Category Archives: Food Crush

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#FoodCrush: Real Madrid Cafe Dubai Review

An evening of yummy food & football?! What more do you need really?!

I recently went for dinner at the new Real Madrid Cafe in JBR and had an amazing experience! If you’re a fan of footie AND a foodie you are going to love this place believe me.

We were warmly welcomed by Hani (the GM) and his team and were offered to sit on the upper terrace from where the view over the palm is just fab! Well, minus the construction site right on the beach but hey, that one won’t be there for long ;).

We also had a tour of the place which include a Read Madrid merchandises stores complete with the latest team jerseys, balls, socks etc… heaven for a RM supporter! They also have a replica of the club’s trophies including the mighty Champions League from last year so you can take your own pics and channel your inner Ronaldo for a few seconds!
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Back to the food. I don’t think I have ever eaten SO much in my life! Seriously, the team literally went all out and we got to taste their best dishes!

First off and for starters, we had a lovely Gaspachio accompanied by grilled italian bread, olive oil & pesto…. YUM!

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I then tried their Ribs & Chips. That was lovely too although my favourite was the Steak & Chips Chimichuri… that was DELICIOUS!! The meat was cooked to perfection, the sautéed potatoes reminded me of my mum’s (and we’re French so we know sautéed potatoes trust me!).

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For a bit of a healthy touch, I tried out their Real Madrid Salad made up of fresh peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes & red onions and croutons… a little taste of crunchy & fresh Spain!

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The Real Madrid Signature Pizza was such a treat. Really nice thin crust topped off with basil infused tomato base, lots of peppers, mozzarella, pesto & black olives. OMG!

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The Seafood Paella looked SO SO good. It wasn’t however my favourite as I’m not such a fan of the dish. In that case, I won’t comment on it but I’m told it’s pretty special so defo have a try if you like Paella.

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Desert was simply to die for. Seriously. The Tiramisu was so creamy and rich, yet I think I actually ate it all (and that’s after all of the above yeah?!). The Cheesecake was also something quite special! I mean, I do like cheesecake but this one!! The base is made of amaretti biscuit and together with the raspberry coulis it just makes for the perfect ending!

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The atmosphere was also really lovely. I was a little concerned I would be the only female but not at all! Around us were couples, families and friends! Inside were the guys watching the Gulf Cup but I can really assure you I did not feel I was in a sports bar/cafe for one second. They’ve done it quite well these guys!

Real Madrid Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee and dinner and I will be sure to return very very soon!

If you do visit, please be sure to let me know what you think! :)

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#FoodCrush: Iftar… the Japanese way at Kanpai!

Hey gals,

Y’all know I love to try out new places for dinner, even more so during Ramadan! AND I love a good bargain so when this great Iftar offer landed in my inbox I just had to share it!!

I always think of Japanese food as healthy so really do like the idea of an ‘healthy yet yum Iftar meal‘! Guess this one really came at a perfect time! Let me know if you try it :).

Kanpai, the recently opened Japanese Fusion restaurant in Souk Al Bahar has just announced its Ramadan Menu, which includes a selection of the chef’s favorite dishes and something to tantalize everybody’s taste buds.

Priced at AED 90, there is no better way or place to break fast this Ramadan. What a bargain!

Here’s the YUMMY menu:

Starters

Wasabi Prawns
Duck Spring Rolls
Yakitori Chicken
Shrimps Gyoza
Deep fried Claw

Main Dishes

Black pepper beef, served with egg fried rice and mixed vegetables
Pan fried Hammour fillet with chilli sauce, served with yoba noodles
Duck with sukiyaki sauce, served with rice and vegetable
Chicken with cashew nut, served with Kanpai noodles
Seafood with sanbal chili sauce, served with yoba noodles

Don’t those dishes look yum & healthy?!

Here are some pics of the actual place:

Let me know if you guys try it out!

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Healthy Food Crush under 300 calories… coming soon to The Dubai Mall!

Glam Foodies get ready for some tasty news!!

We all know Kcal? The healthy meal delivery service? Well, UAE born super brand Kcal Healthy Fast Food is coming to The Dubai Mall on May 5th.

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Founded by Andreas Borgmann and Mark Carroll in 2010, Kcal has been revolutionizing the fast food industry with its one of a kind concept where everything on the menu is under 300 calories!

From pasta-free lasagna, chocolate cakes and salads, to burgers (yeah you heard!), wraps, soups and smoothies, Kcal offers a variety of yummy dishes that keep you healthy and your wallet happy. I’ve actually tried their burger and it’s YUMMY!

With plans to have 8 outlets up and running by the end of the year and proposals for expansion into Abu Dhabi, Egypt and KSA, Kcal’s bringing a whole new meaning to the words Fast Food to hungry and healthy appetites across the Middle East.

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