Tag: casual dining

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Book Munch | Join Me For A Bengali Gourmet Meal On The 4th June

I don’t think that I have left any stone unturned in telling the world about my roots, where I come from and how delicious Bengali food is. Often I am inundated with mails from readers – Where can we have a Bengali Meal in Dubai? Is there any good Bengali Restaurant in Dubai? I don’t have any answers. I try to showcase Bengali cuisine … Read More Book Munch | Join Me For A Bengali Gourmet Meal On The 4th June

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P.F. Chang’s | Dynamite Shrimp For Breakfast And Talking To Philip Chiang

‘So what do you think is the reason that you like Dynamite Shrimp?’ or ‘Do you think that PF Chang’s will work in India?’ – well, these were the questions that I was being asked by Mr Philip Chiang, the co founder of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, the popular American casual dining restaurant chain. And I thought that I had come to interview him! … Read More P.F. Chang’s | Dynamite Shrimp For Breakfast And Talking To Philip Chiang

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Seaview Restaurant In Jumeirah | A New Year And Visiting A Brand New Restaurant!

Hoping that the New Year is treating you all well. This is my first post of 2014 and I am wondering where do I begin? A round up of the year that went by – a year that had been overtly generous to my culinary travel blog? Or should I make a fresh new beginning? Let me start my blogging year with a brand … Read More Seaview Restaurant In Jumeirah | A New Year And Visiting A Brand New Restaurant!

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Prague On Your Plate | Article In BBC GoodFood ME

A foodie’s diary in the historical city of Prague in December… and a Christmas winter wonderland thrown in! The December issue of BBC GoodFood ME carried an article of mine which traces out my culinary journey of Prague – from street food to fine-dining and all the way to the Christmas markets to an exclusive restaurant that I had visited while I was in Prague. Do read though!

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A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining

Where do I begin? On the streets of Istanbul? In cafeterias? Or in restaurants? If it is a restaurant, how expensive do you want it to be, or how cheap? Or perhaps one of the random alleys tucked somewhere in the city? Istanbul is definitely a place for foodies. The culinary heritage is reflected by the various influences that has shaped Istanbul’s history. There is … Read More A Culinary Journey of Istanbul | From Street Food To Fine Dining

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Ortaköy In Istanbul | One Magical Night

We – my #FoodieOnTour buddies (Debbie and Kirsty) and I, left the hotel that we were staying in at around 9:30pm after gulping down an inaugural round of drinks. Where could we go out for the night for some decent food, a few drinks, have a feel of Istanbul and return back to the hotel safe and sound? Everybody suggested Ortaköy. I had already … Read More Ortaköy In Istanbul | One Magical Night

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Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

After spending the entire morning sightseeing in the Sultanahmet area in Istanbul rushing from one historical site to the other, our lunch halt was also in a historical site – the ‘Historical Sultanahmet Meatballs Restaurant’ (the quoted portion is exactly as it says in their website). The promise of the ‘best Izgara Köfte in town’ in a restaurant which originally ‘created’ them, awaited us. Sultanahmet … Read More Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

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Where Can You Go On A Day Trip From Dubai? Part 2

A Sundowner at Al Maha, A Full Moon Drumming Session, Chasing the Dolphins And Kicking Some Sand This is the second part of the series, where I chalk out some out-of-Dubai trips that don’t require any overnight stay. Just in case you have the last minute feeling of I wish I could go somewhere. None of them will leave behind holes in your pocket. … Read More Where Can You Go On A Day Trip From Dubai? Part 2

Zomato | A Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out In Dubai

Recently, Zomato unveiled it’s ‘Connoisseur’s Guide to Eating Out in Dubai’, an easy reference guide to Dubai’s restaurants that have been classified into 19 categories according to cuisine type, and mood of the restaurant, and an indicative cost of a three-course meal for two people. With the possibility of scanning the QR codes for each restaurant, a diner can also view the restaurant’s menu … Read More Zomato | A Connoisseur’s Guide To Eating Out In Dubai

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Ramadan in Dubai | Where All You Can Eat

Special recipes in my blog during Ramadan Today marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan. And during this entire month, I will be sharing special Ramadan recipes, gathered from many signature restaurants of top hotels in Dubai and around the region. I know that many people do not go out during Ramadan and prefer to cook at home. Most would like to … Read More Ramadan in Dubai | Where All You Can Eat

Arabian Pilgrimage Food Tour With Frying Pan Adventures

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ∼ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Culinary journeys and food tours reflect culture, heritage and personality of a city… I am fascinated by street food and culinary journeys that expose me to different cultures and cuisines. The history behind these leave me breathless as I try to store new food facts in my memory. Naturally, … Read More Arabian Pilgrimage Food Tour With Frying Pan Adventures

Feteer Meshaltet In Video | Talking To Celebrity Chef Joe Barza

Feteer Meshaltet, Fetir or Fateer is the Egyptian layered pastry meaning ‘cushion-like pie’ – the stuffing or the filling coming in the form of chicken and cheese, sausage and cheese, tomatoes and olives, cream and honey or traditionally the simple Kraft Cheese! Had as a sweet or a salty savoury, the making of Feteer is an art in itself – a dramatic, action packed … Read More Feteer Meshaltet In Video | Talking To Celebrity Chef Joe Barza