• Dubai

    Al Fannah | How Deep (Fried) Is Your (Fish) Love?

    So, here's our new find (almost budget find). Located inside the Umm Sequimm Fishing Harbour and the Dubai Ports and Customs Authorities, our hunch is that this hidden gem is soon going to be the next 'Bu Qtair' in town, alibi some fairy lights, melamine plates, steel cutlery and queue-less waits. Also with better fish and a lesser bill!

  • Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant

    Bu Qtair In A New Avatar | A New Year, A New Location

    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 in the fish, the fresh fish, the deep fried fresh fish, the deep fried spicy fresh fish. Specially the shrimps, although I miss the old Bu Qtair very very much! Bu Qtair is no Michael Jackson. But it is Dubai’s only celebrity-eating-hole that has managed to…

  • Dubai

    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 new restaurant that has given me a lot of solace. I visited the place for the second time today when Dubai was under the wraps of heavy clouds and pouring rain – within a week of my first visit. My Ma who is visiting us, wanted…

  • Dubai

    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 on their WAP portal. Zomato in a matter of 5 years, has probably become one of the fastest growing restaurant guides in the world, with 14 million users across it’s web and mobile platforms every month, expanding to 27 cities in 8 countries, with 120,000 restaurants…

  • Travel,  Video

    Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant | Capturing A Hidden Gem In Jumeirah. A Video Too!

    Bu Qtair has shifted to a new location, just across the street… here’s the new story. This is perhaps the only restaurant in Dubai that hasn’t changed over the years, despite it’s soaring popularity and its enormous media publicity in recent times. The first time I had visited Bu Qtair, it must have been in 1999. We had just arrived in Dubai and went all over the moon discovering a run-down small shack in the unexpected of places – on Jumeirah beach, serving lip smacking fried fish. In-fact, the only change that must have taken place over the years, is the change in the name from Bu Qtair Cafeteria to…

  • Recipes,  Thailand,  Travel,  Video

    Baan Ma-Yhing Restaurant In The Fishermen’s Village | Recipe of Thai Red Curry As We Cook ‘fresh catch’ Baramundi!

    A few days spent in South Thailand and I feel that I’ve spent my entire lifetime there. That is how inspiring travelling can be. It can change moments, perspectives, individuals and lives. Co-living in the ecosystem and incorporating that in daily lives – that’s what the farmers or the fishermen of this island has done. They have embraced the environment they live in. And are proud to introduce their culture and lives to the tourists. Baan Ma-Yhing Restaurant, situated by the fish farms, on a canal shooting out of the Krabi river – where the fresh fish is caught and cooked and served – all in a span of 45 minutes…