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Thai Terrace

In Eating out on September 27, 2010 at 10:22

No pix for this post cos the memory card with the pixs was damaged…@#$%^&*

Back up photos found in blackberry! I heart my bb!

Honest to goodness authentic Thai food that doesn’t cost the earth, I just can’t believe how good this is! Back in the treasure trove of a neighborhood of Al Karama, another Gem is uncovered.

Thai Terrance is a little gem of a restaurant that is tucked away in the little corner of the building on SZR opposite Bujuman , it looks pretty rundown from the outside but please don’t be deceived by the appearance. A different world awaits once you go through the heavy teak doors.

The waitress who greeted me in dressed in the traditional Thai national dress and to my surprise she actually hails from Thailand. This made me pretty certain that I was in for a treat!

Papaya salad to start our meal, followed by the deep fried stuffed chicken wings, stuffed deep fried crab with shells, phaithai and horfan. Dessert was a nice classic, Red Ruby!

Dinner came up to be about AED265 for the 3 of us.

The Noodle Bowl

In Eating out, Food from Home on September 24, 2010 at 09:46

Lip-smacking authentic Chinese/Southeast Asian food for a steal! Yes, right here in Dubai! Its located in Satwa amongst the shops that bring you some of the famous shawama aka dubai’s local take on fast food that’s cheap and good.

You know that you are in for a treat when the cafe is filled with Southeast Asian who are looking for a taste of home. The place is nothing to look at and looks somewhat like a mishmash of colors that sort of clash but no worries cos the star of this show is not the place but the food!

You get some of the best char kway teow in Dubai. The Dim Sum are pretty much the real deal from the char siu bao that we tried. The mee goreng felt more like char mee but it was good enough, chockablock seafood fills the plate. The kongbao chicken was a decent rendition and the surprise of the day came from the tah taliek which was divine!

The bonus was the complementary dessert that ended our meal with a sweet note! Will we be back? U bet! We paid AED120 for a dinner that was good for the both of us and we even had enough takeways for lunch on the second day! Talk about bang for your buck!!!

The Noodle Bowl
Dune Centre, Satwa, Dubai
+971 4 3453381

Traiteur @ Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Club

In Eating out on September 20, 2010 at 10:00

YES!!!!! I finally passed my UAE driving test and the process was a pain to say the least!

A night to celebrate for me and what a way to do it. I know most people would tag Traiteur that is located in Park Hyatt (Dubai Creek Club) as a place for a nice romantic dinner but that’s them but for me it’s just a nice place to celebrate!
You need to walk down a flight of stairs before you reach the restaurant, mood lighting sets the stage for the ambience of the restaurant and what greets you as you move down the stairs is the sweeping view of the open kitchen.

Had a dinner that was scrumptious, the beef was perfectly done, the seafood fresh and the for gias was just the thing! Dessert was heavenly and provided the perfect finale to a excellence meal experience. The hazelnut and vanilla ice-cream that accompanied the chocolate tart and the crepe suzette were sublimed and complemented the desserts totally.

The service staff were faultless and had anticipated our every need without intruding on our conversations and meal.

This is not your everyday dinner but just in case u are interested the meal averaged to be about AED350 a head without alcohol!

Thanks to C & S who were there to celebrate with me even on a weekday!

Traiteur
Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, Dubai
04 317 2222

Chilli Crab in Dubai

In Eating out, Food from Home on September 14, 2010 at 13:41

Yipee … Finally had my 1st Chilli Crab is Dubai … Pretty yummy but could be spicier I think. Just in case u are keen to know where u can get this, its from CHIMES!

French Bakery on SZR

In Eating out, snacks n bites on September 12, 2010 at 10:19

Cakes and more cakes for the gals and me!!! Dessert is always welcome!!! Love the fact that they are open 24hrs a day yippee for the days that I can’t sleep and want a place to chill with the gals!!!

Chocolate Fondant! Or Molten Chocolate

Mint Ice Cream

Orange Choco Cake!

Singapore Deli Revisited Again!

In Eating out, Food from Home on September 10, 2010 at 10:09

Yes, we are back at Singapore Deli yet again!

This time we had the nasi goreng and the kway teow goreng. Yummy stuff as usual. Managed to get my bandong fix too!

Nasi Goreng

Bandong

Kway Teow Goreng

Korean Rice Cake

In Food from Home on September 7, 2010 at 02:04

Korean Rice Cake that was cooked by C! Yummy stuff that was a little too spicy for me.
If you know me, you would know that I’m not a big fan of korean food execpt for the korean bbq for its pretty rare for me to finish what was served to me. Well credit to C cos I managed to finish the rice cakes that night!

UAE Driver’s License

In Musings on September 6, 2010 at 21:52

I finally got what I was waiting for … I finally passed my driving test after like 5 attempts. I never failed so many times in my life!!! No more heartaches and self-doubts!!!

Got a lecture from the tester too but I don’t care cos I got my license!!!

Got to go back on Wednesday for it but whatever!!!

The Meat and Co

In Eating out on September 4, 2010 at 09:43

A wonderful dinner for a carnivore like me!!! If you do love your meats like me, I’m pretty sure that you will love this next place that I’m blogging about.

One of my favorite places in Dubai for steak that is simply scrumptious, not one of the cheapest places for dinner but it’s well worth the money. Be prepared to spend at least AED250 each if you wanna have a nice dinner.

Meze Platter for 2. A wonderful way to start your meal with salt and pepper calamari, boerewors and pap, giant prawns, marinated beef fillet and mushrrom and spinach croute … 115AED

The star of the show!!! The steaks!!! We had the black angus and wagyu!!! I won’t say more as the pictures will do the talking for me!

Phone: +971 4 368 6040
Address: Shop 148 Souk Madinat Jumeirah Jumeirah Beach Road Dubai

Kong Ba or Stewed Pork Belly in Soya Sauce

In Food from Home on September 1, 2010 at 09:41

What happens when I invite friends over to my place? I cooked and we eat!!! Today I cooked kong ba for the uncle and auntie who were so very nice to me when I first moved to Dubai!

Recipe for Kong Ba


Ingredients:

500g pork belly

50g galangal

6 cloves garlic, bruised but with skin on

2 tablespoon soya sauce

2 tablespoon oyster sauce

2 tablespoon dark soya sauce

3 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cups hot water


Method:

1. Marinate the pork belly with 1 teaspoon soya sauce, 1 teaspoon oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon dark soya sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar overnight.

2. Place the pork belly in the pot and turn the heat to low.

3. Add the remaining soya sauces, oyster sauce, honey, sugar,into the 2 cups of hot water. Stir till everything is dissolved.

4. Add the garlic and galangal into the pot.

5. Turn up the heat to high, add the dark liquid mixture into the pot and allow this to come to a boil.

6. Once the sauce begins to boil again, lower the heat to a simmer, and allow this to simmer for about two hours, with the lid on.

7. Taste the gravy, if it add more sugar or salt if needed.

8. Serve immediately with rice or buns!