SALT Kite Beach 2 D Street, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03rd January, 2018 “Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat.” – A Netflix Original Documentary The titular characters of this Netflix documentary play a key role in the presenter’s quest to find an answer to the question – “What makes a good dish great?” Episode by episode,

Blaze of Glory

Blaze Burgers Sadaf, The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19th December, 2017 “Life, Uh, Finds A Way” – Dr. Ian Malcolm Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution states that life was not created but evolved from a pre-existing form. First there were the sea creatures, then came creatures who crawled on to land,

Home of the Big Burger

Black Tap Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12th August, 2017 “Love, American Style“ No! This isn’t in reference to the late 1960s short-lived American show.  No! This isn’t in reference to one of the episodes on Season 1 of Dexter. No! This isn’t a new American apparel store. Hell No! This isn’t

Lunch Underground

Truffles 28, 4th ‘B’ Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, India 12th March, 2017 “Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens the erotic and gastronomic ideas” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “When you feel like eating boiled eggs, if you have some truffles, put them in a basket with the eggs and the next day you

A Key to Nothing

Parker’s 2nd Level, The Dubai Mall,  Downtown Dubai, Dubai 20th January, 2017 “With great expectation comes great disappointment” – Moviegoers after watching Suicide Squad. The ‘Days without Bad Meals’ board above my bed read an impressive three weeks, six days, fifteen hours, thirty minutes, forty-five seconds (or thereabouts!). The last time I had had a

iHopped to Breakfast

iHop Level 1, Near the Waterfront, Dubai Mall,  Downtown Dubai, Dubai 12th June, 2015 “Where do one-legged people work at?” – Jake to Uncle Charlie Harper June – the sixth month of the year – is, according to me, the perfect analogy of the proverbial glass: Half Empty, Half Full; Half the year gone, Half

Say Cheese!

The Cheesecake Factory Ground Level, Near the Aquarium, The Dubai Mall,  Downtown Dubai, Dubai 09th June, 2013 “It’s been a long time without you my friend…” My trips to Dubai (and I think I’ve mentioned this before) have always been about meeting with friends. This year was a little more special. Prior to my coming