Category Archive: Dubai

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

GRUB SHACK: GIVE GEMMA’S A SHOT

A couple of friends had introduced me to Grub Shack a while ago, but we unfortunately only got to try the starters (3 to be more precise) and it just felt incomplete without… Continue reading