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Gadget Review: Bidafun Self(food)ie Light

Hello there! This post is not about food but if you’re a food blogger (or any blogger for that matter) or you just like taking nice pictures using your phone, I think this may interest you. I love taking nice pictures but I can’t really be bothered with bringing a DSLR with me all the time. I have much respect for those can do so, it’s a workout on its own! The main problem that I have when taking pictures is that, when it’s night time or when the lighting is very dim, my phone works overtime to get the clearest shot, which ends up with a lot of visual noise. So, I’m left with two options; 1) pray that the restaurant has great lighting or 2) ask my companion to turn on their phone flashlight for me. I’ve been racking my brain on how to go about the lighting aspect when an Amazon shopping spree hit me with the answer: a clip-on selfie light! After a fine-toothed comb search, I found the best one …

Qatar Summer Festival 2016

In the peak of the summer heatwave, everyone is scurrying to leave the GCC for cooler climates. For those of us who have to stay, what is left us to do? Are we destined to while away our life until winter or do some sort of hibernation? Fret not! This month is the holds the annual summer festival in the state.  They have games, food stalls and fun programs at the Entertainment City to keep you and your loved ones busy and active. Held at the Doha Exhibition Convention Center, just minutes away from malls, hotels, park and the indomitable Doha Corniche, you’ll be sure to have a variety of places to go before and after your fun at the carnivale-like atmosphere of the Entertainment City. They have awesome rides for children and adults alike, arcade, go kart, karaoke, a multitude of bouncy castles and lots, lots more! I had as much fun as my daughter and niece from roaming around and playing some games. Especially the go kart😊. Aside from that, QSF has partnered up …

Emirgan Sütis 1st Anniversary Celebration- Al Emadi Bldg., C-Ring Road

Yours truly got invited to Emirgan Sutis’ 1st anniversary celebration last 15th of December and man, basing from the food reviews I’ve seen of the restaurant, was I excited to go. Arriving 30 minutes earlier (beat the traffic, yay!) than the call time, I stayed outside to revel the on the chilly weather (which I’m really regretting, having the sniffles right now) and had a little chat with Jek and Lavanya of Al Siddiqi Hospitality. Then one by one, fellow bloggers like Allyson and Karen, Doaa, Khamsa, and Hala started showing up which made the event really lively. So here’s the menu (it may look short but the servings were humongous): And now, for the mandatory food pictures:           We didn’t have desserts which we thought was a bit of a letdown to think that after all that meat, our palates needed a change of taste. However, we got a takeaway goodie bag, which consisted of…if you guessed Turkish sweets, then you are right. A cute selection of baklava and a simit (Turkish pretzel) …

New menu tasting at Tamarind Indian – Lagoona Mall

I was lucky enough to get invited to another new menu tasting, now by the amazing Doaa of Hungry Birds Doha, partnered with Lifestyle Restaurants.  Located at the restaurant strip of Lagoona Mall, Tamarind Indian is small but with a posh design that gives the look of spaciousness. We were greeted by Sumit, Head of Marketing for Lifestyle Restaurants, who also handles other restaurants like Burger Gourmet, Copacabana, Royal Indian and much more.  I had the happy chance of seeing these lovely ladies; Gopika of Gop’s Gourmet , Manju of , Gayathri of The Veggie Patch Lady, Khamsa of Creativity with Kay, Inez of Inez_Qatar , Kim of Mama Baba Ghanoush, the fashion squad of Inez of Inez_Qatar, Allyson and Karen of Life with Karlly.I also got to meet new ladies; Sahr of The Oryx Land Life.  We started with the tasting menu presentation and boy it was a long one.   And now, the food pics in order of the menu:                             And yes, they look as good as they …

Al Mayass 2nd Anniversary Celebration – La Croisette Porto Arabia, The Pearl

Mr. QE and I got invited to the 2nd anniversary and new menu launch of Al Mayass Restaurant last Dec. 6.  It was a good chance to for us as we haven’t eaten there yet.  Located at the tip of The Pearl, this place offers an outside sitting with a very nice view of the sea.  We were greeted warmly by the restaurant staff and the Ali Bin Ali Hospitality marketing team who hosted the event.  The restaurant offers a mix of Armenian and Lebanese cuisines. We were served a wonderful array of mezze for starters:                        I didn’t get to take pics of the other mains as food kept on appearing on our plates! Thank you Al Mayass and ABA Hospitality team for the invite. We enjoyed the food so much that were planning to visit this place soon.  Ciao!

FoodbloggersQTR x Zomato Meet: A night of food, fun and new friends! 

Well, this is a very late post ( like it was since November 24) about the bloggers meet that was hosted by none other than the amazing, lovely, and lively Ms. Doaa Jabir, a.k.a Hungry Birds Doha and the energetic Ms. Hala of Zomato, together with Careem who provided a free drop off to the bloggers at the hotel for the event. Getting all the people to attend on weeknight (especially in Qatar and its traffic) is no mean feat so kudos to you, ladies! The event was held at the upbeat Spanish restaurant Aceite at Meliá Hotel.  For starters, we had this yummy spread of hor d’oeuvres        After introducing ourselves and mingling around, we proceeded to the dining table especially prepared for us by the lovely staff of the resto.  Check out tapas menu:    And the food…                 More than the food, I got the chance to meet familiar and new bloggers who are all beautiful: Allyson, the other half of Life with Karlly Lou of Live, Love, and Lou  Shamim …

The Anvil Rooms – Tornado Tower

Overview: The restaurant is located at the 28th flr. of the Tornado Tower in West Bay.  It has a great food and great view of the Corniche to boot.  Fab Friend and I specifically went out for this restaurant to take advantage of the NY Restaurant Week  celebration. It’s a three course meal (exc. drinks) for QR91 (lunch) and QR138 (dinner), which is really a good deal especially that normal pricing is a bit pricey.  The restaurant interior is cozy, laid-back and romantic  The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable about their menu. Now, let’s talk about the food.  It was a-freakin’-mazing! From the bread basket up to the last tiny piece of the dessert, the food was flawless. Food Review: Appetizers: Truffled tagliatte, onion puree, roasted wild mushroom and morel foam – Nothing mattered that time except for this food. It commands your full attention, whispers seductively in your ear saying all the words that you’ve been waiting to hear: “I’m all yours”. Mesquite smoked cod and salt baked beetroot, tarragon mayonnaise and horseradish …