I wrote about the intriguing history of Fortnum & Mason in my earlier post. This iconic British brand has been adding the festive cheer to Christmas since 1707.

If you are looking for a Christmas hamper for someone who enjoys traditional Christmas treats, Fortnum & Mason is the place to go.



Every Thai cuisine fan in the UAE must have tried Lemongrass Thai Restaurant at one point or another (unless you live under a rock!). This iconic brand has won many accolades and prestigious awards over the years, and this month, the restaurant is in celebratory mode as Lemongrass turns 12.


Please note the views expressed in this review are totally based on our own experiences and taste, and is a comparison of 3 popular joints in Dubai.

My husband and I are huge Thai cuisine fans, and one of our favourite Thai noodle dishes is Pad Kee Mao.

Pad Kee Mao translates to ‘Drunken Noodles’ and according urban legend, it earned its name  for being the perfect cure for hangovers owing to its super spicy sauce base. Pad Kee Mao is essentially flat rice noodles stir-fried in a spicy soya sauce and basil sauce. It was introduced to Thai menus by the Chinese, and has since evolved into a more aromatic Thai delicacy.

I have always enjoyed Bengali cuisine. It must be my East Indian heritage, as Bengali dishes come very close to Assamese delicacies. We love our fiery fish curries as much as the Bengalis, and are also predominantly rice eaters.

Although we are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in the UAE, I have not found many authentically Bengali restaurants in Dubai. Then a friend introduced us to Food Village Restaurant.

Image taken from the Food Village Facebook page.
Image taken from the Food Village Facebook page