Konditorei Buchwald: Berlin’s Oldest Pastry Shop is Not Worth Trying

Desserts & Sweets | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Konditorei Buchwald: Berlin’s Oldest Pastry Shop is Not Worth Trying

When in Berlin, visit Patisserie “Konditorei G. Buchwald”! The pastry shop was founded in Cottbus in 1852 and is now the oldest patisserie in Berlin. The specialty is their Baumkuchen…

September 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Spotted Stories

May 18, 2019

Spotted Stories

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Did you know that you can make a sweet hummus with chickpeas? The latest food trend to hit the scene is dessert hummus, and this feels right. This certainly isn’t your typical hummus:…

May 18, 2019

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Desserts & Sweets | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Based in Dubai since 2011, Chef Karim Bourgi is Executive Pastry Chef for the Al Mana Group, a role in which he manages the opening of La Maison du Chocolat Paris boutiques in the Middle East. He has…

May 15, 2019 | News | Dubai

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 17, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 17, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2019

French

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

Occupying the location of Ladurée on Wadi Abou Jamil in Beirut, Quartier Chic the latest Brasserie to open, owned and managed by Maroun Batal. Mr.Batal used to manage Cocteau for the last…

March 19, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

The Union Kitchen: My Best Lunch Experience In Copenhagen

International Cuisine | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

International Cuisine

The Union Kitchen: My Best Lunch Experience In Copenhagen

A professional social media presence on Instagram with beautiful photos make you want to visit The Union Kitchen. Walk into positive and happy vibes make you want to order everything! A sexy menu…

February 24, 2019 | Recommended | Copenhagen

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 06, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Sweet Lebanon: 44 of the Best Mouthwatering Desserts and Cravings

Who doesn’t love desserts? Perfect pieces of mouthwatering indulgences… But where can you find the best of what Lebanon has to offer, in terms of sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream... Are…

January 06, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings of 2018: The Must-Try List

News | New York USA Americas

USA

January 01, 2019

News

New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings of 2018: The Must-Try List

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably eight or nine times already in less than a year, and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have…

January 01, 2019 | Popular | New York

Fou de Patisserie: Best of French Pastry Under One Roof

Desserts & Sweets | Paris France Europe

France

November 18, 2018

Desserts & Sweets

Fou de Patisserie: Best of French Pastry Under One Roof

Fou de Patisserie: Best of French Pastry Under One Roof. "Fou de Patisserie" Crazy pastry is a shop created by a team of passionate sweeties who works every day alongside chefs to promote the…

November 18, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Decadente Madrid: Everything is Unique, I Fell in Love

International Cuisine | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

International Cuisine

Decadente Madrid: Everything is Unique, I Fell in Love

With a review of 4,5/5 on google maps, and decor as beautiful as the one I discovered, I was so excited to browse the menu and enjoy the food. I felt the place from the minute I walked in, the…

September 19, 2018 | Recommended | Madrid

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The…

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

There's One Address for Kashta Desserts: Tripoli

Desserts & Sweets | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

April 23, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

There's One Address for Kashta Desserts: Tripoli

Ashta has one address and that is Tripoli. One of my favorite places is Abdul Rahman Hallab. Despite the fact it's opening shops all around Lebanon, going all the way to the mother city to properly…

April 23, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Tripoli

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

A meal isn't complete without dessert. While that's true around the world, desserts differ from country to country. Some are light and fruity, and some are rich and chocolaty. From Japan's…

January 14, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Candelabra: Lunch at The Kempinski Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 12, 2017

International Cuisine

Candelabra: Lunch at The Kempinski Beirut

So Kempinski, one of the world's most prestigious hotel brands has opened its latest resort in Beirut. After visiting the hotel's Lebanese restaurant down at the Pier, I am back to try their all day…

January 12, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

66 Diner: A Typical American Diner!

Burgers | USA Americas

Americas

August 20, 2016

Burgers

66 Diner: A Typical American Diner!

A diner with a soul. 66 Diner is a place where all the details make all the difference. It's that kind of place where a smile is drown on your face the minute you walk in. Typical American, a…

August 20, 2016 | Restaurants | USA

Cakes&Bites: Home Baked Delicious Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Cakes&Bites: Home Baked Delicious Cakes

I met Joyce last year when she first introduced cakes in a jar… Joyce then joined Souk el Akel ever since. With cakes like the Bahamas, moelleux chocolat, giant macaron, molten chocolate…

March 29, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Salt Gourmet: A Culinary Experience at Beirut's Airport

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 28, 2016

Airports

Salt Gourmet: A Culinary Experience at Beirut's Airport

How many times have you passed this restaurant what hour giving it any particular attention. How many times have we criticized the prices? How many times have we considered Salt a simple…

February 28, 2016 | International Cuisine | Beirut

The First Dessert Only Cafe in Central London

Desserts & Sweets

February 27, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

The First Dessert Only Cafe in Central London

Do you sometimes wonder why the dessert menu is almost always smaller than the savoury menu in a cafe/restaurant... well, it seems that Hotel Café Royal is making this dream for many come…

February 27, 2016 | News

Cakes & Bites: Carrot Cake and Fondant in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 16, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

Cakes & Bites: Carrot Cake and Fondant in a Jar

I saw a jar, thought it's jam or maybe some cookies but never imagined I'll find a mouthwatering cake cooked in this glass container. Other than their cakes, cookies and everything sweet,…

July 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Which Coffee Goes Best with Your Favorite Dessert?

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 02, 2015

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Which Coffee Goes Best with Your Favorite Dessert?

Sipping on a cup of coffee while enjoying some dessert is something we all dream of... but do you know which desert goes well with your favorite choice of coffee? Food website Shari’s Berries…

April 02, 2015 | Desserts & Sweets

2014: Finest Desserts in Lebanon

Desserts & Sweets

January 10, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

2014: Finest Desserts in Lebanon

The Meringue Mountain at VILLA CLARA What made a superb last impression, making us forget about the small imperfections during dinner, was the giant mountain of meringue. Meringue is not the…

January 10, 2015 | News

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread & Bakeries | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 06, 2014

Bread & Bakeries

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread Republic, this popular bakery is indeed a place to visit and discover... So here I am on a mission to find the best bread in town, along side the best Pain Perdu... Bread Republic is inevitably…

July 06, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh

Floka Fish Restaurant: Al Aqaba, Jordan

Reviews | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 01, 2014

Reviews

Floka Fish Restaurant: Al Aqaba, Jordan

Known for its rich variety of seafood, Floka, situated in the heart of the Al Aqaba was our choice for to enjoy our meal, we wanted a proper goodbye dinner to conclude this memorable trip.  For…

June 01, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Breakfast at Evason, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

Reviews | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 30, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at Evason, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

I was honestly worried about having breakfast here, especially after enduring a "not so pleasant" experience the night before, the restraint choice of food items among other things. But I was wrong…

May 30, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Lisbon 2014: A New Journey of Culinary Discoveries

Travel | Lisbon Portugal Europe

Portugal

April 25, 2014

Travel

Lisbon 2014: A New Journey of Culinary Discoveries

It was 3am in Beirut as I sipped on a double espresso in MEA’s lounge. I was waiting for a plane to Lisbon, Portugal. My mind was working flat out, planning and organizing things to do the minute I…

April 25, 2014 | Lisbon

Ma3moul: An Easy Recipe, Detailed in Pictures

Spotted Stories

April 12, 2014

Spotted Stories

Ma3moul: An Easy Recipe, Detailed in Pictures

Ma’amoul – Middle Eastern Cookies Stuffed with Pistachios, Dates & Walnuts Ma’amoul are small shortbread pastries filled with pistachios, walnuts and dates. They are popular around the Middle…

April 12, 2014

Nasma's Awesome Lebanese Innovations

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 08, 2014

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Nasma's Awesome Lebanese Innovations

The Terrace at Beirut City Centre is truly a site to see. A number of restaurants, some of which are familiar, while others are totally new concepts to the country… and more others are…

April 08, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Buffet Lunch and Dinner at The Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

Reviews | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

April 08, 2014

Reviews

Buffet Lunch and Dinner at The Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

I had to eat here four consecutive times during my trip to latest Jordan: Two lunches and two dinners... and believe me, it was good. The food was correct, the choices were varied and the different…

April 08, 2014 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Discover the Origins of Cookies

Food Gadgets

April 06, 2014

Food Gadgets

Discover the Origins of Cookies

In the United States and Canada a cookie is a small, flat, baked treat, usually containing flour, eggs, sugar, and either butter or cooking oil, and often including ingredients such as raisins, oats,…

April 06, 2014

Miyou by Guy Martin: Michelin Style Sandwiches

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

March 22, 2014

Airports

Miyou by Guy Martin: Michelin Style Sandwiches

Miyou by Guy Martin is a place I have been meaning to try for some time now. Checking-in Terminal E-K of the French capital, you can't but notice the only restaurant or let's say more of a…

March 22, 2014 | French | Paris

Lina's Rabieh: The Region Needed it Badly

Spotted Stories | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 06, 2014

Spotted Stories

Lina's Rabieh: The Region Needed it Badly

We, residents of the upper Metn region have been waiting for a coffee place to open in our area. With such a booming economy in the villages of Rabieh, Mtayleb, Mazraat Yachouh and Kornet Chehwan…

February 06, 2014 | Mount Lebanon

Batchig: I Still Love this Place...

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 04, 2014

Armenian

Batchig: I Still Love this Place...

The last time I tried Batchig was just a few weeks ago, and since then I have been counting the minutes to come back to this place again. I have been reliving the flavors and tastes of their various…

February 04, 2014 | Recommended | Antelias

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Tasty Discoveries | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Safsouf's Maamoul Madd bi Ashta: Back to Authenticity...

Every Saturday morning, my father-in-law and his friends gather around for hefty breakfast, or what can better be described as the weekend feast. They enjoy the best of what out tradition has to…

February 02, 2014 | Beirut

La Patisserie des Rèves: Pastry Shop of the 22nd Century

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

November 22, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

La Patisserie des Rèves: Pastry Shop of the 22nd Century

Taking over the entrance of Paris' new shopping mall, Beaugrenelle, La Patisserie de Rèves is a unique, fun, creative, futuristic, modern and fanciful pastry shop you will definitely not miss.…

November 22, 2013 | Paris

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Dublin: Not Good

Reviews | Ireland Europe

Europe

October 15, 2013

Reviews

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Dublin: Not Good

Walking along Dublin's famous Grafton street, Google Maps led me to a restaurant with an appealing name: Gourmet Burger Kitchen or GBK. Yum I thought... I started drooling and imagined biting into a…

October 15, 2013 | Restaurants | Ireland

SUD... A Must Visit: La Cour Saint Michel Will Put a Smile on Your Face

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 23, 2013

French

SUD... A Must Visit: La Cour Saint Michel Will Put a Smile on Your Face

It was truly love at first sight, the minute I laid eyes on SUD. A restaurant that's really special in so many ways is the same that has set a name for itself this summer in Lebanon... A place that's…

September 23, 2013 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

La Bastide Saint Antoine: Famous Starred Chef Jacques Chibois

French | France Europe

Europe

July 24, 2013

French

La Bastide Saint Antoine: Famous Starred Chef Jacques Chibois

"You cannot come to the Cote D'Azur without trying Chef Jacques Chibois "unique cuisine", says my father-in-law... And he is right. La Bastide Saint-Antoine in Grasse is surrounded by grounds…

July 24, 2013 | Michelin | France

Le Formale, La Cave Henri IV, Aix En Provence

French | Provence France Europe

France

July 22, 2013

French

Le Formale, La Cave Henri IV, Aix En Provence

Passing through Aix En Provence for a couple hours, we wanted to try one of their best restaurants. Searching on TripAdvisor, Le Formale was listed in the top 3 of more than 400 restaurants in Aix…

July 22, 2013 | Recommended | Provence

Schwartz's Deli Paris: People Wait 30 Minutes to Eat this?

American | Paris France Europe

France

July 02, 2013

American

Schwartz's Deli Paris: People Wait 30 Minutes to Eat this?

Schwartz Deli, located in the heart of the French capital has been the talk of town for the past two years, saying that it's the one and only place in Paris to have a good burger. Every time I ask…

July 02, 2013 | Burgers | Paris

La Petite Maison: Nothing Compares with the Original, Nice, France

French | France Europe

Europe

June 26, 2013

French

La Petite Maison: Nothing Compares with the Original, Nice, France

La Petite Maison! Ahh...The buzz around this name has excelled in the Middle East with the recent opening of La Petite Maison in Beirut following the popular one in Dubai. With off springs in Cannes,…

June 26, 2013 | Recommended | France

NoGarlicNoOnions Rating Criteria is Clear

News

March 11, 2013

News

NoGarlicNoOnions Rating Criteria is Clear

This month marks the first anniversary of NoGarlicNoOnions and after receiving so many emails inquiring about how NoGarlicNoOnions works and more about my rating system, I decided to share my weekly…

March 11, 2013 | Popular

Bergerac French Bistro: Indulge Yourself in Fine South-West Specialities

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2013

French

Bergerac French Bistro: Indulge Yourself in Fine South-West Specialities

I wanted to share my culinary experience as soon as I got home today, but thanks to the intelligent and over confident waiter, I spent the whole afternoon in bed after lunch. His arrogance didn't…

March 03, 2013 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill, Dubai Terminal 3

Airports | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 13, 2013

Airports

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill, Dubai Terminal 3

An awesome architecture unconsciously attracts you into its hidden secrets: Welcome to the Jack Daniel's bar and Grill in Concourse A of the Terminal 3, a place you won't even expect to see in an…

February 13, 2013 | American | Dubai

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 10, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

T-Marbouta is an original place, or at least it was for me the second I walked into the place where everyone seemed to feel right at home. Although T-marbouta has been around for some time now, I…

January 10, 2013 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Ristorante Napoletano: One of Paris most Renowned Italian Restaurants

Italian | Paris France Europe

France

December 19, 2012

Italian

Ristorante Napoletano: One of Paris most Renowned Italian Restaurants

Napoletano Italian restaurant, nested in the heart of Franklin Roosevelt street at a walking distance from the most famous avenue is one of those places many recommend. Simple yet welcoming and…

December 19, 2012 | Pizza | Paris

Leaf: A Sensual Spoon for Eating Desserts

Desserts & Sweets

November 22, 2012

Desserts & Sweets

Leaf: A Sensual Spoon for Eating Desserts

Inspired by the ancient Asian tradition of using nature’s leaves as eating utensils, Leaf, designed by British cutlery company, Studio William, is a multifunctional and sensual tool designed…

November 22, 2012 | Food Gadgets

Luigi's: The Movenpick Dead Sea Italian Corner

Italian | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

October 22, 2012

Italian

Luigi's: The Movenpick Dead Sea Italian Corner

Part of the Movenpick Dead Sea resort, Luigi's is the Italian eatery serving a wide variety of delicious Italian food. The restaurant is divided into four main sections: the external open area, the…

October 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Fortnum & Mason: Delicatessen at its Best in the Heart of London

Spotted Stories | London UK Europe

UK

October 09, 2012

Spotted Stories

Fortnum & Mason: Delicatessen at its Best in the Heart of London

Fortnum & Mason often shortened to just "Fortnum's", is a department store situated in central London, with two other branches in Japan. Its headquarters is located at…

October 09, 2012 | London

Osaka Sushi Restaurant & Lounge

Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 29, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Osaka Sushi Restaurant & Lounge

"You eat well and feel light despite their use of a lot of Mayonnaise and variety of deep fried items." Osaka Sushi Lounge, situated in the Kantari area of Beirut at the entrance of Hamra street,…

March 29, 2012 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

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