I don’t understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing? ∼ Michael Jackson The above quote stands true for Bu Qtair too. What has the new look of Bu Qtair got to do with the taste of the fish it serves? The charm is still all … Read More Bu Qtair In A New Avatar | A New Year, A New Location
Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity. ∼ Robert Morgan And maybe packets dripping with sugar syrup and home made sauces, fried fish and random biscuits – all stuffed in a suitcase while flying back to Dubai from Kolkata… rephrasing it… flying back to my adopted home from my childhood home. Expats have an amazing way of converting wherever they are … Read More Food, Love And Good Memories Travelling in My Suitcase!
Get to know the Chef and you will start to enjoy dining out even more. ∼ John Walters Nominated for #MasalaAwards2015 as Best Asian Blog! To vote for me, please click here… masala.com/awards And how much better can you know your chef than when he comes home into your own kitchen to cook? And serves delicious food – course by course, and leaves your … Read More ChefXChange | When A Chef Comes Home
There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration. ∼ Richelle Mead Hidden Gems. The term is sometimes too clichéd and overrated, specially in an ever evolving city like Dubai. Here, big shopping malls are easier to spot than hidden gems and the few gems that have remain hidden are exposed all too sudden. The example of the latter is … Read More Hidden Gems of Dubai | My Pick of Restaurants
The ‘Dubai Brunch’ makes it to the definition of Brunch in Wikipedia. Although the Friday Brunch is the most common of all, lately Saturday Brunches are also becoming fashionable followed by late evening brunches that are gradually extending upto midnight. Here’s a compilation from my brunch experiences.
No looking back. Love where you are going. ∼ web wisdom Today (now yesterday, post Cinderella hour) was our last day of living in JBR. It has been 6 long years of living here… amidst cool sea breeze, beautiful sunsets, broken down sand castles… a few good friends… many restaurants that I have written about… we have seen some restaurants from the day their … Read More Leaving JBR | Capturing The Last Day in HD (Heart-Devastating) Mode
“Don’t eat until you’re full, eat until you’re tired!” Hawaiian saying The above quote might be a Hawaiian one, but it could have well been mine. So it all started with a ‘Chai’ invitation. Strictly chai… strictly on time… with an expected time of our arrival being much earlier than the terrible late entries that have lately become fashion statements (hiding here – I … Read More The Desi Chai Binge With Pani Puri | And Please Don’t Mind The Hands!
The weekend leading to Lil Z’s 6th birthday wasn’t really all about chicken nuggets and pasta. After all, her meat eating parents also have some say in her celebratory food. Making soft toys with friends in Build-a-Bear comes later. But meat first. That too of the Afghani kind. A place that had been high on my radar after S had been talking about it. … Read More Wakha Wakha Eh Eh (This Time For Afghanistan)!
Heritage by the Creek Creekside Cafe is my current favourite haunt and as the name suggests, it is located by the Dubai creek. I have a lot of emotions attached to Dubai creek. I have walked every single night throughout the 9 months of my first pregnancy along this creek. We used to live in Bur Dubai in our earlier Dubai days and a … Read More Hidden Gems of Dubai | Creekside Cafe – More Than Just Food
This is going to be one post where I am deliberately not writing much. I want the pictures to convey it all! An amazing day – a real break away from the city’s manic lifestyle… lazing on the mat, surrounded by the greens of Al Badia Golf Club, and the famous cityscape at the backdrop… this was a real picnic – a perfect picnic, … Read More Weekend in Dubai Calls For A Brunch, A Picnic Brunch!
It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. ∼ Henry Ward Beecher For a good view in Dubai, you don’t have to go uphill, you can just select some spots for the best views! As the countdown to 2015 begins, my round up posts are all about the *best of the best* from … Read More Countdown To 2015 | Gobbling Up The Best Views In Dubai