Eggs Benedict: Why & Where?

Hey there

Finally getting back on track and what a better way than talking about my addiction with breakfasts. Specifically Eggs Benedict. 2018 has definitely been a year of obsessing over Mr. Benedict

During the month of September, I went on a quest to try as much I can and here are the results:

  1. Eau De Rose – Villaggio Mall – On a bed of Muffin

It was literally on a bed of muffin. Literally, a muffin like the one we purchase everywhere. I enjoyed it but did not fall in love with it. However, the hollandaise sauce was on point with that splash of paprika.

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2. Fromage – Tawar Mall – Small but Terrible (in a good way)

I devoured it in just few minutes; maybe because they were tiny but oh my I loved it! Especially the crunchy crisps in the middle and the cream cheese garnish. They really made an effort into adding that oommmphh

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3. Paul Arabia – Villaggio Mall – Love at first bite

I would go back for this over and over. Actually, craving it right now! I was so hesitant ordering a salmon eggs benedict but this has become my fave go to Saturday breakfast

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4. The Breakfast Club – The Pearl – Sweet n Savory Combo

If you love sweet potato and don’t mind having it for breakfast then this one is for you!

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5. Angelina – Gate Mall – The queen comes with a fleet

One of my favorite eggs benedict! Comes with a generous set of breakfast/brunch for just 150 QR. They are on the entertainer too!

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6. The Cheesecake Factory – Multiple outlets in Doha and around the world – The literal all day breakfast

Eggs Benedict, deep fried chicken, waffles, sweet potatoes, and caramelized onions. This meal lasted the whole day! This is a dish I crave on a regular basis.

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7. Laduree – Multiple outlets in Doha and France – First class breakfast

Ever wondered what a first class meal would like? This is one. Hands down the best I ever had! Definitely trying it in Paris soon!

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Well, there you go. This is it. I am actually planning on trying more so this post will be updated within the next few months!

 

Cheers!

Foodie Adventures of 2017

So here it is, the infamous annual round up that every blogger and social media influencer has to edit and post.

2017 was a great year of foodie adventures. It costed me gaining weight but nevertheless I very much enjoyed all of them.

Part One will be about the new places and dishes I tried.

Part Two will be about my new foodie addictions

PART ONE

Let me start by listing the new places/dishes I tried and loved:

Manhattan Fish Market

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The costumer service at the Ban Mahmoud branch is really fantastic. Plus, very delicious seafood options

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/the-manhattan-fish-market-fereej-bin-mahmoud

Chaclate

Specifically their Medovnic cake. Picture says enough 🙂 Going back this year to try their breakfast options.

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Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/chac-late-katara/info

Triangle 

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Located at the pearl. This place has been a controversy among food bloggers. Some found it overrated while others loved it. I loved it. Bonus: cute waiters

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/triangle-5-pearl-qatar

Churro Spot

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Discovered them at the food festival and my did they do the best churros dripped with Nutella ever!

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/churros_spot/?hl=en

Basta 

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They do the best Karak I have ever had!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/basta-23-al-gharafa

Bulbul

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Located at the Tornado tower, a tiny restaurants that serves Lebanese dishes. Loved every single order. Tip: go there before or after lunch hours.

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/bulbul-dafna

Angelina

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Finally found the perfect place for a non-buffet brunch! Generous varieties for just 150 QR. Bonus tip: The brunch menu is on the Entertainer!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/angelina-dafna

Hafiz Mustafa in Turkey

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The most amazing dessert in Turkey! ‘Nuff said! Highly, highly recommended.

PART TWO

This part will showcase my 2017 foodie addiction. Dishes that I kept ordering and restaurant that I constantly revisited:

Eggs Benedict

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This year, I switched from ordering standard Omelet to Eggs Benedict. All thanks to the Angelina Paris! Hollandaise sauce is king of all sauces.

Tufo @ Max Restaurant

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We are Max addicts at work & whenever we order from there I always have to order their Sizzling Tofu! It is spicy and mixed with Mayo!

Max Restaurant’s Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/maxs-restaurant-al-sadd

Caribou

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Every morning on my way to work, small mint condition mocha with extra shot of espresso soy milk no cream 🙂 Every Single morning

Mooya

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Located close to my workplace, Once a month, whenever I feel stressed and completely shutting down, I pass by this place and either order their sliders or Texas Burger

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/mooyah-salwa-road

Volume

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Their coffee is amazing (Cereal Latte) and their desserts are unique (Cereal Cake)

Tip: not everything is on their menu. Check out their Chiller when you enter for more dessert options

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/volume-cafe-pearl-qatar

Knefe

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Have you ever ordered something that triggered nostalgic emotions then you had to constantly order the same just to feel home again? This year, Albisana restaurant did that to me! All I wanted was knefe after that!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/al-bisana-restaurant-katara

Sisig

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Another favorite filipino dish! It is prepared with either fish, chicken, or beef then mixed with onions and bell peppers then sprinkled with Mayo sauce and non cooked egg. You mix and eat. Might sound gross, but extremely delicious.

Barrio Fiesta Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/barrio-fiesta-al-hilal

Chicken & Waffle

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One of my ultimate favorites for 2017. I practically ordered it almost every time I saw it on a menu! This one is from Eggspectation

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/eggspectation-al-gharafa

French Toast

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I remember ordering this dish Magnolia Bakery and being hooked for the rest of the year. Absolutely love French Toast! Morning, Lunch, and Dinner. I predict that this will continue until 2018

Sugar & Spice

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I honestly cannot count the number of times I went to Sugar and Spice in 2017. One of my top three places in Qatar! If not, ever!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/sugar-spice-al-waab

Happy New year everyone 🙂

 

Cheers,

Zee

The week I happily gained weight!

Every year, and for the past 8 years, a very exciting event occurs at the end of the “Winter Season”. Qatar International Food Festival. What I love about this event is that it gets better every year. This year was cozy, unique, & delicious!

Since every. single. blogger, and, influence, and photographer, and food lover have been there eating, enjoying the fresh air, and capturing absolutely breathtaking photos , I decided to join the tide and give you all my side of the story 🙂

What to Eat??

Silly question, right 🙂 What I loved about this year’s edition is that it catered to everyone. There were hotels, chains, and most importantly, local businesses.

Of hotels I enjoyed: W Hotel, La Cigale, & Retaj. My favorite yummilicious chains were Ocean Basket, Shake Shack, Nandos, & Jollibee! The local businesses I tried so far are Yummy Delicious, Burger 3altayer (pronounced Altayer), Violette Chocoletier, Churros Spot, Pistacolate, Arnag, and Minis-Doha. Now you know how I gained weight!

The local businesses are what impressed me the most. Here are few recommendations:

  • Yummy Delicious: Lotus Dolce Cake. Bonus: A dreamy booth! Very photogenic
  • Arnag: YUMM!!! Chicken wings! I also heard their burgers are delicious. The long queues says it all.
  • Burger 3altayer: Signature burger. Homemade. ’nuff said.
  • Minis-Doha: Ask for their Samoy fries. I’ll keep it a surprise.
  • Churros Spot: Nutella Churros.

What to Do?

  • Sit on the hill and enjoy the view
  • High Tea (Sheraton). 90 QR only for a generous selection
  • Evergreen Organics. The hut is too adorable to ignore
  • Fireworks. 8 pm everyday! Hurry! April 8th is the last day
  • Selfies. Splash fountain, QIFF Logo, and QIFF wall of plates.
  • Dinner in the Sky. 500 QR
  • Eat. Duh

Pictures to encourage you to visit ( or go back again)

Ps. I am not a professional photographer nor am I trying to be one 🙂

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Last day is April 8th so hurry up!!!

Enjoy!