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Little Dragon

Big things come in small packages and that saying is apt for this place. A small place which serves delicious lip smacking Chinese delicacies at affordable prices. The place is run by Mahesh who has tremendous amount of experience in handling different cuisines and also associated with Swathi Tiffin Center outlets across the city.

Ambiance: Very little to speak of , 3 wooden bench style tables – 1 inside and 2 outside and can accommodate 12-15 people on average, A glass partition inside where you can see the kitchen and the chefs are busy at work making your order, A small table fan which takes care of all the three tables. Not much to look at but you can also park your car and get served in it or go for take away if the outdoor style seating is not appealing for you

Location: Vijaynagar Colony, Lane beside St.Ann’s School, easily visible on the road

Food: My First tryst with this place was when a close friend of mine asked me to try the food at this outlet as he had heard great reviews from another friend. So both of us decided to explore this place and try their offerings.

Landed for dinner on 18th Aug’16 and asked for suggestions from the waiter, as we wanted boneless chicken and little crunchy we were suggested to go for Pepper Chicken and for the main course he suggested that we try their Chinese Chopsuey with Red Sauce which is tasty and spicy, authentic is white which is also served if asked for. Got the pepper chicken and it was crunchy and flavorful just as the waiter had mentioned, then came the Chopsuey and then everything went in a different direction altogether in the best possible way. The noodles were crisp and fried properly, the gravy was piping hot and with enough amounts of spices to get rid of any cold you may have, the boiled vegetables (Cauliflower, Mushroom, Beans, etc) were soft and easy to eat and the chicken was tender as well. Since we had asked for Spicy version we definitely got our money’s worth.

Pepper Chicken

Pepper Chicken

Chinese Chopsuey

Chinese Chopsuey

Subsequent visits had me try their Chilly Chicken, Schezwan Fried Rice where the chilly chicken gravy turned out to be one of the best ones I have had in recent times in that price range, Schezwan fried rice was okay and had nothing extra ordinary to boast about but at that price range it is certainly a nice option

Chilly Chicken

Chilly Chicken


Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken

Place is 3 years old and expansion plans are in progress to increase the seating and move the kitchen further inside where they used to have their store room, addition of Indian cuisine and early morning south Indian tiffins & evening chat bhandar are also being explored.

Already a fan of their Chinese food, will have to wait and watch what they would come up with next which I am sure would be worth it.


Little Dragon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Mezbaan Hyderabad Restaurant

When you are missing your favorite dish back home (Hyderabad,India) and had to start looking for it in Sharjah,  I ended up searching on Zomato about good biryani outlets nearby and this was one of the names that came up to try.

As home delivery option was available and the weather was hot and sultry we decided to order in. I ordered their famous chicken dum biryani while my sister decided to order Schezwan (chi) fried rice,chicken tikka masala along with Butter naan & Garlic naan. We received the order in about 30 min or so and it was still piping hot

The smell of the chicken biryani was emanating from the packet and it made me crave it even more.Ignoring my other family members I decided to start with the biryani immediately and dug in. Honestly speaking it was authentic dum biryani the spices were correctly used, no excessive use of Daalchini (Cinnamon) , the meat was soft and succulent which would only happen if it was made correctly. The long grain basmati rice carried the flavor of spices used properly and tasted well on its own without the use of Mirchi ka salan or the Dahi ki chutney.
Mirchi ka salan was not up to the mark as it was too dilute, it appeared that the usage of lemon to make it more tangy was the cause. Dahi ki chutney a.k.a raita was good


Chicken Biryani

they also give salad along with the biryani pack, it had carrot, cabbage, Cucumber and 1 slice of onion, I would have preferred if they gave more onions instead of cabbage

The schezwan fried rice was good and tasted amazing. The tangy sauce given with it was bland and didn’t serve its purpose of enhancing the food or the experience in any way. The color of the rice was a very bright red which was the brightest I ever saw being used in a food dish. Overall it tasted well so no complaints on that aspect

We had asked for a boneless chicken curry and were suggested this dish and this turned out to be very tasty. The roti was still hot as they were nicely wrapped in aluminium foil and were ideal for this dish. The masala or the gravy part is made by using tomatoes, cream, onions, cardamom , chili’s etc and was so tasty that it was finished first before the chicken.

Our second order was placed a week later for Chicken Tikka Masala and Khatti Dal along with Tandoori Roti. We asked them specially to make it spicy and it turned out amazing. Couldn’t have asked for more tasty and yummy dishes. The Khatti Dal especially was exactly like the one traditionally made at Muslim household’s in Hyderabad.


Chicken Tikka Masala



Khatti Dal

Final verdict : To satiate your craving for authentic Hyderabadi dum biryani, this is one of the best outlets to get it from.


Mezbaan Hyderabad Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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