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The Royal Buddha

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This is a lovely Thai restaurant located in Barsha where we were invited to try out the food. 

The ambience is really good, with dim lighting and a Thai feel to it. There's a see-through kitchen too. 

They got us some prawn crackers as we waited for our food. 
For vegetarians, they also have the regular crackers which I liked even more. They also have a full page of vegetarian dishes in their menu which is very thoughtful considering a lot of people follow this dietary restriction. 



For starters, we had the Khong Wang Ruam The Roayl Buddha which is a mixed platter. This consisted of papaya salad which although was fresh, could have had a bit more flavour to it. The prawn cake was quite good, and I liked it especially with the plum sauce. My favourite was the purple flower chicken steamed dumpling. This is a purple coloured dumpling which had a with a juicy chicken stuffing in it. The chicken satay was coated with some nice spices and tasted good with the peanut sauce. The spring rolls…

More cafe

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This is a lovely place located in Murooj Rotana. They have outside seating which is earthy with tress around, and it great to sit when the weather is pleasant. The indoor seating is nice and cozy too.
They invited me to try out their new menu.

We started with the egg roulade which is basically omelette rolled with a filling of cream cheese, spinach, veggies, and hummus. It is served with some crispy tortilla. The presentation was great, and the texture as well as the taste was pretty good. I might not have this as a whole dish by myself, but would perhaps like it as a snack to share.

The shakshouka is a very popular Middle Eastern breakfast dish that I'm a fan of. They got a big portion of this. Sunny side eggs cooked in tomatoes, peppers, and Arabic spices. The flavour of this wasn't as strong as I like. It was good, but I've had better. 

Then we had their halloumi sandwich. It also had bell peppers and pesto in it and tasted really good. It did not feel dry at all which was …

D'Fusion - Indian fusion restaurant

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This is an Indian restaurant, and as the name suggest, they've made a fusion version of the dishes. 

They've got some interesting drinks. I loved the thandi kachi kairi which is a non-alcoholic mocktail. The raw mango flavour with a tangy masala tastes amazing. 

They also have a desi version of mojito which is with masala, bombay chuski which is an ice-gola and some interesting cocktails like high-on-chai, tarbooz with booze, kokum express, and more. 

We started with the quinoa aloo chana chaat. Quite healthy and also had a good taste.  

Galouti kebabs were really soft and flavour; I really enjoyed these. 

The kurkuri bhindi is great if you want something crispy to munch on. 

Another vegetarian starter which was nice was the hara bhara kebab. The taste and texture, both were good.

The murgh angara tikka was flavourful but could have been a bit softer. 

If you must definitely try one dish, it is the vol-au-vent. It is a puff pastry with pav bhaji stuffed inside. 


Huddle Sports bar - Barsha

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This is a nice place to chill out with some drinks and good food. 

We had lamb chops which were juicy and flavourful. They were served with spicy peri peri sauce which really added  more flavour to it. 

The huddle punch was a fruity and refreshing cocktail that I liked. 

They have various types of wings which we relished. These were saucy and juicy. 

The calamari was crispy and not overly chewy which was the good part. 

The nachos were loaded but tasted just average. These could have been better. 

We had the chicken bbq pizza and it was cheesy and delicious. 

For dessert, we had churros. These were really good. Not too sweet so you don't mind having more of these. 

The strawberry cheesecake was also really good; quite sweet but nice. 

The molten mess was loaded with chocolate and perfect for chocolate lovers. 

It was a good experience overall.