Posts Tagged "Restaurant"

Alacati, Cesme. (Taken with Instagram at Karina Balık Restaurant)

Sep 22, 2012 3:19 am

More Nobu food :) You can find the post of our first visit to Nobu here.

These are photos of the Whitefish Sashimi, the Pumpkin chips with foie gras and mustard miso, the California rolls and the Fruit Crumble. 

Aug 14, 2012 5:36 am

Award winning audio-book narrator and actress Therese Plummer (The Good Wife, Law and Order SVU) lends her expressive talents to this rendition of a Yelp review.

Aug 08, 2012 3:38 am

Professional actor Chris Kipiniak (Law and Order, The Good Wife) puts the full weight of his dynamic gifts behind this interpretation of an online restaurant review.

Aug 08, 2012 3:37 am

The Best Burger I’ve Ever Had

Having lived in NYC for the last two years, I always thought you could find the best burgers there (Soho Park was my favorite). I honestly didn’t expect that a burger place in Oman could be at the top of my list —you have to agree, it’s quite random!

b + f Roadside Diner was perfect!! The first time we went there, we had the Classic Burger, the Ultimate Monster and the Dynamite. The second time we went to the diner (and that’s when I took the photos), we again had the Classic and the Ultimate Monster, but instead of the dynamite, we tried the Ribeye burger. You have a choice of having a regular sized burger or 2 sliders—we went for the slider option to try different choices. All of them were delicious, but the Ultimate Monster (which is both my husband’s and my favorite) was honestly the best burger I ever ate! It’s juicy, not too greasy, the sauce tastes perfect —it’s everything you’d want in a burger.

Here’s the photo of the Ultimate Monster:

If you ever go to Muscat, be sure to go here and taste the burgers!

Jul 15, 2012 1:07 pm


We went to Boqueria this March. After we decided to move to Dubai, and we learned that my husband’s company was going to pay for the container shipment from New York to Dubai, we started doing a lot of shopping. There was this one day where we first went to West Elm, then to Bed, Bath & Beyond, and we got hungry after all that shopping. Yelp offered great help and pointed us to this restaurant called Boqueria. It was a very delicious surprise! We decided to go with the tapas menu, and everything we ordered were super tasty.

I especially recommend the peppers, the shrimp and the squid!

Here’s what we had:

Pimientos de Padrón (Blistered Shishito peppers, coarse sea salt)

Espinacas a la Catalana (Sautéed spinach, garbanzos, pine nuts, garlic, raisin)

Txipirones (Baby squid a la plancha, frisée, romesco vinaigrette, tomato confit, crispy scallions)

Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp, garlic and Guindilla pepper in olive oil)

Bombas de la Barceloneta (Three beef and potato croquettes, salsa brava, garlic allioli)


Jun 26, 2012 5:13 am


My husband and I wanted to go to Nobu for years now, but somehow never got the chance. Finally last weekend, we decided it was time and went to the Atlantis Hotel located at the Palm. Well, we also had an Entertainer coupon (when you order a main course, you get another one for free). 

It was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Honestly, some of the dishes were so delicious that I wanted to go there the next day as well!

Since it was our first time, we ordered a lot of food to taste a variety of dishes. With the help of 130 dirhams of discount from the coupon, we paid 750 dirhams, which is around 205 dollars. It was worth every penny. 

Here’s what we ordered:


Coconut & apple lemonade and Grapefruit martini


Tuna tempura roll

Crispy rice with spicy yellowtail

Wagyu gyoza (dumplings)

Black cod yuzu miso

Toban yaki - Beef fillet

Nobu cheesecake

Selection of mochi ice cream

Nobu chocolate (complementary)

Listing all these food made me realize that we ended up eating A LOT —but, I would definitely do it again :)

The highlights of the night for me were the crispy rice with spicy yellowtail, the black cod yuzu miso and the Nobu cheesecake. I also thought the presentation of the crispy rice was very creative. The black cod was so tender that we could barely hold it with chopsticks and it literally melted in your mouth. Apart from the food, the drinks were very tasty as well. Apparently they just added the grapefruit martini to the menu and it was a great choice for me —the taste of the alcohol was not overpowering, and it had a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

So, I guess everyone already knows what a great restaurant Nobu is, but you should definitely definitely try it if you haven’t yet!


Jun 11, 2012 3:49 pm

Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines. 

The photographs are taken from herehere and here.

Dec 08, 2011 2:48 pm

Cabaña Verónica Restaurant, Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo.


Sep 21, 2011 12:04 am

The Best Steak I Had in My Life

Even writing this makes my mouth water —here’s the restaurant where we had the best steak of our lives. Interestingly it was not in Buenos Aires but in Montevideo, which made the 3-hour ferry worth every second. These are only a couple of the photos from that dinner, but I’ll post all the delicious meat photographs I have right after this one —in high resolution! :)

The name of the restaurant is Cabaña Verónica and it’s located at Mercado del Puerto.

Sep 20, 2011 10:10 pm

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