Dinner for 2 at The Movenpic Hotel — July 18, 2018

Dinner for 2 at The Movenpic Hotel

Movenpik is one of the best Hotels in Karachi, went to The Pakistani restaurant on its level one, we made  a reservation for dinner to avoid the waiting as it was a Sunday. 

At 9:45 pm there was just 1 table occupied by a group of 8-10 people, they were celebrating someone’s birthday. The singers sang so beautifully as always, the classics & the birthday greeting.

We were just 2, so we ordered Palak Paneer, Chicken  Masala Handi, Pizza Paratha & their famous Afghani Style long oval shaped naan.

At first we were served crackers, fresh salad, raita & variety of pickles. These fresh starters are always my favorite & these kept our hungry tummies occupied till our actual order was served in about 30-35 minutes. Our server did apologize for the delay, that the Pizza Paratha took longer in prep, even though we didn’t ask the reason of delay nor we told them to serve quick.

Well honestly, the food was just alright, the Pizza Paratha was better then the chicken and palak we ordered, the naan wasn’t the same texture & was served in small pieces instead of as 1 long,oval naan.

There was a time, almost a decade ago, we used to be regular every weekend at The Pakistani restaurant, Their salad bar was superbly done in every way, fresh, hygienically kept, tasteful, the best in Karachi in those days. Our all time favorite was Palak Paneer, Chicken handi, fish tikka, dal makhni & Chapli kabab. But the food now was lacking taste.

We decided that we might not return to The Pakistani for food again but yes for ambience.

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Pro Palette — October 30, 2016

Makeup Revolution Ultra Pro Palette

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Makeup Revolution Shimmer Palette

If you are a makeup addict then this palette will make you go crazy as it has all the basic shimmer shades.

A must have shimmer/ highlighter powder palette from Makeup Revolution London. I am totally in love with it’s quality. Packing is simple and smart, easy to carry in your vanity box or makeup pouch.

Crazy Color by Renbow —

Crazy Color by Renbow

Ruby Rouge & Coral Red.

I read such positive reviews on amazon about this Crazy Color semi permanent hair color cream, that it lasts 2-6 weeks and it does not damage hair as it’s created with vegetable ingredients.

I have been dying my hair from last 2 years, I love trying new products and new shades on my hair, so I bought these 2 shades as red tones suit my complexion, Coral Red & Ruby Rouge.

These are easy to apply as you don’t have to do any mixing like other hair dyes, so it’s a ready jelly type formula, but I found it very dripping and the color keeps coming off with every wash, which actually ruins the towel and white shirts if you don’t hair dry your hair thoroughly you will find pink streaks on your shirts which is very disappointing.

I wonder if anyone else had a similar experience but I have never had such a drip off color experience with other hair dye brands. Or maybe I’m missing something to lock the color in.

My Love for Jumeirah Beach & Cali Burger — December 15, 2015

My Love for Jumeirah Beach & Cali Burger

It’s CaliBurger tonight !
Glad that I tried their juicy beef burgers.
Ordered Cali Double and Cali On Fire Burgers with Chilly Cheese Fries, fries were average and weren’t fiery at all.
The burgers were juicy and tasteful. If you are a burger fan then you should give it a try.
Clean bright ambiance, quick service even on the weekend.
Place was almost full.
I would rate it at 4/5 and pocket friendly.
CBB

Afghani Pulao —

Afghani Pulao

Even though I’m not a fan of rice, but the Afghani pulao at al kabab al Afghani are true addiction.
People do try their meat pulao as it’s the best one in the menu, the picture below is of meat pulao and shami pulao.
Meat pulao has a big loaf of very well done meat and the shami pulao is with that seekh kabab similar meat, the rice has a unique flavor with raisins adding more flavor in each bite.
They serve yakhni / desi style soup with fresh salad & raita & I tell you that you will enjoy this soup also.
Price is normal with good serving size.
Do try & share your experience.

— October 28, 2015

111111111Sheikh Zayed Mosque..today was my first visit to the mosque, though I have been to Abu Dhabi countless times, it was a good decision to spend the day.1q 11q 111q 1111q 11111q 111111q 1111111q
It’s a beautiful mosque, no camera can capture it’s unique workmanship.
From there we drove to have dinner as we skipped lunch. Heard a lot about man o salwa restaurant,so we googled it to reach.
Ordered mutton chapli kabab, grilled fish (which they claimed will be spicy) chicken seekh kabab, tawa qeema & mukhni chicken.
The tawa qeema, chapli kabab and mukhni chicken were the taste winners. The fish and chicken seekh kababs should have been served with some chutney.
The serving size and food quality was good, but they can improve it further with the little additions such as chutneys or raitas.
Ambience was very desi local, In fact it actually reminded me of those Delhi style local food shops.
Price was average. Pocket friendly.
I will rate it at 3 out of 5.

Snack Time. — October 8, 2015

Snack Time.

Dropped in by chance at Tim Hortons Wasl today, just because I had time so stopped for coffee, saw this new entree of wraps, they had 6 different filling options, I chose the manchurian chicken wrap.
The wrap was made on order so the iceberg was crisp, chicken was saucy and tender and the wrap was just perfect to hold it all.
In the picture you see one piece of the wrap, that peach Colored sauce I asked for extra, as I prefer a little more spiced food.
This wrap is good to go with coffee and tea. Price tag is 22 AED
My score board for this will be 3.5 out of 5 and no I’m not being mean.11059649_10153662511570859_4385300753183929332_n

Hot Sizzling Plate. — October 4, 2015

Hot Sizzling Plate.

Sizzling Hot Plate
Yes, that is how they serve every meal, on a hot plate.
Be that a steak or a Jalfrezi, if you are at Kobe then it should be served to you sizzling on a hot plate.
A one of a kind serving style which you usually don’t find unless you are at a proper steak house.
Over all food is good, as almost everything on a hot plate is served with veges and fries on the side lines, but you do have an option of rice & chow mein too.The place is always packed over the weekends (that’s again my experience) This was my second visit to KOBE so I ordered Chicken Jalrezi & Fresh Grape Juice, food was good but it was so hot because of its hot plate that i had to wait for it to cool it off at every bite.
The fresh juice was really fresh and of sweet grapes.if you plan to treat your friends there then price per person will be 70 AED on an average.
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KOBE Restaurant at Karama, Dubai, UAE.

Time To Refuel Energy With Hub Ul Humra — October 3, 2015

Time To Refuel Energy With Hub Ul Humra

If anyone hasn’t tasted HUB UL HUMRA at Al Rabbash yet then guys do give it a try.
It’s right next to mamzar filli mostly people confuse it with filli tea shop. This is not tea, it’s sweetened milk with cardamom and chia like seeds ( that’s what I think ) a cup is for AED 5 only so carry a cup from there and enjoy it at the mamzar corniche.
It’s made fresh on order & served hot so be careful that you don’t burn your tongue.
Have a great weekend

Wooah These Selamy Lipsticks Are Love ! — September 29, 2015

Wooah These Selamy Lipsticks Are Love !

Just discovered this 12 shade pack of lipsticks labelled as Selamy, it’ actually a Miss Rose brand.
These 12 shades are creamy to apply on lips but look matte, they smell sweet which makes me walk to the bakery for a cup cake or muffin.
The shades are solid colors and stayed for good long time on me, well the reason is that I am not my lipstick eater 🙂
Though these colors look similar in pictures but in actual these are all different floral shades.11889674_1012083392156944_6961356706845227500_n 11902443_1012083715490245_500396955264276338_ns1s2