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I had an amazing time when I was dining at the Newly Opened Turkish Restaurant located very close to Mercato Shopping Mall: Turkish Steak Restaurant.

The restaurant is in a villa located on Jumeirah Beach Road.

As the weather is cool these days, we sat outside.

The service was very good, our waiter Milad made that everything was perfect at all time.

Chef Cundi came several time to our table to ask us about the food and he even prepare one dish in front of us with a Fire Show, you will see below more details about it.

I am very happy that I discovered a very good Turkish Restaurant that is not far from where I live.

All the food was so good!

We started with this Cold Mix Platter that I recommend to all.

It is priced at only 50dhs.

You have Hummus, Mutabal, Babaghanoul, Mohamara, Yogurt with Cucumber and Acili Ezme a Turkish speciality made of tomatoes.

This salad is called Gavurdagi Salad, it has simple ingredients, yet very tasty…

Let’s start with the main courses now.

The Butcher Kofte was so flavourful and juicy.

I loved it…

The Fries are served with all grills.

They have a nice seasoning on them but was vey spicy for me.

A generous portion for the Mix Grill Platter priced at only 85 dhs.

If you order the Kuzu Kafes which is Lamb Ribs, the Chef will come near your table to prepare it with a Fire Show.

You can check the video on the highlighted Insta Stories in my Instagram @cookingwithralph

Chef Cundi in action!

The Best of the Best!

Very highly recommended…

The Lamb Ribs were divine, cooked in hot butter…

Yum, Yum, Yum

Can’t wait to go back and order it again…

Look how beautiful is the Baklawa with Ice Cream.

I bet you won’t be able to resist it when put in front of you.

I highly recommend you to check out the newly opened Turkish Steak Restaurant where you will enjoy authentic Turkish Cuisine.

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My dear readers and followers,

I am so pleased to share with you about this new place that I discovered last week.

Khofo, an Egyptian Restaurant and more specifically a Pharaonic Restaurant, is located at Al Seef in the Beautiful City of Dubai.

Who is Khofo?

Khufu is the name of the second pharaoh of the IVth Dynasty in ancient Egypt.

He is mainly known for being the one for which the largest pyramid of Egypt was built, on the Giza Plateau.

The staff is very friendly and they are wearing Pharaonic uniforms.

The ambiance is good with a great view and most important is the taste of the food.

The food was very tasty with generous portions.

The restaurant is very nicely decorated.

A real Pharaonic Restaurant in Dubai!

The Fattoush was very nicely presented and had a generous portion of pomegranate seeds.

The pomegranate seeds gave it an amazing taste.

I recommend you to order the Hummus Platter.

From left to right:

Avocado Hummus with Prawns

Beetroot Hummus with Chicken

Hummus with Meat

My all time favourite is the Avocado Hummus

Then on the right Mutabal and on the left Tahina.

Perfect taste…

The Chicken Liver was very nicely cooked with Pomegranate Molasses!

So mouthwatering…

Let’s move to the main courses how.

The Kofta was so flavourful and the portion is generous.

So the below is a mix of 2 different dishes but they put it in one plate.

The big platter is for the Mix Grill, a platter of Kofta, Lamb Chop, Chicken Skewer and Meat Skewer.

But you can see 4 darker Kofta in the same dish.

This is what I ordered, it is called Tarb.

Tarb, is an Egyptian Specialty that consist of a Kofta wrapped with Mutton Fat.

So if you are scared from fat, you shouldn’t!

As long as you don’t eat carbs with fat, you will not gain weight but at the contrary you will loose fat and weight.

Fats burns the fat!

It is my favourite dish and it was so good!

And we also ordered Stuffed Pigeon with frike, a kind of grain.

I recommend you to eat it with frike instead of rice.

It was good but I noticed that it had a lot of pepper.

A new hidden gem in town that serves Authentic Egyptian Cuisine.

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My dear readers and followers,

I went last year to experience the Churrasco at Fogo de Chão located that the Central Park Tower in DIFC in the beautiful city of Dubai.

The story of Fogo de Chão began in the mountainous countryside of Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil.

It is the lessons their founding brothers learned on their family farms that gave them the ambition to share their rich culinary heritage with the rest of the world.

They showcases the centuries-old Southern Brazilian grilling technique of Churrasco.

Fogo de Chão in Dubai offers the Fogo Bar and Lounge, complete with an extensive list of craft cocktails, elevated spirits and Brazilian bites, plus an outdoor courtyard and terrace shisha lounge boasting striking views of the Burj Khalifa.

We took the Full Churrasco Experience that is priced at the dinner at 299 dhs per person that has 11 cuts of Meat, the Market Table where you can gets salad, vegetables, smoked salmon, cured meats, soup, etc… and a Feijoada Station (traditional black bean stew with beef) served with rice, fresh orange and far-off (bajed yuca flour with beef bacon)

The Signature Cuts of Meats are the below:

  • Picanha (Sirloin)
  • Fraldinha (Bottom Sirloin)
  • Alcatra (Top Sirloin)
  • Costela (Beef Ribs)
  • Cupim (Hump)
  • Beef Ancho (Rib Eye)
  • Acem (Prime Rib)
  • Filet Mignon (Tenderloin)
  • Cordeiro (Lamb)
  • Linguica (Sausages)
  • Frango (Chicken)

And here is the friendly Mohammed!

We had a great and nice conversation with him and he made sure to take very well of us…

I loved the cheese selection and the cured meats, specially the bresaola.

The smoked salmon was so good and my favourite salad was the parsley and quinoa salad…

And here are the Brazilian Side Dishes:

Warm Pão de Queijo (cheese bread), crispy pollen, mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas.

It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend you to try it with your friends, family, date, wife, etc…

You will enjoy!

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My dear readers, all breakfast lovers,

A very good news to share with you today.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 06:30am to 01:00pm, you can enjoy the XXL Breakfast Buffet at Les Cuisines Restaurants at Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with more than 200 dishes.

Below is the friendly Chef that is preparing us the Egg Benedict and the Omelette.

As soon as you go in, you can start with a small shot of a Rainbow of Health.

This is my favourite section, Croissant and pastries…

I have to eat every week end some fresh croissant and I enjoyed these a lot…

They had a big choices of cereals to eat with the milk, kids will love it so much.

The jam section is impressive.

They are serving a premium jam made in France of course.

I highly recommend you to try it…

And they are also serving the Best Raw Yemeni Honey in the World!

Balqees Raw Honey!

And actually, it is the only honey I eat…

Look at my first plate…

I am craving it so much as I am looking at the picture and remembering last week end!

The Cheese Station…

And yes, the Pork Station for those eating pork only.

Thank you Chef for these great Egg Benedict!

So there was a big jar where they were cooking fresh beans or foul.

So to enjoy you foul, you can add any of the toppings available…

I added tomato, parsley, tahini sauce and even cheese.

The Fresh Fruit Section!

And a big selection of Halva of different flavours.

Of course, the above pictures are not all the dishes available at XXL Breakfast Buffet, otherwise the post will never end

Book now and enjoy your Breakfast in the week end!

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My dear readers,

I went last evening to try London Slide that recently opened at Bluewaters Island Dubai and is located just below Ain Dubai.

London Slide is from the team behind The London Project 

London Slide give you the option to choose between a Slider or a Bao!

The sliders come in pairs and are described as “bite-sized, hectic, London eclectic”.

The restaurant interiors is filled with Rich Simmons’ London-esque art plastered on the walls.

We started with the Fleet Street Fillet!

A black bun with battered cod and some toppings and I ordered sweet potatoes fries on the side with truffle mayo.

Yeap, truffle mayo, yum!

The we took also another side dish: The Crumbed Camembert!

I love cheese so much and I was in love with this one…

The Spicy Beef Bao with slow cooked beef briskets was exquisite.

Although, am don’t like spicy food, I removed the chilli on top of it and it was fine for me.

The Duke is a must try!

Wagyu beef with brie, mushroom & thyme, truffle, avocado, tomato and Japanese mayo.

I am still craving it as I am writing my review…

The Big Ben was also so good!

The Tiger Prawn Bao was amazing…

What are you waiting for?

Take your wife, your girlfriend, your family, your friends, etc… and go try it…

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I went few days ago to The Meat Avenue located at Cluster Q in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the Beautiful City of Dubai.

If you haven’t heard about The Meat Avenue, let me tell you more about it.

The Meat Avenue sells Lebanese Dishes that you can order online thru most of the online delivery services but they also have a Butchery section and sells raw meat and these has to be picked up from their store directly and shortly you will be able to order them online thru their website.

So if you are in your office and you are craving Lebanese cuisine, I highly recommend you to order from The Meat Avenue as I already tried and I really enjoyed their food.

If you want to a catering for any event, The Meat Avenue can do you an amazing unforgettable catering event!

I tried the Tabboule and I highly rated it as it’s taste is the authentic taste of Tabboule, so fresh and so delicious.

The Fattoush was also really good.

The Hummus and Muttabal were also perfect.

The Muttabal is to die for…

The Philadelphia Steak Sandwich is a must try!

They use only fresh meat and you can feel the freshness from the first bite.

It was so good…

Oh and the grills were also so yummy!

The meat skewers was melting in our mouth, It is so tender.

You have to enjoy them with the pickles and the garlic paste.

And here is the fridge where you can select your fresh meat, chicken and some ready to eat items…

I had a great time and I am so happy that I discovered a great places that have delicious food and also fresh meat.

You should check it out…

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