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Dubai Dining – Sweet treat at Shakespeare and Co. Restaurant – Dubai Mall

It seemed that a piece of England had found a nook for itself in Dubai Mall. 

The ambience- Shakespeare and Co. is designed in a very colorful Victorian style… 

 The décors – are inspired by the hallmarks of a bygone era – 18th Century Europe, a period when elegance, luxury, and exquisite attention to detail was de rigeur. From plush upholstery encased with antique frames to intricate chandeliers and vintage centerpieces, classically majestic, awe-inspiring union of colour.


The menu
– The menu comprises classic dishes from the world’s favorite cuisines – in essence, reflecting the rich diversity of the patrons who visit the restaurants. They use classic methods and fresh ingredients;quickly prepared, craveable meals that persuade a nostalgic feeling of home.

It’s composed by an array of salads, sandwiches, wraps, eggs Benedict, crêpes, pasta, milkshakes and the juices are fantastic.


The orders – None of us are hungry so we opted to try their cakes and milkshakes. We feast on a slice of Mille Feuille, a puff pastry cake with layered of vanilla filling, a piece of Mogador Chocolate, it’s a chocolate sponge cake with mousse and praline cream. We also craved for a Raspberry Cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries. 


For beverages we enjoyed Chocolate Milkshake and Chocolate Cappuccino and a scoop of Strawberry Ice Cream. We just don’t like sweets😛


When we told them that the cake is for birthday they got the correct spelling of the name of the celebrant and add candle for blowing.


The verdict – The service was good… staff are welcoming! The place creates a truly extraordinary environment that oozes comfort and encourages great conversation.



Shakespeare and Co.  is located on the first floor of the mall, opposite Galerie Lafayette and easily accessible from the grand parking levels.  Open from 7AM – 12AM everyday of the week.


+971 4 434 0195

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Dubai Dining – Birthday celebration at The Texas Roadhouse – Dubai Mall

We are meat lovers and so for Raquiza’s 30th birthday celebration The Texas Roadhouse wins unanimously.  Texas Roadhouse at Dubai Mall is a great place to go if you want to experience the hand-cut steaks, award winning ribs, fresh baked bread, and made from scratch side items.  

The orders– Looking at the comprehensive menu,we were overwhelmed with mouth-watering choices and was delighted to start with complimentary glazed cinnamon bread with cinnamon-infused butter.

And while we are waiting for our order we were also given a bucket of free nuts to munch. 

For main course, daddy A indulged himself with 10 oz flavorful and juicy Ribeye Steak with seasoned rice.


I ordered Ribeye Steak and Shrimp combo while Raquiza enjoyed her Ribeye Steak with Beef Rib.

We also ordered Oven Roasted Chicken for Tita Miriam. It’s a half chicken, trimmed, uniquely seasoned then slow-roasted for the perfect tenderness. They also give her signature barbecue sauce for added flavor. Then Kuya Angelo and Inigo shared the Mini-Cheeseburger with fries.

Our main dish was served with a choice made from scratch two side dishes. 

The Verdict – What a fun evening it was. A good meal guarantees a good time and great food make for great memories with the birthday celebrant.

Texas Roadhouse is set in the heart of Fountain Restaurant Area – Lower Ground Level.

Call 043253951 for more information.

* thank you for the treat sisssy! 

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Dubai Dining – Burger Treat@ Elevation Burger – Dubai Mall

I heard nothing but raves about Elevation Burger. And because Reel Cinema partnered with them they are offering 25% off on your total bill.

Elevation Burger serves 100% USDA-certified organic, 100% grass-fed, 100% free-range, 100% ground-on-premises beef.



Aside from burgers and fries they are also serving Hand-scooped thick milk shakes and malts. And for dessert they have Fresh-baked cookies made in organic egg and butter.

If you are avoiding the calories from bread, you may wrap your burger with lettuce. 


    The orders – Raquiza and I ordered their best selling Elevation Burger – it’s consist of two organic beef patties with aged cheddar cheese slices while daddy A delight in Cheese Burger this burger has only one beef patty and aged cheddar cheese slice. We also tried their Fancy Fries which cooked in heart-healthy olive oil.


 The concept– Upon ordering the burger of choice, you’ll need to choose as well your own toppings from the following options like ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and caramelized onions to name a few.   


The verdict – I was pleasantly surprised how flavorsome  and delicious the burger was. Their burgers are so good and they’re grilled; the cheese fries are delicious. Staff was very friendly and prompt too with the food.

It’s located one level down at the Reel Cinema which makes it easy to grab and perfect for quick dining experience.




Currently there are four locations of Elevation Burger and planning to add one in Sharjah Corniche. That thing called “swerte” malapit na samin.  


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Dubai Dining – Langhap Sarap at Jollibee – Dubai Mall

It’s official, our well loved bee is finally here in Dubai. In fact, it created quite a stir yesterday during the opening day. #Jollibeeopenindubaimall was all over  the social media hummed with images of serpentine queu of loyal fans patiently waiting for more than 6 hours. At isa kami sa daan daang tao!😝  

 The Emaar Group decided to add security to ensure the safety of the customers. The que was tremendous yesterday,  the mall security formed a queue system similar to an airport check-in counter outside the shop to manage the crowd. Security is so strict even taking pictures near the counter is restricted. But I managed to get one para souvenir.😆  

The moment I had a glimpse of Jollibee I felt like a child excited to open my dream toy. We came at 8:30 pm but Raquiza and Claire were already in line since 6:30 pm. We were so excited and didn’t mind that we’ve been waiting na for 6 hours. That’s how much we missed and loved the food.   

No words can explain our faces the moment we realized that it’s our turn to order,is priceless!   

Initially we were confused on what to eat as there are tons of choices but our excitement turns into sour graping when we heard that Chicken Joy run out of stock.

In the end we ordered Jolly Spaghetti, Jolly Burger Steak, Regular Yum, French Fries and definitely the Jolly Hotdog. 

We then ate in silence, joy and satisfaction.   


Now you might be asking why do we crave for this? Actually I can’t define why? It’s like every bite brings back memories.It’s quite hard to explain  but it’s just good to make you come back for more.


Now do I recommend it? Well definitely YES! especially the Burger Steak – kuhang kuha ang timpla!, Having said that spaghetti might look like the one you know but trust me it’s not, this version is not the sweet sarap Jolly Spaghetti that everyone loves: medyo sablay dito so be warned.


Overall, I’m excited to be back anytime soon! I can’t wait to try my all time favorite! The Chicken Joy! We’re planning to bring the kids!We’re going to have the time of our lives sharing the langhap-sarap world of Jollibee here in Middle East.