French toast haven

For most people French toast is not a big deal, nor something one really thinks about. Sometimes a good breakfast craving and that’s about it. 

So when someone tells you there is a place for French toast that is a must have. That you just got to try it, it is out of this world. What do you think? My thoughts were along the line of “meeh, sure, let’s try it some time”

Knowing my husband and his sense for food though, I should have known better. But who can blame me? After all it was just French toast…

My husband even mentioned this to me long before we moved in together. Along with many more places and foods to try together. I will have to get into all that in different posts. Can’t deny it is pretty amazing and adventurous with a husband that knows his likes and ways…that just happens to be the same as mine πŸ˜‰

Let’s get back on topic: french toast. 

I have kind of postponed posting about it as it is kind of a hidden little gem. You can barely find it on the menu. At the same time whenever we get visitors that is one of the places we just have to take them to. Each and everyone of them just as surprised over a french toast and its capabilities. 

We introduce to you Pauls French toast


No matter how many pictures or from whichever angle it just does not do the dish any justice w h a t s o e v e r. 

You just have to step into Paul’s, order and try it yourself. 

As soon as you bite into it it just melts in your mouth. Every ingredient has got its ratio on point – together with the drizzled caramel and vanilla ice cream 🀀

I can’t help myself, its like an addiction… a must have… just as hubby told. He knows his food – no doubt. 

To find this on the menu it is hidden in a little black box in the corner of the page under the name of “Notre Pain Perdu”. 

You can thank us later πŸ˜œπŸ’™

PURE COMFORT

I wrote this draft back in October, but forgot to share it. Hope you enjoy the read. 

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There are times, times that need no reason or explanation.. times where you just crave some pure comfort food. Dip your head in a bowl full of food and eat. So thats what I literally did.

As hubby was working late I took a cab out to meet him when he was done. Tired as he must have been – he still took me out for dinner.
Both our tummies were feeling for Asian food and the choice landed on Wagamama.
Fun fact, never been here either.. though it is wordy known and I don’t know how many times I must have passed this place living in UK.

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My choice of food landed on Duck ramen. Living in UAE one of many great things is the fact that I need not worry or go hunting for halal food. Seriously, might not be a big deal for many.. but if you lived where I did this is BIG! πŸ˜€
So I indulged in some duck ramen. Mind you this bowl is super huge.. most people sharing one bowl like this. yeah, not me.. shared a spoonful or two with hubby and the rest .. I don’t know how.. it just disappeared somewhere..in my tummy.. don’t ask me how.

This just hit the spot of comfort. Thank you hubby!

xx,

Nukki

SLIDER STATION

I need to tell you about this place, this place that will take you to slider heaven.

Be warned though, you have to wait..for some time…before you can actually bite into it. By that I mean you can’t book a table ahead of time and you can’t just walk in and order.

I introduce to you Slider Station located in Al Safa, Dubai. 4.0 rating on Zomato.
To be honest I had not really heard of the place before, my husband however had heard all the good raves. So lucky me, got to join him for this first bite.

We got to know the wait would be 45 min, for some this could be long – for me I thought it did not sound too bad and we could stroll around the tiny mall.
By tiny, I really mean tiny.. did not realize how tiny until it had gone 5 min and we had walked through the mall.

Did not have high expectations to the place as I had not heard much, all I know is my hubby knows some really d**n good places to eat. Though for him too, this was a place he had not tried.

We learned quickly that 45 min can turn into 1 hour and then 1.5 hours.
For each min wondering if this place would really be worth the wait and worth the hype. Atleast if anything we had built a really good appetite walking around this mall about a 101 times.

Mind you, we went to Slider Station in the weekend and at peek hours. Obviously that has something to say on timing and waitingline

When you finally get in the atmosphere is really nice, a bit loud music, but other than that great atmosphere and service.
We did not waste more time and got straight to ordering: the famous dangerous slider, a seafood slider (sorry, can’t remember the name) and some cheesy jalapeΓ±o fries.

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The first one being the famous dangerous slider: guys, now this is where we get down to it being worth the wait. Yes, we both agreed it totally was worth 1.5 hours of waiting and would love to go back for second, thirds and maybe more (A)
Red spicy flavor bun, some amazing unique flavor to this bun in combination with the soft succulent, yet crispy chicken patty. No wonder this is their most famous, maybe next time we would try the “burger-version” of it.

Second one is the seafood flavor. I will say this: it has a really strong seafood flavor. Depending on your fancy for seafood you will like it or not, cause the bun is infused with it. I really enjoyed it cause I enjoy seafood of this sort. However I would say this one is not worth the 1.5 hours of waiting, but if you first are in and ordering you may as well order it to try it… again, if you like seafood that is. Would not necessarily go back for this one.

Did not capture a picture of the fries as the phone just would not do justice to it. The cheesy fries were not typical of cheddar cheese covered fries you find at most places. This was something and the perfect addition to the sliders. Cheesy, spicy fried junk perfect for anyones sense of taste.

And since we made the complete order before eating we included desert.
Tip of the day: order desert after eating mains.. depending on your tummy space. Yet, of course, we still ate it like no one served us anything earlier.

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We actually wanted to order their lotus dessert, but lotus being as popular as it is in UAE they were all out of it. So we went for this red velvet lava cake with vanilla ice cream.

It was good, really good. BUT I would not call it red velvet lava cake. Cause it was only covered in red, but the cake itself was chocolate. If we ordered a chocolate lava cake I would give this two thumbs up. But I was expecting red velvet and because of that a little let down.

Over all, we would not mind a trip back to Slider station just for the fiery red slider – might go up one notch and order the burger version with a side of cheesy fries. And hopefully they won’t be out of the lotus dessert.

Yikes! Turned out to be a long post on food, and food from one place. hmm, did not see that coming when I started writing, but here we go πŸ˜€

Hope you enjoyed the post!

  • Nukki