Al Meshwar – Fujairah

Dating back to 1988, Al Meshwar claims to be the first Lebanese restaurant in Fujairah. Fast forward to 2021 and it is still one of Fujairah’s best – talk about consistency and longevity. Like the new branch it opened on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai last year, the original too is built to look like … Continue reading Al Meshwar – Fujairah

Prabhu’s – Mankhool

Prabhu’s is a pure vegetarian Indian restaurant near the Aster Hospital on Kuwait street in Mankhool, Bur Dubai. Its extensive menu has something for everyone (except of course carnivores) including North and South Indian, chaat, biryani, thali (weekends) and…um, Chinese. My sis and I were there to try their South Indian breakfast early on a … Continue reading Prabhu’s – Mankhool

Ikigai – Dubai Marina

Does Dubai need another Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant? We seem to read about a new one popping up almost every other week. Well, renowned Dubai chef, Reif Othman (of Zuma, Play, Billionaire Mansion and Reif Kushiyaki fame…in case you’re from out of town…or from another planet) and the First Group seem to think so. Hence the … Continue reading Ikigai – Dubai Marina

Swades – Karama

Swades is a 100% vegetarian Indian restaurant chain in Dubai with branches in Academic City, Discovery Gardens and this main one in Karama. It’s very much a jack-of-all-trades kind of restaurant which serves Gujrati, Punjabi, South Indian (including breakfast), Chaat, Namkeen and Sweets. Having already tried their South Indian breakfast (at their Academic City branch) … Continue reading Swades – Karama

Shanghai Me – DIFC

Contrary to what its name suggests, Shanghai Me is not a Chinese restaurant, it’s pan-Asian. The marketing blurb says that its interior draws inspiration from 1930’s Shanghai, hence the name. I don’t know what all that means, I just know that it looks (and feels) elegant, upmarket and very, very posey. Yeah, it seemed to … Continue reading Shanghai Me – DIFC

Cuisine De Malabar – JLT

Cuisine De Malabar is a tiny little Indian restaurant in Cluster C, JLT which (as its name suggests) specialises in authentic (and rather excellent) Malabari / Keralite food. Located under the lake level stairwell of the Fortune Tower, its interior is something of a claustrophobic’s nightmare which is why my food adventurers and I have … Continue reading Cuisine De Malabar – JLT

Pickl. – Motor City

I make no secret of the fact that I love Pickl. burgers and am ecstatic that they have (finally) opened their long-awaited branch at the Ribbon in Motor City – yeay! Although famous for their fiery hot chicken santo burgers, it’s their take on Shake Shack’s Double ShackBurger (without the excessive salt) which I like … Continue reading Pickl. – Motor City