Mozzo Centrale – for homey food

I have been frequenting this quaint neighbourhood on Umm Al Sheif that lies spot in the middle of Jumeirah. This stretch has about 5 restaurants shoulder-to-shoulder and is my favourite place to sit down with a book and not get distracted by the hustle-bustle around. Of all Mozzo Centrale is my favourite. A cozy, laid-back…

SUFRA Sunny Saturdays

It takes courage to do things low-key in Dubai. The minimalist and quiet restaurant Sufra at the newly opened Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights on Oud Metha Road is the newest entrant on the Dubai weekend brunch scene. Sufra is a warm, destination restaurant offering Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine along with a few Indian…

Can’t Go Wrong With PIZZA!

I confess liking pizza to a fault. I do not agree with the size markings of a restaurant, as my skills have helped me demolish large pizzas without any discomfort or seeking out digestive aids. So, when the zucchinis in my fridge cried out that I had forgotten them, I decided to put them on…

Yum In The Tum Mushroom Sauce

Food dictum: gravy soul! The gravy of any dish is its soul.
Adding complete weight to this adage (that I claim I founded and swear by), this post will make you salivate and want to spoon in a big portion of mushroom gravy. This versatile gravy goes well with just about anything. It’s the perfect partner to grills and steaks and is a fling partner to the crusty bread, if nothing else to go by.
This recipe that I am sharing belongs to my friend Sai, who is a great hand in the kitchen but too shy to talk about it.
Since I excel at that, here is the recipe to the Yum in the Tum Mushroom Gravy!
Read more here: https://burpandbelch.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/yum-in-the-tum-mushroom-sauce/

It’s The SAUCE That Matters

Be it a story or food – it is the sauce that matters! And finally, I found the courage and confidence to make mushroom pasta. I haven’t the courage to make pasta from dough-scratch but the sauce, I got! And the brilliant thing is that one needs just 4 ingredients to have this creamy, shining…

Pasta Disasta!

Pastas are a favourite at home, so much so that my almost 2 year-old loves to squish them! This recipe that I am about to share is a disaster averted, or maybe so I think. At the outset, I invite severe criticism and genteel suggestions from chefs, epicures and foodies alike. I picked up a…

Grilled Chicken w Cherry Tomatoes & Haloumi

This started out as an ambitious plan to rustle up dinner like I see Jamie Oliver do. Inspiration aside, it was the trepidation to get it absolutely right that got me completely involved in this dish that I (unimaginatively) call Grilled Chicken on a bed of Greens, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes with Grilled Haloumi. I am…