Category: Food & Dining

All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi – Itsu Dubai Marina

All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi - Itsu Dubai Marina

My dear friend Yen is a frequent diner here and I have heard about this place from her since forever. Once I tried to visit but they were closed for renovation. Well, it wasn’t the time yet.

Then last Eid, I met Yen and Raquel for a quick get-together and obviously this is Yen’s restaurant of choice. Since I also need a quick Japanese craving fix, go! And I wasn’t disappointed. For only AED 98, I managed to eat all the sashimi and variety of sushi that my heart and tummy desire. (more…)

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One fine Friday

After attending mass at St. Mary’s we went to Burjuman to have lunch at Barrio Fiesta. We’re quite a big group, 6 adults and 4 kids so when we saw the Friday buffet for AED 49, we thought it’s better to go for it than order ala carte.

One Fine Friday

Don’t be deceived by the photo. They don’t serve those dishes shown on the ad. I’m not sure if they change menu every weekend but last Friday we had spicy beef (really good), fried tofu, crispy chicken skin (good but bad for your health), creamy pumpkin soup (good), fried rice, grilled chicken (didn’t taste but Cole said it’s fine), chicken sisig (bleh!), sweet & sour fish fillet (didn’t try), goto (good but I wanted it to be extra hot – like boiling hot), stir-fry Asian noodles, some vegetable dishes, salad and dessert which I did not at all try. (more…)

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Pinas Vacation 2016

We’re back in Dubai, Alhamdulillah!

We had three weeks of relaxing holiday in the Philippines although we are a bit sad that Cole had to stay behind because he was hospitalized the night we’re supposed to fly back to Dubai 😓 He was vomiting, having diarrhea (sorry, TMI) and complaining of stomach pain (diagnosis: amoebiasis and UTI). I’m sad that it’s just me, Gibson and Biel who flew back yesterday but at least Cole is in the loving care of his grandparents. Gibson will just fly back again after 2 weeks to pick him up. I’m happy to report that he’s fine now and on the road to recovery.

Moral lesson of the story: Don’t let your kids eat too much junk and street food while on holiday even how much clean you think the food is.  (more…)

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Hello Philippines and Hello World!

Hello Philippines and Hello World!

We are back in the lupang sinilangan and we are so happy! Happy to see our parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends. Happy to visit places old and new. Happy that it’s raining. Even Cole said that he loves the gasoline smell when we rode the tricycle. Most of all, we’re happy to taste all the food we’ve missed. It has been 3 glorious days of non-stop eating. Calories – here we come!!!

And to be honest, these are just like 50% of what I ate.

Different dimsums in Hap Chan – this siomai, and then I ordered chicken feet, spareribs with tausi, congee with pork and century egg, and whole lot more.
Hello Philippines and Hello World! (more…)

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Al Bahou Family Brunch

Warning: Don’t read this post if you’re hungry!

I’ve prowled online for like two weeks before finding Al Bahou Family Brunch in Moevenpick IBN Battuta Gate. With so many buffet brunches vying for our attention, it easy to get confused which one to go to. And why do I need to research? Friday brunch doesn’t come cheap. I’m looking for one that serves international dishes but won’t make us eat cup noodles for a week since we splurged our budget that weekend. It is also important to find a place where kids can enjoy. Since they have smaller tummies than mom and dad, they are done eating even before we start our appetizer so there should be a supervised area where they can do something else than ask us to finished up and leave. (more…)

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Bikes n Bites – BoxPark

Bikes n Bites – BoxPark

Have you been to Boxpark?

BikesnBites

After visiting St. Mary’s church on Christmas Day, I dragged the whole gang to BoxPark in Al Wasl Road for late lunch. This new ‘pop-up’ mall is made of shipping containers and near City Walk. BoxPark has quirky dining options from around the world in a hip, modern setting appealing to residents who want to experience something different. It has some retails outlets and pocket parks for kids and kids at heart to enjoy.

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HYU Korean Restaurant – Dubai

HYU Korean Restaurant – Dubai

I asked my son where he wanted to have lunch on his birthday and he was confused between Chili’s and Hyu Korean restaurant. Chili’s because he loves their kid’s mac n’ cheese and the kid’s pizza. In Hyu, it is their deep fried chicken with sweet sauce.

Finally, he decided to have his birthday lunch at Hyu so we went there yesterday to celebrate. Hyu is a Korean restaurant tucked away somewhere in Oud Metha. It’s not fine dining for sure but I would say that dishes are authentic. Not that I’ve been to Korea before but judging from lots of Korean eating whenever we visit, it is a good sign. (more…)

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Din Tai Fung Dubai

Din Tai Fung Dubai

I always say that Dubai residents are quite spoiled for dining choices.It never runs out of options in terms of cuisine and price range. Most famous restaurants and cafes all around the world come here and open a branch. Before you know it, these international restaurants that we’re just hearing from social media or other bloggers suddenly offers their famous dishes in our Emirate. Lucky Dubai residents! (more…)

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Breakfast at The Sum of Us

We went to The Sum of Us last weekend to try their breakfast. It’s our first time to visit the restaurant and have no idea what to expect. I didn’t read any reviews which I usually do before venturing out to new dining place. I just accepted my brother-in-law’s invite who happens to be the Chef de Partie of TSOU (Hi Richard!) and my sister’s friend, Cris, who is the Head Chef of the place. (more…)

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