We are definitely in a Christmas mood after attending our first tree lighting ceremony and first Santa encounter this season at The H Dubai. I posted a video of the tree lighting in my instagram, you can view it here. Walk pass by the Christmas tree and you will see an edible gingerbread house, almost as tall as Kuya V.
UAE residents are lucky to experience eternal winter just like Kristoff, Princess Ana and Queen Elsa of Frozen. Yes, an eternal winter in the desert is possible because of Ski Dubai and to make your experience more exciting, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment and Disney collaborate to create a Frozen experience in the coldest destination here in UAE.
Noodles in any edible form is one family favorite. We celebrate birthday’s with pansit or pasta dish that symbolizes long life and we (Daddy C to be exact) need some comforting we crave for some noodle soup and chocolate cake. Our close friend’s, the Cruz family, invited us to Wagamama for some pre- Christmas celebration last year but it didn’t push through, Daddy C and I thought that it was just another Japanese restaurant in Dubai, we are loyal to our favorites – Tomo and Bentoya. We finally got a chance to dine at Wagamama at Al Fattan Tower, Jumeirah Beach Road. All of us were very hungry, stuck for almost 45 minutes and just a block away from the building. Browsing their online menu kept us busy (and hungry!), probably not the wisest decision but I want all of us to decide what to order so we don’t have to wait a long time for our food. The restaurant had a very relaxed atmosphere with long wooden tables that reminded me of school cafeteria only nicer. They already …
Our LittleMan has a list of favorite restaurants, most of them Asian simply because they serve good cooked white rice. As V would say “Food would just not taste good without white rice.” V declared Panda Express as one of his favorite restaurant to date, he went straight to the counter and ordered his favorites, Orange Chicken & Honey Walnut Shrimp paired with Fried Rice. He enjoyed every bite and we were even surprised that he ordered fried rice.
I appreciate restaurants/establishments who goes out of the way to develop a healthy and yummy dish for children, it’s exciting to see something new from the usual nuggets and fries. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts invited us to the launch of their brand new Planet Trekkers menu, designed especially for children. A menu inspired by popular worldwide cuisine’s, developed by award winning chef Theo Randall and child food expert Annabel Karmel MBE. I’ve been (still) reading Annabel Karmel’s blog when I introduced solids to LittleMiss and for school snack ideas for LittleMan V. I was intrigued with what they have to offer, so off we went with the kids even though it was a weekday. I am very happy we did!
We were invited at the re-launch of Millennium Plaza Hotel’s Themed Nights in their Metro Cuisine Restaurant. Themed nights will feature array of food from Southeast Asia and Indian cuisines. Although Indian cuisine is widely available in Dubai and one of my closest friends is from Kerala – we always stick to the familiar food when dining out. My idea of Indian food is limited to papadams, buttered chicken, naan, dosa and Kerala style veggie stew. We were spoilt with choices from appetizers to desserts – the buffet had live pakora and chaat stations. We browsed through the food choices and to my surprise no sight of buttered chicken! I asked our pleasant waiter Shajeev if there was indeed no buttered chicken in the menu and he said there was none. He suggested that I try the lamb and chicken curry instead.