Winter in Dubai is just around the corner and the brunch season has already started. It's been ages since I last experienced a Friday brunch and I've also never had the chance to catch up with Tonnee, a friend from high school, who's been here in Dubai for almost a year already; so when an invitation for a Friday brunch came my way, I immediately said yes and tagged my friend along.
Located at the heart of the heritage hub that is Al Seef, is a place which coffee and tea lovers will surely enjoy—Kava & Chai. A specialty coffee shop serving up freshly brewed coffee and tea, they also offer some healthy blends and bites, and pastries and desserts.
I don't usually frequent this side of Dubai, Dubai Festival City, that is; since it's far from my place (I live in Burjuman area). But for the past couple of months, you would most likely spot me in Dubai Festival City Mall every Friday. That is because I go to the gym with Mark at DFC Mall on Fridays. :p
Indian food, let alone Indian street food, tend to be too oily; at least that's what I observed. So as much as Mark and I enjoy having Indian food, it's not always our go-to cuisine if we're trying to eat healthy. And admittedly, though I was very eager to try Roti Rollers for our Saturday cheat meal, I was also hesitant since I knew Mark wasn't up for it.
I'd been to the Medley Restaurant before for Iftar, and just a couple of weeks ago, Mark and I were back at Medley to experience their Indian themed night. Dubbed as the "Art of Spice", the theme night offers a buffet spread of authentic Indian dishes with ingredients and flavors inspired by the North Indian region, all curated by the award winning chef Sweety Singh.
A relaxed dining venue, Wosaki is a wok and salad kitchen located at Al Karama, Dubai. It is a small kitchen (which I think can house around 20 pax) with modern industrial interiors, communal tables benches, complete with some funky wall accents and murals. You can also witness how your food is made fresh from their open kitchen.
I've been seeing L'eto Caffe every time we're strolling around the esplanade in City Walk. There's something about their Parisian inspired decors(which are visible from the al fresco dining area) that's so captivating. Glad that I finally got to see it up close when we were invited to try their offerings a few weekends back.
Dubai, being our second home for more than 3 years now, has opened our palates into different cuisines. One of which is the Middle Eastern cuisine which Mark and I have already come to love. That is why we were more than delighted when we got to indulge in an Arabian gastronomic adventure a couple of weeks back at Al Maeda Restaurant.
It was a Saturday and Mark and I just lazed around the whole day, so we found ourselves again walking into New Sarhad Darbar for our Saturday dinner habit. I was craving some Mutton Korma and Roti, which unfortunately were not available that time and I wasn't up for having their other dishes, so we decided to dine elsewhere.
Mark first introduced me to New Sarhad Darbar early this year when I got back from the Philippines for a business trip. This restaurant apparently became his life saver when I was out of the country since October last year. He'd dine here most of the time while I was away. They offer Pakistani dishes with a touch of Indian and Chinese flavors, too.
We've been to Logma's branch in Box Park a couple of times and in all occasions, the place is always beaming with diners—a proof that Logma is one of the top crowd favorites in Dubai when it comes to Khaleeji food.
Being the social butterfly that I am NOT, I usually just go out when I'm with Mark. :p And considering our crazy schedules, Saturdays are the only days that we get to go out. That's also the same reason why I accept an invite only if it falls on a Saturday.
Located at Tryp by Wyndham in Barsha Heights, Local is the hotel's main restaurant which offers a fresh, modern vibe. With a "Keep it Real" philosophy, they cater to all palates with their rustic, gastro-pub style menu and drinks.
I'd been trying to limit my intake of red meat and I'm not very much into fish, so my meal would always consist of boiled or grilled chicken and some boiled or steamed veggies. Yesterday's lunch was a notch higher than my usual meal, as it was from Reddy Roast!
Burgers are arguably the ultimate comfort food–that big, fat, juicy beef patty with crisp lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and a gooey melted cheese, sandwiched on a butter toasted bun. But have you ever had a vegan burger? I actually got curious when I first heard of Dirt, who offers vegan burgers. Yes, vegan! No beef, no chicken, no meat!
Tried Tawook Nation for late lunch today. I had the Tawook Skewers Platter delivered to DIC by 3pm but got the food at a little over half past 3. Not really sure what happened here because I didn't get any calls about my order arriving late.