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Movie Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

I had watched The Last Jedi the other day and I will try here to review it without giving away spoilers or twists.

The eighth part of the ‘Star Wars’ saga  is strikingly dazzling. After a material battle to kick off – the new director Rian Johnson (‘ Brick ‘) looks deep into the wounded souls of his heroes – especially in the dark Kylo Ren.

I You’re not really doing much, “Young Rey says disrespectfully to Jedi retiree Luke Skywalker, and the authors of the sequels have no scruples killing the gospel of George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars’, they proved in Episode VII, when angry Kylo Ren literally made his father, Han Solo, disappear into oblivion: he pushed him casually into an abyss – an inglorious end to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who many fans considered the coolest character in the galaxy.

We meet Rey and Luke Skywalker right back where the cliffhanger at the end of J.J. Abrams’ seventh part on her fate in the unknown left: On a picturesque as well as deserted island whose steps carved into the rock seem almost to lead to heaven.

There, in the remnants of an ancient Jedi temple, the aged and broken Luke Skywalker lives his life. He was the youthful hero in the first three ‘Star Wars’ movies in the 1970s and 80s and is played as always by Mark Hamill, who has also matured dramatically compared to back then. However, the juvenile hero figure is a woman in the 21st century: 25-year-old Daisy Ridley, who showed in the last part who is wearing the three-quarter pants in the Star Wars universe.

Today, she is a strong supporter of Leia Organa (the 2016 deceased Carrie Fisher in one of her last roles). And Leia does not have to be saved in a bikini anymore. The princess of yesteryear is now general of the Resistance. She commands with heartfelt but forbidden attention the few resistance fighters who want to put an end to the leader of the evil First Order, Supreme Leader Snoke (as always a show: Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis).

But the wild Rey desperately needs training to use her powers properly. The offer of father murderer Kylo Ren she had knocked out in the last movie. He clearly has a problem with his Anger Management. First, his fancy Darth Vader memorial helmet falls victim to a tantrum. So this time we get to see a lot of Adam Driver, who creates his Kylo Ren as a wonderfully weak villain.

Now, Rey hopes to Jedi veteran Luke Skywalker as a teacher, but he does not really want. What he carries with him for a small package and what Rey and Kylo Ren have in common, I do not want to reveal here. Only so much: There is a lot of sheet metal damage, the lightsabers are eagerly swung, and a lot of Star Wars stripes are looked up into the confused souls of the characters.

In addition old acquaintances appear again – and on both sides new heads. The biggest cuteness factor this time even not the droll droid BB-8, but feathered critters with big eyes. Yeah, ‘Lucas Film’ is now owned by Disney. So there is something for everyone in the far, far away galaxy. Boredom is guaranteed not to occur in the 151 minutes, which feel like one and a half hours.


While there are things to criticize, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is definitely one of the better Star Wars movies. Where exactly you place it within the saga, whether over or under The Empire Strikes Back, or Rogue One, is likely to depend heavily on personal taste. The established new characters in the predecessor such as Rey and Kylo Ren, but also Finn and Poe undergo important developments and finally take the lead of the old squad. All of this happens in a great story that steals here and there from the old days, but clearly proves more autonomy.

Especially in the space battles the film draws grandiose pictures with first-class effects on the canvas. Offside, Rian Johnson continues the work with many practical effects that give the film a more realistic look. Beyond doubt is the work of John Williams, who returns to his best. This is mainly because he again used more old themes in the soundtrack and thus enhances the recognition. An increase over Episode 7 is The Last Jedi without a doubt. A definite recommendation for every moviegoer – for Star Wars fans anyway.

Rating: (5 / 5)

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Visited: Girders Garden BBQ Smoker

We visited the other day Girders Garden to attend the Ultimate BBQ Experience we had been invited to. Girders Garden is located within the J A Ocean View Resorts and Hotels in JBR. The place is really nice and it was a cool, fun and relaxing experience. We had spent few minutes with the Head Chef Thomas, a German national who gave us  a couple of tips of how to marinate the meat with different kinds of delicious tricks and preparation so the meat specially the beef gets the tasty and tender soft outcome that later on made us wanting and craving for more. They have their own way of preparation using cherry wood in a slow low fire for 8 to 12 hours. We tasted the yummy smoked beef brisket, Bbq Beef ribs, the road kill grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, French fries, corn on the cob ,vegetable salad, lemon mint drinks, really great was the strawberry drink that made me feel cool and refreshed.

Girders Garden the first in Dubai inside JA Ocean View Hotel and Resort started back in December 2014. I had the chance to steal an interview with  Ms. Lee Ann Lombard, the Restaurant Manager from Scotland and she was very pleasant and cooperative during the interview and she gave us perfectly detailed informations on our questions.

BBQ beef mania is available every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and their ‘Road kill 1/2 Chicken is always available daily, for pork lovers party Bbq is available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They are serving four types of sauce, Jack Daniel’s Smoke Pit Special, Guinness BBQ sauce, Smoky Russian Smirnoff and No booze BBQ sauce. Their BBQ is quiet amazing and mouth-watering and tender.

Aside from that, Happy hour comes every Wednesdays from 4pm to 3 am wherein they are serving Top 3 drinks and Beers between 25 to 28 aed at very affordable prices in JBR area and from A to Z you can order different kinds of Bombs liquor mixed with red bull in a variety of flavours like cherry bombs and many more.

Overall, we really liked the food most especially the beef bbq. The place is pretty cool and the Staff was superb either. A must try out place Folks – we loved it.

Tried out: The Amazon Fire TV Stick

With the Amazon Fire TV Stick the mail order company Amazon brings a compact offshoot of its set-top box Fire TV to the market. We’ve taken a closer look to the Google Chromecast competitor and given him a good try.

Design and Workmanship

The Fire TV stick weighs 25 grams and has sleek roughly the dimensions of a cigarette lighter. It is slightly longer but narrower than Chromecast. The Stick comes in a simple, matte black finish. The Amazon-label is engraved and stands out with a piano black finish from it. The workmanship is impeccable.

Technical specifications

  • Processor: Dual-core processor
  • Memory: 1 gigabyte
  • Flash Memory: 8 GB
  • WLAN: Dual-band antenna,  Standards of 802.11 A/B/G/N

This is in the Box:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • remote
  • power Supply
  • USB cable
  • HDMI extension
  • Quick Reference Guide

Installation and Setup

The installation of the Fire Sticks TV is self-explanatory. First, connect the stick over the HDMI interface with an open slot on the TV or monitor. The power is supplied via the included power adapter, which is connected via the microUSB port with the stick. The power supply via a USB port on the TV is not enough. The initial start-up takes about five minutes to complete and will show you the key features and tips in a video introduction.

To use the TV Fire Sticks a stable Internet connection via Wi-Fi is required. The stick tests your connection quality within the facility. On additional ports like an Ethernet port or an audio output as in the Fire TV box you have to live without on the stick. At the conclusion of the initialization, you will still be asked for your e-mail address of your Amazon account.

You can use the streaming stick even without an existing Prime subscription. Free content however can only be watched via third-party apps. A Prime subscription for 49 Euros per year makes sense because the stick was especially designed for downloading movies, series and documentaries of Prime subscriptions. With the Fire TV Stick you have access to all Prime Instant video content and can, like on PC, rent (chargeable of course) films and series as well.

Operation and Navigation

The user interface is very clear, and the taken mainly from Amazon Fire TV Streaming Box. The clean-designed, clearly structured menus are very convincin. In addition, additional apps can be installed, with which you can go beyond the limitation os Amazon Prime. I for example use as well Netflix.  Optionally, the stick can be controlled with the supplied remote or with an app on your smartphone!

With the free Amazon Fire TV Remote app searching is also conveniently via voice input possible. The voice recognition worked well in the test  – no matter whether we were looking for movie titles, directors or actors. The smartphone app further simulates the hardware keys on the remote control – it hence easily replaced the remote easily completely. The navigation via smartphone and remote proved throughout the test more than convincing.

The compatible and separately available game controller comes not only as a joystick for many game apps that you can download. The controller can also be used as a remote control for the video content.

Unfortunately we miss the function to stream web content or streams of not supported streaming services on the TV . This works for Chromecast via an appropriate extension for the Chrome browser. This can reflect individual or multiple tabs on the TV.

Another cool add on is X-Ray. With X-Ray both streaming modules obtain a feature that allows some information appears to actors of the scene or to the currently playing music. X-Ray draws on the extensive database IMDB (Internet Movie Database). To be able to retrieve additional information must be paused only within a film or series. Who wants the inserts during playback, press the High button on the remote in the navigation pane. For more extensive information further submenus can be called. Switching off the function is currently not provided.

Performance and Quality

Amazon promises the highest performance HDMI stick on the market. Videos should be capable of rapid start and even start without delays at all caused by the relatively well-equipped hardware and with appropriate link quality. Videos loaded in the test really quickly, but installations of apps and games on the other hand took some time to complete. The performance therefore cannot fully be described as very good.

The sound and picture quality assessed as good to very good. Videos are available if reproduced in HD resolution. The reproductions of pictures and videos on the Amazon cloud in the test functioned properly. For playing elaborate gaming titles you should, however, rely on the Fire TV streaming box that has better hardware equipment.


The Fire TV Stick made by Amazon is a powerful HDMI Streaming stick, which for Prime subscribers provides particularly true added value compared to the competition models. The supplied remote control and the option on the smartphone or a game controller to access, knew to convince. The total package is right. But  streaming content directly on the web browser is left to the competition from the house of Google (Chromecast) .

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Movie Review: Vacation

vacation-2015Finally I had seen the Movie Vacation written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (in their directorial debuts). It stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, and Chris Hemsworth.  I liked the original movie with Chevy Chase back in the days, but had no really high hopes this one would keep up with it.

So what awaits us at Vacation ? This is a kind of spin-off of the then successful films with Chevy Chase as head of the family of the Griswold´s. In this Vacation Movie we get to know the family of the Son of Chevy Chase Vacation who takes a road trip through the States with his two sons and his wife.

So far so good, now we all have an expectation towards this movie, but this one does not really even want to start somehow. It is more or less a sequence of convulsively funny acting moments, without being able to really build an action or even tension.

It is drawn a joke after another which ignites more or less well. Unfortunately, everything seemed very frantically, and the film is, how should I say,  peppered with clichés. The father, who is unhappy at work, who does not have aperfect marriage, the disputes of the children, first love, and getting older was as well in there.

So here is my conclusion:

Who expected here a film of the Griswold family as he knows them, with Chevy Chase, will be mercilessly disappointed. Who, however,  likes to see Ed Helms, is not annoyed by him as soon as you see him on the canvas and just want to see the road trip of a family who just exudes from accidents, accidents and mishaps, will have no problem about jokes that are sub standard. The film certainly has wit and charm, but with the old movies it cannot, well not keep up, is the wrong terms, I’d rather say you can draw here no comparison. 

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Movie Review: The Transporter Refueled

The Transporter Refueled - FINALThe Transporter Frank Martin is a courier of a different kind. He transports dubious cargo, no questions asked. That’s one of the iron rules which have held as rigorously as possible in their interpretations of the figure both Jason Statham in three feature films, as well as Chris Vance, embodied in the two seasons of the “Transporter” series. These managable rules now also applieon the reboot of the action franchise with “The Transporter Refueled”. But the Briton Ed Skrein who is on the first hatch here in the role of Frank Martin,turns out to be more flexible in comparison to its predecessors. Direct form the start, Frank Martin is from the outset considerably more at the mercy of the circumstances, the character gets here more life of its own. But the basic formula of co-creator and Action mogul Luc Besson (“Lucy”), who has here assumed the dual role of producer and scriptwriter again remains unchanged: Great Car Action, Hard-hitting battles, chic locations, some cool pun and plenty of pace – ready is the “Transporter” cocktail. But what “Transporter 3” -Cutter Camille Delamarre has stirred together in his streaky but entertaining second directorial effort, comes neither close to the last ones. And the plot is not less outrageous than before despite cute approaches.

Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is a popular and discreet service for anyone who wants to convey something illegal from A to B. With his Audi, equipped with refined extras, the former Special Forces soldier who follows the strict rules to make the hot commodity on time and without any questions to your destination. But then the mysterious Anna (Loan Chabanolwants to place an order, for which he would have to jettison his principles. She wants to take revenge on her ex-boss Karasov (Radivoje Bukvic) , who has forced them into prostitution, and plans to rob  the gangster boss and his accomplices with her suffering companions Maria (Tatiana Pajkovic), Gina (Gabriella Wright) and Qiao (Wenxia Yu ). To move Frank to join in, the women kidnap his father Frank Sr. (Ray Stevenson). The transporter gets into a whirlpool of bloody intrigue and neck breaking action

One with the word “greasy” comprehensively characterized person rises in front of a hotel in the south of France from the shed of a sedan and announced with unmistakable Russian accent pattern: “Prostitution is mine!”. His entitlement to the lucrative business with the commercial sex underpinned the man by letting shoot a handful of thugs with machine guns at anything that moves (or not). After the bullet and cliché staccato of this settled in 1995 prologue  the first appearance of the new transporter provides an effective contrast of almost poetic clarity half decades later: Frank Martin is facing in an underground garage a handful of thugs that dmand from him the keys to his Audi S8. At first they even make fun of his strange accent, but soon will not laugh further: The baldy character puts them all out of order in an elegant and ingenuity in melee incapacitated fight sequence . Quite unlike his rabid opponent Karasov from the prologue, with who links him an ugly episode from the past, Martin disdains the use of firearms and prefers to not create more damage than necessary. The archetypal constellation gets later unnecessarily complicated, not always logically comprehensible entanglements, loose ends and carelessly built Details lost soon.

Although the idea of ​​a female musketeer Quartet is extremely sexy, but the film lacks the rhythmic accuracy as well as the unified narrative to make more out of the theme of women’s solidarity as a vague idea.  In return, Ed Skrein (“Deadpool” “Game Of Thrones”) sets himself already in said first scene in a different light compared to his famous predecessor Jason Statham: Being Frank Martin is marked less by Stoic callousness and cool imperturbability than polite aloofness and restrained effectiveness. There is as well evidence of a colorful past and the vibrant relationship with his father Frank Sr. which is newly emerging and so a welcome innovation. Ray Stevenson (“Rome”, “Determination” series) plays the alleged mineral representatives (in reality, he is a retired MI6 agent) with a preference for 900-Euro-wines andlovely charm. Add to this that the contrast between father and son finally also puts an additional human dimension on the loner Frank Martin .

The new down-to-earth mentality of the protagonist  does also reflected in the action scenes. In the duels Ed Skrein shows full body use, where the athlete Statham looked like fighting almost effortless. He uses everything  just within his reach and the adversaries are sometimes even tied formally as a package, which indeed makes the perfect fit for a courier. Well done is also the daring maneuvers, as Frank rushes to the car under a plane taking off – and finally he shows us in a fast-paced scene even that jet skis are perfectly suited for short-term land use. The action is here but overall still less lifted and stylized as in the choreographed by Corey Yuen predecessors. The gas attack on a nightclub falls very inconsistent (and slightly irritating), while a wild shootout on a yacht degenerates into a confusing shootout .

Conclusion: The new Transporter Ed Skrein puts out a shaky start, but also shows some potential, which leaves all possibilities open for the planned sequels. If you like action, you will as well

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The Transporter Refueled is now showing in UAE Cinemas, you can as well check out again the Trailer below:

Reviewed: Logma @ Boxpark Dubai

The other day we had visited Logma in Dubai’s recently opened BoxPark, a chique Container Style Shopping and Dining destination, on Al Wasl Road in Al Safa. It offers a modern take on traditional Emirati cuisine in a friendly and authentic ambience that mirrors Dubai’s flair for combining the traditional with the contemporary. If you did not find parking in the free front row parking area, then you can easily catch a backside parking space ,and even this is not available then you can drop your car in the valet parking service that is provided.

Logma offers an indoor as well as an outdoor sitting arrangement , we selected an indoor table as it offers such a cozy and at the very same time very cool ambiance where we could feel the arabic modern yet classy design. The setting is very impressive and relaxing. The very hospitable team showed us a warm welcome with their traditional uniform giving you the full Arabic touch. The menu is well described and ingredients are well seen along with the posted picture which makes it very easy to choose dishes even without knowing them actually. The music played in the background is as well relaxing yet cool mixing arabic music with western sounds and beats.

We started the meal and ordered some appetizers such as Logma Fries crispy with Khaleeji spices and crisp herbs that have a great taste and feels like a biryani touch. You could never imagine the flavors of eating French Fries with this twist in your whole life. We couldn’t.

Personally, we liked the Samboosa beef and Samboosa cheese. These are delightfully served and mouth Watering, they as well easily can catch your hunger while waiting for the main course to be served. But careful here, if you eat too much you probably won’t make it to the mains! Quinoa salad is also yummy mixed with different herbs and dates that made it a sour sweet salad with a sweet taste because of the dates. Pomegranate mozzarella then served as it blends the taste of pomegranate, baby greens, yellow and red baby tomatoes with their own Logma dressing.

We ordered a wide variety of drinks and all were very refreshing and cool, One of the best Milk Shakes we had over here as well.The LOGMA SHAKE. And there is something different about this one for us, being mixed with dates, banana and honey. Also the Passion Of Arabia that have crispy passion fruits seeds with pineapple juice, and Atlants juice mixed with lychee, passion fruit, and lime. A must try!

The main course which were Logma Shrimp rice, suitable for seafood lovers, with mixed taste of biryani with crispy herbs besides the Logma chicken rice with brown crispy nuts and perfectly grilled meat.

Logma is serving sandwiches as well. We tried the Turkey Cheese and Pepper sandwich which was surely nothing less than a highlight in itself, as well we liked the chicken avocado sandwich that was so juicy and yummy.

At this point we were extremely full already from the nice and tasty food we had. But we were able to get ourselves to try the Lugaimat along with date syrup and with nutella and nuts, It was very light, fluffy and tasty, a perfect ending to the meal. At last we had tried the Chebab Katayef with crispy pancake and vanilla ice cream along with saffron cardamon syrup. Taste wise as well this was simply amazing. A cool and chilling way to finish our dinner we found in Emirati and Saudi coffee which was strong and pure and helps you to digest all the eaten food.

Overall Logma was an unexpected excellent experience with nice and delicious food along with an excellent hospitality service. Even if you are not into Arabic dishes, this will make you change your mind! Check out the pictures in the gallery below!

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Reviewed: Logma @ Boxpark Dubai


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Reviewed: Terminator Genisys

That a “Terminator” movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger just does not work, has already been proven six years ago by “Charlie’s Angels” -creator McG with the emotionfree battle “Terminator Salvation”. But now Arnie is back after two terms as governor of California – and the fifth blockbuster series can actually only benefit from this, though not nearly as much as hoped.

“Thor 2 – The Dark Kingdom” director Alan Taylor sets in Terminator:Genisys, similar to JJ Abrams in his “Star Trek” -reboot, on the creation of an alternate timeline. But where Abrams had the chance to begin on zero and took advantage of this to have as much fun with Kirk & Co without superfluous franchise ballast, Taylor tangled increasingly in an unnecessarily complicated (not to be confused with “complex”) journey construct. Especially in the second half of his movie the characters are eventually more preoccupied with explaining the action than with anything else. With this some successful running gags (terrific: the grinning Terminator) are only working conditionally.

In 2029 his troops in Colorado are on the verge of destroying the core of Skynet, while revolutionary leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) attacked a base in Los Angeles. On this, a new wonder of the machines is located, a wonder which could seal the fate of mankind in one fell swoop. And indeed, Skynet can, with the help of a time machine, just before it was shut down, send a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) into 1984 to eliminate Sarah Connor – because when Sarah dies, her son John will never be born and Skynet will never fall. For that reason he is sending out his best man Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), so that he protects his mother. But then it turns out that Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is not as expected a helpless waitress, but a well prepared Badass Action Amazone with a terminator (also Arnold Schwarzenegger) as personal protector…


If you have seen the original “Terminator” and its sequel “Terminator 2 – Judgment Day” recently again or remember it well in your head anyways, you will certainly have fun with the first forty-five minutes of “Terminator: Genisys”. This one is  bursting with allusions to the predecessors, for example with Lee Byung-hun as T-1000 in the liquid footsteps of Robert Patrick. Some scenes were even directly taken from the classics (so the terrified looking garbage truck driver on arrival of the T-800 ). Thanks to the alternate timelines there is, an also trick technically surprisingly good (and worlds better than Schwarzenegger CGI cameo in “Salvation”),  battle between a young and an old Arnie. Although Director Alan Taylor never matches the class of the first two parts – but till here “Genisys” is at least a worthy and entertaining tribute to the mastery of a James Cameron.

After another time jump it is time for “Genisys” to stand on its own – but this is not working in my opinion, reason for this is that director Taylor is much too busy to let his characters explain the not particularly exciting plot. Where there was some emotion between 30 years ago between Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese, there is no chemistry between Emilia Clarke (“Game Of Thrones”) and Jai Courtney (“Die Hard 5”). Not even the smallest spark – and in the moments in which it would be really dramatic, instead there is only unintentional comedy (about the revelation of family relationships for example). Even with Clarke wearing leather jacket and shotgun she acts aside Schwarzenegger and Courtney until the end like a helpless girl. Here she can learn still a whole lot of real action Amazons as Hamilton in “Terminator 2″ or Charlize Theron in ” Mad Max: Fury Road “. The action scenes themselves are all staged solid, but there is no one that would stand out from this summer blockbuster in any form – even though right in the first scene complete San Francisco is razed to the ground.

Jason Clarke (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) has as John Connor at least a promising twist on his side – but this one was, against the will of the director, already leaked in the trailers. On the other hand, the ethical and technological implications are not pursued amy further (criticizing companies like Apple looks not for a second thoughtful, but is solely based on a general technique panic). So all that remains at the end of Schwarzenegger to save the show – and he succeeds for long periods really good. In addition to the robot grin-running gag of the now 67-year-old muscleman, he also takes his own age with the necessary self-deprecation for a ride – and his deliberately emotionless Oneliner (he is and remains just a machine) is sitting today as safe as three decades ago. The only problem: Although he is the only announced star of the film even before the Title shows, Schwarzenegger plays on the side of the real protagonists Sarah and Kyle actually only a greater supporting role. So should it give as planned two more “Terminator” films , my demand remains the same as for after “Salvation”: We want to see more Arnie!

Verdict: As long as director Alan Taylor tributes to James Cameron’s original, “Genisys” makes really fun. But as soon as he tries to stand on his own feet, it fails unfortunately quickly. Nevertheless a must see for Terminator and Schwarzenegger fans.

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Reviewed: 82 American Diner, Motor City

Having spend the last few years before I left Germany to Kuwait almost every evening of the week in an American Diner in my Hometown this was something I have quite missed. A traditional looking Diner in 50s or 60s style that not only looks this way but as well has great Shakes and food (Sorry Johnny Rockets) is rare to find. I had not heard about the 82 American Diner previously, but when passing through Motor City the other night it caught my attention.

Today was no plan for dinner anyways, so we passed by in Motor City. Biggest fear I usually have over there is the parking, but luckily just around the corner is free visitors parking in the building, brilliant, that saves some stress driving in circles trying to find a parking.  Though the Diner has an outside seating area we found it is not the right time of the year to sit outside and hence decided to go in. I love the traditional benches and style of this place with the huge Neon sign lightning on the Wall. Surely this does not match everyone’s favor, but it fits mine.

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Reviewed: BShawarma, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

We had been on Reem Island’s Paragon Bay the other day and saw the Banner there for BShawarma. So we thought we just give it a try. The Banner does not give any location towards it so we had to ask people in order to find it. It is located on the outer Shops of the Paragon Bay on the back of the Geant Supermarket as we found out.

They have a quite big Menu over planty of Appetizers Shawarmas and even Pies, Salads , Desserts and Juices. We went for a simple Beef and Chicken Shawarma ans some Veggie Spring Rolls. Price wise the Shawarma’s come in at 10AED each which is really affordable, make it a meal and you pay 5AED more for really good fries and a drink on top.

The Chicken Shawarma was brilliant, I really liked it, it was tasty, flavoful and the bread used was superb. The Beef one was not really my taste as it had some sour incredients that just did not match my taste. But that is fine. The Spring Rolls had been average and nothing special, so for us an item to not reorder. We will surely go back if we are in that area and if it is only for the brilliant Chicken Shawarma

[easyreview title=”Reviewed: BShawarma, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi” cat1title=”Location” cat1detail=”a bit hidden on the back of the Building” cat1rating=”3.0″ cat2title=”Taste” cat2detail=”Loved the Chicken Shawarma, dissliked the Beef one” cat2rating=”3.0″ cat3title=”Value 4 Money” cat3detail=”Perfect, tastewise good and really affordable” cat3rating=”4.5″ summary=”If you like Shawarma give them a try. You cannot do wrong with the Chicken Shawarma..”]


Contacts for BShawarma, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

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Reviewed: Smart Brat , Kite Beach

Last night we passed by Kite Beach. Last time I had been there was basicaly when Doner & Gyros had opened up. Loads of things have changed ever since. Many food outlets have opened up over there. One of them is Smart Brat, a german style Bratwurst (Sausage) shop. What is different here than on a hot dog you might think? Well, You get a chicken sausage in a hot dog bread, but the sausage is german style and is really awesome. I am not sure wheater my favorite is the Smart Brat with Sauerkraut and BBQ Sauce or the Curry Wurst which is a cut sausage with fries and a stunning german sauce which you can choose in spicy or mild, I tried the mild one and loved it.

There is no big fuzz to make about it, it is a straight forward comfort food that is delicous. There is no seating available but around the Shop is a bit of a counter where you can eat at. The staff was very friendly and helfpul and the prices are on the higher end but the taste delivers the rightful high expectation set through the price. In the end this is still Dubai and nothing is on the same price like dishes are in any of their home countries, so who cares.

We loved it so much that I can’t wait to get back again and get more. I highly recommend to visit this outlet on Kite Beach, you will not regret it.

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Contacts for Smart Brat , Kite Beach