Mirchi and Mime – Mumbai

In today’s world of self-absorbed, materialistic, me-me-me, obsession, it is hugely refreshing to find a restaurant with a conscience. Mirchi and Mime is unique in that it almost exclusively uses hearing and speech-impaired wait staff. I am stone deaf in one ear, and I’ve lived with the constant fear of losing hearing in my other, … Continue reading Mirchi and Mime – Mumbai

Plov House – JLT

The Plov House in Cluster W, JLT is modest little Uzbek restaurant which also serves Russian and Georgian dishes. Inside, the walls are decorated with a collection of beautifully crafted traditional plates, which give the place a lively, colourful touch. It all looks and feels a little amateurish, but in a good way. The food … Continue reading Plov House – JLT

Hashi – Oud Metha

Hashi is an amazing little Asian tapas restaurant in Oud Metha. Located next door to Chili’s, opposite Lamcy Plaza, Hashi’s simple, modernist interior is more in tune with the trendsetting eateries in DIFC than Oud Metha’s mainly value for money propositions. Yet, for all its sex appeal, Hashi is surprisingly gentle on the wallet. At … Continue reading Hashi – Oud Metha

Tibba – Ras Al Khor

Tibba is a traditional Mandi and Mazbi restaurant. This newly opened third branch is located in the Al Aweer Fruits and Vegetables Market, Ras Al Khor. As with the other two, the interior accommodates floor-seating and table-chair seating, the former in private ‘family’ cubicles as well as a general, communal dining area (which doubles as … Continue reading Tibba – Ras Al Khor