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Is the food at this new Japanese restaurant authentic?

Is the food at this new Japanese restaurant authentic?

There’s no question that Japanese food has surged in popularity in recent years. Broadcasting firm NHK found that the number of Japanese restaurants around the world tripled from 24,000 to 89,000 between 2006 and 2016. What’s more, in 2013, Japanese …

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How to make some amazing festive foods

How to make some amazing festive foods

Combine a cup of Christmas spirit, a pinch of generosity and sprinkle liberally with festive cheer and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday season – or you could just try these, instead… Struffoli di Natale A beloved Italian …

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You need to try this Indian restaurant with a twist

You need to try this Indian restaurant with a twist

It’s a real treat getting to eat at high-end restaurants, especially considering that when I was growing up, I would have been happy with a humble plate of mince and potatoes. So break out the silverware and the beautiful crockery …

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Style is on the menu at this new restaurant

Style is on the menu at this new restaurant

With so many new restaurants being announced in Abu Dhabi, we eagerly await the opening of each and every one, from the independent cafes to the five-star hotel outlets. While some have left us bitterly disappointed, others exceed our expectations. …

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How to make the perfect cup of karak chai

How to make the perfect cup of karak chai

Is karak your cup of tea? We explore the history behind the drink and where you can get the perfect blend here in the capital. It’s estimated that as each day dawns around the world, approximately two billion people will …

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Here’s where to find the best karak chai in the capital

Here’s where to find the best karak chai in the capital

With so many karak shops in town, finding the perfect cup is all part of the fun. Here are some of our favourites… Shay Madhboot With the name loosely translating to ‘perfect cup of tea’, this cosy little shop means …

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Does this beautiful spot offer an authentic taste of Japan?

Does this beautiful spot offer an authentic taste of Japan?

When I was in Japan I had little option other than to be an adventurous eater. My wife and I would go to a restaurant, select what we wanted from looking at a picture, point, pay, sit and hope for the …

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You’ll enjoy good food and home comforts here

You’ll enjoy good food and home comforts here

With such a large expatriate community in Abu Dhabi, it’s fair to say that many of us are away from our home countries and comforts, and there are always a few things that we miss. When it comes to a taste …

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Imagination is the focus for this Indian celebrity chef

Imagination is the focus for this Indian celebrity chef

As he celebrates the launch of his latest restaurant, Namak, at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, chef Kunal Kapur talks to features writer Camille Hogg about how Indian cuisine is evolving beyond its nation’s borders. Chef Kunal Kapur believes in breaking …

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Will you be in love with this humble restaurant?

Will you be in love with this humble restaurant?

There is no room for shyness in China, not in restaurants anyway. With so many people to feed and restaurants often pokey and packed with just a handful of tables, you can forget about privacy: You’re going to have to …

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