Friday, January 28, 2011

Bandar Aden, Yemeni Restaurant in Souq Waqif

Bandar Aden Yemeni Restaurant

First they brought us some chicken broth soup.

My favorite: chicken ogda

chicken mindy

The bread is huge and so delicious and warm.  Here's the full meal: salta, chicken ogda, chicken mindy, and salsa tasting demaa with bread.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Outside Mathaf.

The new museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, near Education City was very nice and well organized.  They had many modern paintings and didn't disappoint.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Salmon Bento Box at Sushi Minto

The salmon bento box at Sushi Minto was awesome!  Salmon sushi is my favorite so this was perfect.  :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Japan vs. Qatar

This was a very heated and exciting game.  The Japanese were all together in one corner doing very organized cheers and chants for their team.  The rest of the stadium was actually completely full which was shocking.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sakura at the Ramada Plaza Hotel

Probably my favorite Japanese restaurant in Qatar, Sakura, has a really great selection.  Here I tried the gyouza (dumplings) and bentou box.  The gyouza were good (could be just a little better) and the bentou was also quite good.  The "yaki niku" was not yaki niku (slightly cooked short rib meat) though and way overcooked.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Maxim at the Ramada Plaza Hotel

This was the best steak I've had so far in Qatar and actually even comparable to Ruth's Chris.  A Filipino woman cooked the steaks right at the table, not necessary and a little awkward actually since she seemed kinda unhappy.  However, the steak and sauce were soooo good that I didn't think too much.  Yum, French food.  :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

South Korea va. Australia

Yay for FamilyMart!!  (FamilyMart is a Japanese convenience store.)

Isfahan Garden in Souq Waqif

 Isfahan Garden is decorated in typical Iranian fashion.

Isfahan Garden is in Souq Waqif right off of the main road. It's possible to sit outside or inside the restaurant. It's usually more fun to sit outside in the souq since the atmosphere is awesome, but for Isfahan Garden, try going inside. There are places to sit on the sides of the restaurant with cushions and pillows where you sit on the floor in a cool semi-secluded area with just your friends. You can experience more of the traditional way of eating here. The best thing I had was the hummus and the bread was also great.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fish & Chips at the Irish Harp in the Sheraton Doha

Fish & Chips with some cider - perfect!  These weren't bad at all!

Japanese Dance at Katara

For the occasion of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011, the Embassy of Japan organized a Japanese dance and a drum concert for 8 January 2011 at Cultural Village at the Open-air Stage 2 (Opposite to the Amphitheatre sea side).

(1) Yosakoi dance (a Japanese folklore dance)18:00 ~ 20:00
(2) Japanese Drum concert 20:00 ~ 22:00

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jay Sean Concert

Jay Sean came to perform in Qatar for the Asian Football Games. The concert was free and really fun. For the final song, the Jerboa mascots came on the stage and were also dancing.

mascots dancing with Jay Sean

The AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011™ mascots are a family of Jerboas, a rodent found in the deserts of Qatar. The characters are named after different locations in the north, south, east and west of Qatar.

Aspire Tower

Monday, January 3, 2011

Corniche at Doha Marriott Hotel

So cute!

The nightly seafood buffet.  It was good, just so much food...