Tag Archives: Best of 2011

Behari kababs at Daily Restaurant Dubai
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After years of eating kababs, I finally ate The Kabab.

It’s not easy being a foodie. Even less so if you’re a food blogger. Everyone and their uncle suddenly feels like I should know about their favorite little restaurant in town. If I don’t, then I get the look of … Continue reading

Bombil Fry at Eric's Restaurant Dubai
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A Restaurant Called Eric’s.

If someone told me about a restaurant called Eric’s, I’d expect to be walking into a joint that served American style burgers and fries. Or maybe I’d expect a 24/7 diner dishing out tall smoothies and grilled cheese sammies. Or … Continue reading

Kathi Rolls Shiraz dubai
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What to sneak over to the son-in-law that married your vegetarian daughter?

This cocoon of chickeny goodness. An egg and chicken kathi roll from Shiraz. And I speak from experience. Second hand-experience. A friend let on the other day that he had tried Shiraz. Oh really? You did? Umm yeah, as a … Continue reading

Singapore Deli Dubai - Sambal Tempe
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Forkfuls of deep-fried sticky sweet salty peanutty goodness at Singapore Deli.

Anyone remember that warped idea of mine at the start of the year to create a Best Seven of 2011 list as I ate my way through the year? If you don’t, well yeah, t’was I who had founded this … Continue reading

Mount Lebanon - lebneh and jam manoosheh
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Lebneh and jam, my new killer combo for late night munchies

Sushi with the lovely blogger behind Dubai-bites. An evening of Kashmiri chai and chatter at Tea JuncTion. And I still felt the need to swerve* off the road for more food last Thursday night, only for this beautifully irresistable creation… …a … Continue reading

shikidim restaurant dubai - meat on saj
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My new Turkish love. Shikidim.

March 31, 2012 Update. Bad News Folks…Shikidim has shut down. Another one bites the dust. This was meant to be a happy post. Especially after staying up for three nights, learning from Penny De Los Santos’ live stream course of … Continue reading

aapa kadai chicken chettinad-3
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Aappa Kadai hits the spot. Many spots. Every spot.

Sometimes I think I’ve grown up in Dubai with my eyes closed. Or my mouth closed. Or some combination of critical body parts closed. How the heck have I never eaten at Aapa Kadai before?! Anyhow, the wrong has been … Continue reading

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My cup of Turkish coffee at Köşebaşı reveals…squat.

LISA! Don’t stir the coffee, turkish coffee is not supposed to be stirred! You’ll disturb the coffee sediment from the bottom! I raised a puzzled eyebrow at my cousin Luls as she wailed at her 9-year old daughter. First, she … Continue reading

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A plateful of summer at Mango Tree, Souk al Bahar.

I ate this Thai salmon appetizer the other day that catapulted me into summer. Not Dubai summer – that’s plain brutal and should really be reclassified as a fifth season called HELL. I’m talking about the summery weather you experience … Continue reading

choco'a macarons
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The Big Fat Chocolate Wedding Plan. Episode 2

I’m back. And ready to lay out the rest of my chocolate wedding plan inspired by ChoCo’a’s edible designs at the Abu Dhabi Bridal Show. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, and if you’re one of those … Continue reading

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People, I present to you the TWO BEST FOODS I’ve eaten in 2011.

No, this isn’t a typo – I do mean my two best foods of 2011. So what if it’s only been 19 days since the start of the year? Why wait around till the end of the year to start … Continue reading