Without a doubt, Mexican has to be one of my all-time favorite world cuisines (coming a close second after Thai ofcourse!). I discovered Muchachas many months ago as Holiday Inn Express is literally at the back-door of my workplace.

The bright turquoise interiors, complete with cacti, Mexican sombreros and cantina-style minimalist furnishings is all at once eclectic, exotic and welcoming, and my colleagues are a little weary of the number of times I praise them for their tacos. 

About a week ago, a generously large bag of groceries arrived at my door. This was sent to me by JB’s Gastro Pub at Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Dubai. I had graciously accepted their Mac & Cheese challenge!

What is the Mac & Cheese challenge you ask? The lovely team at JB’s Gastro Pub had shortlisted me along with 5 other bloggers for a blogger cook-off! We were each sent this identical package that included the following ingredients to make a simple, mainstream Mac & Cheese:

Like Global Citizens themselves, modern cuisine is a never-ending feat of combining the best of world flavors together. We all love our Indo-Chinese, rave over Western-style steaks using Japanese Wagyu, but who would have thought of bringing together Mexican with Indian?

Wrapchic is the brainchild of Mahesh Raikar, a well-paid employee of a Fortune 500 conglomerate who quit his job to delve into his passion for recreating Indian food for a health-enthused, global palate (you can read up more on the brand’s story by visiting their global website. Click here).

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Hooray! We are finally counting down to the weekend! Where are you heading this Friday? If you’re looking at spending quality time with the family over a leisurely brunch, the spread at Sufra might prove to be a great choice.

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Sufra is the Hyatt Regency’s all-day dining restaurant specializing in Mediterranean dishes. However, their Friday Brunch is not restricted to Arabic food. They have favorites from around the globe, and give diners the opportunity to taste a number of dishes from the ¬†restaurants from within Hyatt Regency itself.

A walkathon around Dubai Mall one busy weekend had us craving for some seriously good, authentic Mexican grub, and this is how we found ourselves at Rosa Mexicano.

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Founded in New York way back in 1984 by Mexican immigrant Josefina Howard, the restaurant has two franchises in Dubai. One is located in Mirdiff Mall, and the other, where we dined at, is located on the lower ground floor of Dubai Mall.

Fuego translates to ‘fire’ in Mexican, and is the aptly chosen name for Souk Al Bahar’s contemporary fine-dining Mexican restaurant. I am always game for a Mexican fare, what’s not to love about spiced up taco pockets stuffed with spiced up beef, and loaded with guacamole and cheese? At Fuego, I learnt there is far more to Mexican cuisine than street-food equivalent tacos.

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Chili’s, the iconic Tex-Mex casual dining chain, needs no introduction. The brand has a global fan following with over 1,500 chains in 33 countries, and has been listed as a UAE ‘Superbrand’ for 8 years running.

Chili’s recent ‘Chef Cuts’ campaign has splashed across outdoor media around the UAE. I first spotted their enticing advertising on a lamppost whilst stuck in traffic, and made a mental note to visit them soon.

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El Chico, the authentic Mexican food chain from Southern United States, opened its third branch in the UAE on Friday 23rd Jan.

El Chico has a branch on JBR, Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the chain already had a presence in Dalma Mall, and given the high demand for authentic Mexican cuisine, El Chico has now opened its second branch in the capital in the very stylish World Trade Center Mall. el chico wtc mall