Voted as “What’s On” award 2014’s Favourite Thai Restaurant below Dhs400, The Royal Budha has built an unmatched reputation around their scrumptious Thai cuisine. At 4.5 out of 5, the restaurant also has one of the highest ratings I’ve seen till date on Zomato.

Located in Holiday Inn (Barsha) just minutes away from Mall of the Emirates, we found ourselves at The Royal Budha last Friday for dinner and have been raving about the food ever since.

Mochi, Japan’s beloved sweet treat, is a rice cake made of glutinous sticky rice. The cake is traditionally stuffed with a sweetened red-bean paste, and has an entire festival dedicated to its making. Mochitsuki is the Japanese festival where glutinous rice is communally pounded in preparation for making mochis for New Year. Edo Café plays on tradition, and has as many as 15 varieties of the traditional mochi. edo cafe citywalk dubai

Tucked away by a scenic lake is a quintessentially English tavern, an unlikely find within the urban jungle of Dubai.

Reform Social & Grill is located in The Lakes Club, a treasured secret among the Emirates Hills dwellers.

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Do you remember the ‘Reform Club of London’ from Jules Verne’s classic novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’? This was where the main protagonist, Phileas Fogg, started off his epic journey. Reform Social & Grill is named after this fabled club.

What do Dubaiites do on an idle weekend? Mall-hop ofcourse! Nothing more gratifying than a bit of retail therapy and window browsing.

A couple of Thursdays ago, my family and I found ourselves in Mirdiff City Centre. After an epic shopping spree, we had to do justice to our growling stomachs and decided to do Italian at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

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Chili’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant chain, needs no introduction. I don’t know of many people who haven’t dined at Chili’s, and perhaps you’ve visited their newest branch at Yas Mall since my last post here?

I am such a huge fan of the Chili’s Chocolate Molten Cake, you can bribe me with a plate of this any time! I haven’t got the recipe for this (yet!) but why not give their equally delicious Quesadilla Explosion recipe a go?

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