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Japango – Dun waste your calories!!!

In Eating out, snacks n bites on October 29, 2010 at 10:40

One of the worst things that you can do to a foodie is to make them waste their calories on bad food and that was what happened to me on one Saturday!

Was hungry while shopping in Festival City and decided to drop by Japango for a bite.

This was one of the biggest food mistakes that I’ve made since I came to Dubai!

It was a total waste of my calorie intake for the meal.

Had the wasabi-mayo prawn which were served with next to no sauce … wtf !@#$%^ what’s wasabi mayo prawns without loads of wasabi mayo sauce????? Had to ask for more sauce.

If the wasabi-mayo prawn was a disappointment, the mix party platter was a total let down!!!

The calamari was overcooked and so tough we felt like we were eating rubber tires! The spring rolls were frozen on the inside. The tempura prawns were just decent and the potstickers were dripping in oil.

Maybe I should only stick to their MOE and DM branches.

Bentoya Delivers Again

In Eating out on October 26, 2010 at 10:35

Had a super long day @ work and just didn’t have the energy to cook dinner.

Time to call Bentoya for delivery!

Ordered in the trusty teriyaki chicken bento and the sashimi bento.

I can’t go wrong with the classics!

The only disappointment was the unagi maki which was fishy and not too fresh.

All in all they are still pretty good for most dishes!

Toshi @ Grand Millennium Dubai

In Eating out on October 23, 2010 at 10:23

It was yet another Thursday night and time to seek out new dining experiences! I present Toshi!

Went over because I felt like Tepanyaki and there was a one for one deal in the entertainer lolz.

We started with a salad, it came with its nice tangy Japanese sauce, yum!

It was followed by California roll and a nice miso soup.

The grill prawns followed and I must say I do love the sweet sauce that was used to marinade it.

The takpanyaki beef and chicken followed but i wasn’t too impressed by them, maybe because I’m used to good old Shima back home.

The garlic fried rice was lackluster and I was pretty certain that I can do a better job!

Dessert was just some random fruit salad.

I would say that I didn’t exactly enjoy this dinner but I may return to give the Thai buffet a try as the buffet looked good and my fellow diners looked happy!
18th Floor

Toshi
Sheikh Zayed Road
Al Barsha South – TECOM – Media City
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
T: +971 (0) 4 429 9999

Dinner @ S’s House

In Food from Home on October 20, 2010 at 10:20

Got invited by S and her hubby M to their place for dinner. They live in a pretty apartment that’s near the beach and S has taken great pains to make the apartment feel like a home.

She has really slaved over the stove to make the dinner a memorable one for us. She cooked hainanese chicken rice, pork rib soup, stewed cabbage, beef curry and pork rolls. Not forgetting the appetizers of pot-stickers, Egyptian cheese, salsa, chips and special Iranian ice-cream.

A most wonderful evening filled by loads of laughter and nice new frenz!

Friday Brunch @ Momotaro

In Eating out, Musings on October 19, 2010 at 09:14

Hey peeps,

I’m thinking of organizing a Friday brunch at Momotaro on 5th Nov! Do let me know if you would like to join me!
Those of u will know me will know that I love Japanese food!!!

http://socialcirclesuae.com/events/friday-brunch-momotaro
http://www.expat-blog.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=50443

Cheers,
Debz

Momotaro

In Eating out on October 17, 2010 at 13:12

Was starving when I was out with C one sat, with so many choices available in the souk al bahar and dubai mall, making a decision on what to eat can be tough.

The view plus the all u can eat deal clinched the deal for us. The sushi was great and freshness is not a problem here unlike many other places!

We started with a miso soup. Nice warm and filled with tofu and seaweed! I miss this taste!

The signatures rolls were what made our day. Artic rolls were rice filled rolls with tempura prawns, spicy tuna, ebbiko, avocado and cucumber! Yummy!

The rainbow roll, colorful like its namesake! Crab stick, avocado and a variety of fish like salmon, tuna and seabass made this a winner!

The mango and salmon maki had the winning combo of mango and salmon! Need I say more?

The teas served here are 1st notch! Great senchai and gen mai chai!

Momotaro
+971 4 425 7976
Souk Al Bahar, Old Town Island, Level 3
Downtown Burj Khalifa
Open 12 noon – 12 midnight every day

The Gramercy

In Nightlife or what passes for it on October 14, 2010 at 10:10

What do you do when you need a drink after a long week at work and yet don’t feel like hitting the clubs? Well, I used to head to Harry’s when I was back home and I’m glad to say that I’ve found my version of Harry’s in Dubai!!!

The Gramercy provides the right crowd, the right fingerfood and nice drinks, what more could I ask for in a chillout spot!

Yummy calamari!

The Gramercy
Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC
+9714 437 7511

The Yakitori House

In Eating out on October 13, 2010 at 11:30

Decided to have a nice Japanese meal to celebrate my birthday! Invited C, P and D to join me!

The hors d’oeuvres, were these tuna, carrot and seaweed rolls that gave the dinner a great start!

Tha California rolls were the 1st to arrive and were above average.

Cod fish, how I miss u since I moved to Dubai!

Unagi!

One of the best garlic rice I’ve had in ages!

Tempura prawns!

Tepanyaki Veggies, this is for C who can’t live without veggies!

Yakitori Pork!

Raman for D who needs his noodles!

My Takoyaki!

Beef Tepanyaki!

Chicken Tepanyaki

Chicken Teriyaki!

Grilled Salmon!

Our disappoint for the night, calamari! Felt like rubber!

Grilled Hotayate!

Yakisoba for P who was still hungry!

Cake from them!

Had a great birthday dinner and yes it was my treat to them! Can’t afford to have dinner here every day but I guess I will be back!

The Yakitori House
Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai, Dubai
+9714 352 0900

Sun & Sky

In Eating out on October 11, 2010 at 10:58

Popped by and wanted to eat at the Singapore Deli and guess what!!! They were closed for renovation!!! They were going to be closed for about 1 month!!!

Horrors of horrors, I was hungry and what were the other options available? With a limited choice, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and try the food in Sun & Sky, the little Indian café next to Singapore Deli.

Service was really slow but I guess you can’t rush the chef. Had the butter chicken and the garlic nann. They were not the best that I’ve tasted but they were above average!

Sun & Sky
Located in Al Karama, next to Singapore Deli

Hong Kong Food Adventures Part 3 – Yee Shun Milk Company.

In Eating out, Hong Kong, Outside Dubai, snacks n bites on October 9, 2010 at 10:03

Yee Shun Milk Company is an institution in hongkong and they only deal in milk. What makes this a must visit is the Shuang Pi Nai, or Dun Nai, “steamed milk with two films” which is in a way an acquired taste.

It is made from steaming a mixture of milk and egg white till it becomes a pudding, is it also sometimes steamed with ginger till it forms a pudding with a thin membrane layer on top.

I love the original milk flavor as the ginger one was too spicy for me! The ladies love this as it is said to be good for their complexions! It is believed that if you have this often enough, u will have nice fair skin!

Yee Shun Milk Company!
Location: Pilkem Street, Percival Street and Lockhart Street