Kulfi is ubiquitous regal dessert from the street of India sold in the carts in cone-shaped moulds and earthen pot – Matka. Finding its roots from the Himalayas where natives used to freeze the sweets and desserts for prolonged consumption, Kulfi was also served to Maharajas (Kings of Indian Subcontinent) as a gourmet & regal dessert.
Kulfilicious has brought the taste from the East to the Middle East (U.A.E.) in customised format by keeping the essence of Kulfi intact.
Numerous menu on the card, helpful staff by side to recommend the best from their Café, and retro music on ears make Kulfilicious a must-go place. Let it be summer or winter; this place is seasonal to taste Kulfi preparations.
Ranging from shakes, coffee, falooda to gola, Kulfilicious has got you covered.
I had never thought of cold coffee with Malai in it and ‘Crème Brulee Kul Koffee’ was a pleasant surprise for me. The richness of Malai is perfectly balanced with blended, hardened Crème Brulee and fused with aromatic coffee powder, Crème Brulee Kul Koffee is must try in this Café.
Perfectly sweetened (not much sweet) ‘Mango Frappe’ is a delight to sip. The right consistency of shake and freshness of mangoes is refreshing to indulge yourself in the taste of Mango Frappe. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Mango and having it in Frappe form is bliss.
One of the best in Café – Jigarthanda is an offbeat beverage by Kulfilicious. A description of Jigarthanda is written as ‘a sweet dessert with goodness of China Grass, Rabdi, and Kulfi with a tinge of Nannari Syrup’. China grass (Agar) – the vegetable counterpart of gelatin with a nutty taste, gratifying Rabdi and Kulfi, and an earthy tinge of Nannari (the wonder herb from South India) makes this Beverage stand out of the desserts presented by Kulfilicious.
From their Royal Selection, from the Mughal Era: Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Hyderabad, Golconda, Lucknow, Lahore, Kabul, and Multan, Kulfilicious has brought the range of regal Kulfi preparations to table. I tried their ‘Lucknow’ which is a creamy combination of Saffron, Almonds, Cashew, and Pistachio Kulfis. This combination is so nicely set that each bite is gratifying to senses and pleasing to taste buds.
Royal Kulfi Faluda – the signature preparation has universal appeal in it, each layer is scrumptious, a tinge of rose syrup is beautiful, and creamy Kulfi is the soul of this dessert. The waiter serves this to you and explains the preparation in short; this makes you crave for more of Falooda.
Barf from Himalaya took me to my childhood, where I used to enjoy Gola with my school buddies. Barf ka Gola is my all-time sweet childhood memory, which was lost somewhere in my subconscious mind, and Kulfilicious has fathomed it and brought to life. Kalakhatta and Rooh Afza was an experiment in Barf which I wanted to try, and it worked quite well (they have varieties of flavours to add to gola as per your choice – any two). I slurped it, I dipped it in fusion rooh afza-Kala khatta syrup, I sprinkled masala on it, I enjoyed the Barf from the Himalayas to the fullest.
This place is very Indian to its soul and interiors, the upside down hanging milk cans, kulfiwallahs’ carts, retro music (Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, etc. are there at the background with their foot tapping tracks), and of course, the Kulfi are few to mention.
Go to Kulfiliciuos with a gang of buddies, family, or solo, but you must go and taste their delicacies.
Location: Next to Sama Tower, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi
Follow us on Instagram: