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Spinach mushroom and tomato omelette, IHOP Dubai home delivery
Spinach mushroom and tomato omelette home delivery from IHOP

In Dubai, everybody is advised to stay in their homes and self-quarantine as far as possible, and for the next couple of weeks, all restaurants are closed except for home delivery. I therefore thought I would put together a list of my favorite restaurants for home delivery along with the dishes I usually order.

I mainly use Uber Eats because they let you track the order in detail. Furthermore, you can tip online and request completely contactless delivery. I have also previously used Zomato which sometimes has some really good offers, and many of my friends use Deliveroo.

The list features restaurants that deliver to my neighborhood (Dubai Marina). Here it is:

My favorite restaurants in Dubai for home delivery

Did I miss something? What’s your favorite place for home delivery? Send me a message.

Breakfast

IHOP: Spinach, mushroom and tomato omelette (comes with Hollandaise sauce). I’m not a big fan of their pancakes, but their crepes are really nice.

Pizza

Fratelli la Bufala – A new favorite of mine. Rather pricey pizzas but there is a 2-for-1 offer on Uber Eats for select pizzas. I hope they keep that offer. If you like anchovies, get the Napoli pizza (anchovies, tomato, mozzarella and capers), it’s delicious.

800 Pizza – A safe pizza bet in Dubai Marina: The Margherita with buffalo mozzarella is good, but if you like pizzas with white sauce, go for the Classic Truffle pizza.

Cucina Mia – Decent pizzas, reasonably priced (for some reason the pizzas do not show in the Uber Eats menu right now. I assume it’s a temporary bug): Bresaola Rucola e Grana is the best (rocket salad and bresaola).

Burgers

Bareburger – Best vegan burgers around: The Duchesse with vegan cheese and portobello bacon is my favorite.

ShakeShack: The Shack Stack with beef patty and crispy breaded portobello mushrooms is the best.

Cheesecake Factory: Poul claims that the Glam Burger is the best burger he has ever had.

Lebanese/Middle East

Zaroob: The Manakeesh Garlic Chicken Wrap is the best.

Operation Falafel: Poul always gets the OF Sliders Box with 12 mini sliders. Great value for money, and you can pick and choose between 3 different kinds of sliders.

Sushi

Sushi Art (the one at JBR) – Not sure they’re on Uber Eats, but I think they are on Zomato. Not the cheapest but also not the most expensive, and their sushi is consistently good: I like most of their menu, but the Salmon Ceviche and the Signature Rolls I have tried were all really good.

Thai

Cafe Isan – Best Thai restaurant in my neighborhood: Som Tam (papaya salad), Laab Gai (salad with minced chicken and herbs, remember not to order it too spicy), Thai Iced Tea, Yam Woon Sen (glass noodle salad with seafood). Their Khao Man Gai (chicken rice) is also nice although the chicken is a bit chewy. Tried the DIY Som Tam kit. It does not come with instructions, so if you’ve also ordered other dishes, it can be difficult to know which ingredients that are condiments to the other dishes and which ingredients that go into the salad. Cafe Isan is not on Uber Eats but you can order through their website.

Korean

Hyu – The best of the Korean restaurants that delivers to Dubai Marina if you ask me. A bit pricey, but worth it: Kimbap (Korean maki rolls with vegetables), Moolnaengmyun (cold buckwheat noodles in a tasty broth), Bibimbap (rice topped with vegetables and a fried egg).

Indian

Zafran in Marina Mall – Consistently good Indian food: Paneer Makhani and lots of naan. When I have dined in the restaurant, the garlic naan have been really good, but they tend to get a rather bitter flavor when ordered as home delivery. Go for the butter naan instead for home delivery.

Vegan

Soul Santé – One of the only all-vegan restaurants in Dubai Marina: Banana Protein Pancakes and Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Desserts and cakes

Magnolia Bakery: Banana pudding and cheese cake. I don’t like their cupcakes (I find the frosting too heavy and buttery).

Dunkin, Tim Hortons and Krispy Kreme: The donuts at these three places are all good. If forced to choose I would probably pick Krispy Kreme as number 1. I like the custard-filled ones the best.

Cheesecake Factory: The Strawberry Cheesecake is the best

To be continued – I will keep updating this list

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Rembrandt Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

Post from my old blog about a Bangkok trip in 2013

In Bangkok I stayed at Rembrandt Towers Serviced Apartments (not to be confused with Rembrandt Hotel next door). A former colleague of mine had recommended the place and I was really excited to see, how it was. Unfortunately, the first impression was rather disappointing since the front desk chose to give me a room just below a floor, where some serious and very noisy renovation was taking place.

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Recipe: The super-easy feta cheese dip that everybody loves

This feta cheese dip is super-easy and very quick to make. Perfect as a snack before dinner or to bring along to a pot luck party. I usually add sundried tomatoes or roasted red peppers (the ones in oil are the best), but you can add anything you feel like. 

Recipe: Feta Cheese Dip

Here’s what you need:

250 g/9oz Feta cheese

4 Tbsp. Olive oil

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Roasted peppers or sundried tomatoes (the ones in olive oil are the best for this purpose)

2 garlic cloves (crushed)

Cayenne pepper

Use a fork to mash the feta cheese and mix it with the olive oil in a bowl.

Add a slice of finely chopped, roasted pepper or a couple of sun dried tomatoes to add some flavor and a nice red color to the dip.

Add a little cayenne pepper to make the dip just spicy enough, but forget about adding salt, as the feta is very salty itself.

You can also use a food processor to mix all the ingredients, but I like the chunkier texture you get from using a fork. Furthermore, it makes the dip look more homemade, and not like something you’ve picked up from the grocery store.

As for the feta cheese, make sure you use one made from sheep’s milk. The ones from cow’s milk, (which isn’t actually feta), will not have the same creaminess and will lack the characteristic sharp feta flavor.


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Oslo: Vigeland Park

by Sanne
Vigeland Park

Another post from my old blog

Vigeland Park is a part of Frogner Park, which is a huge green park in Oslo. Vigeland Park is known for its huge collection of distinct sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, and even though I don’t usually consider myself as being very much into art, the sculptures in Vigeland Park are really something special. They are so fascinating and unique, and I just couldn’t stop watching.

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Gilani's, a supermarket restaurant in Nakuru

I visited Kenya back in 2012 and this is a post from my old blog

One of the nicest restaurant in Nakuru is the supermarket restaurant Gilani’s. Located one stair up at the supermarket bearing the same name, Gilani’s turned out to be a great place for dinner. Most items on the menu was 200KES (2.5USD) or less, and the restaurant had some of Nakuru’s nicest and cleanest restrooms. We immediately fell in love with this unusual place.

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Kenya: A day in Nairobi

by Sanne

I visited Kenya back in 2012 and this is a post from my old blog

I woke up with a roaring appetite, and decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood to find something to eat. Along the streets that line the bus station next to the hotel, there are plenty of small stalls that sell fruit and clothes. There are also a few stalls with eateries and some butcher shops.

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