Tag Archives: Food

Tim Hortons in Dubai

23 Oct

Tim Hortons is finally heeeeeeere!! (well not quite in Kuwait…but close)

Tim Hortons is the Canadian equivalent to Starbucks in Kuwait…  They have one on almost every corner on every street in Canada… The best coffees, flavored cappuccinos, bagels, muffins, donuts, sandwiches… Ah…the nostalgia…

So I was super excited when I saw it on the Sheikh Zayed Road end of September, and made sure I went.  I found out that they had just opened, and it was pretty obvious judging by the long lines that extended outside the store! After waiting in line for about 20 mins (yes 20 mins!), I finally took a sip of that french vanilla cappuccino and immediately knew that the wait was well worth it! 

 Where is Tim Hortons in Dubai?  Its on the Sheikh Zayed Road next Starbucks.  Drive passed the Crowne Plaza and the Sheraton Four Points.  And, if you’re using the Metro, its right next to the Financial Center Metro Station 2.

Onion bagel with cream cheese

MIDDLE sister

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World Cafe Middle East – Bobby Chin

10 Oct

I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SHOW!

If you like to watch the Food Network in your down time – then I def recommend you watch World Cafe Middle East. The host Bobby Chin is so pleasant to watch. His quirky personality and humor is so entertaining. He’s half Egyptian half Chinese, born and raised between London and San Fransisco. Every episode he travels to a different country in the region and discovers their traditional dishes!  It’s so funny to watch how people react to his jokes – so awkwardly hilarious as most of them don’t understand what he’s saying!

Bobby Chin making ma7shi koosa with a Syrian woman

LITTLE sister

Why, cuz Gywneth Paltrow says so!

28 Sep

I’m a fan of goop.com a website created by Gwyneth Paltrow. She started this website because of how often her friends would ask for recommendations. She lists her favorite hotels she’s stayed in, restaurants she’s eaten at, and stores she’s been to. F-U-N!

So since I had a London trip coming up I thought to myself well why not try one of her recommendations!

I chose the River Cafe. Aside from its lovely location which overlooks the Thames river, the food and the ambiance was divine!

yummmmy langoustines

this was so delicious, I don't remember the name of the dish

ravioli stuffed w/ veal

crab linguine

their famous flour-less "chocolate nemesis" - cooking time 4 hours

I would definitely go there again!

LITTLE sister

My Secret Brunch Spot in London: REVEALED

26 Sep

Tom’s Kitchen.

Yes.

Tom’s Kitchen. The drama of the above is needed for me to stress how good this place is! Not only is this place owned by Chef Tom Aikens a recipient of 2 Michelin stars, but he is also the youngest chef ever to receive the coveted Michelin star rating.

There are two locations for this restaurant, I personally prefer the one tucked away in the posh neighborhood of Chelsea.

Welcome to my most favorite brunch experience!

the menu

eggs florentine

yummmmmy

good ol' baked beans

french toast with caramelized apples, cinnamon cream and maple syrup

Brunch is severed on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

MUST book in advance!

LITTLE sister 

Light Dessert

15 Sep
The other day, our family got together for lunch…
We went to Wow looking for dessert.  We usually end up buying their chocolate cakes, but this time we saw a Muhalabiya dish covered with mangoes, strawberries, blackberries and decided to try it…. and we were very pleasantly surprised.
It was light, fruity and just the perfect amount of sweetness!
Fruity Muhalabiya from Wow

And, from the inside:

It may look a little messy...but it tasted amaaazing!

This one was a definite hit with the family.  We’re buying this one again for sure 🙂

MIDDLE sister

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

15 Sep

In our family September is a busy birthday month which automatically means a lot of cake eating! God knows I can never say NO to a slice of cake, especially the cakes we get! Lets just say we are REALLY into cakes! Name any bakery in Kuwait – we’ve tried them all.

Sugar & Spice (Shuwaikh) is where I went to order this cake. I was nervous at first when I asked them for the BMW M3 design but the wonderful staff assured me it was possible! It was half red velvet, half vanilla which equals deliciousness! For any red velvet fans out there I would recommend Sugar & Spice any day. Yummmmmmmmmmy!

*Sugar & Spice: 248-2148-3

LITTLE sister

Yummy Dessert

14 Sep

Every time we get together for lunch, we expect to have great-tasting dessert afterwards.

This time, we got a chocolate cake from Wow and the Opera mille feuille.

Our family loved both, though I feel the need to warn you, if you can’t handle very rich chocolate, you should eat this cake slowly…

Chocolate cake from Wow

 

And here’s what the cake looks like from the inside:

 

Layers of rich chocolate and cake

 

And, my brother-in-law’s favorite mille feuille ever:

Mille feuille from Opera

 

Needless to say, the calories are well worth it!

 

MIDDLE sister