Iftars to Look Forward to in Dubai

Ramadan Mubarak to all our readers! Ramadan is a month of reflection and gratitude and is best spent with loved ones. Sitting down together after the day to break one’s fast with family is the time we look forward to most.

Dubai is known to host some of the best iftars where there is a spread of cuisines of different kinds. While I am a person who prefers quality over quantity, I do happen to indulge in some buffets. However, sometimes you find average food and service for a price that is a tad too high.

And that’s where Hungryoungwoman comes in! This new list features the top five places you can settle in for Iftar in Dubai Continue reading “Iftars to Look Forward to in Dubai”

Third time lucky at Carine Dubai? | Emirates Golf Club

After Le Petite Maison and Izu Brasserie (and loving both experiences), we are at Izu’s latest concept. Located at Emirates Golf Club, Carine Dubai is Chef Izu’s ode to his lovely wife. Not just recipes, but even the decor has been designed keeping his wife in mind. Talk about romantic! Continue reading “Third time lucky at Carine Dubai? | Emirates Golf Club”

Are food theatrics getting old for Dubai?

I was sitting at a cafe and ordered a mojito for myself. The berry drink comes with a small test tube where liquid is poured to emit a smoky effect. This may not seem uncommon in Dubai, where terms such as “molecular gastronomy” are used in almost every restaurant.

Dubai being a melting pot of nationalities is usually one of the first to welcome trends in this industry. But, restaurants that follow a “trend” blindly just makes questioning their credibility easier.

Although it may attract a crowd, but are theatrics really necessary to make the customer pay for their food? Not to be a sore thumb here, but I too love good entertainment. The way your drink is bubbling and emitting smoke like a science project is exciting. However, I feel that it’s a saturated concept now. I agree it brings in people, but I’m sure there’s a different set of audience that will visit for food alone.

I’m not just talking about smoky drinks here. Let’s talk about something that went viral some time ago. The salt bae concept was nothing more than shocking.

The said viral video shows a man cutting meat exceptionally well and then coating it with an excessive amount of salt in a pose that has his elbow pointing outwards. Excuse me, but I DO NOT want my meat to be covered in salt that has touched someone’s forearm before. I recently read an article explaining how the food actually tastes at Nusr-et and was appalled at how people are willing to pay a part of their monthly salary for it. Click here to read.

The use of liquid nitrogen in almost every dish has turned the restaurant business into a comical theatre. Although, there are some venues that really do justice to the concept, like Carnival by Tresind that focuses on progressive Indian dining.

What’s silly are eateries that just incorporate these techniques without it matching their concept/idea. What would you think of an Italian place serving butter chicken? Surprisingly, Dubai has that too.

I admit I like the blowtorched crème brûlée in front of guests, or a sizzling plate of meat that is brought straight from the kitchen. But, gimmicks that have nothing to do with the dish is something I’m not a fan of.

The last few restaurants I visited focused on putting an exceptionally well-prepared plate in front of us. No theatrics were involved. And, we still enjoyed the simplicity. Which makes me think, is the concept finally dying in Dubai?

I’ll leave that for you to decide.

What do you think? Are theatrics getting old for Dubai?

Until then, happy eating! xx

Moombai & Co. – A blockbuster or a failure?

If you may have noticed, we don’t visit a lot of Indian restaurants in Dubai. It’s only because the best is found at home! But, we make an exception this time as we are curious about the hype surrounding the fairly new Moombai and Co. located at The H Dubai.

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10 Desserts You Won’t Regret Indulging In

Desserts! Ah, a very hard thing to avoid. Especially if you have a sweet tooth. And, if you do, you’re very lucky that you chanced upon this post as this particular page has THE places you’d want to visit to have your dessert fix in Dubai.

I promise no Nutella, Lotus, or Salted Caramel here. Not even chocolate! You’ll have to look elsewhere for those 🙂 Continue reading “10 Desserts You Won’t Regret Indulging In”

Taking us to the streets of Europe – Mercato, DIFC

I’d like to think of DIFC as an up and coming version of Citywalk. Chic and housing a number of well-known places to dine in Dubai. A recent visit led us to a hidden trattoria going by the name – Mercato.

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – The Address, Dubai Marina

This is officially my first blog post for the year, and hopefully, there are many to follow. For all those following my social media accounts, Instagram mostly, you’ll know that I still exist and am totally not out of the picture like how the website would show. Rather, what I’ve started doing is carefully selecting restaurants to review and feature, especially those that really make it for me.

One such place was Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, located at The Address, Dubai Marina, a hotel that I’m not unfamiliar with. To sum it up, I’ve had some of the best experiences at their restaurants, and they’re truly worth a try.  Continue reading “Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – The Address, Dubai Marina”