Category Archives: Dubai

Greenheart Organic Farms - Dubai / Fujairah - Airspectiv Media
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Care for local, organic, farm-fresh? Then visit a farm.

Photography credits for this post: The sharp-shooter Sheban at Airspectiv Media.  When someone brands their products as local, organic and farm-fresh, I do not question them. This arises out of my colossal ignorance of what questions to ask. I know … Continue reading

Chacha making fresh Jalebi - Imdad Sweets - Naif - Deira Dubai
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The crunchiest Jalebi you can find in Dubai.

Your body is not happy, that’s why you keep falling ill. You’re not feeding it enough…Soul Food. Hm. Now there was a theory. It was not the lack of water, nor my negligence of multi-vitamins, nor my lack of sleep. … Continue reading

Mahesh Lunch Home - Dubai
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If you don’t like seafood, try Mahesh.

Potson and I have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Mahesh Lunch Home, a Mangalorean seafood stalwart with its commercial fingers dipped into five different spots across Mumbai. Kudos to Potson who lugged himself over for lunch, despite having stabbed … Continue reading

Koshari with Kofte - Farhat Alasli - Egyptian Restaurant - Abu Hail Dubai
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An Egyptian Lair that Serves Koshari, Duck and a Complimentary Bowl of Intrigue.

Sitting in the massive lair of an Egyptian restaurant in the middle of bleak dog-eared Abu Hail, my imagination was doing a sleazy song, dance and sudden mafia-style shoot-out to break up the non-existent party. I had never seen such … Continue reading

Stir-fry noodles with beef at Lan Zhou Noodle Restaurant - International City - Dubai
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Hand-Pulled Lan Zhou Noodles in International City.

In the land of the tallest, flashiest, fanciest, most expensive – Dubai is ironically sitting silent on one of the biggest records of all time. We have the largest unplanned yet confusingly intricate labyrinth in the world. A maze that … Continue reading

Beetroot with marinated onions and pine nuts and thyme - Dima Sharif at Book Munch Cafe
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When lentils, nuts and olive oil are not just food, but stories of Palestine.

I stopped blogging about food events a while ago. They simply stopped inspiring me. I wasn’t learning much and other than a fun social event, I’d walk away with a belly full and a soul untouched. Finally, an event last … Continue reading

Beriani Esfahan - Deira Dubai Restaurant
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The Isfahani Biryani that spanks the rice out of all others.

One of the many eternal food questions in Dubai is where to get the best biryani. Fat boulders of lamb, chicken or even tender fish fillet baked under spiced rice has won over the collective food conscience of this culturally … Continue reading

Lomi Special - Delmon Restaurant - Filipino Food in Karama Dubai
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Jump starting my Filipino food quest with Adobo Manok and soupy Lomi at Delmon, Karama.

Remember that time when I first ventured into Filipino food and vowed to start exploring it with a vengeance? Well, as is evident from my blog – a blog has grown from a healthy fire-breathing dragon to a wheezing donkey with its bony … Continue reading

Onion Vada - Woodlands Karama - Dubai
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Over 30 years of killer Vada Sambar at Woodlands, Karama.

With a 32 year history in Dubai, Woodlands has a cult following. This tiny Karama kitchen knows how to dole out a crisp dosa, tender chapatis, heart-warming sambar, and crunchy vadas that are so perfectly deep-fried that you’d want to … Continue reading