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

New Foodie Favorites: 2 Desserts & a crust!

So, I AM BACK. To blogging that is, of course. I’ve been away for two reasons: Ramadan & I was also going through a hardcore blogger’s block. I had no ideas and no strength to even write.

Of course, my first topic since my short hiatus is about food 🙂 Come on, are you even surprised? I bet you’re not!

During my time off I discovered 3 favorites: a cake, a crust, and a new restaurant that serves my favorite Arabic/Turkish dessert.

CAKE (Paul’s Bakery & Restaurant)

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Last week, we celebrated Father’s Day and I wanted to purchase a cake from somewhere closer to our house since I was too lazy to drive elsewhere and Paul was the best idea.

I  honestly cannot remember what this cake’s called and I am not going to pretend I do! Anyway, this cake is made from my three favorites: Brownie, light cream, and berries! Chocolate and berries have always been one my favorites blended flavors. This cake will definitely be one of my favorites from now on!

THE CRUST (Biella Restaurant) 

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My family loves pizza and to be honest, we got tired of all those giant fast food restaurants. Why? Because the crust was always an issue! One Ramadan night, we were supposed to have Iftar at 800 Degrees; however, since I forgot to make a reservation, we decided to opt for Biella instead. It was our first time and we absolutely loved their crust. Soft AND Crunchy! Just a side note to Biella’s management: please add more toppings 🙂

KNEFE (Al Bisana Restaurant)

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I specifically decided to head to this restaurant for one reason: Their Knefe. & I was not disappointed. Crispy where it should be crispy and cheesy where it should be cheesy. Definitely coming back to try their soft Knefe.

Bonus: Shawarma is also good but there are better options closer to where I live.

That is the end. Hope you enjoyed my new favorites. Trying more new restaurants in July so hopefully I’ll find more favorites!

 

Smile 🙂