@Tatami_Kuwait introduces Brunch with a Japanese twist

All of last week, I was impatiently waiting for Friday morning to arrive to go to the launch of Tatami’s new breakfast and brunch weekend menu. Now I know what you might be thinking, a Japanese restaurant that serves breakfast? How?

Well let me tell you, the menu consists of traditional breakfast items with Japanese-inspired ingredients. The only Japanese item they have on the menu is the okonomiyaki, and I highly recommend you give it a try.

We arrived at Tatami at around 10:30 in the morning, and I quickly noticed the beautifully arranged flowers in tin mugs decorating the restaurant.

Aren’t they beautiful! The leaves of one of the flowers look like lettuce leaves which was so appropriate. The entire arrangement looks like a salad and I just want to eat it up.  Continue reading

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Singapore: Brunching (Final)

My last weekend in Singapore, my sister was with me and fortunately was also my only full free weekend.

On that Saturday we went to have brunch at Jones, mix of grocery store and cafe.

And now let’s take a look at their mouth-watering display of  tartlets

And best of all they make all their pastries right in front of you!

The pastry chef here was preparing pastry to make croissants.

Since it was a weekend, it took us at least 30 minutes to get seated but it was worth the wait!

My cappuccino!

My Eggs Dish which was fantastic! The tomato sauce, the bread the perfectly cooked eggs and the spinach…all beyond excellent!

My sister’s dish: Poached eggs, mushrooms and bread. You can never go wrong with perfectly cooked poached eggs but my dish was far more superior and yummier!

Although I just had lunch, I am salivating as I remember my egg dish. It was THAT good. So if you happen to be in Singapore be sure to check this place out. It’s located at the top floor of the Mandarin Gallery on Orchard Road.

And oh yeah! I have a brunch post coming up soon!

Singapore: Episode 1

Greetings from Singapore! I am here for the next 20 days for “business”. Actually while I’m at it let me market the organization I work for. My colleagues and I are in Singapore to install and set up Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s world famous exhibition, “Treasury of the World: Jewelled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals”, which is opening on February 12th to the public at the Asian Civilisations Museum  in Singapore! So if you’re in Singapore anytime from that date until June 27th be sure to check it out! For more information click here.

So back to the food business. Since I will be gone for so long, I thought that having a food diary would keep this place alive and its’s also a way to document my trip, through food nonetheless. My plan is to post once a day.

So now I give you day 1…

My days are all messed up. I am jet lagged. I don’t even know what day it is. All I know is that I woke up after 12 + hours and then some more sleep and I was starving. It’s Sunday and I wanted brunch, not hotel breakfast. So I searching online what’s the trendy place to go have brunch on a lazy Sunday and this is what I found…

It was a located at what seems to be a brand new shopping mall (ION Orchard) and the atmosphere at the cafe was quite lovely. Very chic! Also, excellent location for people watching.

I ordered an eggs benedict. It was good although the hollandaise sauce was a bit too tart for my taste. I will definitely take my parents for late lunch or dinner when they come visit in a few days!

After a few hours of walking around Orchard Road, I needed to drink my tea, relax and have something sweet. I went back to the Ion Orchard, as the metro station was there , and found JAMS, a small coffee shop in the bookshop Prologue with an endless array of delicious looking cakes and pastries.

I ordered mint tea, a raspberry crumble and my newly purchased book.

It was a much needed break.

I went straight back to the hotel, and needless to say I slept some more! I’m telling you, I am SO jet lagged.

I woke up a couple of hours later hungry and still very tired. I ordered room service…

I wanted to try something Singaporean so I ordered their Signature Laksa, a coconut-based soup noodle, with bean sprouts, fish cakes, prawns, quail eggs (which were too heavy!) and some other mysterious ingredients that I couldn’t figure out.  It was delicious!

Ok I need to go to bed now, first day of work at the museum tomorrow (umm today)!

Enjoy!

Brunching in Dubai

I am back in Kuwait for a few days now and so I apologize for the lack of updates! Time just passes by so quickly that it feels like I have no time to post, although I have content and images for at least 3 different posts! I will have to eventually post them. So please be patient with me.

This is my second post on Dubai. As I said before Dubai’s food is mediocre at its best but when our friend Rahab told us she’s going to surprise with a new breakfast (that later turned to a brunch) place that will surely turn into a post, I knew it had to be good, and it was. Continue reading

Suggestions?

I started this blog thinking that it would force me to start baking and I did get excited. I had many, many ideas but now I feel like I’m back to my lazy self!

So please suggest ideas for me. Are there any recipes you would like me to try? A dish you tried somewhere and wish to recreate it?

Let me know! I’m open to anything!

In other news, I am excited about the long week off. I am looking forward to being a bum and making breakfast at the chalet….creamy scrambled eggs, pancakes, tea in the morning, Turkish coffee at noon and endless munching!

chalet

…daydreaming at work

dreaming of fluffy, sweet ricotta pancakes, macerated berries, drizzles of rich maple syrup, warmed chocolate hazelnut spread, poached eggs with yolks dripping down the sides, smell of freshly cracked pepper and sea salt…..

….oh how I miss my lazy Friday brunches