Stirfry Bok Choy and Mushroom Recipe

Stirfry Bok Choy and Mushroom Recipe

As much as I love cooking, I don’t like the tasks associated with it such as a) preparation – cutting, peeling, etc b) staying very long in the kitchen and c) cleaning the mess afterwards. That’s why I’m always on the look-out for simple, easy and quick dishes that requires minimal effort and won’t slave me in the kitchen. Continue reading →

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Tapa King – Dubai

Tapa King – Dubai

So yesterday, I posted our street food adventure at Jolly Jeep. We actually dined first at Tapa King just right next to Jolly Jeep because the hubby wanted to try it for longest time now. One thing I immediately noticed was that it’s clean and the restaurant looks brand new. Good sign! Continue reading →

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There’s Jolly Jeep in Dubai!

There’s Jolly Jeep in Dubai!

Today is Filipino foodtrip kind of day for us. The whole gang braved Karama and head straight to Ansar Gallery to try two Filipino eateries which are very well known back home. We had light meals first at Tapa King and went after to Jolly Jeep to have a taste of Filipino street food we missed. I’ll post my Tapa King experience later. For now, I’ll share how we enjoyed Jolly Jeep. Continue reading →

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The Best 70-Second Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

The Best 70-Second Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

I’ve tried a bunch of mug cake recipes and the end-results were always a disaster. It just goes straight to the bin as no one wants to touch them ☹.  And maybe you’re asking why don’t I just bake a proper cake? Well, because baking even a 9-inch size cake takes our family days or even weeks to finish aside from the fact that I don’t like the mess really. I know that baking is fun BUT cleaning the pan, measuring cups, spoons, bowl, mixer and everything else in between is such a task for a lazy busy person like me.

So, mug cake is the best solution for someone who’s craving for a slice of cake and don’t have the time to do a proper one. You don’t even need to know how to bake to make this. Continue reading →

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Party of One Edition: Café Bateel

Party of One Edition: Café Bateel

So today will mark the start of my Party Of One Edition where I’ll post the restaurants I’ve visited while dining alone. This is mostly my office lunch-outs when I’m fed up eating sandwiches or on those days when I decide not to skip lunch. Of course, office lunch-outs are only possible if my schedule can afford a proper lunch break. Continue reading →

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Still Ongoing: My Thank You Giveaway!

Still Ongoing: My Thank You Giveaway!

Giveaway

Hello Dubai peeps! Just a sweet reminder that my thank you giveaway is still ongoing. I’ve noticed that you guys were sharing my give-away post but not filling-in the form. Either you just love me and practicing the ‘Sharing is Caring’ mantra or you might have just missed it.

If you want to join, don’t forget to:

1. Like Filipina Expat’s Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/FilipinaExpat)
2. Share this post by clicking the FB share button below
3. Don’t forget to complete this form.

So easy, right? I’ll announce the winner on 29th August. Have a good day! 🙂

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Pai Thai – Madinat Jumeirah

Pai Thai – Madinat Jumeirah

Gibson’s boss is in town for several business meetings and he’s very nice to extend his team’s dinner invitation to me. I thought it’s a good idea to finally meet him as well as to catch-up with Katrina, Gibson’s other colleague. 

Kat made a reservation at Pai Thai in Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah last night. Al Qasr hotel itself is very grand and beautiful. You’ll find a staff almost at every corner of the hotel. All are helpful to answer your questions and more than willing to take your photos 🙂 I would love to stay at Al Qasr one day and just take thousands of beautiful pictures.  Continue reading →

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Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer

Strange that my sister and brother-in-law worked here before yet I’ve never dined at this restaurant until last Saturday. Jones the Grocer is an Australian home-grown restaurant and has several branches in New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and UAE. Here in UAE, their stores are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and we visited the one in Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Times Square Centre. Continue reading →

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A Giveaway to Say Thank You!

A Giveaway to Say Thank You!

In just more than a week after posting my first blog post, my website has been read more than a thousand times! I received many congratulatory messages from friends as well as likes and shares on my Filipina Expat Facebook page.

I still remember the first time I wrote my first blog post. Although I have a vague idea of what to write, to put it coherently in writing without mumbling and to make sense of everything took some time. I had many moments of doubt if I’m sharing too much, and self-doubt if anyone cares what I think. Continue reading →

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What to pack in your hospital baby bag?

What to pack in your hospital baby bag?

My cousin, Shayne, is 5 or 6 months pregnant and she herself is not sure how far along she is in her pregnancy. And I don’t judge her for not being 100% accurate as when I was pregnant myself, I always got confused on how I’m going to add up weeks to months. When did we start counting weeks? It was used to be just months during our mother’s time! Continue reading →

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