Review: Cookies with Love – Riyadh

Last Friday, my sister celebrated her first baby shower thrown by her work friends. They have prepared almost everything, so my sister, my mom and I decided to take care of the desserts. We ended up ordering a 2-tier cake from a local store and ordered customized cookies from an online cookie store called Cookies with Love – Riyadh. We’ve learned about them from searching because we do not know anyone who does customized cookies. Luckily, we found their page.

The Ordering Experience / Pricing:

The admin of the page responded faster than the estimated reply as per FB. The question and answer part had been swift. The price per cookie is 7 SAR — very economical right? For a customized piece that is super nice and neat? That’s a good price! I am sure that the price varies if you’d order like, huge cookies but I suppose the price we got is their standard pricing for a standard customized cookie.

The Choices:

They’ve got a good number of photos to select from. They are also open to suggestions.

The Heads-up:

They need at least five days to accommodate your orders. I mean come on, there are ready made cookies from regular stores for rush orders –might as well buy some Chips Ahoy! Customizing orders need time. 

The Delivery:

The store offered me 2 options. I can either pick them up or have them delivered. I chose the latter due to my busy schedule. There is an additional 50 SAR fee for delivery. Kind of pricey you may say, but for the sake of convenience, it is definitely a better choice for me. The person who delivered was prompt. I actually thought he was late, but I forgot that I didn’t give my number as the point of contact during delivery. I was worried he hasn’t called when in fact, the cookies have been safely delivered to my sister and yes, very much ON TIME.

The Taste:

Okay. I don’t normally eat sweets but I love ordering for aesthetics. The only sweets I eat with no ifs or buts are the Filipino delicacies such as halaya made of purple yam, mocha roll from Goldilocks, leche flan (very similar to creme brulee) and probably, ube ice cream and rocky road from Magnolia. Only the flan is accessible given that I live in Riyadh so basically, I do not eat a lot of desserts, I would perhaps taste a little, but not binge on it. I do indulge once a year on Christmas cookies being served at a party that I attend yearly so when we got these cookies from Cookies With Love -Riyadh, I just had to taste it! Although it doesn’t taste the same as  those Christmas cookies,

(Here’s the actual review on the taste)

“these baby shower cookies were SUPERB! They have a unique taste. It was not too sweet and not too buttery, whoever eats would want another bite. My sisters’ guests also loved the cookies because I heard them complimenting it. Some said that they didn’t want to eat because it’s just too cute, they didn’t want to ruin it!”

It is unfortunate though that we weren’t able to take good photos of it because we arrived at the reception quite late! We were in a hurry to put it on the dessert table so there’s nothing much of a Kodak moment there (if you know what I mean). It was super nice though. I will just post the actual photos from their site, this was almost similar to ours except for the minute details and of course, the name differs as well.

I highly recommend Cookies with Love – Riyadh and I will definitely have another try. 

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Fiestahan Asian Cuisine

So these photos aren’t mine. These were taken from the page of Fiestahan Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Riyadh, specifically situated on the 1st floor of the Aljazeera Supermarket Building in Sulemaniya Street.

They serve an authentic Filipino taste in a not-so-hurtful-price.

My ultimate favorite is their Chicken Barbecue on stick. It is so tasteful and the part that they use is of course, the best (SPELL T-H-I-G-H). Wish: I wish that they won’t be sloppy in applying sauce because it is all over the place. It pours on the stick which is a hassle if you’re out (it could spill on your clothes). Nevertheless, it is one of the best bbq in Riyadh.

My husband’s favorite is KANSI. I am not familiar with this and since I do not share meals with others (because I don’t like mixing food), I have yet to taste it. My husband’s repetitive orders though are enough to prove how solid the taste is.

Apart from their awesome food, their staff are also great. All of them are friendly and are very accommodating. You’d have the homey feels when you’re dining in. A lot of Filipino expatriates are patronizing the place, no wonder they had to expand their menu! Another good thing is that their page is quite responsive. They’d entertain your queries in a snap! Check this out: CLICK ME

Restaurant Hours: Saturdays to Thursdays from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm. They’d accept last orders at 10:30 pm

Note: This is a CASH only restaurant and they’re not yet on Hungerstation or Jahez (but it’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already)