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Qatar Eats Cooks: Baked Seafood Foil Pockets

Baked. Seafood. No other words needed.  Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 corn, cut into 2 inch size (frozen will do) 500g. shrimps, shelled and deveined 2 med. sized crabs, cut in half 6 herbed-type sausage ( in Carrefour you can check out the lamb makanik in the meat section), sliced  200g. fish fillet, cut into pieces Spices: 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. paprika pinch of chili powder 1/8 tsp. dried basil 1/8 tsp. dried oregano 1/8 tsp. crushed pepper 1/4 tsp. all spice powder 1/8 tsp. cumin 1) Preheat oven to 160C. 2) Put all the ingredients in a foil. Make sure that the foil is big enough to be folded on its side. 3) Mix all the spices in a small bowl. Once mixed, sprinkle some on the corn and seafood mixture.     4) Shake the foil to distribute the spices. Lastly, drizzle olive oil just to coat the ingredients and to prevent sticking.      5) Bake for 20 mins or so, or just until all ingredients (especially the crabs) are cooked.     Dig …

Sushi Rolls – Oishi Doha (Made to Order)

Another short review here. I happen to chance upon Oishi Doha’s FB page. They make made-to-order sushi rolls and they have five flavors available:  California Maki Kani- Avocado Maki Shrimp – Kani with Mango roll Shrimp Teriyaki Tempura  Spicy Shrimp Maki Krab Tempura Maki Prices:  20 pcs – 2 flavors – 60 Qr 30 pcs – 3 flavors -90 QR 40 pcs- 4 flavors -120 QR 50 pcs – 5 flavors 150 QR I ordered 3 flavors (Spicy Shrimp, California Maki, Shrimp Kani with Mango) and all of them were tasty.  Overall Review: The sushi rolls are quite good, like the ones that you can get from the ususal Japanese restaurants. For the price, I would say that it is worth it, 10 pieces for QR30.  Customer service: They don’t do deliveries however, as they located in Mansoura, it won’t be a hassle for most people to pick up their orders. Returning? Yes, I’ll definitely order again. Here’s their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oishi-Doha/628018547265306

Breakfast Buffet – Students’ Canteen in Education City

This review is going to be a short one as the canteen and it’s food are straight -on.  Choices are quite limited but hey, for QR 15, it’s a lot already and the food is decent for its price. They have the usual breakfast items:     eggs, sausage and salad but you can also find fried rice ( for my fellow Asians who are used to have it for breakfast), roasted potatoes and carrots, pancakes, breads, sticky bread rolls, fruits and hot and cold beverages.     The canteen is just past Weil Cornell University, I think it’s near the Female Student Housing. But I heard that there’s another canteen just near the Male Student Housing, too. Definitely going back to try their QR 28 lunch buffet. I was told that they serve a wide variety for food.

Magnolia Bakery (General Review)

Food Review: Fantastic cakes! I mean, the smell coming out from the bakery alone is enough to make you salivate. My favorite is their vanilla cake, hands down  the best one I’ve had. Their savory foods are just average at best, like pastas and stuff. The location (Dar al Salam Mall) is not really that okay as it is open and in front of Carrefour Hypermarket so it can sometimes be distracting with the passing of people and the general crowd noise. Hopefully they’ll have another shop that will open with an outside sitting area and where it’s much quieter. Customer Service Review: So-so, their service is not good nor bad. Price: QR 50 per person (approx.) Returning? Always, for a take away of their vanilla cake 🙂  

Red Lobster: General Review

Food Review: Good food. Serving and taste is consistent in all the times that we’ve been there. Their wood-grilled scallops, shrimps, and lobster tail are a must try. If you’re not a fan of grilled foods, you can opt for the steamed ones. Their clam chowder and lobster bisque are spot on. The only time that blundered was with their mussels. The second time we ordered it, it was very salty and they immediately apologized and changed it when we informed them. Customer Service Review: Their staff is nice, approachable and knowledgeable about their menu. The restaurant ambiance is relaxed and casual. Price Qr 80 per person (approx.) Returning? Definitely!

Longhorn Steakhouse at The Pearl

Food ordered: Honey Wheat Bread (free and “unlimited” according to their menu) Outlaw Ribeye (medium well) with mixed vegetables Shave Prime Ribs (well done) with fries and Ceasar’s salad Dessert Platter* – we actually didn’t get to taste this as they forgot that we ordered for this and we didn’t bother to remind the staff about it anymore   Food Review: Food would’ve tasted good if done correctly Customer Service: Poor Mr. Eats and I decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary at LHSH. We came there at 8PM, and got seated immediately. After a few minutes, our orders were taken and so the wait started. After 10 minutes, the honey wheat bread was served with, what I assumed to be, freshly made butter which were both delicious. We finished the bread and the waiter took the basket but didn’t bother to ask if we would like to have another batch. We waited for about 30 minutes before I had to ask a waiter for the status of our food and he was telling me that …

Blue at the Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa

Food Ordered Tempura Shrimp Cocktai l Chef’s Sushi Platter Dragon Roll Tiramisu Profiteroles with ice cream Food Review Hands down, the best sushi I’ve had in Qatar so far. It’s like really, really good. Especially the Dragon Roll. The place was nice and they have an outside sitting area, we just weren’t able to go there as it was summer during that time. Service was average. Customer Service: Average Price QR200 per person (approx.) Returning? Yes! Location: Aspire Zone, Sports City Street | Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa, Doha PO Box 92996, Qatar