Dubai EatOuts #145: CREEKSIDE

Japanese cuisine is one of my favourite food likes. From their delicate ways of sushi preparation to Teppanyaki live cooking!

As i was craving for an affordable authentic Japanese restaurant… Good reviews (mainly their buffet) i read recently led us to try CREEKSIDE, with hopes of a good a la carte dining experience. 

Upon strolling towards the entrance, we were greeted with warm friendly smiles. Their crisp menu ranges from Appetizers to Bento sets, which   -i’m sure- satisfies any Japanese diners out there.
Hubs and i totally enjoyed the cosy decor/ ambience, prompt polite service and, especially their handsome portions. 

We ordered 2 set menus  (Tori Teriyaki Teishoku and Chicken Katsu Curry), served with Miso soup and Pickles. Both sets were cooked-to-order which was the reason it took about 15-ish mins to arrive. Not forgetting the complimentary savory appetizer that came before our mains.

And oh, noticed the generous chunks of seaweed in my Miso Soup? Mm mmm!


Inclusive a pot of tea to share, the bill came to Dhs 208. It was worth every Dirham spent!

We’ll be returning to try their buffet deals someday.

Location: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, Baniyas Street/Creek Road

Dubai EatOuts #143: MAMMA OLIVA

Here we are off to lunch at the newly opened MAMMA OLIVA  – a Milanese restaurant – at Festival City mall. The promotional advertorial article i read (featured in Timeoutdubai) boasts about its unpretentious quality of food. So here i am trying it out.

As expected, service was prompt and friendly. Good pizza and pasta selections, liking their table decorations and the woody interior made lunch light and relax.


Inclusive of 25% discount, the bill came to Dhs 120.
Location: Dubai Festival City (Ikea), Festival City.

M’sia #09: Day Nine Food Post (Part I)

Can’t believe our holidays will soon be over in 2 days! Time always fly by when we’re relaxed and enjoying what we came back for.

Had a refreshing church service today, i am still in awe at how large our new church building is. A blessed 2010 testimony indeed!
Right after service, dad treated us Shanghai 10 cuisine at Avenue K. This chinese restaurant has been operating for few years now. They are popular for their Xiao Long Bao.

Wasn’t happy with the petite portions, being expensive, i was hoping for a more generous portion.
But overall, it was all authentic and delicious!

Dubai EatOuts #121: PAUL’s

We woke up to a slight headache/ hangover, thinking if we should lie in staring at the ceiling or just head out for some fresh air.

Our decision was outdoors, a nice healthy brunch to start the Friday weekend at Paul’s Cafe in Deira City Centre.
PAUL is a French bakery cafe/restaurant serving pastries to varieties of pastas and sandwiches. I tend to go back for the salads and breakfast sets. 
Many agree that it is overpriced, but i don’t mind paying for the generous portions.


We ordered 1 Pasta, 1 Shrimp Ceaser Salad, 1 Cappuccino and 1 Green tea  = Dhs128 

We’ll be flying home 8 hrs as of now, more food posts from Kuala Lumpur soon i hope.

Dubai EatOuts #120: DA GAMA

As mentioned yeterday, here are the photos of our night out! 
All we did was talk, eat, laugh, getting-to-know-each-other-more conversations over a smooth bottle of Shiraz (Eaglehawk) red wine and beer. Being a non-drinker myself (i go TOMATO red and tipsy easily), i did manage to enjoy my half bottle of Corona and a glass of wine.

Da Gama is a Portuguese/Mexican restaurant by day/night as well as a pub for clubbers out there. Located at Century Village, next to Dubai Tennis Stadium, Da Gama not only serves Portuguese but also Mexican and seafood dishes. 

This time round, my photos aren’t of best quality, was too engrossed in conversations that’s why.

Hubs and I shared our main course (lamb shank), it tasted good, but could have been perfect if the lamb was juicier.

For 8 adults, 4 main courses, 1 bottle of Shiraz, 2 large still water, 1 appetizer, the bill came to about Dhs705. It’s considered an expensive restaurant by the way.
Overall, the food was average (in my opinion), but i wouldn’t mind paying for the fine dining ambience.

*Will be writing more about this ‘village’ when we’re back from our holidays, with more photos too! Stay tuned.


Da Gama
Location: Century Village (Irish Village), Garhoud
Dress Code: Smart Casual


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Dubai #104: Anniversary Celebration at Burj Al Arab

Hubs has always been good in keeping his silence so to surprise me on special occassions, this year’s present will always be a blessed memorable one!

Having tea at the Skyview Bar in Burj Al Arab overlooking Dubai city was splendid indeed! Experiencing the high life for 3 hours was sheer bliss!

Photos below!

                    Burj Al Arab
       Interior view- Love the colours
                   The Bday Present!
            Gorgeous view from our table
       Refillable pastries/sandwiches
                     Skyview Restaurant

It didn’t cost hubs a bomb, even i, thought it was affordable to tea at a tasteful lush hotel!

Huge thanks to hubs for this lovely 2010 surprise and gift!!