Category Archives: TRAVEL: AROUND THE WORLD
Trouser Anna Kadai, Chennai, India
I often wonder what will happen to treasures like Trouser Kadai in times of covid?
This tiny hole in the wall spot in Chennai has been a favorite for locals for almost four decades now. Tucked away in the crevices of RK Mutt Road, owner Rajendran still helms his tiny kitchen after all these years. You can spot him as the one cooking shirtless wearing his signature shorts which begot this spot it’s name of “Trouser Anna Kadai”.Continue reading
Eating at Al Moudira, Luxor, Egypt
The Al Moudira hotel located in the West Bank, close to the Valley of the King in Luxor, is one of the most beautiful properties I have ever experienced.
Sofra, Luxor, Egypt
Luxor is where you will see the grand temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Anakato, Aswan, Egypt
There is so much to see in Egypt and the flavor of different parts of the country varies so much. For me – I couldn’t get over the beauty of the South and the Nubian culture, hospitality and food that it offers.
El Shabrawy, Cairo, Egypt
El Shabrawy is a fast food chain of eateries which are popular for their shwarma, tamiya (broad bean patties) and other sandwiches.
El Dahan, Cairo, Egypt
El-Dahan is a really popular barbequed meat spot located in the heart of Khan El Khalili market.
Fishawi’s Café, Cairo, Egypt
Fishawi’s Cafe is one of Cairo’s oldest cafés located in the midst of Khan el Khalili market. It has been around since 1710 and is now run by the 7th generation of the Fishawi family!
Felfela, Cairo, Egypt
Felfela is one of those classic Cairo restaurants – loved equally by tourists and locals.
This cheery café is adorned with a simple rustic décor and a straightforward menu serving Egyptian classics. The dishes are very well priced and everything was tasty.
My favorite dish there was their taamiya (the local version of falafel) which was just outstanding.
Felfela is located in Downtown Cairo and rather easy to get to.
Koshary Abou Tarek, Cairo, Egypt
Koshary often referred to, as the national dish of Egypt might have been one of my most favorites. Made of rice, pasta, brown lentils and chickpeas with a tomato based sauce to top it off along with fried onions and hot sauce, this is a definite must do during your travels.
Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza & Beyman Café, Cairo, Egypt
The Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza is a really lovely hotel located right on the Nile with stunning views of Cairo city and the beautiful river. We even had a view of the Pyramids of Giza off in the distance from our balcony.
Andrea El Mariouteya, Giza, Egypt
When you visit Cairo you will definitely go and see the great Pyramids of Giza and of course you will be hungry after. I have a culinary destination for you in Giza that is almost as good as the Pyramids themselves.
Tableya Masreya, Cairo, Egypt
The City Stars Mall filled with modern stores and restaurants has become quite a destination in Cairo. For me I would always prefer shopping in the charming nooks and crannies of Khan el-Khalili market but there are some restaurants worthy of attention at the mall.
Tableya Masreya is one such spot serving home-style Egyptian food from secret family recipes that are well worth preserving.
Eating, traveling in and falling in love with Egypt
Egypt has always been one of my top bucket list places to visit and this past year when I actually visited – it was almost surreal.
Semilla, Paris, France
Chez Marcel, Paris, France
Breizh Café, Paris, France
Pierre Hermes, Paris, France
La Maison du Chou, Paris, France
Arnaud Larher, Paris, France
Septime, Paris, France
La Patiserie Des Reve, Paris, France
Countryside Food & Wine Tour w/ Culinary Tours of Paris, Ile-de-France Region
On one of our days in Paris we decided to take a “Countryside Food and Wine Tour” with the wonderful husband and wife team of John-Paul Fortney and Julie of Culinary Tours of Paris.
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Krishna Di Kulfi , Pandara Road, New Delhi, India
Krishna di Kulfi is one of the oldest kulfi shops in New Delhi. This quintessentially Indian version of an ice-cream parlor and sweet shop offers over 40 flavors of kulfi including some unusual offerings such as paan, chicku, khas, coffee and so on.