To use a well worn sports analogy – we’re on the home stretch people! December is upon us and 2018 is almost a reality. It’s that time of year – for overindulging and panic buying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some time to dine well in and around Doha.
Here’s my December Hit List of where I will be eating and drinking this month (be warned – there is a distinct lack of festive fare here. For a full rundown of where, when and how for Christmas and New Year, head over to my friends at Marhaba.
Now…to my list:
Many, many moons ago, when I was a brunette, alcohol was served at The Pearl Qatar and this place was one of the hottest tickets in town. But then I went blonde and the alcohol license for the island was revoked (these re unrelated matters of course). The thing is, Megu didn’t adapt to the changing times. It’s menu didn’t change nor did the high prices. and other, more fashionable places opened. Thankfully for Japanese food lovers in Doha, management changed, revamped the menu and the prices and a star is reborn. With a range of fun and pocket friendly offers (QR160 all you can eat sushi on Monday being one) and a menu of interesting takes on favorites, this should be back on your roster.
Order: Teriyaki Chicken and the green tea cheese cake.
Sourdough Ha at the Torba Farmer’s MarketThere is a lot to love about the fledging Farmers Market at Qatar Foundation. But the home made sourdough (sold by weight) and bagels by Sourdough Ha has me coming back and back and back for more. With the right amount of “chew”, the salted bagels are addictive and caused a near riot in my home. The market is Thursdays and Fridays at the Ceremonial Court. Get there early, they sell out fast!
This should be on my list of hidden gems. A pan Asian restaurant on the first floor of the Intercontinental The City Doha, this place has quietly been serving up well executed favorites from China, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond for a couple of years now. Their Friday brunch, especially coupled with their regular special 241 offers on places like QIC Advantage Club makes it one of the best value brunches in Doha.
The extensive Brunch menu gives you a tantalizing taste of what they can do – with small sharing plates you can almost order everything off the menu then go back for more.
Order: Wasabi prawns, the chicken satay and the jungle curry chicken.
So that’s where I am eating and drinking in Doha this month (when I’m not stuffing myself with Turkey and cake) – what about you?
*Read my disclaimer here (it’s really good).