• Your Doha weekend food and drink guide to 12 to 14 May 2022
    Weekend Guides

    Your Doha Weekend Food and Drink Guide for 12 to 14 May, 2022

    If you’re like me, the return to work this week was…well the struggle is very real. I’ve been plotting my weekend plans since Tuesday. I mean, brunches are back, bars are open and there is a lot of foodie fun to be had. So, if you are looking for something new this weekend here is your Doha weekend food and drink guide for 12 to 14 May, 2022. Get a little bit country at Broadway Brasserie Real talk – I’m a little bit country (and I don’t just mean my Dolly Parton Spotify list) and this place lets me indulge in that. This Nashville-inspired eatery at the Double Tree Al…

  • 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…

  • Doha,  Hit List

    Your January 2018 Hit List – Where You Should be Eating This Month

    We did it. Made it to 2018 relatively unscathed. It seems my 2018 has started with breakneck speed – with new projects brewing, new opportunities, new travel plans. But with a new year also comes a new opportunity to try eating and drinking somewhere different in Qatar. Here’s my list of where you should be spending your hard earned dining riyals this month (and as usual, there’s a couple of surprises!). The Cheesecake Factory: Speaking of surprises – this one may shock the hard core foodies here. And believe me I was a skeptic – cosigning it to the same dubious dining schematic as fast food restaurants. But a recent…