Category Archives: Jumeirah

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When sorrow over Safa Park strikes, distract yourself with this food trail.

After being in the food tour business for two years, I don’t know what on earth I’ve been doing writing about one-off restaurant experiences in backstreet here, or hidden alley there. I eat, live, breathe food trails every day of … Continue reading

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Nigerian cow’s tail, fishy cookies, camel meatballs and other food moments to celebrate.

Since my last post on greasy comfort-laden strips of Turkish doner, I’ve had a couple of memorable food discoveries that I have to share with anyone who cares to know. These are food memories that have connected me ina deep, fulfilling … Continue reading

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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

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A Glutton’s Guide: How to Cheat on Your Diet in Dubai.

If you were looking for ways to sneak off of a self-imposed diet, let me help you. You could wind your way into the alleys of Abu Hail and grab some Moroccan treats at Marrakesh Bakery. Live a little more … 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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Putting shawarma on the back-burner for UAE National Day, and eating at Al Mallas instead.

Did you eat hummus to celebrate UAE National Day? Maybe falafels? Or mandi? Or shawarma? Well, that’s all yummy enough. But none of them are really Emirati. Here’s one of the few places where you could have really tasted true … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Gobsmacking Fried Lamb Bao found in Dubai.

Bao are those pudgy little Chinese bun-babies that my tastebuds have always squealed over. I hunted down chicken ones at Chinatown in Malaysia, only to tear my hair out by the end because every corner restaurant had run out of … 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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Prawn toast, Mongo roll, buttery Fatteh…and damn I miss chewing.

This past week has been a rhymes-with-a-twitch-but-I-don’t-wanna-write-it-on-a-public-blog. Any of you who’ve interacted with me over the past few days is probably fed up with hearing me crab about those blasted wisdom teeth that I had to get extracted on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Finally. A place where you can have your Emirati breakfast and win a Vespa too.

I walked into Bikers Café with the selfless goal of unveiling one of those rare places in the city where you can enjoy an authentic Emirati breakfast. I walked out of Bikers Café with my goal having devolved into a … Continue reading