Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunset at Barzan Towers in Umm Salal Mohammed

Grape Leaves & Shawarma in Ruwais

It was so cool to see these guys making grape leaves!  I asked if I could take photos and they were cool with it.  The staff were very kind.

We also got shawarma from this place and it was one of the best I've had in Qatar!  What a nice surprise.  :)

Anbul Garden Restaurant in Ruwais


Zubara Fort

Good to see Zubara Fort no longer under renovation!  Looks like there are some plans for the old Zubara Town nearby...

We visited just after it was announced that this traditional pearl fishing town became the first Qatari site to enter the UNESCO World Heritage List.  Exciting!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Le Vesuvio in Katara


After the performance we joined one of the performers for a quick bite at the new Italian restaurant in Katara, Le Vesuvio.  We got a pizza and the aubergine au parmesan.  The aubergine au parmesan was quite good and I'm not a huge fan of eggplant!

Le Vesuvio
Building 20, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay, Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 4408 1501 – Fax: +974 4408 1501
Opening Times: 12pm-3pm Lunch, 3:30pm-6:30pm Coffee Break, 11pm-7pm dinner, Mon-Sat closed Sun.

Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Katara

K had an extra ticket last minute to Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony!  It was a lovely performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in the Opera House at Katara.  We had box seats!

view from our box seats inside the Opera House at Katara

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bath & Body Works opens in Doha!!!!

When I read about this online, I just couldn't believe it....  So V and I went to check it out for ourselves in the new mall, Dar Al Salam.  I almost cried when I saw the shop!!!  Also I totally converted V into liking this place...  It really is soooo much better than Body Shop.

Now if only Bath & Body Works will bring back the HandiBac lotion.... :)

Bath & Body Works
Dar Al Salam Mall
Doha, Qatar
+974 447 88471

Magnolia Bakery in Dar Al Salam Mall

Also saw Magnolia Bakery in Dar Al Salam Mall!  This is my brother's favorite cupcake place but I still like Georgetown Cupcake better.  I think the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery are just too sweet!

They do have some date cupcakes though...

Magnolia Bakery
Dar Al Salam Mall
Abu Hamour
Doha, Qatar
+974 4450 9407
Store Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  

Payless opens as well!!!

It was also exciting to find Payless in Dar Al Salam Mall, too! They had a great selection of cute shoes and the prices weren't too bad.  Looks like there's another location in Al Khor...

Payless ShoeSource 
Dar Al-Salam 
Doha, Qatar
+974 4458 1033

Payless ShoeSource 
Al Khor Mall 
Al Khor, Qatar
+974 4472 5258

Yemeni Lunch

An amazing Yemeni lunch...  V and I got to try the chicken version of salta for the first time.  It was soooo good!!  I didn't even know salta could be made with chicken...

chicken salta

There was also this amazing chicken with rice.  I love this rice so much!

chicken and rice

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dinner at K108

Well the secret is out and now everyone knows how great K108 is!  The prices seem to be a bit higher as well but the food was still excellent.

lobster and avocado salad


white fish and filet mignon

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Madfoun at Bandar Aden

Tried a new dish at Bandar Aden!  This is called madfoun.  It's a northern Yemeni dish from Hoddideh.  The meat is cooked under the coal.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Changes at the Central Post Office

Lots of changes at the post office!  The huge parking garage was closed and the new parking was sort of in the back and outside near the construction.  It was cool to use this huge entrance for the first time.

The cost of sending postcards to the US also changed from 2QR to 2.50QR.  So many changes!

I liked these new stamps.  One from Morocco and the other about the UN Climate Change Conference last fall 2012.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dinner at Oishi Sushi

Hisashiburi Oishi Sushi!  It has been such a long time.

We got my favorite, salmon & avocado, and also tried the soft shell crab maki.  The salmon & avocado was great but the soft shell crab was just ok... definitely it's better to get the soft shell crab maki at Market at the W!

After getting used to having spicy mayo with sushi all the time in the US, I requested some spicy mayo here, too.  It wasn't the normal spicy mayo made with Japanese mayo and sriracha, but it wasn't bad...  Seems it was made with mayo and spice powder.

Definitely satisfied my sushi craving!

Musheireb Project

Wow there has been so much progress on the Musheireb project!!  So exciting!