Miso Happy – Nobu Doha’s First Anniversary

When the team at Four Seasons Doha incited me back to Nobu Doha to try their first anniversary menu in the company of three of my fellow favorite bloggers my reaction was in four phases: Phase one: Nobu you say? Let me clear my diary for the next month Phase two: Wait…it’s been one year already? Phase…

Nine Places in Qatar You Should be Eating at Right Now

As we are on a collision course for the summer months in Qatar, I’m loving a few things right now: The extended “Indian Summer” we are experiencing in Qatar right now – rain and cooler temperatures. Make it last forever please The new crime channel on OSN – Momsters, Beauty Queen Killers and Southern Fried Homicide…

Wonton in a Million – Doha’s new dim sum brunches

There are very few things I love more than cheese. The list goes something like: ABBA Online shopping My family and friends My handsome man (he made me write that) And then, there is dim sum or more specifically, dumplings In Australia we call it yum cha and interestingly (OK maybe not), yum cha, which…

A Touch of Spice – A Weekend in Zanzibar

I haven’t traveled much lately. I’ve enjoyed staying put. But when my friend GF moved to the exotic  climes of Zanzibar, I dusted off the passport and braced myself for an airport run. Less than six hours direct from Doha, this East African island conjures up images of exotic beaches and a slower pace of…

The Eight Types of Foodies You Will Find in Qatar

I know I sound like a broken record about this, but the Qatar food scene when I arrived in 2007 was dramatically different to the smorgasbord we have today. A handful of hotels with dining options and a smattering of quality standalone places made up the “scene”. Today we are almost spoiled for choice and…

Elementary Dining – Elements at Four Seasons Doha

Sometimes you need to work on the basics first before you add all the bells and whistles. Elements replaced a personal favorite of mine – Nusantao. Four Seasons has struggled with this location for as long as I have been dining there. It was previously a nondescript all day dining restaurant before being transformed into Nusantao….

Best of the Brunch – 2016 Edition

In days of old, I used to love brunch. Like thousands of expats in Qatar and the UAE, it was kind of like a sport to me. Four hours of uninterrupted food and drinks in a plush environment surrounded by friends and fellow travellers? Count me in. But my priorities changed – my stamina just…

The Happiest Hours in Doha – UPDATED

*Due to popular demand this post was updated in May 2017. Hic  My love of Happy Hours extends back to my university days (sometime in the 1900s) when the Wentworth Bar at Sydney University offered $1 cocktails. They were brown and sticky and frankly lethal, but a great deal. From what I remember. In a…

Milking It – A Guide to Dairy Free Cheeses

It may stun you to know that I have friends who don’t eat cheese. My friend Beth is one of those people. She loves cheese, it just didn’t love her. Beth’s problem is cow’s milk in particular disagreed with her. She told me once she really missed pizza and other goodies because of her cow’s…

Being Shellfish -My Doha Seafood Diet

Everyone loves a theme – especially me. In fact, I am hooked on them (almost as much as bad seafood puns). I’ve been sampling some new (and old) restaurants lately and a theme emerged – seafood. Qatar is a country that loves its seafood – helps to be surrounded by it and its history is…

Food Bloggers You Should Be Following

  Yes, it’s been a while between drinks, but this is another in my (very) irregular series I’ve unoriginally dubbed “Blogging 101”. Bloggers always get asked what other bloggers they follow/read/admire/jealous of and I’m always a little stumped. Primarily because my memory is rubbish and also because I read across many platforms and interests (cheese,…

Cheese and Bread – A Gouda Match

It’s been a while since I have blogged about my bread and butter (see what I did there?). But this delicious infographic on the Food Republic website had me squarely back in my comfort zone on a Doha winter’s night. Now I am familiar with many of these but a few have me thinking about traveling further…