Category: Restaurants

Lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

One of the best breakfasts I've ever had on my travels was at the Shangri La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That is why, when the opportunity arose to have lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi during my visit to the UAE, I didn't hesitate to take it. This […]

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The 9 Best Halaal Restaurants In Johannesburg

I am often asked what the best halaal restaurants in Johannesburg are. I have my opinions but I conducted some polls on social media as well and there were a few that came up, time and again.  Of course, everyone may not agree as restaurant reviews are usually based on personal preferences and experiences. As […]

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Simply Asia Celebrity Cook-off #ReadySteadyWok

Simply Asia is one of my favourite franchise restaurants in South Africa so when Simply Asia Norwood invited me for their Ready Steady Wok celebrity cook-off event, I couldn’t say no. The event was hosted by the national Thai food franchise and forms part of a series of celebrity cook-offs from which Simply Asia will […]

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Jasmine Restaurant - A Taste of Syria in Benoni

Update:December 2018 - This restaurant is now closed. I'm always looking for new restaurants to experience and the more unique the cuisine, the more appealing it is to me. I had heard about Jasmine Restaurant soon after it opened early last year, but somehow never made it there before. The restaurant is tucked away in […]

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Review: Aurelies Health & Lifestyle Cafe

“Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who live according to its laws.” Leonardo Da Vinci This quote at the entrance welcomes you to Aurelies Health & Lifestyle Cafe. I finally got down to visiting after hearing so much about it and seeing so many mouth-watering photos on Instagram over the past few months. […]

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Review: Cilantros - Tapas, Seafood, Grill , Sandton

Tapas are not something I do often - mainly because the restaurants I tend to frequent don't offer them. So when Zomato gave me a Cilantros voucher for being on their Blogger Leaderboard, I looked at the menu and decided that I definitely wanted to try the tapas out. The tantalising descriptions certainly helped with […]

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Nizamiye Mosque - Istanbul in Johannesburg

Nizamiye Mosque - "Where heart and mind meet" As one travels on the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is likely that one’s eye will be caught by a striking vision of domes and minarets, a sight one would be much more likely to see in Istanbul, Turkey than in Midrand, Johannesburg. It is […]

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