A a proper taste of Uzbek cuisine in Dubai

There are new restaurants opening almost every day across the country, the vast majority of them offering something that already exists elsewhere, often presented in the form of the now ubiquitous “sharing concept”. In the search of something different, foodies have begun to get a taste for Uzbek cuisine, and Eshak is giving the adventurous…

Building a healthy new model for fast food

Each year there are predictions for food trends, but the one ­consistent thing we see year after year is an increased movement towards sustainability and healthier eating. The question is, can this be done for fast food, too? Hapi, a restaurant in the artsy Al Serkal part of Dubai, is a “fast casual” concept where…

Ossiano

There’s talk that the Michelin Guide may be coming to Dubai, and although we hear this every six months without any actual confirmation from the people at Michelin, it continually raises the question of which restaurants might get awarded stars if they do. The one restaurant that gets mentioned by pretty much all the food…

Peyote

Dubai International Financial Centre is often locally referred to as “Dubai International Food Court”. For many, the only reason to go there is to eat at one of the growing number of restaurants in the area. Peyote is the latest, having just opened on the site of what was Marco Pierre White’s Wheelers, which was…

The man who made modern sushi

Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi was born on the Japanese island of Miyako, and while you might not have heard of him, or the place he comes from, you are likely to have eaten some of the food he had a hand in influencing. In the world of modern ­sushi, this man is one of…

The seven best fast food things to order

Look, we know everyone should try to eat healthily. We understand the dangers of sugar, saturated fats, trans-fats and salt. We know. But, well, there’s nothing wrong with dipping your toes into the fast-food world every now and again. And frankly it’s unreasonable to think every meal can be a home-cooked bowl of quinoa and…

Acropolis now: the rise of Greek food in the UAE

A couple of years ago, there were articles in New York and London publications suggesting that following on from Peruvian and Mexican, Greek was about become the celebrated cuisine de jour. Many were doubtful Greek food could enjoy such a revival, but it appears the predictions may have had some truth to them. And that is being…