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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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Sheermal Kabab at Karama’s tiny Lucknowi outpost: Ballimaran Dilli

There’s something so seductive about sweet-salty foods. Salty caramel. Icing sugared  Moroccan chicken bastilla. Meaty kababs slathered over milky sweet sheermal bread >> Let’s admit it. The swampy mush of a dish looks like it’s already been ravaged by someone … Continue reading

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NYC’s latest gift to Dubai: Cheesy grilled corn and beef-smacked Cubano sammies at Cafe Habana.

In case you think I’m this little weasel who wanders about the lone alleyways of Old Dubai in search of her grub, you’re probably…spot on. But there are times when I venture across the bridge because (a) I’m likely not … 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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Cumin-crusted Yemeni Haneeth in a Saudi-born Restaurant with a Spanish Name…in Dubai.

The first time I saw Cabrito was last November. It didn’t have a name at the time. It was all boarded up and under construction. And it lay on the head-smackingly dismal and dusty road near Mall of the Emirates … Continue reading

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I smelled. I tasted. I ate like a cow. Baghali Polo with Mahicheh at Iran Zamin.

This is how I found the Iranian dish that left me no choice but to betray my erstwhile Iranian love: Kabab Koobideh. Kabab Koobideh at Abshar Restaurant, Deira I was innocently waiting for usual kabab fix at my favourite Iranian … Continue reading

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One motherly lady, a pot of simmering stew, a ladle of love later, I became an Ethiopian food convert.

In 2011, I published a post called: Anyone out there found yummy Ethiopian food? In retrospect, it was terribly written post that I have torn off my blog and crumpled up with the frustration of a lovesick Romeo who lacks … Continue reading

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Koshari Missiles around the Corner.

Folks who aspire to open their own restaurant someday, should you ever plan to unleash a bi-lingual menu into the Dubai restaurant scene, please do not substitute human judgement with automated translation tools (hm. Google Translate?). It can do bad, … Continue reading

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It’s Feb, but make this New Year’s resolution: Go to Sea Mood. Order the batter-fried Sultan Ibrahim.

Sadly this restaurant is now closed. Dubai, do we really care about seafood sustainability? Apparently not enough to have kept this place alive. Real pity. If anyone has mentioned the words ‘fish,’ ‘prawns,’ ‘seafood,’ or any such variant in my presence … Continue reading

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An Iskendar Kabab in Deira that Needs to be Revered, Glorified, Idolized. (…and eaten when the others aren’t looking.)

 A few of you might have suffered through my obsessive Iskendar kabab ramblings in the past—and this is definitely going to be another one of them. Because Iskendar kabab is that attention-grabber of Turkish kabab dishes that I will never … Continue reading