Sake No ‘Legend’

Every time I’d go to London with my grandmother, (yeah, I know we used to have a habit for that) we would stay at this very exclusive, little posh hotel in Mayfair. The first thing I would always see on my way out to the high street was “Sake No Hana“; a Japanese fine dining…

Baky – Staying on Top

A couple of days ago I had the honor of attending Baky Hospitality’s first press conference. The conference was held to announce the addition of a special team member to the F&B giants namely; Chef Reif Othman. As soon as I walked into Kazoku – Baky’s flagship restaurant – where the conference was held, I…

Review: The Four Fat Ladies

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I go on a big rant every year about the ridiculous Ramadan desserts produced by all the pastry shops and restaurants in Egypt. After having gone through the trouble of explaining my point of view on why chocolate and Middle Eastern sweets…

ESCA – Gastronomic Wonder

One of the reasons I started my blog was to find the best restaurants in Egypt and expose them. Before you jump on a high horse of linguistic correctness, I would like to explain that I my judgement on a restaurant’s quality is not just about the quality of the food it serves. The quality…

Brunch With Mom

Posted by Egypt Today Magazine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 My mom and I couldn’t be more different about food. If I ever suggest a nice place to eat at, she will say ‘No’ before I even complete my sentence. Therefore, once I started planning a special Mother’s Day meal, I thought it would be…

Saigon – Asian Delight

I can’t wait to tell you about the feast I had at Fairmont Nile City’s Saigon last week! A few close friends and I, thought we’d go and indulge on Asian. First, we had all the colorful appetizers you can think of. From sushi to spring rolls and salmon ceviche to shrimp with mango salsa….

Navigating Through Culinary Delight

The Navigator’s Table – Renaissance Hotel As one of the very few privileged people in the country, MO4 Network invited me on behalf of Renaissance Hotel to attend “The Navigator’s Table”; hosted by celebrity Chef Wesam Masoud. If there’s one thing to wish for in 2018, it would be that all food events I get…

T.A.O. – Total Asian Obsession

fl3hdahwfuhjshkjhfsjk hshfjhjh… Yes!!! My fingers are so excited and restless that I can hardly type straight! Please excuse any typos in this one… A few nights ago I had the privilege of dining at Dust Thani’s Asian restaurant; TAO with my bestie. The menu consists of three sections; Chinese, Japanese and Indian with some Thai…

Ramadan Specials

We’re back to the holy month of eating! And besides the fact that I will probably keep telling everyone for the rest of my life that chocolate and Middle Eastern Sweets do not pair well, I have seen some interesting innovations this Ramadan and wanted to tell you all about them. This would also justify…

Bread Basics

Have you ever noticed that some sandwiches are really hard to eat? Have you noticed how some breads are tough, stretchy and gummy-like? If you haven’t noticed any of these things, then please go put a slice of bread in the microwave for one minute and eat it.. Or go grab a sandwich from Costa…

Speakeasy: Reinventing Classics

From the moment I passed the first host desk, I felt like I was being transported to another dimension. A garden labyrinth led me to the entrance of Speakeasy, where I found an antique bronze lion sleeping over the sign. Inside, I was greeted by the lovely PR Manager herself, who gently pulled down the…

Maestro: An Italian Orchestra of Flavors

I’ve walked into the Intercontinental – City Stars quite a few times because I’ve always loved to dine there. Today I was going to try a place that I normally walked past not noticing it’s supremacy. On the right side of the lobby stands a little table with a piece of architecture as its backdrop…