Posts Tagged ‘Dubai travels’
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Down Memory Lane – A Visual Walk Through The Dubai Spices Souks

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 29, 2016
Dubai. Still in my head. The spice souks…oh, what joy to see beauty, colour and fragrance packed in bags and beautifully displayed in aisles and on stall shelves. Here is a photo ‘summary’ of the delights. Flowers – a variety Dried flowers, often used in tea are very common in the spice souks. The bright, […]

Zafran – Saffron Tea At Filli, ICCA Dubai

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 31, 2014
The best thing for me about a holiday, any holiday is the drinking of leisurely cups of tea. And for me, quite frankly, the tea culture in the Middle East, Gulf states and North Africa is unrivaled. Except by the Chinese perhaps but this isn’t a discourse on who does it better – this is […]

The International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 30, 2014
It took me a while to learn the difference between cook and chef. A cook does wonders in the kitchen, without formal training of techniques and cuisines. A chef does wonders in the kitchen, with formal training of techniques and cuisines. I never really wanted to be a chef, not till a couple of years […]

A Taste of Camel Milk Gelato in Dubai

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 30, 2014
So yes, I was brave enough to try camel milk gelato. In Dubai. The first camels I saw in Dubai were on the beach, backs covered in 2, 3 blankets, led by a ‘shepherd’ who was riding one and pulling the other. Strange, I thought – camels for horses on Dubai’s beaches. But of course it […]

Spices & Abras Sailing on the Creeks of Dubai

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 29, 2014
We took an abra on a warm morning across the Dubai creek, from Bur Dubai to Deira with my friend, Lara of A Life on a Plate. We met up with Sally of My Custard Pie later and enjoyed a nice enough lunch on the Creek. An abra (Arabic: عبرة‎ abra) is a traditional boat […]