It’s been a while since I posted something about food. Well, not that we don’t go out (we actually eat out often nowadays) but I don’t feel like sharing them unless it’s really something that standout for me.
We found ourselves in Satwa for 2 consecutive weekends – isn’t it obvious that we miss our old neighbourhood? I am surprised that a lot has change in that area since I last visited. There’s now Jollibee, Andoks chicken and a building called Manila! Where am I hiding?
Anyways, we tried Jollibee the weekend before and last Friday, it was this Korean/Japanese restaurant called Kimchee by Shogun.
I’m really craving for Korean food last week and the only Korean restaurant that we go to – that’s HYU – moved to Jumeirah Lakes Towers. I’m not in the mood to drive as the distance from my place to JLT is like going to work already. No chance. (more…)
Bentoya has been in Dubai for at least a decade now so you must have visited this place before but for those who haven’t this is for you.
I’ve dined several times in their Jebel Ali branch (inside JAFZA) when I was still working there and have been recently visiting their Garhoud branch nowadays.
I was invited by Doc Gelo on his 10th blogging anniversary dinner sponsored by Lemongrass. If you don’t know Doctor Angelo Santos, do yourself a favor and follow his adventures on Instagram here.
The first media event I attended was the launch of his travel book – People. Places. Memories. (which is still available at Amazon) and the Filipino bloggers I met were all very warm and fun.
Doc Gelo’s intimate dinner consists of small group of Filipino bloggers and Instagrammers who have thousands of followers each. I don’t know why I was invited to that bunch of talented people considering I only have less than 300 friends on my Filipina Expat IG account.
For sure Doc Gelo sees something in me. Choz. (more…)
For our April couple’s date, we decided to have a massage at Dreamworks Spa in Jumeirah 1 and dine somewhere near.
Noodle Bowl is an Asian restaurant located in 2nd December street (previously Al Diyafa) and has been there for a 10 years, TEN YEARS!
Strange that we never tried this place when we were stay in Satwa for half a decade.
To be honest, I don’t even know their cuisine.
I thought it’s Chinese or Indonesian.
But a quick Google search shows that they’re specializing in Malaysian dishes.
We’re lucky to find parking space just in front of the restaurant.
And since it’s only 11am, we were the only customers inside.
I’ve written this post in January and never got the chance to publish, wtf!
I thought of re-writing it but it would take me another 3 months to push that publish button so let me just post this once and for all. 🙂 Please forgive the Happy New Year greeting…
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Happy New Year!!!
I have several plans this year and one of them is becoming a better blogger. Better in the sense that I will write often and consistently. Last year’s plan was to post one article per week but I am being realistic this year and will do twice a month. If I write more than that then I’ll pat myself at the back for a job well done.
I will again share my experiences on some of the restaurants that I tried. If you noticed, I stopped doing dining reviews sometime last year because most of the places I visited were my frequent go-to restaurants. I felt that you’ve been there before so what’s the use of sharing.
But a friend told me that she appreciates reading my dining experiences since she gets to know new restaurants. And I’m like, these restaurants have been here forever but it’s still new to her. It made me realized that we can always learn something different from each other.
Going back to the topic, my dear friends and I always meet before Christmas for much needed catch-up. This year, I was given the task to find a restaurant venue because they probably know that I love searching for places that serve good food with matching great price. Good thing that I read Cuddle and Crumb‘s experience and I thought it’s worth a try. (more…)
Happy New Year!!!
Before the year ended, I told hubby that we should go out at least once a month and do a proper ‘date’. You know – just us.
Other couple might be doing it regularly and this date thing is usual for them but not us.
We always go out as family. There might be few occasions that Gibson and I will eat together but it was usually after some parent-teacher meeting, or we did some errand and just decided to eat afterwards. Nothing planned. We ate not to date but to fill our hunger.
This year will be different.
We will eat to fill our hearts.
I called Gibson one fine day and asked if he wanted to meet for lunch. He doesn’t require much prodding and finally agreed to meet in Mall of the Emirates.
I’m thinking of Din Tai Fung but he said to try something new and that’s when I thought of Brunswick Sports Club.
This place is popular for their burgers and booze. I’m not fond of burgers and I don’t think having alcohol during office lunch break is a good idea but trying a new restaurant is always interesting so off we went.
Brunswick is located in Sheraton, there’s entrance through MOE.
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…)
It’s past 3 am and I was woken up by a bad dream. I’m thinking of happy thoughts so I can go back to sleep. One of my happy thoughts is my dad who is in heaven now. But thinking about him, although they are happy memories, makes me sad.
His 2013 birthday celebration. A year before he went to heaven.
Did you know that he went to heaven on his birthday? We were in the hospital for a week and since he can’t go back home yet, we were thinking of doing a mini celebration together with his nurses. We’re planning to buy cake, balloons, ice cream. Of course, I have to order noodles for long life. But just after 5 am, after telling my sister, Jem, to take a nap and it’s already my ‘shift’ to take care of him, it was the start of my different life. A life without my father. (more…)
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…)