The Dubai Diaries: Fish Market @ Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek

Located at: Baniyas Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 08 Apr, 2018 Here’s another spot that doesn’t disappoint. This was our first visit since Fish Market’s facelift from the rustic, bamboo and thatched-roof interior to the more contemporary white and teal décor. Quite nice, I must say. In fact, the restaurant looks more open…

The Dubai Diaries: PAUL @ Deira City Center

Located at: 8th Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 07 May, 2018 Yes, I don’t usually review restaurant chains. However, this international French bakery / pâtisserie / café / restaurant is certainly no fast-food chain and in fact borders on a sort of relaxed gourmet style. Their Parisian influenced ambiance and uniforms are eye-catching (cue…

The Dubai Diaries: Hoi An @ Shangri-La

Located at: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 04 May, 2018 This restaurant has been one of our favourites in Dubai for years. We started off enjoying the place as occasional diners, mostly reveling in the delicious food they offer on their à la carte menu. And then we discovered their Friday…

The Dubai Diaries: Shakespeare and Co. @ The Dubai Mall

Located at: Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 01 May, 2018 I have passed this place by several times in the past, and always thought of it as an ‘English Afternoon Tea’ sort of spot. Such is the cute, old-English style décor. However, a stop at the place on this particular…

The Euro Diaries: Papal Cream Cake in Krakow

A visit to the Wadowice area of Krakow warrants for a taste of what is affectionately known as Papal Cream Cake. Made famous by its association with Pope (now St.) John Paul II, who was born and spent his childhood here, the “cake” is actually a dense block of vanilla cream custard sandwiched between thicker…

The Euro Diaries: Delicious Kazimierz Food Tour in Krakow

Foodie in Krakow? Take this tour. You’re bound to try a whole lot of stuff that you may not come across (or shy away from even if you do) on this tour. It’s a walking tour with six stops during which you get to taste about fifteen different authentic Polish dishes, plus two Polish vodkas…

The Euro Diaries: Holland Fries in Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam, Holland fries are a MUST have. Yes, apparently they are the pioneers of what we commonly refer to as ‘French fries’. Voted No. 1 on TripAdvisor, Manneken Pis is a hugely popular place to get some. With long queues, three portion sizes and loads of toppings to choose from, this is a…

The Euro Diaries: Canal Dinner Cruise in Amsterdam

There was nothing traditional about the food served on this cruise. But the reason The Eat Log decided, in hindsight, to share these images is because each and every course was SO delicious. We were served with a delectable aperitif and chocolates at the end too. Bursting with flavour in just the right portion sizes,…

The Euro Diaries: Tapas in Barcelona

Of course, a visit to Spain would be incomplete without some tapas! This particular restaurant dished out a little more than we could handle – their traditional bread with olive oil and tomato purée, prawns, pork, octopus, squid, more prawns and a rather generous plate of ham. ¡Buen provecho! Or as they say in Catalan,…

The Euro Diaries: Paella in Barcelona

This dense, almost porridge-like rice dish is hugely popular in Spain, enjoyed by locals at lunch and dinner. Paella is available at pretty much every restaurant that serves local cuisine and is commonly served with seafood. Tastes great with flavours of tomato, herbs and mild curry on the palate. A must-try if you’re in the…

The Euro Diaries: Salami & Cheese Cones in Barcelona

These little cones of salami slices and cheese fingers make the perfect snack for a walk-about through the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Often accompanied by bite-sized crispy, baguette-shaped bread, these absolutely delicious treats can be found in plenty at St. Joseph’s Food Market on La Rambla Street as well as at little meateries and eateries…

The Dubai Diaries: Bestoon Samad @ Al Ghurair Center

Located at: Al Rigga Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Visited on: 14 Apr, 2018 We thought of checking out this (relatively) new Iraqi restaurant while we were in town. The fifth branch of the Samad Group Restaurants and the first outside of Iraq, the interior of this place has been designed to reflect the authenticity…