Category Archives: Best Meals

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Confucius say: if you drown at China Sea, you become fat.

We all ate like little big fat piggies at China Sea last week. Six people at the table, twelve dishes, bucketloads of soy sauce, and bellies that had stretched past the point where popping a button or doing a quarter-pull … Continue reading

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Chicken and rice that’s worth cheating for.

I confess I’ve romped about with many a plate of chicken and rice. Growing up in Dubai, I’d come across my fair share of chicken biryani, though I’ve always looked at it with a certain sort of contempt – mutton … Continue reading

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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

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Too many cooks spoil the broth?

Nonsense. I think our group of fabulous foodies worked this Chinese hot pot broth with the skill you’d see in a troupe of synchronized swimmers. Maybe with a bit more of a splash around. Hot pot broth at Xiao Wei … Continue reading

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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

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Fresh-baked Punjabi Kulchas remind me why I love bread so much.

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve written about bread or roti or buns of some sort. I’m such a sucker for bread, any kind of bread – whether its silky sheer Indian rotis or crispy Khakhra or … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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I LIKE MY BUNS FLOOFAY.

[Double-meaning perverted male culprits out there who’re snickering at my post title, stop that thought process right THERE. This is just a foodblog remember?] Anyhoo, let me present to you my super scientific taxonomy for bread… The Crispy and Crunchy. … Continue reading