Le Frenchy – Dubai Marina

With a name like Le Frenchy this new restaurant at the Byblos Marina could only be French…or Francophonie. You wouldn’t think so from the interior which, apart from a few cliché pictures and posters of French symbols (e.g. Eiffel Tower) and two beautiful Peugeot 103 mopeds (similar to what Italian restaurants do with Vespas), is … Continue reading Le Frenchy – Dubai Marina

Atisuto Japanese Restaurant & Bakery – Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Village

Atisuto is billed as a Japanese restaurant and bakery. Japanese and restaurant, yes, but I don’t know about bakery. Perhaps that’s at a branch other than this one near the new metro link in the Persia Court of Ibn Battuta Mall. It’s a proper restaurant this, with entrances from inside the mall or from outside … Continue reading Atisuto Japanese Restaurant & Bakery – Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Village

Kınacı İşkembe Salonu – Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

Kınacı İşkembe Salonu is a restaurant which specialises in offal, tripe and giblets. You wouldn’t think so stepping in, there’s absolutely none of the pungent smell associated with such restaurants. In fact, for those none the wiser, it’s just another middle-class Turkish restaurant. And like most restaurants in the Küçükçekmece neighbourhood, it’s well-appointed and spotlessly … Continue reading Kınacı İşkembe Salonu – Küçükçekmece, Istanbul