• Deep Dive

    So Hot Right Now – Your Essential Guide to the Best Hot Pots in Doha

    It’s a fact – hot pots are so hot right now in Doha right now. They seem to be popping up all over the city, fueled by our enduring love of Asian food. Hot pots are the perfect food for a group of family or frinds – it’s interactive and everyone gets what they want. Before I delve into the best hot pots in Doha, some history and how to hot pot… Hot Pot History The concept of Chinese Hot pot is believed to date back more than 1000 years to the dining practices of Mongolian horsemen. Legend has it that the when they weren’t galloping across the steppe, Mongols…

  • Hit List

    Your Summer 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to drink and dine right now

    Summer has announced its arrival and it’s a lot frankly. For those staying here in Qatar here is your Summer 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to drink and dine right now: Shisha and pizza at Iconoview Occupying the penthouse of the office building that snakes around the Holiday villa is a surprising new venue. Iconoview is a restaurant with a very impressive menu of pizzas, pastas and grills, with a slight Arabic/Turkish bent. Starters hovver around QR60 and mains from QR120 and include a very more-sih seafood pizza studded with plump prawns and scallops as well as a Game of Thrones worthy grilled platter for two to three…

  • Take out Tuesday

    Take Out Tuesday – Wagamama Remix and Korean Fried Chicken

    It’s Take Out Tuesday again and this week and we are trying an old favorite and a new, delicious take on fried chicken. What’s not to love about that? Wagamama I made a very cool discovery this week, I can order Wagamama through Snoonu. Previously this favorite had been out of my delivery zone, so it was very, very welcome. Wagamama never disappoints and I’m pleased to say the dishes travel well including perennial favorite Chicken Katsu and the vegan Yaki Soba. We also opted for the Korean Beef – just the right amount of spice. For starters you can’t go past the spicy calamari as well as the generous…

  • 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…