip to Lucerne we proceeded to Engelberg.  The air you breathe once you reach Engelberg is simply amazing. You feel as if you are literally having new set of lungs. I’m not exaggerating, it is! And if you are looking for scenery of such unspoilt nature, THIS IS IT. Everything is breathtaking. The snow on the mountain scape makes you dreamy and feel like you are in some faraway fairy land. Too bad we didn’t join the Trip to Titlis which has an elevation of 3,020 meters and the 150 steps to the Titlis Cliff Walk which is considered to be Europe’s highest hanging bridge. But then just looking at the site and knowing that we weren’t far from these wonders was enough for us.

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Our tour guide Peter is a very well informed gentleman and he entertained us with great information on the places that we were visiting. He made sure everyone was on time to prevent delays as well as to maximize the trip. Before we knew it, we were back in Zurich just in time for dinner.

I hope you enjoyed the photos of our trip. Enjoy!


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