Eating up Dubai

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink bites from Dubai, September

Food and Drink bites from Dubai, September

I have a plan…. I’m getting sick of my family rolling my eyes every time I take an SLR to a restaurant and get embarrassingly snap-happy. I’m also tired of editing photos for hour upon hour, because it’s near impossible to get a good photo without flash (too intrusive) and […]

September 23, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Dubai – For One Night Only

Dubai – For One Night Only

Travelling is sometimes both illuminating and tragic. I’ve just had a trip to Istanbul. For two nights. It’s just long enough to realise that it’s just not long enough to be there. And by the time I was saying goodbye, having a glass of Turkish rosé looking over the Bosphorus […]

June 2, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

The Act

The Act

When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a cowboy. It didn’t matter that I was a girl. I was going to be a pretty cowboy, who ruled the Wild West from the saddle during the day, and then would drape myself over a saloon piano by […]

May 15, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Dubai

Why Tripadvisor Restaurant Ratings are a Waste of Time

That’s a big call, isn’t it. Calling Tripadvisor a waste of time? Crazy. Tripadvisor does have its uses. It’s particularly helpful when looking for an activity in a city you don’t know, or giving you a basic guide of attractions. It’s great at finding a hotel in your price range, […]

May 5, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Qbara, Arabic Back to Front

Qbara, Arabic Back to Front

Qbara is the word Arabic back to front. Qbara itself is Arabic dining inside-out. Its far too sassy to be an Arabic restaurant in an Arabic region. Qbara is completely out of place, and should be in Soho, La Marais or a Melbourne CBD laneway. For a start, the cocktail […]

April 22, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Uncategorized

Mayrig, and Restaurant Chinese Whispers

Mayrig, and Restaurant Chinese Whispers

No, it’s not Chinese. But the whispers were. I heard about this place from scattered tongues – a friendly food blogger, and then a stranger-neighbour at a shared table, then a celebrity chef who never praises any food but her own (but I love her anyway), and a week later, […]

April 2, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Gold plated tandoori chicken. Is a curry worth big bucks?

Gold plated tandoori chicken. Is a curry worth big bucks?

Would you pay 350AED to eat chaat, tandoori chicken and masala prawns? What if we threw in some lamb korma and some lasooni scallops, a fillet of sea bass with crispy skin, a scoop of sorbet and a couple of chocolate truffles? No? Maybe it would be better if we […]

March 31, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Uncategorized

Greg malouf – selling ice to Eskimos

Greg malouf – selling ice to Eskimos

I’ve followed Greg Malouf’s food for quite a while. He’s a bit of a culinary personality from my home town of Melbourne (Australia), and was the first person to take middle eastern cuisine up that extra rung in the city, and serve it in a fine dining restaurant. I used […]

March 4, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, News Events and More

The Dubai Gourmet Trail

The Dubai Gourmet Trail

I’ve been involved in a task recently for the Dubai Food Festival. They contacted me a short while ago, and asked me to assist with creating a “Gourmet Trail”, for visitors and residents alike, who would like a little more to get excited about for the food festival month. (As […]

March 2, 2014 ×