When I was first leaving to Dubai from Home, my cousin from Germany advised me that I should stay strong and hold on to things, specially after a few months of parting away from family, largely Maa’s home-made food. I really thought it didn’t matter until one day I spoiled my Kitchen experiments and was hungry to the core. One thing is for sure, we all miss home cooked food, when we live far away, no matter how delicious, rich, expensive the food here is.
I was recommended Buzz Adda, when I craved Amma’s food and I couldn’t resist myself from visiting this little home-like restaurant, located in JLT Cluster O. Went here with hubby for dinner on a weekday and was welcomed by zealous owner, Mr.Tarun, who is a simple man by nature with finance background and a passionate hotelier.
Buzz Adda is a warm, cozy, and comfortable eatery, serving some of the rarest foods or rather what we grew up eating. Mr. Tarun said he named his restaurant as Buzz Adda because he always wants the facility to have people Buzzing over a cup of chai, breakfast all day or on a daily customized meals. Slowly, gradually a place where people hang out regularly becomes Adda.
As soon as we seated ourselves in a corner, Tarun came with a writing pad, Buzz Adda’s menu, reminded me of my school days, paper menu looked like question paper for me. I really like how the team has come up with such small details that connects us back to home.
We were suggested to their Oats idly to start off while Upma was being prepared exclusively for me, when Tarun understood that its my favorite breakfast item which I can have at anytime 24/7.
Oats Idly was something I had heard of but never really tried before Buzz Adda. It was tasty, different and really went well with the coconut red chilli chutney. Meanwhile, upma reached my table and it was piping hot, generous quantity with lots of finely chopped veggies, a bowl of delicious typical South Indian sambar and coconut chilli chutney. The combination of Upma and sambar is usually a Tamil Nadu brekkie practice. In fact, their head chef is from the south.
We were served Kulukki Sharbat, a popular Kerala cooler and Spicy Buttermilk. Kulukki Sharbat for me is a very refreshing and enjoyable drink, a combination of lemon juice, mint and honey. Very mild on taste buds and hydrated my body. Spicy buttermilk I must say was brilliant, reminding me again of Masala Chaas made by my Amma during summers.
As I already said, Buzz Adda strives to bring the nostalgic feeling in their customers, the next to reach our table was Channa Puri Halwa. Black Channa gravy was very much home-like, the best ever I have had. Puri was big, not oily at all, fresh, crispy and filling. Halwa..! Just like the ones we used to get in temples as prasad. This is something I would want to order in my next visit, undoubtedly.
Next to reach us was the kebab platter. This is valid to order if 3+ foodies are together to start the food buzzing. It’s a mix of Hara Bara Kebab, Tandoori Paneer, Soya Kebab and Kala Channa Tikki with a portion of desi coleslaw. Soya Kebab and Kala Channa Tikki were exclusive and delicious. I love this Platter, and it went really well with the mint chutney.
For Mains, I ordered Veg Biryani. This is highly recommended by many of my friends and I was curious to try it. This biryani can never disappoint a true biryani lover. This something I would, along with my fellow foodie bloggers, recommend to everyone. It comes in enormous quantity, which can be shared by 2-3 foodies. Veggies are added in bounteous share, proportionate to the perfectly cooked and aromatic Basmati rice; served with a bowl of heavenly raita, papad and indian pickles.
I also ordered for Paneer Kathi Roll and Meals take-away for my best friend, half of which I had even after a scrumptious dinner at Buzz Adda.
Paneer Kathi roll is something I would recommend for grab-the-food-on-the-go. Its filling and very tasty and appetizing. Comes with crispy hot seasoned fries and a bit of ketchup. Paneer was succulent, well marinated and the veggies along with it was cooked to perfection. Best one so far.
Meals is Buzz Adda’s daily mantra. They change the menu everyday, surprising their customers every single day. The day I was at Buzz Adda, the Meal menu consisted of Aloo baingan sabzi, dal tadka, veg korma, channa masala, rice, chapatis and fresh veg salad. It’s a complete meal, more than sufficient for one foodie and worth every penny.
What comes next? Desserts, of course. My favorite Gulab Jamun first and then Carrot Halwa.
Soft, spongy, well soaked, hot and sweetness in right proportion with mild flavor of cardamom. Probably I can go on and on with Buzz Adda’s Gulab Jamuns.
“Carrot Halwa is made in the simplest way” Tarun said and I totally agree with him. Not heavy, no khoya needed to enhance the taste or texture. Probably I must call this a vegan gajar ka halwa. Perfectly sweetened and beautiful texture, melts instantly and is truly a treat to taste buds.
To sum up with a fascinating dinner at Buzz Adda, we were served Adrak chai. Before I sipped my tea, my hubby was sure that this is exactly the way I prefer it to be, especially after a long day at work, which I agree upon.
Since the weather is pleasant now in Dubai, what other reason are you looking for, to visit Buzz Adda with friends and family to buzz over breakfast to dinner?
P.S: Buzz Adda serves all day long brekkie, a must try during weekends.
AED 90 for two people (approx.)