• Home Delivery

    Where to find a Taste of Portugal in Doha

    A friend sent me the Instagram account for Portugal Taste in Doha and I knew I had to make an order ASAP. In fact, I made two orders over two separate days to sample as much as possible from their extensive menu. I’m always looking for new and out of the box dining experiences in Doha and this fits the bill. They do delivery only at the moment, you order online from their extensive menu, choose your delivery time and yes, all dishes are halal. What’s on the menu at Portugal Taste? The menu’s main dishes including a Churrasco platter (QR125) with Brazilian picanha beef fillet, beans and farofa (toasted…

  • Ramadan

    Your Doha Ramadan Weekend Food Guide for 21 to 23 April 2022

    We’re in the home stretch and Eid is almost in sight! Here’s a wrap of my tried, tested and found to be delicious recommendations – your Doha Ramadan Weekend food guide for 21 to 23 April, 2022. As always, call ahead to check timings and availability. Going Greek at Papa Gyros The little brother of Katara-based Greek restaurant Hellas, Papa Gyros is turning out delicious gyros (from QR18-20) in fluffy Greek-style pita packed with garlicky goodness. Open daily from 5pm, they also offer beef and lamb souvlaki plates with all the fixings and freshly cooked fries dusted in feta cheese for QR14. My tip is order extra garlic mayo. Located…

  • Korean Food

    What is Tteokbokki? Where to find stir fried Korean rice cakes in Doha

    Korean food is still top of the (K) Pops in Doha and the world (soft power anyone?) but it can be new territory for some people. What is Tteokbokki (aka topokki)? Where to find stir fried Korean rice cakes in Doha. the first in my series of where to find some of the best dishes from around the world right here in Doha. The Dish: Tteokbokki Translation: Spicy stir-fried rice cakes What is it exactly? These chewy cylindrical rice cakes are the ultimate Korean street food. They are stir-fried in a spicy sauce made of gochujang chili paste, soy sauce, gochugaru chili flakes, garlic, and a little sugar. So basically, a…

  • Ramadan

    Hot for Hot Pot? This Doha Hotel Has Three Great Options for Iftar

    Who doesn’t love hotpot? In my view it’s the ultimate do-it-yourself meal – steaming pots of seasoned broth, platters of meat, veggies and seafood plus noodles and more. D’Chopstix at Holiday Villa has a terrific offer for those who want to try hotpot this Ramadan. The hotyel is offering it among a trio of options for iftar or a dinner. You can choose from the hotpot; or a Korean style BBQ done at your table or shabu shabu (Japanese style hotpot) for QR160 for two people. All DIY and all delicious. The “traditional” hotpot option has dual broths – a clear chicken soup and a tangy, spicy Tom Yum style…

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    Three Ramadan at Home Options from Doha Hotels

    Sometimes you just want to stay in and these three Ramadan at home options from Doha hotels are perfect for that. Traditional, asian and international – all are generous and offer something to please everyone in the family or group: Nobu to Go If you need a break from the traditional Ramadan options and want to to treat your bad self, this is perfect. Order ahead through the Four Seasons Doha online store, you pick up at your designated time from Nobu’s island home. It’s a set Ramadan menu offering some of their most popular dishes – the teeny tiny seafood tacos, the glossy black miso cod, the wagyu cooked…

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    Two Ramadan Menus for You to Check Out This Week in Doha

    There is so much to choose from but I found two Ramadan menus for you to check out this week in Doha to that tick a couple of boxes in terms of value, great food and a unique experience. Ramadan Menu at Paper Moon Their terrace, snuggled deep in the Airport Road business district, is a bit of a revelation if you haven’t been. After sunset the lights twinkle and you could be anywhere. The Ramadan menu this year is extensive, has sometimes a couple of random dishes but enough to satisfy all cravings. Served over five courses, there are traditional Arabic mezze and lentil soup to share to kick…

  • Ramadan

    Your Ramadan Weekend in Doha Dining Guide 7 to 9 April, 2022

    First week of Ramadan is almost done and dusted! How are you fairing? Are you fasting? For those looking for things to do food-wise this weekend I thought I would do a quick wrap-up of options – a Ramadan weekend dining guide of sorts! As always, call ahead to check timings and availability! If you want to stay home but dine well: Four Seasons Doha to Go Box For those wanting to keep it close to home this weekend, the Four Seasons has two options in their to-go box this Ramadan. The international box (they sent me to try this week) includes options such as a veggie lasagna (back by…

  • Restaurant Reviews

    Lobito De Mar: First Look at Doha’s new Spanish Seafood restaurant

    I have a confession to make – I’m a huge fan of Dani Garcia, the brains behind the newly minted Lobito De Mar at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski. But when I was told this new Doha venture was to be located on the moribund bayside site that was home to the now dearly departed Pearl Social and prior to that Antica Pesa, I did hesitate. The spot, on the island outside of the main hotel, well, it seemed a gamble. The underrated Pearl Social was excellent couldn’t make a dent and NY style Antica Pesa too was long gone. Both spots had a celebrity name attached as well. But with…

  • Ramadan

    The Best Doha Breakfast Spots Open During Ramadan

    Perhaps the most asked question I have been getting this week is – what breakfast spots are open in Doha during Ramadan? The good news is that there is a great range of options to suit all kinds of morning cravings. For my recommendations on where to eat after sunset, check my recent blog post here. But for those on the hunt, here’s my list of the best Doha breakfast spots open during Ramadan: Public House Instantly iconic when it opened a couple of months back, Public House at the Marsa Malaz is open for breakfast. Try the brie and jam tartine for a sweet/savory hit or the sublime bacon,…

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    Ramadan

    Iftars for under QR50 in Qatar? Yes Doha foodies, it can be done!

    A delicious iftar under QR50 in Qatar? Yes my foodie friends it can be done. Like many who have contacted me, I’ve been surprised at the general prices for iftar this Ramadan. This is a combination of sticker shock from the two year COVID-19 hiatus and a general indication of the rising prices globally. Knowing so many people are seeking value for money, I thought a look at what iftars can be bought for QR50 was worth exploring. These are some great options to suit all kinds of cravings – not always traditional – I found while doing the rounds in the last few days and from places I know…