• Ramen in Doha
    Ramadan

    Your Doha Ramadan Weekend Food Guide for 28 to 30 April 2022

    And we’re here – the last weekend of Ramadan. Eid awaits, but first, where to eat this weekend? Fear not, I have your Doha Ramadan weekend food guide for 28 to 30 April prepped and ready for your edification. Get Ramentic at Ninja Ramen The closest you will find to proper ramen in this city, Ninja Ramen has a well deserved fan base. And I am one of them. I popped in this week for an iftar fix and wasn’t disappointed. The miso ramen is my new favorite broth base – it’s veggie too for those who like it without meat. I add the chicken, an egg and lots of…

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    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…

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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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    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…

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    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,…

  • 7 pocket friendly spots to have iftar in Doha
    Ramadan

    9 Places to Have Iftar in Doha That Won’t Break the Bank

    There are plenty of places offering iftar in Doha this Ramadan that won’t break the bank. And yes, I admit dear foodies, a few are even may actually be in hotels… From traditional iftars through to something a little more out of the box, you can find an offering for every budget this year. To make it even more cost effective, check out both The Entertainer and MyBook for two for one deals and you can often find Ramadan offers on QGrabs (this is not ad for any of them, just a friendly reminder they can offer great value). These are the top places to enjoy some tasty iftars and…

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    What Ramadan Means to me.

    I first published a version of this post back in 2017 and thought it was time to revisit it. A warning for friends and foe alike, this isn’t really about food, rather the special place that Ramadan has in the heart and mind of this non-Muslim and long-time resident of Qatar. I should again start this piece with what Ramadan is “not” to me. It’s not something I have to “endure”. Yes, it’s hot. And yes, the bars are closed. And yes, the driving is, at times, a challenge. I have had booze free Ramadans and honestly they felt pretty good. This year I don’t know yet. On the plus…