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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Under 50 AED — October 31, 2016

Under 50 AED

img_0236img_0239img_0317Gyros !

Just because I enjoy exploring new places and meeting new people.

So I drove to the Irish village at Garhoud deira, the place is calm and peaceful, you have a choice of sitting outside under the trees, in the open on the old fashioned wooden chairs and tables or you can fancy dining inside the restaurants, well I chose to sit outside as the weather was pleasant.

I walked around & checked what options were available, so I picked Joey’s as my stop.

Lunch deal was on from 12 till 3pm (at the Irish Village outlet)
Price was ok AED 45 for the deal.
Serving size good.
Gyros with fries & soft drink.
Meat options are available for the gyros.
Friendly staff with tasty gyros & cooling mock-tail.
The ambience was even more pleasing. I probably will be dropping in here more,the chances are strong.

Crazy Color by Renbow — October 30, 2016

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.

Afghani Pulao — December 15, 2015

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.