2 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad

2 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad

PropertyWala.com 2 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad 40 – 60 lacs 2 BHK Flat in Apartment for Sale 500.0 Sq. Feet in Madhapur 50.0 Lakh , Madhapur, Madhapur, Hyderabad (Telangana) Rate: 10,000 per SqFeet +40% Description The built up area of property is 500.0 Sq. Feet and carpet area is 120.0 Sq. Feet. The property has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and No balconies. There is an additional room in form of Dining Hall. There are 3 total floors in Building and on 3 floor this property is. Electricity connection type is Phase 1. Transaction of property is Resale. Expected price is 50.0 Lakh.
When you contact, don’t forget to mention that you found this ad on PropertyWala.com. Features Price Trends Madhapur, Hyderabad Apartments / Flats for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad This property is priced approximately 40% over the average for an Apartments / Flats for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad (Rs.6963/SqFeet) * Disclaimer: Data may be approximate. Locality Reviews Madhapur, Hyderabad One of the hot locality in Hyderabad . It’s like cosmopolitan having every culture here. Pros: by Hyderabad Estate (Hyderabad Estate) Madhapur city developed fastly within 10 – 15 years fast growing IT hubs and residential / commercial zones within heart of new city called CYBERABAD with all educated professions settled in this cyberabad city connecting to all major roads and connnecting ORR and entertainments like star hotels, pubs, exhibition centres hitex and marriage halls hifi hospitals schools and colleges any parts of the country can settle here with peaceful and good oxygen here in this area people are healthy, there were no polluted companies, in this area people enjoy like western countries saturday and sunday week holidays people move around inorbit malls, shilpa ramam handicrafts exhibition beside hitec tower food areas like paradis court, kfc, snookers, pubs, star hotels all parts of country people u may find out in future US embassy is going to come near kondapur – gachibowli areas its constliest city in Hyderabad in this area less crime because cctv cameras are more to cover any type of offences so anybody can stay in this zone its free zone and also people can invest their hard earned earnings in this area either to purchase plots,flats independent house row house in gated community all top class people like doctors, lawyers, judges, business men, celebrities are settled in this madhapur area, i love this area very much because within short span of time i have seen this type of city cyberabad has grown fastly other than any other city. Pros: VERY GOOD LOCATION NEARBY ALL FACILITIES SCHOOLS COLLEGES JOBS HOTELS HOSPITALS AND ENTERTAINMENTS Better to be early at home please dont go to lonely areas and new areas developing in some areas no cc tv cameras beware Posted: Jul 7, 2016 by Raj Kumar Madhapur is a part of prime business district of hyderabad . It is a part of the IT Corridor of hitec city. It has a cosmo touch to it with a presence of young IT professionals working here from all parts of India. It is the hub of many startup companies and has rentals ranging from a Rs. 30/- per sqft to Rs. 65./- per sqft for a fully furnished office space. Thus it caters to clients ranging from start up to large mnc’s. The place also has variety of restaurants covering most of the indian cuisine. There are ample options for people looking for residential options in and around madhapur. Pros: IT corridor with cosmo culture Excellent connectivity to all modes of transport Flexible rental options suiting all clients ranging from startup to large MNC Cons: Shortage of A grade space Lack of good hospitals Parking challenges in standalone buildings. Posted:

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New Hotels of Miami 2018 – 2019 – 2020

Offering a rich tapestry of diverse cultures, art and music along with some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, exciting nightlife and unique ecosystems found nowhere else, Miami is a popular destination for travelers. Following our popular Miami hotel openings article two years ago , now it is time to update! Below you will find the latest hotel openings in Miami, Florida. We will continue to update the article! SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences (Opened: June 2018)
sbe, The Related Group, and Allen Morris Company have opened SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences in June 2018. The extraordinary Arquitectonica designed, 57-story tower encompasses 450 sold-out luxury residences featuring private elevators and 84 guest rooms and suites, all expertly designed by the incomparable Yabu Pushelberg. Just steps away from Brickell City Centre, Miami’s newest and most extravagant shopping and lifestyle destination, SLS LUX Brickell offers residents and guests the ultimate access to an oasis of exclusive privileges.
Amenities include a ninth floor pool deck, haute cuisine at Katsuya, Ciel Spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, use of a Lincoln house car with free drop off within a two-mile radius and an on-staff multilingual translator. Dubbed the SLS LUX Brickell Art Collection, the property features works by renowned artists Fernando Botero and Matias Duville and an exterior mural installation by Fabian Burgos. Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport (Opened: August 2018)
The 153-suite Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport – Miami , an IHG all-suite hotel in Miami. The new six-story hotel offers a combination of deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully equipped kitchens with separate living and sleeping areas. Some suites feature views over Florida’s Palmer Lake and Miami River. All suites include well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating, speaker phones, personal voicemail, and complimentary local phone calls.
The new property offers exceptional guest amenities including a complimentary daily breakfast buffet, onsite guest laundry and workout facilities, a complimentary 24-hour business services center and a convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages, and easy-to-prepare meals. The property offers more than 750 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 24 people for corporate events.
This is the only Staybridge Suites within the brand that includes an on-site restaurant offering a la carte dinner, a comfortable lounge area with a full bar. Unwind at the luxurious outdoor pool area featuring a Juice Bar offering adult beverages and snacks, and patio with a fire pit.
Guests at the Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary “Wireless Anywhere.” The new property is located less than a mile from Miami International Airport, just minutes from downtown Miami and major hospital centers; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Travelers will also enjoy easy access to the famous and historic Venetian Pool near Coral Gables and Marlins Park for major league baseball. Grapeland Water Park, Wynwood Arts District and Florida’s Atlantic Coast are also just a short drive away from the hotel. Complimentary airport shuttle service is provided to and from Miami International Airport and the Miami Intermodal Station, which services the Tri-Rail, Greyhound, Mega Bus and Amtrak. Conveniently located just east of the airport and serving downtown Miami and points along South Florida’s Atlantic coast. Generator Miami Generator Miami (Opened: August 2018)
Generator, a lifestyle and design-driven hostel chain based in Europe, made its U.S. debut in Miami inside a historic Art Deco building at 3201 Collins Avenue just south of the Faena District. Along with 300 beds in 105 rooms, Generator Miami showcases three carefully curated food & beverage venues with strong local roots; an array of spontaneous, anything-can-happen public spaces; and surprise-filled 24/7 programming from yoga classes to rap battles to mixology demos.
Generator Miami offers Generator’s signature mix of shared accommodations and private rooms, with a higher proportion of private rooms than at any of its European Generators. Miami is also the first Generator in the world with a pool and the first with a leisure resort. There are three food and beverage venues, including a lobby restaurant serving South Florida cuisine with fresh ingredients. Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach (Opened: September 2018)
Located in the heart of Miami Beach at 39th Street and Collins Avenue, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club opened as part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. New York-based interior design firm Bill Rooney Studio designed the newly-renovated hotel, inspired by the 1940s Italian and French Rivieras with a preserved Art Deco aesthetic.
Oceanfront and city view rooms, including 20 spacious suites, are complemented by radiant white stone floors with Art Deco inspired articulation, flattering ambient lighting and subtle gold and smoky blue accents. The hotel’s signature Cadillac Suite faces the Atlantic Ocean with an expansive 1,100-square-foot terrace, large enough to host private dinners and cocktail receptions. Accented with a plush outdoor living area, the Cadillac Suite has an outdoor dining area and sunbeds for basking in the Miami sun. A state-of-the-art home theater and 65-inch television enhance the entertainment systems of the hotel’s premier suite.
The on-site restaurants and bars Donna Mare Trattoria and Bungalow by the Sea , a seaside-inspired destination just off the Miami Beach boardwalk, are the perfect blend of land and sea. The main pool leads to Bungalow by the Sea , a coastal chic destination for resort guests and locals alike to relax with a wide range of craft cocktails, rosé and European wines, as well as a raw bar and light fare including simply grilled fish and salads. Inside, Cadillac welcomes Donna Mare Trattoria , offering light, locally-sourced traditional fare and seafood, including Neapolitan pizzas from a wood-fire oven, homemade pastas, simply grilled fish and grass-fed meats. The restaurant’s intimate setting evokes the old-world atmosphere of Italy while embracing beautiful Miami Beach. Lobby Bar , the hotel’s intimate bar, focuses on cocktails inspired by the sea, and also serves light bites and rosé flights. The luxury hotel also provides beachside and pool service which includes a dedicated Sun Bum sunscreen bar and a signature shaved ice cart serving complimentary treats daily at two pools —one for adults only and one family pool.
For corporate meetings and social events, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club offers a quintessential Miami Beach backdrop. Several flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces include a high-tech and high-styled boardroom as well as a beautifully-appointed ballroom that fills with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and opens onto an expansive pool deck. Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences Hyde Midtown Suites & Residences (Opened: September 2018)
Los Angeles-based sbe opened the HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami , the midtown’s first luxury lifestyle hotel. The thirty-two story, Arquitectonica designed building features 410 sold-out luxury condominiums, a dramatic double-height lobby inspired by the art galleries found throughout the surrounding Design District, a rooftop amenity floor, boutique spa, and 60 hotel rooms and designer suites with features that include split layouts, private kitchens, and exposed concrete ceilings. The hotel offers fantastic amenities and extremely specious rooms with kitchenettes allowing for ultimate convenience while on vacation or a business trip.
The seventh-floor rooftop doubles as an amenity floor with a sweeping infinity pool, outdoor bar/restaurant, tennis and bocce courts, a putting green and a glass-walled business center that can be transformed into small event space. Lush greenery, flowing vines, and garden beds planted with succulents contrast the metal pergolas that line the pool area, while the outdoor bar’s blackened steel canopy juxtaposes a teak wood bar top with three-dimensional blue glazed Portuguese tile base. Adjacent to the pool, a covered lounge area with tables, chairs, and sofas offers guests a shaded spot to unwind. Additionally, property residents and hotel guests can take advantage of on-demand transportation to SLS South Beach with VIP access to the resort’s beach, pool and day club. Costa Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Hollywood Beach Resort (Opened: October 2018)
Located on Ocean Drive, north of Hollywood Boulevard, Costa Hollywood Beach Resort features 307 spacious, European-influenced suites, as well as a 25,000 square-foot rooftop infinity pool and sun deck with sweeping Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views, as well as a poolside restaurant/bar.
Perfect for extended beach stays and family vacations, each of Costa Hollywood’s spacious, European-influenced suites includes hand-crafted Italian cabinetry, stainless steel SMEG appliances – including a refrigerator and microwave, Caffe Caligliari coffee capsule machine, and body and skincare products from Aromatherapy Associates. A full-size refrigerator and oven/cooktop is included in one-, two- and three-bedroom suites.
An ideal wedding and event destination, the resort features 3,500 square feet of flexible space offering abundant natural light and ocean/Intracoastal views, as well as more than 28,000 square feet of non-traditional space. Henrosa Hotel Henrosa Hotel (Opened: November 2018)
Through extensive restorations, the Henrosa Hotel , located at 1435 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, opened Nov. 2018. The hotel offers 40 rooms of Classic Kings and Deluxe Doubles and is recognized by the Miami Beach Architectural District 1979 and Miami Design Preservation League, in addition to Art Deco Historical Preservation. EVEN Hotel Miami Airport EVEN Hotel Miami Airport (Opened: January 2019)
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)has opened EVEN® Hotel Miami Airport . It is the first new property to open near the recently-approved 73-acre Miami Freedom Park, which will house a proposed new soccer stadium for David Beckham’s Inter Miami, Miami’s soon-to-be-formed Major League Soccer expansion team.
EVEN Hotel Miami Airport consists of 190 guest rooms, each with an in-room fitness trainer, ergonomic work station, signature sleep experience and complimentary Wi-Fi. The property also boasts 4,200 square feet of meeting space, signature Cork & Kale restaurant, and 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness studio that is three times the size of a standard hotel gym.
Each room is furnished with custom pieces and contains furniture from companies such as Guild Master and Global Views. The lobby and hallways are still expressive from the signature original 1930’s terrazzo floors, lush greenery and Art Deco wrap-around mezzanine balcony overlooking the check-in and lounge area. Anything you see gilded is hand-painted by the Design by Shell mother-daughter duo, using 24K gold and precious Silver.
The bathrooms are marble tiled using white and grey elements with Kohler appliances accentuated. Each room features Egyptian cotton bedding, feathered duvet and pillows, central AC, 52in Smart TV including all premium channels, ability to stream your personal Netflix account, Wi-Fi, free local calls and wake up service, rain shower, small magnifying mirror, blow dryer, C.O. Bigelow bath product amenities, Bahama blackout shutters, safety box, small fridge, iron, iron board and full-length mirrors.
Room service offering will include small bites, wine and champagne. Guests are offered complimentary breakfast on the famed picturesque Espanola Way at Havana 1957 which combines the flavors of traditional Cuban cuisine with the enchantment and sophistication of Havana in the 1950’s. A partnership with Lobster Bar and Sea Grill provide guests with a discounted experiential dinner. Life House Little Havana Life House Little Havana (Opened: January 2019)
Life House, Little Havana is a newly opened hotel housed in a historic 1920s mansion in Miami’s Cuban heart. The 33-room hotel is a visual encomium to its locale; every element has been mindfully crafted to pay homage to the area’s cultural roots. The 33 guest rooms and suites feature Le Labo bathroom amenities, Marshall speakers, rainfall showers, and a mixture of vintage and custom furniture.
The hotel plays host to a secret garden style courtyard, providing a lush outdoor oasis with a Havana ambiance. Exploring Cuban gastronomic roots, the vegetable forward café and bar and restaurant offer Latin infused foods and color palettes. The rooftop will feature a food forest from which ingredients will be sourced and used throughout the hotel’s menus. Opening in March, the crowning space Terras overlooks the Miami skyline from a jungle canopy-like perch, further cementing the hotel’s relationship with its surroundings. Celino South Beach Celino South Beach (Opened: February 2019)
Following a $110 million transformation of the iconic Park Central Hotel, originally built in 1937 and closed in 2015, Celino South Beach opens as a 132-guestroom oceanfront property as a reinterpretation of 1940s Miami Beach glamour.
The pool and rooftop sun deck features a glass-bottom pool that reflects aquatic light images on the atrium as well as a courtyard pool. The property will boast three food and beverage outlets. Other amenities include on-demand beauty services, customized bicycles by Republic Bike and a fitness room that’s open 24/7. DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Doral DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Doral (Opened: February 2019)
DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Doral opens its doors in the heart of Doral’s bustling business district. The 150-room hotel is the closest hotel to famed Miami International Mall and offers convenient access to CityPlace Doral, Miami Beach Convention Center, Downtown Miami, South Beach, the Art Deco District and Port of Miami.
DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Doral offers more than 1,700 square feet of meeting space with both indoor flexible meeting space and an outdoor terrace with dedicated banquet service bars that can accommodate up to 200 people. AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral (Opened: February 2019)
AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral is a new, modern, design-driven, lifestyle brand from Marriott International, Inc. The 118-room AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral is located at 8091 NW 36th Street Doral, near CityPlace Doral.
A central feature of the property will be its exquisite AC Lounge highlighted by a full bar featuring a mixologist bartender. When combined with the hotel’s 1,040 square feet of flexible meeting space, outdoor area, AC Lounge and additional luxury amenities, the AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral modern chic rooms and exceptional personalized service will make the hotel a premier location for business meetings, weddings, weekend gateway and much more.
At the AC Hotel Miami Airport West/Doral guests will be able to enjoy European-style tapas as well as unique craft drinks, like the Potion 305, found exclusively at the AC Lounge. The lounge is the perfect hub for guests and locals. Expert mixologists create innovative signature cocktails with local roots. Hilton Miami Dadeland Hilton Miami Dadeland (Opened: February 2019)
The new Hilton Miami Dadeland is opened as an innovative hotel in the Kendall area of Miami with a distinct focus on wellness. Hilton Miami Dadeland features 184 contemporary rooms, including 34 suites tailored to guests staying for extended periods, bringing a welcoming and uplifting environment for hotel guests.
The property offers Hilton’s revolutionary, state-of-the-art Five Feet to Fitness™ in-room wellness concept, bringing 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options into the guest room. Five Feet to Fitness™ is perfect for exercise enthusiasts who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routine. Furthering the focus on overall wellness for leisure and business travelers, Hilton Miami Dadeland features a health and wellness center with fitness room, meditation garden, heated outdoor pool and walking and jogging trails at the property.
Hilton Miami Dadeland offers the largest meeting and event space in the area with 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including a 6,250-square-foot ballroom with private outdoor patio and dedicated pre-function areas.
Executive Chef Andrew Edwards, culinary director of Table 55, created a flavorful, fresh and seasonal menu with the best ingredients from sustainable, local farms and producers, complemented with produce from the on-site garden. In addition to the hotel’s restaurant, Hilton Miami Dadeland offers a grab-n-go pantry, Starbucks®, a Wall of Water bar with bottled water from around the world and room service. Palihouse Miami Beach Palihouse Miami Beach (Opening: Spring 2019)
Palihouse Miami Beach located at 3101 Indian Creek Drive, just a few blocks north of The Freehand Miami will offer travelers the chance to experience Miami Beach like a local during their visit. The newly restored Art Deco building will come equipped with 71 classics rooms, studio residences, most with kitchenettes, Lobby Bar, Patio Garden and Pool Area.
The property will also feature Greenbrier Swim & Social, a lobby lounge, cocktail bar, front patio and outdoor pool area serving an all-day food and drinks menu. Hotel guests will also have access to the Palihouse Miami Beach Beach Club and waterway boat dock. Mr. C Coconut Grove Mr. C Coconut Grove (Opening: Spring 2019)
Mr. C Coconut Grove is situated in the heart of one of Miami’s most notable neighborhoods and is set to provide guests with unmatched views of Biscayne Bay and the Coconut Grove skyline. The C is for Cipriani, the family behind the famed eponymous fine dining Italian restaurants.
In addition to its 100 guestrooms and suites with private outdoor terraces, Mr. C Coconut Grove also features the Bellini Restaurant and Bar, on the hotel’s top floor. The restaurant boasts a refreshing new Italian dining concept inspired by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani’s travels throughout Italy, and offers indoor and outdoor seating that exudes the intimate old-world atmosphere of coastal Italy while embracing a sleek and soothing Miami modern style.
For corporate meetings and social events, Mr. C Coconut Grove offers guests a top floor ballroom with panoramic views of the Biscayne Bay. The space can accommodate a seated dinner for approximately 150 guests and cocktail reception for 300 guests, with an additional pre-function space. A covered event space is also available in the hotel’s ground floor for up to 720 guests.
Other property amenities include a rooftop pool and pool deck with private cabanas and a pool bar, state-of-the-art gym equipment with personal trainer and yoga classes available upon request, a Lobby Lounge with indoor and outdoor garden seating, and a private spa suite with a relaxation area, sauna and treatment room which can be reserved through the concierge team. Lifehouse South Beach Lifehouse South Beach (Opening: June 2019)
Following the opening of its first hotel, Life House, Little Havana in Miami beginning of 2019, their second hotel, Lifehouse South Beach is scheduled to welcome travelers from mid-June 2019. Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, steps from the ocean and far enough away from the noise of South Beach tourists, the hotel’s guestrooms will offer a light and airy beach retreat, and with coastal details such as whitewashed wood plank walls and ceilings. Each room will have a uniquely playful layer of art, color and texture that brings to mind the bedroom of an artist. Each room features Le Labo toiletries for a refreshingly comfortable home away from home. Selina Hotel Little Havana Selina Hotel Little Havana (Opening: June 30, 2019)
Bringing to life the iconic Tower Hotel which had been left dormant for many years, Selina Little Havana is currently being designed in collaboration with local Miami artists and designers. Featuring 62 rooms, ranging from US$20+ per night dorm-style rooms to luxurious US$300+ per night private suites, the property’s handcrafted furniture and original art will be inspired by the Miami culture.
Selina Miami offers an oasis in this busy city for community and self-care. With workshops, weekly BBQs, and outdoor music concerts, this Selina destination is at the heart of the emerging Miami River scene. Stop by for flavorful Latin cuisine and culinary collaborations with Casa Florida. Dive into Miami’s blossoming wellness and underground art scenes. Foodies and culture vultures will love this lush paradise inside a hidden Florida Key-meets-Tulum gem. AxelBeach Miami (Opening: Summer 2019)
The Spanish LGBTQ hotel brand is opening its Miami Beach home in 2019. Adding to the destinations ever-growing list of LGBTQ-friendly hotels, restaurants, spas and experiences, AxelBeach Miami is less than a three-minute walk to the beach, close to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive and will offer 159 rooms, a spa, restaurant and sky bar terrace with swimming pool. Lennox Hotel Miami Beach (Opening: Summer 2019)
Located in what was once the Peter Miller Hotel, built in 1936 and at the heart of the area’s Historic District, Lennox Hotel Miami Beach will be an intimate, bold luxury boutique property offering stylish and sophisticated accommodations and an authentic Miami experience.
The historic structure was designed by architect Russell Pancoast in 1934. The property has the notable distinction of being among the 300 Miami Beach buildings that were leased by the U.S. Army for the Air Forces Technical Training Command during World War II. The buildings returned to civilian use in 1943 and remained a military property until 1944. The structure is now part of the Historic District.
Travelers will find ultimate comfort in one of 119 contemporary guestrooms, each enhanced by natural elements, handcrafted furnishings from abroad and green and upcycled materials that were meticulously curated by acclaimed Argentinean interior designer Juan Ciavarella. Greystone Hotel (Opening: Summer 2019)
Located near South Beach’s Collins Park and situated within walking distance to the Miami Beach Convention Center, The Greystone Hotel is a 56,000-square-foot Art Deco hotel inspired by Miami’s Golden Era. A VOS Hospitality property, this upscale, 92-room boutique hotel features a five-story tower, rooftop swimming pool and bar, 140-seat restaurant and a subterranean speakeasy lounge, all designed by Shulman + Associates.
Originally built in 1936, the hotel recently completed a spectacular $65 million restoration. Located Across the Street from the Beach in the Entertainment Epicenter of Miami Beach, the hotel is just 2 blocks away from the Miami Beach Convention Center. Wyndham Hotel in Brickell (Opening: Late 2019)
Wyndham Hotels will open a 445-room dual-branded concept in the heart of the Financial District, operating a Wyndham Grand and TRYP by Wyndham under the same roof. Owned by Brazilian developer Galwan and designed by award-winning firm Aquitechtonica, the agreement comprises 445 guest rooms in Miami’s trendy Brickell neighborhood. The hotel, expected to open in late 2019, is the first U.S. development for Galwan, one of the largest residential and hotel developers in Brazil.
The 41-story hotel will offer 200 rooms under Wyndham Grand and 245 rooms under TRYP by Wyndham, including the brand’s signature family rooms with extra space and bunk beds for kids. The hotels share a lobby and lounge space on the first floor, an eight-story parking garage, a pool deck, a fitness center and 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a library, boardroom and flexible event spaces. The hotel’s rooftop will feature a three-meal restaurant and bar inspired by the TRYP brand’s Mediterranean roots. Thompson South Beach (Opening: 2020)
Before acquired by Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Two Roads Hospitality announced the development of its newest property in Miami Beach, Florida, as part of the Thompson Hotels brand. Thompson South Beach will compliment group’s Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami .
Projected to open in 2020, Thompson South Beach will be conceptualized by famed French architect Rudy Ricciotti. The hotel will include 150 generously-sized guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a rooftop pool, restaurant and bar with breathtaking views of the surrounding city, the New World Symphony’s renowned WALLCAST®, and the Atlantic Ocean. The ground-level and rooftop restaurants and bars will appeal to locals and guests alike, featuring seasonally-inspired plates and robust cocktail programs. The property will also boast elevated meeting space for intimate social functions and corporate meetings in the heart of the city.
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Maybe the best in Mysore, but that's not saying much!

This was meant to be a short weekend family vacation during March 2019. We were supposed to drive down from Bangalore. Our car gave up, so we had to take a KSRTC Volvo while going and the Shatabdi train while coming back. As we reached pretty late on the first night, we also extended our 2 nights stay to a 3 nights stay.nnI originally booked a business class room, which actually had the best deal at Radisson’s webpage. But on contacting the Front Office before our arrival, we were informed by Mr. Maqsood that these rooms are off limits for kids as our twin kids were travelling with us. He, however, pro-actively upgraded us to a Junior Suite.nnThe Junior Suite of the hotel was not a real suite. This was just a standard room plus one half of a semi-circular area protruding off the hotel building. From the hotel’s exterior these semicircular domes impart the appearance of a royal building. So this suite was more like a corner room, which itself was quite spacious. The semicircular windows had city views with a portion of the Mysore palace visible at the distant. In fact, on the Sunday night of our stay this gave us a nice peek of the palace lights which was quite remarkable. The four-fixture bathroom had a built-in bathtub with a shower area right next to it. There was a walk-in closet opposite to the bathroom. The glass writing desk had a leather chair next to it while the TV was on the smaller side. Overall the room was functional and spacious but nothing really stood out: it was similar to any other generic upscale room that one could think of.nnOur business-upgraded-to-suite room came with access to the lounge on the fourth floor. The lounge would serve breakfast (a smaller spread than downstairs), there were two complementary drinks in the evening (but no “free” canapés) while at other times there were tea/coffee/soft drinks with savouries. The lounge had spectacular views of the Nandi hill, the golf course and the pool below. The seating arrangements were decent while the staff tried best to be friendly but unfortunately they lacked proper training. This theme would persist elsewhere.nnThe food at the hotel could be a hit or miss. The Indian food at the lobby-level all day diner Spring was decent to good while the East Asian food was awful. Our order of a snack item one day came sans salt that was also under cooked which we had to return. During breakfast the place could get really crowded while the service just lacked. There would be these black suited “executives” who would do nothing but stand at one corner and keep an eye on the junior ones. The latter ones would conveniently forget orders, claim paneer paratha to be aloo paratha with none of the “yes I can” visible anywhere. Once we had dinner at Mysouth, where the supposedly authentic south Indian cuisine reeked of black pepper which was also the primary overbearing flavour. No, it was not even 1% of Karavalli. The room service food was difficult to customize and a few times we had to actually walk down to Spring in order to customize food for our kids.nnI always believe a hotel is as good as its service personnel. This particular hotel seriously lacked in that aspect and so it only gets an average rating. Although being in Mysore with only a handful of hotels of any international/national standard, this is all you are going to get. In fact, this hotel was actually better than the other Radisson property at the city outskirts. Radisson’s approach to such franchise-based expansion in India and elsewhere is quite puzzling. They refuse to take up management contracts (to cut costs) instead trusting the owner to run their own hotel using the Radisson brand name, which seems to result in such very inconsistent and poor service standards across their franchise hotels in the country. I for one would avoid such hotels unless there is no other choice. Case in point, it took us almost 40 minutes to do our check out at the lounge. Our first bill had none of the food discounts applied so the person had to call someone else from downstairs who consulted with a third person to apply those discounts manually and inevitably making errors. I had no intention to fight for a few rupees here and there but on returning home I noticed they had applied a completely different (higher) base rate for our stay! It required multiple calls and emails to get it fixed but that’s quite typical of Radisson and its properties in India.

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Serving More than Business: Radisson Blu Faridabad

Travel Serving More than Business: Radisson Blu Faridabad BW Hotelier recently spoke to Harpreet Vohra, GM of Radisson Blu Faridabad, to know more about his plans with the property.
“YOU CAN have the best property in the world, you can have the most wonderful amenities in the world, but at the end of the day, it comes down to the great, passionate people, working really hard to provide the best service, the best memories for the guests,” believes Harpreet Vohra, who is the pre-opening General Manager at Radisson Blu Faridabad. Vohra brings with him an enriching experience of 21 years in the hospitality industry which includes stints in Delhi and Mumbai. BW Hotelier recently spoke to Vohra to know more about his plans with the property. Excerpts:
How do you plan to attract more clientele?
Radisson Blu Faridabad being the first 5-star Delux in Faridabad gives us an edge over the other hotels in the vicinity. Generally, the social and MICE segment lookout for such options and we cater to their cravings serving them business and leisure facilities. This hotel being located near to the industrial township, helps us gain business.
Being very well connected with the Delhi NCR region and now with the recent inauguration of Faridabad-Noida expressway has made us open our horizons wider than before in terms of clientele. Medical tourism is going to be a key factor in terms of driving business due to the presence of various hospitals nearby catering to an international clientele.
Last but not least, we offer Tattva Spa and state-of-art Fitness Centre for our guests helping them rejuvenate and stay fit.
Do you think location serves as a hurdle to the hotel?
With the ease of connectivity to Delhi, Gurgaon and now even Noida, I think we are most strategically located unit. We not only can be accessed by road, Metro station is just at a stone’s throw distance away. We do get clientele coming in from far off locations. This property being on the edge of South-Delhi border, it serves as a getaway destination for guests apart from business reasons.
What are your plans for weddings and MICE?
The way forward for any hotel is MICE in terms of conferences and exhibitions as well. Weddings are a one-stop revenue earning segment and our hotel is quite competent to provide solutions for every requirement as such. We boast of around 18000sq.ft area and our strengths are location and wide array of facilities.
Brief us about your f&b offerings and the responses so far?
It is safe to open with the quote “First we eat, then we do everything else.” F&B offerings in our hotel are diverse and liked by our clientele. We offer 4 dining outlets to start with. Broadway offers you a choice of a-la-carte and buffet with multi-cuisine options like Indian, Continental and Oriental.
As per the demand of Indian cuisine which is most favoured by our clientele, we have a fine-dine Indian speciality- The Great Kebab Factory which takes you through an era of Mughlai Cuisine specialising in our mouth-watering kebabs and other dishes.
Cove- the Bar offers you solitude with contemporary seating and allows you to spend time with yourself or enjoy your company with others.
Tea-studio offers you our in-house bakery delicacies with a variety of beverages to offer where you can unwind and de-stress yourself with a good cup of coffee.
To sum it up, every hotel serves you food and beverage however the difference lies in the quality and service standards which we deliver to precision!

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7 Foods For Aging Gracefully

By Dr. Andrew Weil
What you eat can affect how you age – so why not aim for foods that will help you age gracefully, and taste delicious? Give these a try.
Aging gracefully should be a healthy goal for everyone: accepting and embracing what time and experience brings us, while actively working to prevent and minimize the health concerns that naturally come with aging. In addition to regular exercise and proper supplementation, your diet is an ideal place to start your graceful aging endeavors. Add these foods to your plate for health – no matter what your age!
Vegetables . Antioxidants help counter oxidative stress, a process that can damage cells and may accelerate aging. Vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants – plus most are low in calories, high in nutrients and fiber, versatile and relatively cost-effective… so there’s no reason not to add more vegetables to your diet! Choose an array of vegetables covering all the colors, making sure to include dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale, which help promote eye health. Berries . Blueberries in particular are a good choice: The active components in blueberries are the anthocyanin pigments – the protective compounds that make the berries blue and are responsible for their antioxidant potency. Studies have shown that blueberries may improve motor skills and reverse age-related short-term memory loss and may also protect the brain from stroke damage. Opt for organic berries and add them with walnuts to whole fat plain yogurt or salads or just eat them as a refreshing snack. Soy . Studies of the Japanese culture indicate that women who eat soy regularly don’t suffer from hot flashes the way many western women do. While dietary soy may not be entirely responsible (other diet and lifestyle elements may play a role), the isoflavones in soy foods do help balance hormone levels and have some mild estrogenic activity. I recommend two servings of whole organic soy foods daily. Choose from tofu, roasted soy nuts, tempeh, edamame or miso. Salmon . Wild-caught Alaskan salmon and canned sockeye salmon are among my favorite foods. Not only is wild salmon available fresh, frozen and canned, making it a versatile choice, salmon has plenty of health benefits: it is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids , the anti-inflammatory, essential fats our bodies need for optimum health (omega-3s from eating salmon and other oily fish offer protection against heart attack, stroke, cancer, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and mental and emotional health concerns), and it is also a high-quality source of protein. Whole Grains . Whole grains are minimally processed grains that are closer to their natural form than processed grains, and therefore have a lower glycemic index (GI), a ranking of carbohydrate foods on the basis of how rapidly they affect blood sugar (glucose). This is important because eating a lot of foods that are high on the GI will produce spikes in blood sugar that can lead, over time, to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is associated with obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood fats, an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Barley, quinoa, millet, wheat berries and kasha are good choices, as they provide important nutrients, including protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and, especially, carbohydrates that are low on the GI. Spices . Turmeric and ginger are two winners for brain health as you age. Research suggests that turmeric, the major ingredient in American mustard and Indian curry, can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This may help explain the unusually low incidence of Alzheimer’s in India, where people consume significant amounts of turmeric every day. Use this culinary spice to give a healthy sharp flavor to your favorite eastern cuisine. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that has also been linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s. You can add ginger to your diet by eating crystallized ginger or the pickled ginger (ideally in the more natural white form, not the artificially enhanced pink) that comes with sushi and use ginger in any form when cooking. Dark Chocolate . Chocolate provides polyphenols with high antioxidant activity, and the fat it contains is mostly stearic acid, which doesn’t raise cholesterol levels. An exciting recent study indicates that compounds called flavonoids in dark chocolate are good for the heart: they reduce the stickiness of platelets, inhibiting blood clotting and reducing the danger of coronary artery blockages. It has also been shown to lower the stress hormone cortisol, a major win for health. When buying, choose products with 70 percent or higher pure cocoa solids. This blog post does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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That Place- A Unique Bun Concept Cafe in Dubai

April 9, 2019
When it comes to eclectic food concepts, Dubai offers a plethora of choices. Few days ago we decided to try the recently opened That Place , a homegrown cafe which offers stuffed buns. This unique bun concept cafe not only serves stuffed buns, they also serve flatbreads, different kinds of fries and pastas.
Located in the bustling lane of Karama , That Place is a cute and cosy little cafe with bright white interiors and floral wallpaper. It is the kind of cafe where Instagram hipsters will be happy clicking those perfect shots.
All their buns are wheat based and baked in-house. They offer ten different types of buns and their buns are a fusion of Indian, Italian, Lebanese and Mexican cuisines. Whatever is your flavor, they have a bun for you.
We started off with a glass of Strawberry Mojito , it was not our original choice as both the drinks Grapefruit Mojito and Cucumber Mint Smoothie that we wanted to have were unavailable.
As our appetizer we ordered Tun Tun Fries . It had a comforting and unusual combination of curry Maggi noodles topped with fries and creamy cheese. Big thumbs up to this simple yet tasty dish.
Next we tried their Italian-inspired Mushroom Dancers and the Indian-inspired Paneer Makhani Got Bun . Both the buns were different in taste and flavor. We loved the Italian one as the flavor was on point and it just melted in our mouth. We didn’t like the paneer bun as it was bland and tasteless.
The main highlight of our visit was the Cheese Bomb Vada Pav Bun . This delicious bomb of a bun took our taste buds on an amazing and super flavorful journey. A must-try.
We ended our meal with their dessert bun Banana Crunch . It was not too sweet nor too heavy either. Those who like bananas will like this dessert.
Overall, we had a good experience. If baked buns are your thing, then you’ll definitely like That Place. The pricing is reasonable and affordable.
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Best Dubai iftar options for Ramadan 2019 – Time Out Dubai

Best Dubai iftar options for Ramadan 2019
Where to break the fast this year – from traditional buffet to set menus April 11, 2019 9:09 AM
During Ramadan , iftar is the meal that breaks the fast after sunset each day – and there are hundreds to choose from across the city.While many offer traditional Middle Eastern buffets, others feature contemporary set menus to be shared with family and friends.The fast is usually broken with dates and a small drink of water, juice or Arabic coffee. Prayers are then undertaken and iftar is served – usually starting with soup, followed by rice, salads, grilled meats and more.While many restaurants serve iftar, Emirati families often put on big evening – and you’ll even see tents popping up outside big villas.As a reminder, the Ramadan 2019 dates are expected to start on Sunday May 5 and go on until Tuesday June 4 – although that’s subject to change because the dates are determined by the sighting of a new moon. Bur Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding Get a deeper understanding and learn about the history of Ramadan in the UAE by attending this unique experience for tourists and residents alike. The SMCCU sits in the heart of Dubai’s Old Town the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and is a hotspot for learning about Islamic culture. Iftars will run every night from May 8 to June 1 except on Fridays. It begins with Athan (the call to prayer) followed by breaking the fast with your Emirates hosts. You’ll enjoy coffee and dates and watch the hosts pray, before joining them in a delicious Emirati dishes. Asking questions about Ramadan, Islam and UAE cultural traditions is encouraged. Available for private bookings, too. Dhs185 (adults), Dhs90 (ages seven to 11). May 8-Jun 1 (except Fridays), 7pm-9pm. House 26 and House 47, Al Fahidi District (04 353 6666). Business Bay
Bayside Restaurant & Terrace This restaurant overlooking the water is offering a traditional spread of Arabic favourites alongside international fare with a different theme each day. Expect live cooking stations with delicacies from across the globe, with indoor and al fresco seating available. Dhs175 (adults), Dhs100 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai (04 369 0000). Kcal Life Restaurants Not quite in the mood for cooking? Try a combo of Ramadan dishes that will be delivered right to your door – soup, mains and side, dessert and a snack for just Dhs65. Kcal focuses on serving healthy, balanced dishes. Starters include veg labneh dip and cucumber, mains include Arabian beef, chicken makloubeh or veg biryani and sweets, which are made with zero sugar or white flour, include salted tahini caramel bars, brownies and oat bar. Dhs65. Delivery: daily from 10am-1am, dine-in sunset-1am. Various locations in Dubai including Business Bay and JLT, kcallife.com . City Walk
Gürkan Şef Take in Turkish favourites at this steakhouse with a selection of kebabs and a four-course set menu on offer for iftar. Dhs149. Daily, 7pm-10pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 379 9777).
Walnut Grove This popular family-focused rustic restaurant comes to Dubai direct from South Africa. For iftar, it’s offering a three-course set menu including appetisers, mains and desserts inspired by the red, white and green of the UAE flag. Guests will also get a special gift box. Dhs129. Daily, 7pm-10pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 441). Deira
Al Mansour Dhow An iftar with a difference, taking place on the back of a traditional dhow. Enjoy juices, soft drinks and a large spread of Arabic and international favourites while taking in the views of Dubai Creek. Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, 6pm-8pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).
Aseelah Traditional iftar buffet putting Emirati dishes front and centre served with juices and soft drinks. Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).
Fish Market Near the Creek, this restaurant has excellent views and makes fresh seafood a key part of its menu. Each night’s iftar offers a buffet as well juices and soft drinks. Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033). Glasshouse Brasseries This art deco spot will be decorated specially for Ramadan and will serve up a traditional iftar buffet each evening. Dhs139 (adults), Dhs69.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under five). Daily, sunset-10pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
Minato For something a bit different this Ramadan, try the iftar buffet at Japanese restaurant Minato. It will feature some of the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as juices and soft drinks. Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).
New Season Restaurant Iftar buffet with a wide selection of traditional dishes and delicious salads as well as Asian-inspired mezze and grills. Tea and coffee are also included. Dhs89 (adults). Daily, sunset-10pm. City Seasons, Port Saeed, Deira (04 294 2777).
QE2 Two iftars are on offer at this traditional vessel. At Majlis Al Malika, a buffet will showcase the very best in Arabian gastronomy, while at Majlis Al Mulook guests can expect live stations, grills, salads, mezze and an English roast carvery. Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under four).Majlis Al Malika: Daily, sunset-9pm.Majlis Al Mulook: Daily, sunset-11pm. QE2, Port Rashid, Deira (04 526 8888).
Shabestan A Persian restaurant with traditional flavours and music. Expect a buffet of traditional dishes and the restaurant’s signature classics along with juices and soft drinks. Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033). DIFC
Fogo de Chão Offering a different take on typical Arabic cuisine, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão’s nightly iftar is a must for meat-lovers. Running from sunset to 9pm, diners can mix both traditional Arabic favourites with South American specialty cuts such as alcatra (centre sirloin), cupim, fraldinha (bottom sirloin, leg of lamb and marinated chicken all served tableside by gaucho chefs. Finish with a selection of homemade desserts and wash down with iftar beverages. Dhs199. Daily, sunset-9pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (050 616 5415). Downtown Dubai
Angelina Café & Tearoom This Parisian-style café is creating a special four-course set menu combing French and Middle Eastern flavours. You can work your way through soups, salads, mains of steak, saffron risotto and sea bass or ratatouille and desserts, alongside aromatic Ramadan special juices in Angelina’s elegant setting. Its location in The Dubai Mall means this will be a popular spot throughout Ramadan. Prices vary. Daily, sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 449 2112). Bab Al Mansour Iftar buffet inspired by the regions of Morocco, with live calligraphy displays each evening. Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-2am. Loft East, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 350 9440).
BiCE Mare Another great spot for those seeking a family-friendly iftar with Dubai Fountain views, BiCE Mare’s La Famiglia menu reinvents Italian fine dining. Expect four courses, including Mediterranean favourites such as gnocchi, meatballs and slow-roasted lamb shank, plus a selection of Italian mini cakes. Dhs195. Daily, sunset-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Burger & Lobster This well-known international chain will cater for fans of shellfish, burgers or both. The five-course menu will include soup, the classic cheeseburger, mini prawn roll, half a pound of lobster and tres leches to finish. Dhs149. Sat-Wed sunset-midnight; Thu-Fri sunset-2am. Burj Daman Building, DIFC (04 514 8838).
Dubai Opera The auditorium will transform into a magnificent banquet hall with three different iftar menus throughout the month. Choose from Arabic delicacies and international favourites from the huge buffets and dessert counters every night from sunset to 9.30pm. There’ll be live musicians playing, too. There’s a discount for bookings of 11 and more, call for more details. Dhs260 (adults), Dhs130 (ages six to 11), free (six and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).
Karak House This homegrown Emirati restaurant is serving a four-course menu of dishes that have a modern interpretation of traditional dining. Begin with lentil or chicken and mushroom soup, summer or superfood salad, mains of non-veg biryani, lamb machboos, shish taouk and finish with cheese and pistachio katayef, fudge brownie or rehash pistachio basbousa. You can opt to dine on the terrace and watch the Burj Khalifa glittering in the background. Dhs109. Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 551 6852).
Trèsind Throughout Ramadan, Trèsind (Time Out Dubai’s Best Indian Restaurant 2018) is running a special steak menu. And, at Dhs175, it’s a top way to experience the flair of the modern restaurant at a pocket-friendly price. Eye-catching dishes include date candy with popping sugar, meat board, steaks and chefs’ take on a baklava. A veg menu is available, too. Dhs179. Daily, sunset-11.30pm. VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0440). Dubai Marina
Alloro Dubai The flavours of Italy meet Arabic traditions at this iftar, which promises to blend both cuisines. Wide selection of dishes on offer as well as juices and water.Dhs119 (adults), Dhs55 (kids aged 12-16). Dubai Marina (04 407 8872).
RÜYA Set menu with a weekly soup, cold and hot starters, a choice of main course and a selection of Turkish desserts served to the table. Juices, tea and coffee are also available and included. Dhs249 (adults). Daily, sunset-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 3999 123). Garhoud
Yalumba Expect Middle Eastern favourites including kibbeh, katayef and more in a large iftar buffet spread. Price includes juices and water. Dhs169. Daily, sunset-9pm. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 217 2455). JBR
Al Maeda Buffet featuring Lebanese cuisine including kebabs and lamb mandi. Iftar is accompanied by traditional live oud music. Special rate available for corporate bookings. Dhs139. Daily, 7pm-10pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (055 166 8092).
BiCE Italian-inspired iftar with sharing starters and desserts as well as live cooking stations for main courses. There’s Arabic live music on the weekends. Dhs250. Daily, 7pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 252).
Bombay Bungalow The menu brings an Indian twist with dishes such as assorted kebabs or stir-fried greens to name a few and finally a sweet desert platter. Dhs110. Daily, sunset-2am. The Beach, JBR (800 692 8779).
Oceana Restaurant Iftar buffet with live cooking stations in a restaurant decorated in a traditional Ramadan style. There’s live oud music each evening. Dhs215 (adults), Dhs107.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2540).
Sah El Nom There’s an iftar set menu at this new Syrian restaurant on Bluewaters Dubai. Dhs145. Daily, sunset-9pm. Bluewaters Dubai, JBR (04 587 7096).
Seven Sands Restaurant Taste authentic Emirati dishes at this iftar buffet that offers cold and hot starters, main courses, a daily carving station and desserts. Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. The Beach, JBR (04 551 6652). Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Nosh Iftar buffet combining Arabic favourites and international cuisine. Live cooking stations with ouzi carving, Arabic mixed grill and shawarma. Juices included in price. Dhs135 (adults), Dhs67.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT (04 438 0000). Jumeirah
Bebabel Tuck into some brilliant Lebanese home-style cooking with a side of Dubai Fountain views. The iftar menu includes a choice of soups, hot and cold talatas, mains such as lamb, siyyadieh and chicken freekeh with a sweet finish. Just sit back and be amazed by the water show below. Dhs120. Daily, 7pm-midnight. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 419 0950).
COYA Time Out’s reigning Best Latin American presents exquisite Peruvian food with a twist. The special iftar menu is dotted with plates like beans with black truffle, sea bass croquettes, chicken tacos, shiitake and avo’ rolls, baby chicken, salmon and more. Dhs250. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 1 04 316 9600).
MASTI This is currently the city’s Best Indian Restaurant, having scooped the accolade at Time Out Dubai’s awards this year thanks to its fusion-style cuisine. And, you can enjoy a special selection of Ramadan dishes for a snip at Dhs150. Highlights include dynamite cauliflower koliwada, kheema empanadas, chicken or paneer curry, MASTI-style biryani and a selection of desserts. Dhs150. Daily, sunset-2am. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4384). Palm Jumeirah
Asateer During Ramadan, you’ll see tents springing up across the city at scores of restaurants. None is as big or famous as Asateer at Atlantis The Palm. It’s headed up by famed chef Ali El Bourji and typically serves 60,000 diners during the month for iftar and suhoor. Expect to find buffets for both, live cooking stations, hot and cold mezzeh, soup, grilled meat and seafood, Ramadan desserts and more. Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (ages four to 11), free (three and under). Daily, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Until Jun 12. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626). Ibn AlBahr Savour authentic and fresh seafood, at fishermen owned Lebanese restaurant IBN Al Bahr. Iftar highlights include sayadieh, fish biryani and fish curry. There are glorious views out to the coastline here, too. Dhs125. Daily, sunset-2am. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 553 9575).
Hakkasan Try an alternative take on traditional iftars by heading to the world-famous Cantonese restaurant. The four-course set menu includes signature dishes such as the Peking duck and dim sum platter as well as dishes specifically created for Ramadan. Dress code is smart elegant and only children aged ten and above are permitted. Dhs288. Daily, 6.30pm-onwards. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Kaleidoscope Serving up a vast international buffet, Kaleidoscope features dishes from around the world and is ideal for families and groups of friends. The restaurant will be offering its usual Mediterranean, North African and Indian specialty dishes, alongside a special iftar spread with live cooking stations for a more interactive experience. It’s a goodie for young travellers. Dhs215 (adults), half-price (ages four to 11), free (three and under). Daily, 6pm-8pm. May 5-Jun 4. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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New restaurants in Rochester NY: Mexican, Caribbean, sushi, pizza

Restaurant openings: More chances for culinary tourism in Rochester in 2019 Tracy Schuhmacher , Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 4:15 a.m. ET April 9, 2019 | Updated 9:35 a.m. ET April 10, 2019 CLOSE Frontier Field takes a swing at bringing new menu items to the stadium as well as self service kiosks to order from. Tina MacIntyre-Yee, @tyee23
When it comes to the most recent batch of food businesses that opened in Rochester, the trend could best be described as diverse and international.
Immigrants to the Rochester area are opening eateries, some of them small and modest. Some serve up fare that provides a taste of home for other immigrants as well as new flavors for adventurous foodies to experience. Others blend traditional fare with elements from Rochester’s local cuisine. Still others are focusing on food that’s far different from that in their homeland. In any case, Rochester is more delicious as a result.
“It’s the story of immigrants, whether they are refugees are not,” said Jim Morris, vice president for family services for Catholic Family Center, the resettlement agency in Rochester. “Immigrants come in, they go to neighborhoods, they add diversity in terms of music and dance and food. They give flavor to our city in a true sense.”
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Buy Photo Momos are dumplings served during celebrations in Nepal. TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Nobin and Anisha Chuhan are the 22-year-old owners of Royal of India. TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Royal of India is at 300 Park Point in Henrietta. TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo An Indian feast at Royal of India in Henrietta TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Anisha Chuhan prepares hand-made dumplings called momos at Royal of India. TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Royal of India offers several kinds of naan, baked in a tandoor oven, including a garlicky version. TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Buy Photo Fullscreen Interested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries: Replay 1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Nobin and Anisha Chuhan, the 22-year-old married couple that run Royal of India , 300 Park Point Drive in Henrietta, both were born in Nepal. They met in Chicago, where they lived before moving to Rochester to be near family members.
Like most everything in their lives, their restaurant is a family effort. Family members invested in the restaurant. Rhatna Subedi, Nobin’s cousin, is the chef, and Bhakta Subedi, his uncle, is a cook.
“My family always experiments with different recipes at home,” Nobin Chuhan said. “We think we have something very authentic.”
India and Nepal are next door neighbors, and the cuisines of the two countries are similar, Chuhan said. That’s why the restaurant represents both, with an emphasis on the Indian fare that is more familiar to Rochesterians.
Two of their best-selling dishes are chicken makhani, boneless chicken breast cloaked in a slightly sweet tomato cream sauce. Another is handmade momos, steamed dumplings that are native to Nepal and other South Asian countries.
The food is scratch made, including a variety of breads baked in a tandoor (clay oven).
A popular offering is the reasonably priced lunch buffets: a weekday lunch buffet is $10.99; a weekend lunch buffet is $11.99; and a dinner buffet, available only on Wednesdays, is $12.99.
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Caribbean Heritage Restaurant Buy Photo Lorna Underwood is owner of Caribbean Heritage restaurant, 719 S. Plymouth Ave. (Photo: TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE)
Lorna Underwood was born in Jamaica. In the early 1970s, at the age of 13, she joined her parents in Rochester.
She comes from a tight-knit family of six siblings, four of whom are in the Rochester area. The extended family gathered for family meals every Sunday, and Underwood honed her culinary skills cooking for them.
Her new restaurant, Caribbean Heritage Restaurant , at 719 S. Plymouth Ave., centers on favorite dishes from those family meals. Some represent what the family ate in Jamaica, while others are based on ingredients and approaches that Underwood came to enjoy in Rochester.
“We thought long and hard about what our menu would look like,” she said. “We wanted it to be a little bit different than what we know to be Caribbean.”
Some popular dishes, like jerk chicken and braised oxtail, are traditionally Jamaican. Others have been tweaked slightly. Traditional brown stewed chicken and curry chicken, for example, are served with boneless chicken instead of the usual bone-in pieces, to make eating easier. Curry cod, an early menu favorite among customers, is a dish Underwood refined in her home kitchen in Rochester. Vegetables like zucchini and butternut squash, not usually found in Caribbean fare, are offered as side dishes.
She and her husband, Jerome Underwood, who is president and CEO of Action for a Better Community, make healthy eating a priority, and that approach is reflected in the menu. “We’re trying to be healthy, live healthy and feed healthy,” she said.
Brown rice is available as an alternative to the traditional rice and peas. Olive oil is the fat used for cooking. Vegetables are offered in abundance; there are several vegetarian and vegan options.
The space is homey and inviting, with a bright, cheerful color scheme. One of its cozy rooms is surrounded by sunny windows.
Caribbean Heritage Restaurant is open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Nepali Kitchen Buy Photo Nepali Kitchen is at 3047 West Henrietta Road in Henrietta. (Photo: TRACY SCHUHMACHER/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE)
Jagat Gurung, together with family members, was among the more than 100,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese who fled Bhutan and wound up in refugee camps in Nepal. After leaving Bhutan in 1992, they spent 18 to 20 years living in a refugee camp in Nepal.
Morris of the Catholic Family Center estimates that roughly 2,000 individuals from this group have settled in the Rochester area over the past decade. “We have a pretty strong Bhutanese Nepali community here,” he said. “We were successful in resettling them.”
Gurung opened Nepali Kitchen to offer Rochester’s Nepali population a taste of home. “This is the real taste of Nepali food,” said Birkha Thapa, Gurung’s brother in law. He noted that Indians and Americans enjoy the cuisine as well.
Filled dumplings called momos are made by hand. Dhido, the national food of Nepal, is made from the grain millet and water. It is eaten by breaking off small balls of the mixture, dipping it in a liquid and swallowing without chewing.
Other dishes, served from a warming display, include chicken wings (sekuwa), fried boiled eggs and vegetable fritters (pyagi). Sweet ring-shaped doughnuts called sel rati, which are served at weddings and festivals in Nepal, are also offered.
Nabin Nepal, a student at The College at Brockport who was born in Nepal, is a regular.
“I’m just so happy they opened this restaurant here,” he said. “It feels like home.”
It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week. It is closed Tuesdays.
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Buy Photo Wong Yang, Hao Tran and Anthony Lam at Tony’s Diner and Vietnamese Restaurant. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Bun mam is an occasional off-the-menu special at Tony’s Diner and Vietnamese Cuisine. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo A chicken vermicelli bowl (bun ga xao chai goi) is a popular item at Tony’s Vietnamese Diner and Restaurant. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Bun bo hue, spicy beef noodle soup, would likely be a great antidote for a cold. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Bo kho translates to beef stew. It can be served with egg noodles, rice noodles, or with bread for dipping or breaking up into the soup. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Tony’s Diner and Vietnamese Restaurant has tables for seating. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Bahn xeo, a crispy Vietnamese pancake, is studded with pork, shrimp and bean sprouts. It is served with a pile of herbs and fish sauce for dipping. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Tony’s Diner & Vietnamese Cuisine is at 1011 Culver Road. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Interested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries: Replay 1 of 8 2 of 8 3 of 8 4 of 8 5 of 8 6 of 8 7 of 8 8 of 8 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide The “Diner” part of its name is in the past; Tony’s Diner and Vietnamese Cuisine serves bona fide Vietnamese fare, made from family recipes by natives of Vietnam.
The restaurant at 1011 Culver Road, about three blocks north of East Main Street, opened with the concept of serving American breakfast dishes as well as Vietnamese fare. But customers came only for the Vietnamese food, and owner Anthony Lam took the diner food off the menu.
Lam came to Rochester in 1980 at the age of 19 as a refugee from Vietnam, and worked his way through restaurant kitchens, including spending 12 years at Wegmans.
The culinary force behind the restaurant is Hao Tran, Lam’s wife and also a native of Vietnam. Wong Yang, Lam’s sister, also works in the kitchen.
Dishes worth trying: six versions of pho (a comforting soup); banh mi (the Vietnamese cousin to the sub); ban xeo (a crispy, savory Vietnamese pancake); and vermicelli noodle bowls, loaded with noodles, veggies and other goodies.
It is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
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Kocina Stingray Sushifusion 2 Go Buy Photo A Japanada represents a fusion of Latin and Japanese cuisines at Kocina. (Photo: Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Jose and Radhames “Rod” Veras, the father-and-son owners of the Stingray Sushifusion food truck, opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant Kocina Stingray Sushifusion 2 Go , that expand on the truck’s menu.
“The idea is to fuse two beautiful cultures — Japanese and Latin,” said Jose Veras, an ebullient retired biology teacher and a native of the Dominican Republic. “We want to showcase a true fusion, not a gimmicky thing.”
The restaurant showcases Rod Veras’ skills as a sushi chef, including rolls with a Dominican flair. Also on the menu are tostones, a favorite Dominican side dish, which comes with a ball of Spanish rice and spicy ginger garlic mayo dipping sauce.
The new shop offers three variations on its popular “trasher plate,” a wildly popular dish on the truck. Loosely inspired by Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate, the original version is based on a bed of sushi rice, piled with a crisp confetti of cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers. Next comes bits of chopped-up pieces of beer-battered shrimp, grilled steak and bacon. The final adornments: Squiggles of spicy Sriracha sauce and creamy ginger mayo, along with sprinkles of fried garlic and onion crunches.
At 1921 South Ave., Kocina is near the intersection with East Henrietta Road, next door to Mr. Shoe’s Pizza. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday.
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A balsamic glaze is one of the finishing touches available at Create a Pizza. Provided Fullscreen Buy Photo Create A Pizza is at 766 Monroe Ave. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Customers who don’t want to make a lot of selections can choose from several standard pizzas. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Garlic knots are available at Create a Pizza. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Choices are plentiful at Create a Pizza. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo At Create A Pizza, you can load up your pizza with toppings. Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Interested in this topic? You may also want to view these photo galleries: Replay 1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide The fast casual approach to pizza is catching on in Rochester, with more and more places, including some Wegmans stores, offering an assembly line format that allows customers to choose their own toppings.
Create A Pizza opened at 766 Monroe Ave. in the former home to a Pizza Hut. Customers can choose from seven sauces, seven cheeses, 15 vegetables, eight proteins as well as several finishing touches. The sauces and dough are housemade and the vegetables are cut fresh daily, he said.
The co-owner is Mark Teng, a native of China, who is also a partner in Plum House on Monroe Avenue, Revolution Karaoke in Henrietta and Furoshiki on Park Avenue. Teng prides himself at staying at the forefront of food trends.
A pizza place with a Chinese owner? Why not? There are many restaurants in Rochester (Mexican and Latin come to mind) that have owners of a different heritage.
Next up for Teng: a hand-pulled noodle restaurant on Monroe Avenue.
Create a Pizza is open 11 a.m. to 9 pm. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parking is adjacent to the building.
Burrito Urbano Buy Photo The burrito suizo at Burrito Urbano is filled with chicken, carnitas, veggies or beef and served with suizo cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, refried beans and chips. (Photo: Tracy Schuhmacher/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
On a similar note, the Mexican fare at Burrito Urbano , 673 Glide St., near the intersection with Lyell Avenue., comes to Rochester by way of Puerto Rico, where owner Jorge Velazquez grew up.
His uncle, Jose Padilla, owns six Mexican restaurants on the island, and when he began dealing with serious health issues, he offered the menu and recipes to Velazquez to help him get his start. Velazquez previously spent four years working for Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food.
The restaurant prides itself on its large servings, including the giant burrito super supremo, an oversized 24-inch tortilla stuffed with a meat, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes and refried beans. The chicken, carnitas and veggie versions cost $12.95 and the beef $13.95.
A must-try offering is the homemade horchata, a delicious creamy beverage made from rice milk and cinnamon; the recipe comes from Velazquez’s grandmother. Alcohol is not served in order to keep the restaurant family friendly.
Orders may be placed and eaten at a counter, and table service is offered in a small dining room. Delivery is available to the area surrounding the restaurant, as well as to downtown; call (585) 287-6329 for delivery or takeout orders.
Burrito Urbano is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
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Alla’s Bakery Buy Photo Alla Fedorishina slices a loaf of bread at her Spencerport bakery. (Photo: JAMIE GERMANO/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE)
Not a restaurant but still worth mentioning, Alla’s Bakery is a tiny shop in Spencerport that focuses on sourdough breads made without commercial yeast.
A resident of the Rochester area for 19 years, Alla Fedorishina is originally from Belarus. A petite woman with a hearty laugh, she is the mother of seven children, ages 5 to 24.
She has been working as a cook since the age of 18. Five years ago, she started baking sourdough breads, made with no commercial yeast.
Coming up with a product that was as light and fluffy as she wanted was difficult, but she approached the task with determination. “It took me around a year to get what I want,” she said. One of her secrets is that the bread takes 12 to 13 hours to rise, depending on the weather.
She makes the breads, 12 at a time, from durum, spelt, kamut, plain white and rye flours. They are sold in large 2-pound loaves ranging in price from $5 for plain white to $11 for kamut. With a limited capacity, they sell out quickly.
She also sells a small selection of sweet baked goods, including danishes, coffee cakes and cinnamon twists, all made from scratch.
Alla’s Bakery is at 5010 West Ridge Road in Spencerport. Know that the shop is very small and parking is limited. It is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Other recent openings: Esquina Tropical serves Caribbean cuisine at 3641 Dewey Ave. Meals such as roasted pork, baked chicken and beef oxtail stew may be ordered from a steam table. Other items, including fish and snapper, are made to order.
Scarpino’s Italian Grill , at 525 Ridge Road in Irondequoit in the former home of Irondequoit Hots, is a fast-casual eatery that serves homemade Italian entrées, soups, panini and more.
Buntsy’s Neighborhood Food and Drink is a family friendly establishment that serves casual fare like finger food, chicken wings, salads, sandwiches and burgers. It is at 2235 Empire Blvd. in Webster, across the street from the movie theater.
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12 Best Regional Foods from Pakistan

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When it comes to food in Pakistan, different areas become known for creating specific dishes. We look at some of Pakistan’s best regional foods. By WhatsApp the fat renders down until it becomes crisp while the meat remains moist.
When it comes to the most popular dishes in Pakistan, regional foods are some of the most well-loved and are a staple in the area they are made in.
For years, people from different cultures and faiths have lived together in the sub-continent.
They came up with some great cuisine during those times by mixing their regional spices and cooking techniques which are typically seen across South Asia.
In the different regions of Pakistan, there are some recipes that are as old as 300 years old.
Generally, Pakistani food provides great diversity whether it is a five-course meal or a brunch on a lazy Sunday.
This variety comes from a plethora of herbs and spices which are used to create unique flavours for every meal.
We take a look at some of the best regional foods in Pakistan and are known for their delicious tastes. Biryani – Sindh
Even though biryani is a North Indian dish, Sindhi biryani is very popular in the province and originated there.
It uses similar ingredients to the other versions but it is considered to be one of the most flavourful versions as a wide variety of spices are used.
The elegant dish is a popular choice to make for special occasions.
The intense flavours and the layers of rice and meat make it very popular in Sindh and other areas of Pakistan.
Saffron, green chillies, coriander, mint and onions enhance the flavourful dish. It is no surprise that this regional food is enjoyed all over the country. Chicken Tikka – Punjab
Chicken tikka is a staple of Punjabi cuisine and is traditionally made with small pieces of boneless chicken.
A range of spices is used to create numerous tastes and it all comes together when mixed with yoghurt. The marinade is then generously spread onto the chicken before each piece is skewered and cooked on a brazier called angeethi.
It is the same as tandoori chicken , however, chicken tikka is made using boneless chicken.
When cooked, the result is moist pieces of chicken with a smoky flavour and hints of the different spices used.
The popular dish is enjoyed all over Pakistan, but it is in Punjab where it is renowned. Sajji – Balochistan
This dish is very popular in the region and originated there. It is made using a whole lamb or chicken in skewers while keeping the meat and fat intact.
The meat is only marinated in salt but it is sometimes covered in green papaya paste, stuffed with rice, then cooked over hot coals.
As it cooks, the fat renders down until it becomes crisp while the meat remains moist. Sajji is considered done when it is at the ‘rare’ stage.
There is a unique flavour when eating it and it is usually served with Kaak, a bread native to the region which is rolled over a stone and cooked in a tandoor.
It may be available in all the regions of Pakistan but in Balochistan, it is a favourite among the locals. Chicken Karahi – Lahore
This is another enjoyable dish in Punjabi cuisine but it is very popular in Lahore.
While it may look like regular chicken curry, it is notable for its spicy taste as well as a rich sauce that the chicken is in.
The dish is prepared in a karahi (wok) which is where it gets its name from. Chicken is the most popular meat used but it can be substituted for lamb which is when it becomes gosht karahi.
Even though the chicken is flavourful, it is the sauce which contains the intense spice. Combining the two together is one of the reasons why it is popular in Lahore.
Chicken karahi is served with naan or roti along with raita. Chaat – Karachi
Chaat is a very unique dish of the sub-continent and is one of the best foods to have in Karachi.
It is loved by people of all ages and is usually eaten as a snack because it is light and is widely available at food vendors.
There are many different versions of chaat but all of them are based on fried dough mixed with other ingredients.
The original chaat is made using potato, crispy fried bread, chickpeas and spices to give a tangy and slightly salty flavour.
Chaat can also include chopped onions and sev. The wide variety and the fact that you can get it easily make chaat one of the best regional foods in Pakistan. Kebabs – Punjab
Different types of kebab are enjoyed all over the world, let alone Pakistan. However, this grilled meat is a well-known dish in the Punjab region of Pakistan.
Kebabs follow the same principal as chicken or lamb is marinated using an array of spices before being cooked on a grill or in a tandoor.
There is a wide variety of kebabs made in Pakistan which include seekh kebab, chapli kebab, reshmi kebab among others.
Some of them use minced meat which has been marinated. They are shaped on metal skewers and grilled.
It is one of the most appetising dishes and when eaten with naan, it results in a delicious meal. Kabuli Pulao – Peshawar
This dish originated in Afghanistan but it was made popular in Pakistan, specifically in Peshawar.
It looks similar to a biryani as a result of the meat and rice layers but it uses a different cooking process. It consists of steamed rice mixed with raisins, carrots and lamb.
The meat is cooked in a large pot along with onions and a broth is formed. The broth is then used to cook the rice which is why the rice turns brown.
Both sets of ingredients are combined and baked in the oven. The dish is typically garnished with fried sliced carrots, raisins and chopped nuts.
When the meat and rice are combined, the rice usually covers the meat completely and acts as an insulator which makes the meat extremely tender.
It may be Afghanistan’s national dish but it is a well-loved meal choice among the people of Peshawar. Haleem – Hyderabad
Haleem is one of the oldest dishes as it is said that the first recipes date back to the 10th century. It has since become very popular in both India and Pakistan.
The city of Hyderabad in Sindh have a particular fondness for this dish which is a stew. However, it is a time-consuming dish to prepare.
Haleem uses wheat, barley, minced beef, lamb or chicken, lentils and spices. Rice is sometimes included.
Once everything is combined, it is then slow cooked for seven to eight hours. The flavours are blended together when making haleem and it becomes paste-like.
It is usually served alongside naan and fried onions for added texture. Halwa Puri – Lahore
In Lahore, halwa puri is a favourite meal to have for breakfast. It is actually famous in the city as a breakfast dish.
Puri is a bread made out of maida (All-purpose flour) which is then deep fried in oil. It is served alongside halwa which is a sweet confection made of semolina.
The two elements create a sweet and savoury balance of flavours and its lightness makes it ideal for breakfast.
It is usually served with chickpeas and potatoes for added flavour and texture.
This popular dish is not only enjoyed in Lahore, but also in other Pakistani regions as well as parts of India. The unique combination of flavours is what keeps people coming back for more. Nihari – Karachi
Nihari originated during the Mughal Era and consists of slow-cooked meat, typically shank meat of beef or mutton along with bone-marrow.
It is the bone marrow which gives it flavour as the sauce takes on a unique flavour and becomes richer.
The meat is marinated overnight so that the spices are absorbed fully. It is then slow-cooked for hours until it looks like a meat broth. This cooking process helps the meat fully absorb the spices.
People from northern India brought the dish to Karachi following Partition. It quickly became a success and soon it’s popularity grew all over Pakistan.
It became known as the national dish of Pakistan and it is easy to see why. The tender meat in a rich sauce creates a wonderful combination. Sarson Da Saag – Punjab
Sarson da saag is a popular dish eaten in Punjab, particularly during the winter months. It is comprised of a healthy mix of mustard leaves, spinach, goosefoots (a herbaceous flowering plant), fenugreek and various spices.
The ingredients are then blended. It may take some time to make, it is a mouthwatering dish.
Faisal Iqbal, a citizen of Punjab, said: “November, December and January are the months when the saag is available in plenty.
“And nothing can beat the taste and nutrition of seasonal greens.”
Just before it is eaten, people heat up a little butter and pour it in. It is usually served with makkai ki roti (flatbread using maize flour).
However, it can be difficult to make so some buy it ready-made or have it with normal roti. Dum Pukht – Peshawar
Dum pukht is another traditional dish is made using lamb and is a favourite in Peshawar.
Other vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes are added to the meat and they cook together in a sealed pan. It is slow-cooked and it allows the ingredients to flavour one another.
In addition, everything becomes tender and the lamb cooks in its natural juices.
The result is a hearty combination of meat and vegetables which is flavoured with the meat juices.
It is one which doesn’t need intense spices as the idea is to keep a natural flavour, so season with salt and pepper and enjoy with naan or rice.
These delicious dishes are extremely popular throughout the regions of Pakistan and it is clear to see why. As all present a unique set of flavours and use various cooking methods, but they all result in great-tasting food.
While some of the dishes may not originate in the specific regions, they were introduced there and quickly became popular. Therefore, they became a staple in the region.
Many of the dishes have gone on to be enjoyed in numerous regions in Pakistan and even different countries.

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Paaspop/Easter Doll, has been going since 1974 and has grown year on year. It went from a friendly regional festival to an internationally recognisable three-day event. Last year 83,000 people more Event Details
Paaspop/Easter Doll, has been going since 1974 and has grown year on year. It went from a friendly regional festival to an internationally recognisable three-day event. Last year 83,000 people attended Passpop to see 230 different acts, on 14 different stages. They also got to try 42 different food trucks, offering a variety of different cuisines from all over the world.
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