Last week I was invited to Farzi Café down at City Walk in Dubai. Farzi Café serves up modern Indian cuisine in casual settings, but with molecular gastronomy ambitions that feels like fine dining. Liquid nitrogen seemed to be an overall theme for the dishes we tried, and you know me; I love that kind of special effects food.
The other night, my friend Peter and I went for dinner at The Sky, which is a Korean restaurant inside Golden Tulip Hotel in Al Barsha. It’s a casual, but nice restaurant, and it’s not too far from Dubai Marina. Besides, it is one of Peter’s favorite Korean restaurants in Dubai.
It’s beach season in Dubai and for a long time, I’ve been looking for shoes to wear by the pool or at the beach. I find it hard to walk in flip-flops, but I also don’t want to expose my non-beach shoes to sand and saltwater. When I was in Bangkok, I found these cute plastic ballerinas from a brand called Jelly Bunny.
I’m usually quite good at taking the subway in Manhattan, but for some reason it often goes haywire, when I am going to Brooklyn. The other day, I was meeting with Leah and Stephanie at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which is close to Union station, so I could have taken the N or the R train directly from Manhattan. Instead I managed to get on the J train and ended up on Hewes Street instead. From Hewes Street you can get some really great photos with Williamsburg Bridge in the background, but that wasn’t the goal of my trip, so after a couple of quick iPhone shots, I hurried down to get an Uber.
Barney Greengrass! This is the place where I had my very first Lox & Cream Cheese Bagel many years ago. I try to go back, whenever I am in this part of the city, so I was surprised, when I realized that I hadn’t introduced Poul to this place at an earlier point. Though it’s probably because we have been staying in Lower East Side most of the times, we have been in NYC together, and Barney Greengrass is quite far from there, in Upper West Side.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I cannot recall that there has ever been a Danish café or a Danish restaurant in Dubai. Instead, we had to make do with Swedish candy, pickled herring and ryebread mix from IKEA. Same, same but different.
I often get emails from readers asking about cheap hotels in New York, so I found this blog post from my old blog about Seton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan that I thought I would share with you. Especially the rooms with shared bathroom are really good value for money. Sorry about the mess in the room, but my stay (and the photos) was before I learned to snap those hotel room photos before I settle in and make a mess:)
The Thai restaurant Sticky Rice opened 3 months ago out in JVC, which is a residential area about a 15-minute-drive from Dubai Marina. Sticky Rice is one of the restaurants that everybody is talking about right now, so the other day my foodie friend J asked if we should go and check it out. I’m always up for good Thai food, so we decided to go the very same evening.