Sugar factory

The new York famous sugar factory has landed in dubai a few weeks ago.

Sugar factory? What can it be like?

I was wondering until I dined on the 3oth Tuesday.  Ok I assumed they will have candy for sure and I also guessed they will be adding candy in there beverages and desserts. Okay I went wild and assumed they might infuse the appetisers and main courses with candy, thank god they didn’t (laughing)

I was very excited to attend the dinner especially knowing it’s the celebrity dined store in new york and it has reached dubai the first franchise that has opened out of USA.

Oh dubai has the best dinning experience according to my knowledge not that I’ve travelled around the world but I love the dinning concepts that dubai has to offer.

As I walked into the sugar factory located on the first floor  at dubai festival city mall I was greeted by the staff as well as the candy displays. To my right was the walk of fame which has photographs of the celebrities picture take while dinning at the new York sugar factory. As we walked in to ifnd a table I witnessed the huge frames to my right and wallpaper which had the opera theme to my left which had some good comfy settings.  The last row seatings were even better with a view of the creek you could see a part of dubai through the glass while dinning. That seating would be ideal for a romantic dinner date 😊

I was greeted by the franchise owner who himself walked me into the sugar factorys brief history.

I was given the menu and the goblets were the feature of the menu. I have seen many photos of the food they serve and got an idea on what to order so I went for the goblet which had two large lolipops stuck into it and tied up with a gummy.

The poured the beverage over the table so we could experience the thrill of it. It was really beautiful and i felt like a 5 year old in a candy store.

The food was good.

Waffle with chicken I was not sure if they would go together but they went fine.

The steak with signature butter was good but I cant say much about the steak cos this is my first steak out at a restaurant 😊 i loved the signature butter it was delicious.

The pizza, I always prefer seafood or pepperoni or even Newyork pizza. Chicken and beef dont go together well they do have a variety of topping options in the menu.

Seafood in lemon sauce was super devine. The orawns and the scallop was cooked to perfection. The fish was also well cooked and the lemon sauce was very devine. Creamy and well flavoured. I loved it.

Mini meat burgers were great. The size fit well for a starter and two of these would have made me full. This is the ninth burger I’ve tried in dubai and this burger goes to rank no4 in my list.

The prawn and avacado Bruschetta is another highlight with its tomato sauce. The orawns and avacado went well together. I loved it I just did a mistake  by using a fork and a knife to eat them and am sure the hands would have made it better. Please use your hands and eat the bruschetta because they need to be bitten into and not cut through.  The prawn is still making me crave for more.

It sure is a place you will want to go back to and enjoy.

We witnessed two birthdays being celebrated by the customers and it was the “Spirit of Candys” really fun and enjoyable.

The pricing for the meals were reasonable yet the goblet is around 80 of your going for it. But the food is really priced well.

We were invited for a media dinner and we even walked out with a bag of candys.

I had to come back soon hence couldn’t have dessert but they do have a good selection for an affordable price.

Trust me this is a very good place to dine and have fun with friends.

I was just invited to taste the food and am writing this review on my own will and I was not compeled to write. Well am building my portfolio.



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Dinner @ HATAM, Burjuman

So as me and my son are back in Dubai and we thought taking our son out for a walk would be ideal as he feels like an alien already and seemed like he misses sri lanka. So we drove towards Dubai mall and met up with a humongous line up of vehicles waiting to enter the parking. It was no wonder as the weekends are always jam packed in many malls so we decided to head over to Burjuman. It was my husband’s idea and was less crowded. As we walked around Burjuman heading towards the food court looking for somewhere to sit and eat. Yes Burjuman centre had a very nice food court in their new phase which had upstairs as well.
I wanted to sit up in one of those cabins and eat in style after all it’s my first weekend out in Dubai after my vacation. So we decided to go for grills and chose to dine at HATAM. Am not sure what cuisines they serve but it sure is Arabic food. There menu was awesome. I asked the manager to get us a seating upstairs and he straight away rejected saying “no ma’am, we don’t give upstairs seating”, is that it? Well I saw the opposite restaurant masala house served food upstairs for the customers. I was disappointed. They might or might not have a proper reason for not providing upstairs dining but it was very impolite. Anyway as they were the only ones who had a grills option we decided to sit and eat though not hungry.
The person took the order in a few minutes and went away.
Serving was quick and we were in no time digging into our plates. The portion was fine. Even my 9 month old enjoyed the piece of rotti 🙂

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The salad was good and I loved the kebabs. It was a mixed grill with rice.
Finally as we finished our meals and paid for it we walked out towards the parking taking pictures as any tourist would do and finally I remembered that we were not served hot water as I requested and they even forgot to provide Bavaria as ordered. It was good they dint charge for it though. Anyway the first weekend in Dubai dinner was good :

Eating Healthy : DUBAI


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Eating out becomes a routine when wife is out of country. when I came down to Sri Lanka on vacation I started worrying about my husbands diet. He is very conscious of what he eats and always prefers a low carb diet. I was introduced to foodonclick through twitter and I decided to try it out. Sending my hubby a few link and I asked him to order. I am really happy about their service. The food arrived neatly and on time. the price was moderate. There are many restaurants available in Dubai listed on foodonclick which offer order online services and you can get lost for choice as most of them offer at an affordable price. I definitely would recommend this site for anyone.


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The next place I recommend is none other than the very famous subway. The salad bowl is delicious with a mix of healthy fresh vegetables and yummy pickles. A prefered choice of meat to go with it is really a go for low carb diet.  Ask for less pickle when you want to avoid those extra saltines which can destroy the taste of fresh vegetables. Subway is available at many locations in dubai and offer delivery service which is just a phone call away.


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mantooshe is my favorite place. Of course it’s not low carb but you can still try out some snacks for tea with their very delicious and unique toppings and fillings like spinach and potato. Try calling them and ordering in they do deliver.