The blue motif at the centre of the table reminded us of an ‘evil eye’ charm which we received from Tehran as a gift but had also seen being sold on the streets of Istanbul. Going through the menu was déjà vu all over again. Like Turkish food, Iranian cuisine is dominated by grilled skewersContinue reading “Hatam. Persian in a rush.”
Monthly Archives: April 2017
Moti Roti. Pakistan’s soul kitchen.
It was 2012 and Dubai had just about recovered from the recession. Companies had started hiring and property developers were advertising their projects with newfound fervor and zeal. Tahir Shah had just bid farewell to his corporate job and had set out on his own to answer the most pertinent lunch hour question in Dubai,Continue reading “Moti Roti. Pakistan’s soul kitchen.”
Jones the grocer and his factory.
Don’t be fooled by the name. This is not some random bloke selling cabbages and cauliflower at the corner of your street. This is a kitchen factory with a storefront that could humble a department store and a menu that updates faster than Taylor Swift’s boyfriend list. This is a super restaurant if there isContinue reading “Jones the grocer and his factory.”
Best Burger in Dubai. The official top 11.
Revised: 2nd Feb 2018. Just like the wheel can not be reinvented, a burger can’t be made to be elitist or aristocratic. It is either a burger or it isn’t. Sure you can stick a toothpick in the middle of the bun and add onion marmalade instead of onion rings but that wont take awayContinue reading “Best Burger in Dubai. The official top 11.”
Love at first sniff.
So what if you don’t have a six pack? At least you have got a deodorant! Think fly boarding in the shadow of the Burj al Arab and parachute jumps at Zero Gravity. Think winking at the valet as you toss him keys to your Lamborghini. Think 28000 AED bottles of champagne in plush loungesContinue reading “Love at first sniff.”
Aegean Vibe, Balearic Beats & a Middle Eastern Flair. La Cala.
“Bass emanating from Blue Marlin pulsated down my spine after bouncing off the rock island across the water. That felt pretty Balearic to me!”