Blaze: Stylish Shisha Café & Restaurant in Heliopolis
49 El Nozha Street
Having just enough time to conclude that the lemon juice was both fresh and brilliantly tangy, our chicken soup arrived, followed by the Blaze mix. The chicken soup was ideal; thick, creamy and fresh with real chunks of chicken. Only halfway through enjoying our amazing soup, the lemon butter chicken arrived at our table. We managed to squeeze the dish onto our small, already-full table but this lack of time coordination led us to rush the soup to avoid our main going cold.
Each item in the Blaze mix had its own unique taste; the substituted mozzarella sticks were nice – although not as nice as some we’ve previously tasted – and the spring rolls – which were filled with spinach, black beans, vegetables and cheese – tasted predominantly of spinach and cheese. The chicken tenders were our favourite; fresh, golden and perfectly crispy. Lastly, the chicken wings were, unfortunately, extremely spicy; so spicy in fact, that we couldn’t finish them.
The lemon butter chicken tasted exactly as the name suggests; the sauce was lemony and buttery and the chicken portion was fairly generous. In the description of the dish, it claims to come with ‘a splash’ of balsamic vinegar; however, in our opinion, the splashing was more like an attempt at drowning the meat.
When we came to order dessert, we were informed, again, that they did not yet have a dessert menu to show but we were offered the only thing available; a slice of Mars chocolate cheesecake (25LE). This didn’t phase us much as we often like to indulge in something sweet for afters. The large slice came with pieces of Mars Bar in the soft centre, which made the cake worth eating but, other than that, we felt like there wasn’t much else to shout about.