Category Archive: Dubai

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LILY HOA NGUYEN

Vietnam gave me some of my most memorable holiday memories, but the one thing that always stood out was the wonderful Vietnamese people. So a self-taught Vietnamese lady chef who had as recently… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ALPER UZUNDURUKAN

Chef Alper Uzundurukan’s journey into the food world was one of fate and he had never looked back. He started in a small Italian café in Turkey and worked his way into the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF JITIN JOSHI

This blog has to start with both a confession and an apology. Confession: I interviewed Chef Jitin a year ago (Yikes!) and as much as I loved him and what he shared, I… Continue reading

The Bhukkad Café : Left Me Wanting More!

There are some restaurants you see promoted on social media which immediately make you think of a friend you want to experience it with. I sure did as soon as I heard of… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF HARI NAYAK

I had enjoyed Chef Hari Nayak’s food before I even knew he was responsible for it. This was when I visited Bombay Bungalow at The Beach on JBR. When I dined at Masti,… Continue reading

MASTI: INDIAN DONE RIGHT, DIFFERENTLY!

I got the perfect opportunity to review Masti at La Mer when a friend chose it as our lunch destination over the weekend. One thing I must get out of the way, before… Continue reading

THE MEATING ROOM: INDIAN DONE WELL

It was time for another girlie catch up session, so of course the decision on where to eat was paramount. We don’t take these sessions lightly – there is quite a bit of… Continue reading

MR. MIYAGI’S: DOMO ARIGATO FOREVER

If I said the words ‘Mr. Miyagi’, I can bet 9 out of 10 of you will immediately go back to a time when Karate Kid was what everyone talked about, when Mr.… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF NICOLAS BACHEYRE

Nicolas was the first Pastry Chef I interviewed for Chef Talk – and it was a super start. I was invited by Sopexa for a workshop to learn all about cream – which… Continue reading

WISE KWAI: AUTHENTICITY IS IT’S SECRET INGREDIENT

We needed to find a place that served Thai, was quirky, had great food, served alcohol, had insta-able (is that even a word!) food presentations and above all a place none of the… Continue reading