I've grown up in Dubai - in the part that is now called "Old Dubai" (Karama, Bur Dubai, Deira etc). Not many new expats venture forth past the glitzy lights of "new Dubai" (Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residences, south Sheikh Zayed Road etc), but there are many treasures to be found in the areas near, … Continue reading Let Frying Pan Adventures take your taste buds on tour
This is another one of those short PSAs: if you're craving affordable Vietnamese food, try Hanoi in JLT. Pictured above is one of my favourite dishes, the summer rolls. Other favourites in a gallery below: I truly love the food for being fresh, and absolutely delicious. Special shout out to the iced coffee: it's perfection … Continue reading A slice of Vietnamese food in Dubai
"I have to take you to this cool Uzbek restaurant," I was told nearly a year ago. One evening, I was hungry, it was late and I was in the Marina. Off I was taken to Gulnaz. And I've been going there regularly ever since. You can choose to sit outside, or in one of … Continue reading “Very tasty” Uzbek food in Dubai Marina
I like burgers. Maybe I shouldn't, because they love me in all the wrong places...but I do. I might have made mistakes in the past about where I eat them, but through those mistakes I now know what I do not like. What I definitely do not want is a dried patty of unidentifiable origin … Continue reading Satisfying a burger craving at Burger360
Náis Italian Kitchen in JLT is potentially a new favourite for Italian food. When it is so easy to get bored with Italian cuisine with its staple pizza, pasta and tiramisu, Náis is a breath of fresh air. We walked in late - nearly 9pm. Exhausted from a long day's work, all we wanted was … Continue reading A stroll in Italy thanks to Náis Italian Kitchen
"THEY HAVE UGALI?!" exclaimed my friend. I had no idea what ugali was, and decided not to look it up before I went there. All I knew from the takeaway menu I was holding, was that the dish came from Kenya. Each item on the menu had little flags next to its name, to denote … Continue reading Get fired up for Flames Grill and Curry in JLT
Healthy fast food? Things like that automatically make me sceptical. Can that even be possible? When I got an invite to check out kCal's new branch at TECOM, I decided to go and see for myself. The menu is extensive - it has soups, salads, mains which include chicken, beef, fish and veggies, wraps, sandwiches, … Continue reading Can ‘fast food’ be healthy? kCal says yes.