I have been extremely lucky to come across some really good restaurants recently! And the best part about most of these places has been that their food is made fresh everyday and the ingredients are of high quality.
So when I was invited for a blogger’s meet to Memory Lane, I wasn’t sure what to expect as the restaurant was fairly new and was serving multi cuisines. However, a step into this cozy and inviting restaurant is sure to take your blues away!
We were all given personal welcome cards which was one of the sweetest gestures I have come across. It made me fall in love with the gesture and the thought process of the owners.
The restaurant is owned by a close knit Indian family who are all very passionate about food. They are also very passionate about keeping their clients happy. All feedback was welcome which made it easier for us to communicate with them. The father who loves to ensure his cooks are cooking the right way was on top of things and the daughter, Dhrishti ensured we all were okay and comfortable. I had an amazing time chatting with her and could instantly feel the warmth in her approach.
We were given the menu for the evening and greeted with colorful mocktails. I chose the Lavendar Mojito and you can just about see how beautiful it looks 🙂
My friends opted for “Ä Day at the Beach” which was Cranberry, peach blended with lemon juice, orange. Both were tangy and had the right amount of sweetness and sourness.
The appetizers were a treat and so unique. I have never had anything like this in Dubai. Because everything is made fresh, it does take time for your food to come out so be prepared to wait for a bit but i can ensure you it will be well worth it!
Potato Satay – These were grilled to perfection and were served with a peanut sauce which i did not enjoy at first because i don’t like peanuts but it started growing on me especially when mixed with the in house made Sambal sauce on the side. This Sambal was the best i have ever had and Dhrishti’s mom was kind enough to give me some in the end to take away 🙂
Stuffed Mushrooms and Veg Galauti Kebab – Personally i am not a big fan of mushrooms so i would give these a miss but for those who like them please do try them out. The Veg Galauti Kebab was just something else! Soft succulent kebabs on a base of crisp roti almost like a poppadam , this was served with mint chutney and taste fabulous!!! I have heard so much about non veg Galauti kebabs being the most amazing kinf of kebabs ever and i was very happy to find a veg version 🙂
Babycorn Thai Chilli – Served in a margarita glass, these were really good! Have them crisp and hot and you will enjoy the thai flavours to it.
For the mains we had Malaysian Curry (in red), Veg Fried Rice, and Green Thai Curry. I liked the former 2 as they were flavourful and made fresh but found the Thai curry a bit bland like there was no spice or flavour to it. I mentioned that to Dhrishti and she took it extremely positively.
The showstopper was however the dessert which was the Pineapple Showboat which was a fruit salad that came in a half cut pineapple. It looked so cute and unlike anything I have seen and tasted marvelous! Just look at THAT!
They also serve Paleo Grills which was a new concept to me and I was impressed considering the rising number of Paleo foodies in UAE.
In all, it is a place I would definitely want to take my family to. Everything was top notch and I can’t wait to try their other dishes.