Category Archives: Iraqi

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A Trail of Crumbs: Diving into Traditional Bread Baskets across Dubai

Be it the pillowy pita or the raggedy injera, breaking bread across the many ethnic communities in Dubai is an incredible way of experiencing its melting pot – or heart-warming oven – of cultures. At this junction of the Middle East, Africa … Continue reading

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Don’t ask me what you can eat in Old Dubai, ask me what you CAN’T.

The past few weeks have been a train ride of food experiences in the city. Everything from Emirati and Egyptian to Korean and Pakistani have made it to my plate, so here’s a summary line-up of a few of the … Continue reading

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A Two Day Butter Binge: Tashreeb, Pav Bhaaji, and Daal Makhani.

I’m not sure how many of you are looking for fun and obnoxiously greasy ways to cheat on a diet program, but if you are, feel free to follow the butter-trail that I innocently skipped down over a tiny span … Continue reading

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I ate an Iraqi breakfast that touched my heart.

There are some meals that are so simple, yet they become so incredibly meaningful just because they spark off some long-lost memory that you didn’t even know you had. An Iraqi lamb and egg breakfast at Bait Al Baghdadi did … Continue reading

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Would you overlook the racist hand that serves you brilliant food?

I’d have written an entire post dedicated to… …this bowl of smooth lentil soup that you’d want to cuddle up with in the cold. …this disc of bread, undulated with all the uneven craters and peaks, charred bits and soft … Continue reading

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If Iraqi Masqouf isn’t on your must-eats list, it damn well should be. But read this first.

Iraqi Masqouf (or Masgouf) is one of those unique, exotic foods you just have to try in the city. It may not be the most spectacular fish I’ve eaten over the decades, but it’s definitely an experience that I’d recommend to … Continue reading