Category Archive: Review

KNEAD

My love affair with Moshe Shek’s culinary skills started with my frequent visits to Basilico and of course Moshe’s at Cuffe Parade but that affair ended abruptly in 2013 when he shut shop. … Continue reading

RUE DU LIBAN

Dubai was home to me for 17 years – an eternity for many. Over those years I grew to love Arabic food as we would call it, with Shawarmas being my staple when… Continue reading

SEOULMATE

If I have learned anything over the pandemic it is this – Korean dramas (Kdramas), through their strong storytelling, delightful visuals, strong performances and (mostly) happy endings, have filled voids and kept numerous… Continue reading

SMOKE HOUSE DELI

It was eons ago when Smoke House Deli opened at Phoenix Mills, where I first dined at this European-inspired café. It was before I wrote a food blog, well before the time when… Continue reading

IZUMI

FULL DISCLOSURE before I begin my review. Chef Nooresha of Izumi and I were in school together but I left in the 7th standard and honestly we haven’t been in touch since. When… Continue reading

RESTAURANT REIF KUSHIYAKI

It was my birthday! My birthday present – I could choose wherever I wanted to eat. What better way to celebrate getting a year older than by dining at Restaurant Reif Kushiyaki –… Continue reading

ASIAN DISTRICT

It was my birthday! It was time to celebrate with the office bunch. The cuisine choice was simple – Asian and we needed a restaurant that would let us have a nice leisurely… Continue reading

AL FALAMANKI

It was a lunch time celebration and we wanted to have something other than Aisan (none of my suggestions were accepted this time round 😊). So Lebanese food was the cuisine choice and… Continue reading

THE CURRY BUREAU SUPPER CLUB

There was a time when Dubai was all about those Friday brunches… I was never a fan – there was always too much food, too many choices, loud music and just way too… Continue reading

Wokyo™ Noodle Bar

It was going to be a lazy mid-week lunch and we wanted a place which would not rush us and had a cozy atmosphere in the Jumeirah Lake Towers neighbourhood. Had read good… Continue reading