Ice-cream making has become a mild obsession for me since my Kitchen Aid received its ice cream maker attachment last summer (at a rate much lower than the ones in the malls, if you’re willing to drive out to Al … Continue reading
Popular Emirati dishes served up in a dusty overlooked corner of Qusais.
I escape the blinding rays of an urban desert sun and falter into the hushed, dimly lit restaurant. Dazed, burnt, colour-blind. A few faces hover around the waiting area, all men, one familiar, two unfamiliar peering out of a pitch-black kitchen window. … Continue reading
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
On the Food Trail in Old Dubai
One of the most challenging articles for me to write was the one I’ve unconsciously been writing for the past four years since I started this blog. I’d invite you to read it here: Al Ghurair Magazine – On the Food Trail … Continue reading
I’m struggling with whether I should tell you about Pizza Pub.
Let’s face it, many of us have become pizza snobs in this day and age of Rossovivo. The way Rossovivo’s Bufalina makes your nostrils flutter with pleasure as you bring a slice up to your face, the vibrant tomato sauce … Continue reading
Iran: From Oven to Mouth.
As promised in my last food on my Top 10 Food Surprises in Iran, I’d dedicate a separate post to oven-baked goodies. Iran runs on a path that is completely counter to the gluten-free fad that has overtaken the rest … Continue reading
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
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
As simple as kababs on a sidewalk in Sharjah.
This might come as a shocker to people who’ve struggled to stay afloat through my cumbersome food sagas in the past, but I’ve had such an intense two weeks of work and Stuff (with all the dirty laundry that the … Continue reading
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
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
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