Category Archives: City

Lamb chops - Al Dimyati & Iskandaron Restaurant - Karama - Dubai - Arabic food
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

The lamb chops you should have been eating for the past 30 years.

Scratch your dinner plans tonight and try the lamb chops in Karama. SMOKY and BUTTERY are two of the most overused words when it comes to describing grilled meat. After trying the ones at Karama-born Dimyati, I’ll be wary about … Continue reading

Tajrish Bazaar - Tehran Iran
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

My Top 10 Food Surprises in Iran

The more I have tasted the melting meats, fragrant pilafs, slow-simmered stews and sweet-savoury expanse of flavours expertly navigated by authentic Iranian restaurants in Dubai, the more I have longed to visit. I finally embarked on my first small journey … Continue reading

Moroccan Meat and Plum Tagine - Musaharati Restaurant - Garhoud - Dubai
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

The proof a tagine is in the gravy.

And the smoky den that chooses to call itself Musaharati, after the early morning suhoor callers during Ramadan in the Arab world, sure knows how to put out one hell of a gravied-up tagine. In the eclectic mess of dishes that is only partially … Continue reading

Greenheart Organic Farms - Dubai / Fujairah - Airspectiv Media
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

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
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

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

Homestay - Backyard Travels - Mekong Delta - Vietnam - wood-fired stove
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

The Wood-Fired Stove at our Homestay in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

I blinked with disbelief. A wood-fired stove?! For a brief moment, the anxiety that my brain was staging in my head about our homestay in the Mekong Delta curtsied abruptly and walked off stage. The lizard that had skittered away … Continue reading

Mahesh Lunch Home - Dubai
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

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

_MG_2406
© 2014 . All rights reserved.

My Top Picks from a 5-Day Feast in South Vietnam

The year is off to a blazing start, and I hit the ‘go’ button by…going on vacation. I scuttled off to Vietnam right about the time when people were finalizing New Year’s resolutions. Vietnam it would be, because Vietnamese cuisine … Continue reading