Today was Saffron Indian Cuisine day and we were excited and ready to eat. The gang came in with empty bellies and we were seated instantly. @Tarajroth @OrlandoFamStyle @orlandouncorked @wholycheesus @kokocooks @eatlocalorlando, Max and yours truly were all in attendance.
Chicken Tikka Roll with French Fries and Raita. This one was the best tasting item I ate. Filled with veggies and great tasting spices on the inside. I shared the other half with @wholycheesus and he enjoyed it as well.
Thanks to the UYE crew for hosting this event. @OrlandoFamStyle you are amazing as always.
Foodie Familia, I love you guys and until we “Eat” again.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
7724 West Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Prepare food using a cooking process that combines broiling and roasting. (Thank you Google for educating me)
Daily Special. Broasted chicken. Leg, Thigh, and Wing with Mac and Cheese and Cole Slaw. As the reviews mentioned, the cole slaw was okay. The Mac and Cheese I really liked. Broasted chicken was just right. It was tasty and it wasn’t greasy at all. This concept works for me.
I had read many reviews from @yelp about this place in my neck of the woods. Kissimmee has many hidden gems and this is definitely one of them. Rafat, the owner was nice enough to stop at our table and chat with us.
Pita Bread. As we came in we were greeted by a few young ladies. One of them who happened to be our server. We weren’t able to get her name, but she was nice. The pita bread was the first thing to come out and we devoured it in about second.
Mazza-A Combination of
hommous, baba ghamouge, grape leaves, tabbouli and kibbeb or falafel. We asked our server what she recommended. She suggested this plate and I am glad we tried it. A bit of everything. Very nice.
Chicken breast pieces marinated with special spices, slowly roasted vertically on a skewer by low fire, thinly sliced served with rice and house salad. @Tarajroth ordered this and her favorite part was the Tahuni sauce. A sort of mayonnaise with garlic type sauce. This was the Foodbidden family favorite.
After all this we were too full for dessert. What a great place. They also have a store next door where you can buy their cheese from their cheese plate and their pita bread too.
Rafat, thank you so much for stopping by our table and speaking to us. It was nice to know about your business. You have a perfect restaurant and delicious food.
Jerusalem Middle Eastern Restaurant
2920 Vineland Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Big Mama has brought Soul Food to Osceola county and I would say it’s about time! This mall needed some flavor. Big mama has daily specials and has her regular menu full of delicious soul food favorites. She also carries the Chicago favorites, Italian Beef, Pizza Puff, and Polish Sausage. Niece’s is located inside the Osceola Square Mall. I will get right to the FOOD stuff.
Now, don’t be afraid just because it’s in the Osceola Mall. If you want some good soul food you have to give Niece’s a try. It will be worth it. Big Mama will be waiting.
Mega Kudos to @ann_rodoz for suggesting this place to me.
Big Mama, thank you so much for the food. It was great. Nice chatting with you.
Wow!! What a place. Big props to @TastyChomps for posting info about Giraffas. The opening day was yesterday in Orlando on International Drive. The Giraffas team is there to greet you as soon as you walk in. Lots of friendly faces.
Pao De Queijo. I checked in using Yelp and I got this appetizer for free. Thanks @yelp. Great way to start my meal. One of the team members suggested I try the chicken burger. I am a steak sort of person, so I had both the chicken and the steak. Now, lets talk FOOD!!
Brutus. 5oz burger, cheese, egg, bacon, ham, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. AMAZING! Every single bite was fantastic. It is layered in a certain way where you taste every ingredient and topping in and on the burger.
Galo De Briga. Chicken filet on a bun, cheese, egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. DELICIOUS! the chicken was a nice touch to this burger. I tend not to order the chicken, so I am glad it was suggested from the Giraffas team.
Petit Gâteau. Warm, chocolate flavor filled cake with a choice of coconut ice cream. This was another suggestion from the Giraffas team. I never do ice cream in any place, but with this ice cream you could taste the pieces of coconut inside the ice cream. EXCELLENT!!
Giraffas team, thank you so much for a job “well-done”. Keep up the smiling faces and welcoming customers at the door with excitement.
After a great lunch with @lovenconfection I went to dessert with @kokocooks. This was her idea to meet here and I am glad I accepted the invite. I had seen that @mismamari and @lglastorl talked about this place often. Sweets are my weakness, so I had to come and check them out.
The inside is gorgeous. The pink truly makes this place pop. @xobejm would love this. They used to be located in downtown Orlando and are now in the Dr. Phillips area since December. This place is truly what the “Dr.” ordered.
This is were @kokocooks and I sat. @DessertLadyFL sat with us for a bit and told us about the cakes she has. You could see the passion in her eyes while she explained all the yumminess that she has created. @Kokocooks and I wanted to try a bit of everything and @DessertLadyFL was happy to oblige.
Tiramisu Torte. (Top right)
Our spin on an Italian favorite. Chocolate chip cookies instead of ladyfingers.
Chocolate Zuccotto. (Top left)
An architectural wonder. Amaretto soaked dome cake filled with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse. Iced with ganache.
6 Layer Chocolate Cake. Count them, each deep chocolate layer placed upon the most luxurious triple chocolate mousse and coated with chocolate ganache.
Coconut Brûlée Cheesecake. (Top right) Creamy coconut cheesecake on an amazing macadamia nut crust. Be sure to ask for our own warm toasted coconut and caramel topping.
Sour Cream Apple Cobbler. Granny Smith apples baked in a sweet sour cream custard and topped with a pecan streusel topping.
Key Lime Cake. (Top Middle) Three layers of white cake soaked with special rum glaze, filled with key lime custard and iced with cream cheese frosting.
Secret Stash. Our seasonal cakes, cheesecakes, pies and who knows what else we might create.
Today was a Strawberry “not so short” cake.
@DessertLadyFL, thank you so much for your hospitality. We loved every single one of your cakes. ALL of them were my favorite. Nice chatting and getting to know more about you.