The one about Smiling BKK
My latest post is in definite violation of the idea behind my blog i.e the idea of recommending good places to eat, places that make my stomach growl and my bloggers hungry with every descriptive word ! I’ve decided to make an exception to Smiling BKK due to the fantastic experiece we had at that place, not once…but twice! I was told about Smiling BKK a few months ago - a place...
The one about Roberto's
If I had to come up with a headline for this post, it would definitely be “DIFC fails to disappoint”. Home to Zuma, La Petite Maison, Caramel, Gaucho and now more recently Roberto’s, a high end Italian restaurant owned by the Bice’s ex-director,named guess what? Roberto!…DIFC has easily made itself into a one stop shop for any great fine dining restaurant in Dubai. ...
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The one about Api Cae Gourmet
Good Morning Abu Dhabi, Boy do I have great news for you all!…A new homegrown business, Api Cae Gourmet, has just recently popped up in Khalidiyah… and guess what? It’s great! Walking into Api Cae last night, I had an immediate feeling of nostalgia and familiarity. It had the vibe I always loved while sitting in Princi (London)… swarming with people, staff behind the bar...
The one about Flooka
This beautiful weekend’s Saturday lunch took place at Flooka, a seafood restaurant at Dubai Marine Club. This, of course, only happened after a painfully long ride from Abu Dhabi to Dubai - driving on the slow lane (as per my father’s orders) and listening to music I dislike, at a volume my car definitely does not comprehend. Needless to say, this outing was planned on a Sunday - the...
The one about Kim Chikin
If i’ve discovered anything during these past few months, it’s that food blogging is a double edged sword.. on the one hand you now have the most legitimate excuse to indulge in new food experiences (no questions asked) but on the other hand, your calorie intake becomes directly proportional to the hit counter on your page! So…I’ve decided to take matters into my own...
The one about London (Princi, Pizza Pilgrims,...
Abu Dhabi - I’m back! But first - I need to fill you in - after all, I did spend an amazing week in London… wandering around aimlessly in Brixton, getting drenched near the London Eye, eating ice cream in the cold whilst dragging two very pregnant friends (Suki & Miz) with me. While the fashion pack flocked to London in anticipation for London Fashion Week, I went in search of the...
The one about Jacob's Ladder and Kooky Bakes
Greetings from rainy, freezing yet lovely London! Somethings, as they say as I preach, are better left unplanned..(here’s why!) My only Sunday, and first day, in London had been planned to the nth degree from what I would wear to where I would go. First stop would be the #blogeatblog event happening at Vibe (on Brick Lane) run by “Big Apple Hotdogs” where food bloggers create...
The one about Al Mayass
I’ve been waiting in anticipation for the Armenian restaurant Al Mayass to open ever since my hungry ramadan days. I’ve also called the Sheraton Hotel (where I was told it would open) to check if it had opened yet? When will it open? Why didn’t it?…They had no idea? Why? (you get the picture) and finally….. it opened about 2-3 weeks ago! To those of you who have...
The one about Molouk Al Shawarma
Shawarma shops are well dispersed around the UAE and are as common as the lights on the streets. So when you find people huddled around a specific shawarma place, you just know this place is GOOD! Molouk Al Shawarma is located in the most shawarma dense area of Abu Dhabi - in Khaldiyah. Despite its location and proximity of competition, it still manages to attract a significant number of hungry...
The one about Hickory's at Yas Links
I must say that Abu Dhabi has transformed itself into a “modern day metropolis” with some iconic buildings spread across the city. Take the Hyatt Capital Gate for example, resembling a dented version of the leaning tower of Pisa or the twin Faberge-esque buildings that are currently under construction along Salam Street not to mention Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and its...
The one about Klayya
Yesterday, I was craving my balaleet/karak fix so decided to pop into Klayya, a new Emirati Bakery/Breakfast cafe in Al Barsha to see what all the fuss was about. To begin with, I mistook Klayya for an art gallery when I passed it - plenty of space with bold, mismatched pieces and each piece really spoke for itself. I was impressed. All 5 tables were occupied once we came in and we managed to...
The one about Baker & Spice
I fell in love with Baker and Spice back when it was located on Walton Street in London, back when all they had were 3 tables on the street and a tiny yet beautiful bakery inside. So, when Baker & Spice opened in Dubai, you can just begin to imagine the nostalgia I felt. Although this outlet does not really have the same menu, it incorporates the same values and concept - Freshly made/baked...
The One about Maria Bonita's Taco Shop
Best thing about writing a food blog is now I have a legitimate excuse to go on regular dining excursions with my favourite foodies! This Saturday, my dover sole mates Haif and Safa, picked Maria Bonita’s Taco Shop for a Mexican mustache bash! I loved everything about Maria Bonita - the company, the food and the service (in that order exactly!) aria My Review Food: We chose not to...
The one about Grand Central
Grand Central,for those of you who haven’t discovered it yet, is a burger joint serving Beef, Chicken and Veggie burgers/mini burgers. The best thing about Grand Central is the ingredients they use to create the burgers - Premium Wagyu Beef, Angus Beef and the highest quality Chicken from Al Ain Farms. If there was one thing that keeps me going back it would be “Mama’s sweet...
The one about Aprons & Hammers
The one about Leila
(Now playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSz5ooXKGns&feature=related) For frequent visitors to Lebanon, Leila is usually at the top of everyone’s “where to go” list. Naturally, Leila, is also on the “hottest franchise” list for its gourmet yet homemade food. I was invited by my friend and the co-owner , Ahmed Al Alami, to experience Leila at Mirdiff...
The one about Slices
Slices is everything an Abu Dhabi eatery should be - fresh, healthy and organic. It serves a wide variety of freshly made sandwiches as well as soups and salads, which, at the end of each day are donated to local communities I was greeted by a friendly gentleman who was quite helpful and slightly stunned by my choices.To the dismay of the sensible foodies who accompanied me, I managed to pick...
The one about my BFF - Nolu's
A wise friend once told me ” You should, as a rule of thumb, visit a restaurant at least three times in order to make a good judgement” I have been visiting/ordering from Nolu’s at least three times a week since it opened, in fact, I am one visit away from becoming Mayor of Nolu’s on Four Square! So, my wise friend, I believe the time has come.. 1. Mantoo - Afghani...
The one about Abu Dhabi's hidden gem
Zahrat Al Mada’en is truly a hidden gem in the Tourist Club Area of Abu Dhabi. Not a place to dine in .. Go there for: 1. The Kibbeh Mashwiyeh 2. ”Abdo” - an Indian with a ridiculously good Syrian accent 3. The Qaddafi look-a-like who owns the place Of the many delicious forms Kibbeh comes in I would say that Kibbeh Mashwiyeh, a Syrian recipe, is quickly...
The one at Monte Carlo Beach Club
Musts: Burrata Beetroot Salad with Labneh Scallops with pumpkin puree & green apple Quite good: Wagyu Beef Ravioli w/ mushrooms Disappointing: Fries ( Sweet & French)
I finally made it!
Hello, Its been a while since I started toying with the idea of creating a website/blog/something/anything to document all my awesome food hunts! This day has finally come.. Hope you enjoy this as much as I know i’ll love sharing my latest findings ….. experiencing the UAE as a local! * My culinary travels will also be documented - fret not! B
Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point...