Where the A train dead-ends at Lefferts Boulevard, Liberty Avenue stretches on into the heart of the enclave known as Little Guyana, part of the larger Richmond Hill neighborhood. Once a year, for the Hindu holiday of Diwali, a bedazzled motorcade turns the street into an eruption of colors, music and lights that is a taste of home for many of the neighborhood’s Indo-Caribbeans. Despite this ornate show of community pride, to most Americans, and even New Yorkers, this population remains obscure. “People don’t know who we are,” says Lakshmee Singh, a talk show host and community leader in Queens,Richmond Hill, once a predominantly German and Italian neighborhood, has seen a steady stream of Guyanese immigrants since the 1970s. Today, it’s home to the largest Guyanese community outside of Guyana itself, with Guyanese immigrants representing the second largest foreign-born community in Queens.
But Lakshmee explains that Little Guyana has also become more diverse than it once was: “Today I call it Little Indo-Caribbean.” Trinidadian, Guyanese, and Surinamese businesses all operate side by side along Liberty Avenue. A majority of the area’s population are descendants of “East Indians” from the subcontinent who were brought over to these South American countries by the British as indentured servants to work, mainly on sugar plantations. “I think it’s very important that people know that we’re not East Indian,” she adds. “Maybe generations ago, but we have our own identity now.” Guyana and its South American and Caribbean neighbors are diverse nations, and their culture is a mixture of South Asian, African, Indigenous, and colonial influences. But at Liberty Avenue’s Diwali parade, everyone comes out to celebrate this Indo-Caribbean tradition. “No one gets paid for the motorcade, but we put a lot of money into it,” Lakshmee explains, “and you know how it happens? Through the support of local businesses.” Little Guyana has a kaleidoscopic array of eateries and specialty shops, but there are a few dependable, affordable and homey establishments that are true anchors for the community. The crown jewel of Little Guyana is Sybil’s Bakery , which occupies a Flatiron-like triangular building on the eastern end of Liberty Avenue, in the shadow of the AirTrain that runs from Jamaica to JFK Airport. Sybil’s does a brisk business seven days a week, and the full diversity of Guyana is reflected in their staff, clientele and cuisine. Pepper pot, a rich spiced beef stew traditionally served at Christmas, is dished out year round here. One of Guyana’s national dishes, it originated with an Amerindian recipe for stew made with cassareep , a molasses-like sauce made from cassava root. Pepper pot is best eaten with a piece of soft Guyanese plait bread, and Sybil’s makes the best loaf in town. “We have a lot of items here that I don’t think any other Guyanese outfit in New York has,” owner Viburt Bernard says. “We try to put a lot of love into our work, because we do this for the pride, not necessarily for the money by now.” Viburt, better known by locals as Cookie, opened the Liberty Avenue branch of Sybil’s, which was originally founded by his mother, Sybil Bernard, on nearby Hillside Avenue more than 40 years ago. “When most Guyanese came here,” Viburt says, “Sybil’s was already here.” Viburt’s office above the bakery is decorated with large photos and paintings of Demerara, Guyana, where the Bernard family has their roots. He still owns a property in the rainforest there, which is only accessible by boat or helicopter. But New York has been his home base since the early 1970s. One of nine children, Viburt learned how to bake by working at a family shop back in Guyana. When his mother lost her job in Queens in 1976, she suggested that he pitch in to help start a new business. “So we started baking out of the house,” he explains, “in the kitchen for two years, then we moved to the basement, and then we came out to Hillside Avenue in 1978, and bought a little spot there.” The Liberty Avenue branch, now something of a flagship, opened 10 years later, and their menu began to expand. “My grandmother was Indian,” Viburt says, “she had a lot of Indian recipes that she gave to my mom, like pholourie [deep fried spicy dough balls] and potato balls. We did those, we did curries of course, and some bakery products like tennis rolls, bread, another cake called salara , a couple pastries, and that was it in the beginning.” Now Sybil’s serves over a hundred different items, catering to a wider audience. Along with the distinctive, miniature pie-shaped Guyanese beef patty, you can also find the standard-issue Jamaican kind. The diversity of the offerings brings in huge crowds, and Sybil’s is a clear crowd favorite in Little Guyana. “I’ve been doing this for so long now, and it’s not easy work,” Viburt says. “But my mother’s name is on the sign, and we’re proud of that. Sometimes I want to work less, or get out somehow, but we provide jobs to so many people, and provide these products to the community. And I’ve been doing this since I was a child.” When it comes to other Guyanese and Trinidadian businesses in Little Guyana, Viburt says he wishes them the best, but there are so many that it can be difficult to set yourself apart. Bakeries and roti shops sometimes come and go, and the vast selection of places can be overwhelming. It’s a joy just to stroll down Liberty Avenue and take in the garlands of flowers adorning Hindu goods stores, the smell of curry, and the sounds of Bollywood and Jamaican dancehall music, but Sybil’s isn’t the only local restaurant that’s worth a try. Several other establishments have managed to set themselves apart, too. A few blocks south on Rockaway Boulevard is Flamingo Restaurant and Mantra Lounge , a somewhat clubbier place specializing in curries, Trinidadian snacks, seafood, and the kind of sweet and spicy Chinese-Caribbean cuisine that’s popular in Guyana and Trinidad. Bake and shark, a flatbread sandwich with chunks of fried shark meat, veggies, and tamarind sauce, is a popular choice. Here the dish is served “Maracas Beach style,” in reference to the beach in Trinidad where bake and shark was popularized, and where the shark is caught just offshore and fried up on the beach. At night Flamingo can feel more like a club, but during the day Lakshmee says, “it’s the only family style Trinidadian restaurant we have in Richmond Hill.” At Good Hope Restaurant , as at many of the other Guyanese-Chinese establishments on Liberty Avenue, the beer is cheap and the ‘80s soul hits are turned up loud. These bars are modeled off the Chinese restaurants around Guyana, which are generally dimly-lit taverns. Good Hope serves a great rendition of the Sino-Caribbean dish Cha Che Kai Chicken, skin-on chicken chunks fried and tossed with chiles and green onions, producing a distinctly West Indian flavor. It’s best enjoyed with a beer while watching a cricket match or horse race on one of Good Hope’s five flat screens. Though Good Hope’s funky playlist may be more likely to inspire a beery singalong, the real soundtrack of Little Guyana is chutney music, a Caribbean fusion genre created by the Bhojpuri- and Hindi-speaking diaspora of Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad. To an outsider, chutney can sound something like Bollywood dance music set to a Jamaican dancehall beat, and though many chutney songs have Hindi lyrics, Lakshmee Singh says most Indo-Caribbean people who sing along don’t actually understand them, having grown up speaking Caribbean English. Even down to its name, though, chutney evokes Guyanese flavor.
It’s hard to walk down Liberty Avenue without hearing chutney, and at Singh’s Roti Shop & Bar , a DJ spins chutney, soca and reggae while you eat. On Saturday nights, live Caribbean bands play while customers drink at the bar and eat rotis. Singh’s rotis are filled with curried chicken, goat, oxtail, fish or chickpeas, and sit on steam table trays beside chow mein and fried rice. The place dishes out 800 dhalpuris, rotis filled with ground yellow split peas, every single day.
Though their Guyanese clientele is ample, the Singh family is from Trinidad, and they specialize in Trini street snacks like doubles, which have become popular with all Indo-Caribbeans. Dou-bles consist of curried chickpeas sandwiched between a pair of bara fry breads, optionally topped with various hot pepper and tamarind sauces. Bara indicate the Indian roots of the dish, having descended from the Indian fritters called vada that were brought to the Caribbean by in-dentured servants. Shivani Singh, whose family owns the shop, says today doubles are a ubiq-uitous and inexpensive street food on the island. “It’s almost like their version of a hot dog. Eve-rybody eats it. All ethnicities.”
One doubles at Singh’s costs a dollar, and a sign advertises that despite increasing costs, the snack will never cost more than that. “It’s for the community too,” Shivani says. “You want a quick, cheap eat. My parents have been around for 30 years now, and they don’t do a lot of things for the money. They’d rather make people happy.” From its dance hall ambiance to its reliable prices, Singh’s is a community-minded place.
Eat a few Indo-Caribbean meals, and you’ll begin to get familiar with terminology like doubles, bake and shark, and pholourie. But sometimes the flavors can still seem unidentifiable to an outsider. Guyanese and Trinidadian food wouldn’t taste the way it does without ingredients like cassareep, achar (Indian-style pickles), shado beni (an herb known in Spanish as culantro or recao) or gilbacker (a variety of fish now technically banned in the U.S.). Part of what makes Little Guyana so special is that along Liberty Avenue, these specialty ingredients are readily available – even the illicit gilbacker.
Little Guyana Bakery offers many of the same baked goods as Sybil’s, but it’s especially nota-ble for its wide selection of groceries. Guyanese brands of tamarind chutney, hot pepper sauce, corned mutton, and crunchy split channa line the shelves. Fresh fish, many of which are specific to Guyanese cuisine, are flown in from the Caribbean every week. Little Guyana Bakery has two locations along Liberty, and it’s only one of many specialty stores offering this kind of Indo-Caribbean variety.
Lakshmee Singh says that in the past, Guyanese would often have to ask relatives to send them items like achar and hot pepper sauce from home, but recently she’s had to tell her family there to stop mailing her Guyanese foods. These days, she says, “anything that you want, you can find on Liberty Avenue.” Little Guyana Singh’s Roti Shop & Bar: 40.690368 , -73.814113 Sybil’s: 40.691376 , -73.813646
Dr. Patel Shares Her Food Fav’s Around ATL!
Dr. Patel Shares Her Food Fav’s Around ATL! May 10,
For those who know Dr. Patel, you will know that she is the ultimate foodie! Not only does she love to try new dishes, but she is always whipping up delicious food in her kitchen! The love for cooking is just in her blood!
So, we thought we would share a few of her favorite spots and dishes she enjoys from various restaurants in the ATL!
Rumis Kitchen Avalon
Next time your at Avalon, enjoy a nice lunch or dinner at Rumis Kitchen! Dr. Patel always orders the Chicken Barg with Lentil Rice.
Chops Lobster Bar (Buckhead)
Next time your down in Buckhead, stop by Chops Lobster Bar and get the Sea Bass. Trust me, it wont let you down.
Redlands (Medlock Bridge)
If your in the Duluth/Johns Creek area, stop by Redlands (former J. Alexanders) and refresh yourself with the Chicken Salad. It won’t disappoint. Pearl Lian Located in the heart of Johns Creek and a hop, skip, and a jump away from our office, Pearl Lian serves up some of the best Chinese, Thai, and Japanese food in the area. Dr. Patels order of choice is the Key Lime Curry and fresh Sushi! Bhukara Indian Restaurant If you are looking for authentic Indian cuisine, Bhukara is the place to go. Try the Chicken Tikka- you will leave with a full stomach and a new favorite lunch spot! Chick Fil A This doesnt need an explanation. Everyone loves Chick Fil A nuggets…..like literally everyone. 😉 Udipi Cafe (Duluth area on PIB) Another Authentic Indian cuisine spot that is sure to become a regular on your list. Udipi is known for their vegetarian entres. Order the Rava Masala Dosa- and thank us later 😉 Advertisements
Radio Guest List — Virtuoso in Melbourne, Australia — May 11, 2019
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Eye on Travel is broadcasting from Melbourne, Australia and the annual Virtuoso Symposium. Joining Peter is Alex Lavelle, Editor at The Age , who talks about how 2,000 people a week are moving to Melbourne. Initially, Melbourne was going to hit 5 million people by 2020, but it hit that number last year from the Virtuoso conference in Melbourne. Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, shares how travel and tourism is one of our greatest exports and how this growth can be seen in Australia, where for every 18 visitors to the country, it creates one job for an Australian. Donna Demaio, Broadcaster at Melbourne’s top radio station, 3AW, shares her top spots around Melbourne, and how to avoid the almost inevitable queues there, ranging from ChinChin, Neil Perry’s Rockpool, the Stokehouse on the beach for the views, and then Lune, the hottest, cutting-edge bakery that makes arguably some of the best croissants in the world. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Virtuoso Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Have a travel question? Then ask Peter. E-mail him at email@example.com, or tweet your questions to @petersgreenberg (include #AskPeter).
Donna Demaio , Senior Journalist, Editor, Writer and Broadcaster at Melbourne’s 3AW, shares her top spots around Melbourne. She doesn’t like waiting in a line or as they say in Australia –a queue– but there are definitely some places worth waiting for in the city. Her favorite restaurant in the city is ChinChin, a Thai-inspired Asian restaurant that always has a line but is well worth it. She also recommends Neil Perry’s Rockpool, the Stokehouse for the views, and The High Bar on Chapel Street. Then, she describes the theatres including the Region and the Forum. She also eases visitors’ minds by letting them know that Melbourne is on a grid and is easy to navigate.
Francesco Galli Zugaro , CEO of Aqua Expeditions, speaks about his company’s specialization in experiential small ship cruising. One of the routes it has launched is the Peruvian Amazon, an underserved area that you can now sail through. He decided to go into this market because he saw the future of small ship cruising and introducing parts of the world to soft adventurers from key markets like the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company is pioneering small ship luxury cruising and is aiming for the affluent experiential traveller who would be interested in similar expeditions like safaris or cruises to Antarctica.
Matthew Upchurch , CEO of Virtuoso, explains how travel agents are travel advisors. You can find any answers on the internet, but are you asking the right questions? Advisors give a curated and hands-on experience and partners are by invitation only. He explains how travel and tourism is one of our greatest exports and why the U.S. government needs to acknowledge that more. He wishes more Americans would realize what an important industry travel and tourism is and how it gives people a huge ability for economic growth. This growth can be seen in Australia, where for every 18 visitors to the country, there’s one job created for a young Australian.
Alex Lavelle , Editor at The Age , talks about how 2,000 people a week are moving to Melbourne. Within the next 10 years, it is projected to be a bigger city than Sydney. Initially, Melbourne was going to hit 5 million people by 2020, but it hit that number last year. As Melbourne grows, the transportation system must keep up, and it is progressing. One of the initiatives that displays a move in the right direction is a rail line between the city and the airport. This was something talked about over the last 50 years, but thanks to the city’s exponential growth, it’s finally happening. He also talks about how the city has changed since he moved here from London 20 years ago. The city was a deadzone when he first got to Melbourne. But now, it’s packed and vibrant. One of the biggest changes you can see is in the food options and how you can get great multicultural food in the city.
Allan Campion , Founder of Melbourne Food Experiences, talks about transitioning between making food to writing about it, including what’s changed in Melbourne’s food scene. Victoria is the food bowl of Australia. You can have a salad that was picked yesterday. Melbournian’s are open to new foods. He also talks about Amman and Julie Mai’s Australian Vietnamese food, where there is creativity like brazing oxtail in sarsaparilla. And plus, you can be in a wine region within 45 minutes.
James Shillinglaw , Founder and Editor of Insider Travel Report , explains that you can’t do Australia in a week. It’s a continent and you need much more time here. Australia is booming and promoting itself as a luxury destination and is aiming for more affluent travellers. He also reveals how reading Bill Bryson’s In a Sun Burned Country was his initial inspiration to travel to Australia for the first time. One of the best ways to still see the country is the way Bill Bryson did and take the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Perth.
Ellen Fraser , Editor at The Broadsheet , lets us know that when it comes to food, what Melbourne does really well is breakfast. One of the staples in the city is, Lune, where Kate Reid has developed a very specific croissant recipe that the New York Times has called the best croissants in the world. If you’re venturing out for dinner, head to Supernormal, Andrew McConnel’s restaurant that has been there over a year and it’s a very cool, very sleek atmosphere with great lobster rolls. If you’re looking for more casual, head down to Chinatown and to the Dainty Schezuan for dumplings and fish-flavored eggplants.
Garrett Houston , American expat and Owner of the Mason Dixon Restaurant, shares what it was like moving to Australia for his job with Subway and then how he never left. After a few years of being here, he realized there was one significant item missing from Australian cuisine…the Reuben sandwich. What many were calling pastrami here was much closer to corned beef. Unable to get a suitable Reuben sandwich at other restaurants, he decided to open up his own sandwich shop. The sandwich shop took off during the right time because the American food craze has recently hit Australia, and Mason Dixon is a popular spot.
Seri Sarawak Macam2 Ada Ramadhan Buffet @ Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching
May 10th, 2019· Nobody Surrendered
It’s that time of the year again… This time around, I’m going to share the one from Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching, with you. It’s the famous Seri Sarawak Macam2 Ada Ramadhan Buffet. It’s at its poolside. Not too big, not too small, the size is just nice.
The buffet starts 6.30pm and ends at 10pm daily. Priced at RM96nett/adult and RM38nett/child . If you want to save a bit more, get it from their Insiders Club mobile app or from www.grandmargherita.com/deals at only RM72nett .
You can also get the voucher at RM85nett which you can redeem the Ramadhan buffet in any three outlets of theirs either for Seri Sarawak Macam2 Ada Ramadhan Buffet at Grand Margherita Hotel or Sungkei Ria Ramadhan Buffet at Riverside Majestic Puteri Wing or Nightly Buffet Dinner at Riverside Majestic Hotel Astana Wing.
There’s over 100 local and international cuisines available from Malay food to Chinese food to Middle Eastern food to Western Food to Indian food and more! Too many to name.
Even Penang food too! I don’t think this option is available in other hotels’ Ramadhan buffet in Kuching. Chefs from Penang came here to cook and serve you! For example, Penang Char Kueh Tiaw, Penang Loh Bak, Hokkien Prawn Mee Soup, Seafood Omelette, Penang Fruit Rojak and Penang Asam Laksa.
Don’t forget the little corner of Japanese food too…
For resevations or enquirie s, do call 082-532111 .
Here’s my video summary of the buffet:
My Drug-Free Solution to a Sprained Ankle
Bosmeric-SR as a Daily Supplement to Reduce Inflammation
Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is sold under brand names Advil and Motrin as well as Celebrex, Aleve, Naprosyn, and Torodol. It is taken by more Americans than any other drug. In fact, 70 million prescriptions are written every year for NSAIDs. When we include over-the-counter purchases, it is estimated that more than 30 billion doses of these drugs are consumed every year in the U.S.¹
Would you be interested to know how dangerous these drugs are, and what, from the natural world of medicinal plants, works just as well, with no toxic risks and side effects? First, let’s take a look at just what the latest research reveals regarding the side-effects of NSAIDs. The Dangers of NSAIDs
I certainly understand that it’s tempting to want to get rid of a headache fast. And ibuprofen is pretty effective at that, for many people. But some people use it almost every day, popping the pills as if they’re candy, using it for the chronic inflammation they suffer from.
Because these drugs have become so prevalent in our society, many believe they must be safe for people to take, or certainly the FDA would do something to curb the excessive intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Unfortunately, ours is a society that is predominantly run by those with deep pockets, and the big pharmaceutical companies have some of the deepest pockets in the nation. In fact, according to a recent article in ProPublica , these “big pharma companies underwrite three-fourths of the FDA’s budget for scientific reviews.”² Very reassuring. The truth is that drugs are getting pushed through the system that show significant side effects that far outweigh the health benefits. In other words, the risks are not worth the rewards. Elevated Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
Here’s what we do know: Back in 2005, some 17 years ago, the FDA warned that taking NSAIDs increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 17 years ago! This was probably due, in part, to Vioxx, an NSAID that caused approximately 140,000 heart attacks in the U.S. alone during a span of five years. In 2004, it was taken off the market.
Then, in 2015, the agency uncharacteristically strengthened the warning against NSAIDs , noting that they elevate blood pressure thereby increasing the risk for heart attacks and stroke and that this increased risk can occur even with short-term use.³ According to Judy Racoosin , MD and deputy director of a division of FDA, “There is no period of use shown to be without risk.” 4 Gastrointestinal Complications
And it is not just heart attacks and stroke that people are at an increased risk for. Every year, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized due to NSAID gastrointestinal complications and 16,500 people die from these health challenges. 5 NSAIDs can mess up your stomach acid and cause life threatening conditions.
These GI complications are due to NSAID’s ability to lower the acid in our stomach, ultimately leading to bleeding ulcers. Of course, your doctor simply prescribes another medication for this effect—each with its own set of risks and additional side effects. Underreporting Ibuprofen Side Effects
In my research on other drug topics, I’ve come to believe that, in fact, risk and adverse event statistics tend to be lower than they should because of under-reporting.
According to former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, “Only about 1 percent of serious events (adverse drug reactions) are reported.” 6
It’s becoming clear that ibuprofen is dangerous—including the buildup of it in your organs and tissues. How To Reduce Inflammation Without Ibuprofen
I don’t even own ibuprofen. I haven’t needed it since I found a supplement years ago that is terrifically powerful as an anti-inflammatory. It’s a superfood combination of the four most powerful natural anti-inflammatory ingredients in the plant world, and it’s actually good for you!
A naturopathic doctor told me about the supplement containing curcumin (turmeric), boswellia (frankincense), ginger, and black pepper extract. He told me it was the most miraculous supplement he’d ever prescribed his patients.
He gave me a sample, and I was blown away by the results. When I recently sprained my ankle once again while playing tennis, I used this supplement, rather than toxic drugs. It’s called Bosmeric-SR. Bosmeric-SR is fast acting and long lasting, just like a typical NSAID.
I liked it so well, I contacted the company to see if I could get a special discount for my readers (more on that in a minute). Why Bosmeric-SR Worked For Me
Bosmeric’s anti-inflammatory power comes from its four ingredients. Let’s take a look at them one at a time in order to understand why this combination of herbs is so potent. Curcumin C3 Complex
Curcumin is the active ingredient found in turmeric, an Indian spice commonly found in curries. It has been used for centuries in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines as an anti-inflammatory agent as well as a treatment for digestive disorders. In recent years, it has become popular in America as a treatment for arthritis. Several studies confirm that is as effective as an NSAID in reducing inflammation. 7,8,9 Turmeric is an Indian spice, that contains Curcumin. These ingredients have been discovered as superfoods, capable of fighting and potentially reversing inflammation and disease.
Curcumin C3 Complex is the “gold standard” of curcumin extract. Boswellin PS
This potent ingredient is an extract from Boswellia, a tree that grows in the Arabian Peninsula and parts of Africa and India. You’ll be familiar with the resinous dried sap which is otherwise known as frankincense and has been used in religious and cultural ceremonies for centuries.
Boswellia is a potent anti-inflammatory that has been used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic polyarthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. In addition to treating inflammatory conditions, studies show that its medicinal properties include antimicrobial activity and it is useful for treating wounds as well as cancerous diseases. 10
It is one of the most valued herbs in Ayurvedic medicine whose practitioners use it for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, bronchitis, asthma, skin and blood diseases, and as a tool to stimulate the liver. 11
Boswellin PS is considered the next generation of Boswellia extracts. Boswelllia, in combination with curcumin, was found to be more effective in treating osteoarthritis due to the synergistic effects between the two compounds. 12 Bioperine
Bioperine, also known as piperine, is the active ingredient in black pepper—one of the most commonly used spices around the world. In ancient times, physicians used this herb to treat stomach aches. Today, its active ingredient is known for its ability to reduce inflammation and, due to its potent antioxidant properties, may help prevent the damaging effects of free radicals which have been linked to inflammation, heart disease, cancer, and premature aging. 13
It also increases the absorption of the other ingredients in this compound. Gingerols
This ingredient is the active compound found in ginger, a popular spice used in Asian as well as Indian cuisine. Its medicinal properties have also been put to use for thousands of years. Gingerol has many amazing medicinal properties such as inflammation reduction.
You’re probably familiar with ginger’s ability to help prevent or relieve the effects of nausea and motion sickness, as well as digestive disorders. It has also been used to reduce pain as well as inflammation.
A meta-analysis designed to assess the ability of ginger to treat osteoarthritis revealed a significant reduction in pain as well as disability in those participants that took ginger as compared to the placebo-control groups. 14
When these four compounds are combined, they create one of the most comprehensive supplements designed to fight inflammation and pain. Bosmeric-SR as a Daily Supplement to Reduce Inflammation
I am very picky about supplements because I think that the vast majority are a waste of money—made cheaply, skewing hormone and vitamin/mineral balance, and made mostly of synthetic ingredients the body doesn’t use well.
Bosmeric-SR, on the other hand, is made from patented natural ingredients that are readily utilized and have been shown to work together for better absorption and increased effectiveness.
Because inflammation is at the root of all disease, and our cells function optimally when they are not inflamed, Bosmeric-SR is the most important supplement I’ve ever used, to get rid of inflammation and prevent it as well. I take it every day.
You may wonder why I take it daily as opposed to those moments when a headache or injury strikes. The reason in this: While you can feel a sprained ankle, and you can feel many inflammatory responses (like arthritis), often there is inflammation in your body that you can’t feel. Many, if not most of us, have serious issues with inflammation, whether we know it or not. C-Reactive Protein Test
One of the best ways to measure inflammation throughout your body is with a C-reactive protein (CRP) test that measures the level of CRP in your blood. This protein is produced by your liver and sent to your bloodstream in response to inflammation. It is one of the clearest indicators of your disease level, and disease risk, in your body. And it tends to be high in folks who eat refined sugars, wheat, beer, dairy products, and soda.
You’ll definitely want to get rid of those foods in your diet, as well as alcohol, if you suffer with any inflammatory conditions.
You’ll also see a quick, remarkable decrease in inflammation if, in addition to ridding your diet of the foods listed above, you start drinking green juice or green smoothies , which are alkaline, oxygenating, nutrient-dense, and healing.
Now for the great GSG reader deal I negotiated with the company, BetterWay Health: They agreed to give us 10% off Bosmeric-SR when you sign up for their coupon , PLUS they’ll also send a free 90-day supply of olive-oil-based Vitamin D3. (This is GREAT because everyone needs D3, and oil-based D is better for absorption). PLUS they will give you free shipping! Bosmeric-SR contains the all natural ingredients tumeric extract, frankincense, black pepper extract, and ginger extract.
I can’t post the coupon openly, but I do have permission to send it to your email if you ask me. I don’t know how long they’ll let me do this, so you’ll want to grab your secret coupon code now to take advantage of the discount and amazing freebies.
I hope you enjoy my favorite, most efficacious supplement for inflammation, and try it first instead of a dangerous, toxic NSAID drug, as a daily tool to reduce inflammation or when a headache or injury is causing you discomfort.
Read next: If I don’t want DRUGS as a remedy…I use this: the Encylopedia of Medical Breakthroughs & Forbidden Treatments
Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet , 12 Steps to Whole Foods , and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe . Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods .
Cooking The Books: A little bit of everything, from food trucks to haute French cuisine
Get the Sunday Star paper tomorrow, May 12, for your 25% discount coupon on three of these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Around The World In 80 Food Trucks
Publisher: Lonely Planet Global Ltd Price: RM99.90
It’s probably a little misleading to include the word “world” in this book, seeing as Asia is very poorly represented here. There are no food trucks from South-East Asia at all and just a smattering from other Asian countries (only one from India, a prolific street food hub).
However, if you are interested in testing out food trucks primarily in Europe, South America and North America, you’ll find all sorts of interesting food from vegan offerings at Bristol’s The Spotless Leopard in Britain to seabass ceviche from Lacayejera in Seville, Spain.
Curiously, Asia is represented in other countries, and you’ll find meals like Indian-style poutine from Chai Wallahs in Berlin and chicken, chilli and miso gyoza from Rainbo in London.
The American food trucks are probably the most diverse ones in the book, with innovative offerings like the kimchi quesadillas peddled by Kogi in Los Angeles, and the freshly-baked red velvet cookies made by Captain Cookie And The Milk Man in Washington DC.
The best part about the book is the recipes that accompany each food truck entry – here’s where you could learn how to make everything from tuna tacos to Uruguyuan flan and buttermilk fried chicken biscuit sandwiches exactly like the food truck pros who make it every day. Edible Satire: French Cuisine With A Twist
Author: Isadora Chai Publisher: Images Publishing Price: RM206.21
One thing that immediately stands out about local culinary icon Isadora Chai is how intrepid she is. This boldness and ability to speak her mind isn’t just limited to her personality – it’s reflected in her food too.
In her cookbook, which is essentially a compilation of the many monthly degustation dinners she has curated at her fine dining haunt, Bistro á Table in Petaling Jaya, Chai’s creative spark is in evidence everywhere. So you’ll find dinners that run the gamut from a manga-inspired one to a riff on Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
And then there are the images presented in this book, which are probably some of the most gorgeous food pictures you will ever find – each image capably showcasing every breathtaking fibre and molecule of every single perfectly-plated dish.
Having said all that, the recipes in the book – as Chai attests – aren’t for the faint-hearted. Some of the ingredients are downright premium (read: unattainable) fare like fresh duck foie gras, Kobe tendon and Hokkaido scallops. And the sheer effort required to assemble each meal? Well, let’s just say you’d have to have the willpower of an Olympian to pull off some of these dishes.
Alternatively, you could just follow Chai’s advice and make some of the yummy individual components instead, like pea mash or parsnip soup.
Overall, though, you’ll find that despite the practical obstacles littering your path, you’ll still want this cookbook lining your bookshelves because, if nothing else, it reminds you that all food has the potential to be sculpted into the sort of intrinsically complex, unfailingly beautiful meals that Chai’s fertile mind regularly produces. Korean BBQ & Japanese Grills
Publisher: Pavilion Price: RM137 (pre-order only)
Written by journalist and restaurant critic Jonas Cramby, Korean BBQ & Japanese Grills is an incredibly well-researched book on the myriad hows and whys behind this popular East Asian method of cooking. The book is backed up by an incredible amount of documentation and cataloguing, so you’ll discover how meat was banned in Japan until 1872 and how kimchi is so popular in South Korea, that the government spent millions trying to develop a space-proof version!
These interesting nuggets of information are interspersed with plenty of recipes, ranging from grilled beef to ginger pork, bulgogi and all the side dishes that typically accompany these meals – from cabbage salad to kimchi.
Cramby has also put a lot of thought into execution, so many of the recipes include useful tips as well as pictorial guides on things like butchering chicken and insightful information on grills, knives and other tools.
If you’re a fan of Asian barbecue, rest assured this handy little book will make for both an interesting read as well as a practical beginner’s guide to doing it yourself. The Curry Guy Veggie
Publisher: Hardie Grant Price: RM89.90
It is admittedly a little strange to find a Caucasian man with no discernible Asian roots or culinary pedigree writing a book on Indian cuisine, but Dan Toombs is proof that with globalisation, anyone can cook anything. Toombs has made a modest success of his Curry Guy blog, where he cooks all manner of curries, an effort that has in turn spurred the birth of multiple cookbooks.
At the outset, it is important to note that Toombs’ Indian food isn’t really the sort of authentic fare you’re likely to find in India. Instead, you’ll find recipes gleaned from “British curry houses” as he puts it, which essentially means the recipes are adapted based on local predilections and palates.
This is his third cookbook and it is dedicated to Indian vegetarian offerings, like vada pav (deep-fried potato burger), spicy masala popcorn, vegetable korma, chickpea curry and rava dosas. While some recipes are redolent of more home-cooked fare – think rice and lentil curry and butter paneer – others like the paneer, onion, chilli and garlic naan pizza, obviously allude to Toombs’ keenness for experimenting.
Ultimately, the book is clearly designed for people looking for a fuss-free introduction to Indian vegetarian food, so if you’re looking for really home-spun Indian food gleaned from someone born and brought up on the subcontinent, this book is likely to rub you the wrong way. On the other hand, if you’re after modified Indian fare or food with a hint of Indian flavours, this will do nicely. Tags
A summer of ‘awesomesauce’
May 10, 2019 20:24 IST Updated: May 10, 2019 20:24 IST more-in Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal’s workshops for kids and young adults explore Indian spices, discover umami flavours and concoct recipes, says Krutika Behrawala
Standing around a counter fitted with induction cooktops, six students observe food writer and consultant Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal as she scrapes a lime’s rind with a zester – a peeler-like kitchen tool with curved metal end. The pre-teens – between nine and 12 years – follow her lead and dive into this activity. “Should we use only green lemon for zesting?” one student asks curiously. Ghildiyal replies in the affirmative, explaining why its green zest is better than the yellow one.
Next, the students make individual portions of Ghildiyal’s ‘Awesomesauce’ – a concoction of orange juice, salt, sugar, coffee, chilli powder and oil. Each one – four girls and two boys – adjusts the ingredient proportions as per their preference and notes down the measures in a recipe sheet. “It helps them understand the flavours and how to arrive at them,” she adds. Life skills
Such activities feature in five-day culinary courses that Ghildiyal has designed in the ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ programme. Open to nine- to 15-year-olds, it runs till mid-July at APB Cook Studio. Three years ago, Ghildiyal launched this programme to empower children to cook for their future health and well-being. “Cooking is an important life skill for both boys and girls. If you know cooking, you can differentiate between healthy and unhealthy foods and make better choices,” she asserts, adding, “Studies say that coming generations are going to be the least food-literate, most unhealthy generations. So, it’s essential to help them learn about food, where it comes from and appreciate what they’re eating.”
The programme includes four hands-on courses – Basic Cooking, Gourmet Safari, Basic Baking and Spice-capades. Each is priced at ₹7,500 per taxes and enables one to cook 12-15 dishes. In Basic Cooking, students learn knife skills, kitchen hygiene, flavour profiles and nutritional values. The Gourmet Safari deep-dives into five cuisines – Italian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Indian. In Basic Baking, the curriculum extends to roasting and grilling too. Spice-capades, a two-day course, helps kids understand the history and culture of Indian food. They learn to cook dal, rice, roti and sabjis without using pressure cooker. “Once, my daughter called Indian food as ‘old-fashioned’. That’s when I realised it’s important to teach kids to appreciate what we eat on a daily basis,” she adds. Sharpening knowledge
There’s a rising interest among children for all things food. The students in the Basic Cooking batch want to know how to pronounce Worcestershire sauce and what umami flavour entails. They also discuss their favourites – MasterChef Australia and Gordon Ramsay. Dilshad Akali, who enrolled her daughter Akanksha for this course, says, “She has learnt the importance of kitchen hygiene. Earlier, she’d make a mess after baking but now, she cleans it up as well. That’s refreshing to see.” Having pre-teens in the kitchen, though, comes with its own challenges. “You need to be vigilant and keep them engaged at all times,” Ghildiyal signs off.
Kids in The Kitchen programme runs until July 15 at APB Cook Studio, Andheri East; 42152799 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER Submit
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25 Most Amazing Restaurants In All Of Kenya
25 Most Amazing Restaurants In All Of Kenya by May 10, 2019, 3:40 pm 95
Here are the 25 most amazing restaurants in all of Kenya, just for your dining pleasure.
1. Artcaffe Karen Known for it’s alfresco street cafe style, the Artcaffe Karen is a lovely, two level restaurant that offers freshly roasted coffee, the famous artbakery, a cocktail bar and tranquil, outdoor seating. This is where you go when you want an easy, carefree kind of setting, coupled with good food and even better coffee. It is located in the bustling Karen shopping center.
2. Le Palanca Located at 909, James Gichuru Rd, this new restaurant is like no other within the city of Nairobi. They say that it was inspired by a rare Angolan antelope called ‘Palanka Negra’. And to live up to its inspiration, Le Palanka offers a truly unique dining experience. The menu is completely different, featuring a fusion of Afro-Caribbean cuisine that will light up your taste buds.
3. Lucca, Villa Rosa Kempinski The Villa Rosa Kempinski in Westlands, Nairobi is fairly new, but boy has it garnered popularity. Lucca is just one of the main attractions at this wonderful establishment. With freshly baked Italian bread and cuisines that will send your pallet on a trip around the world, this tranquil restaurant is the perfect place to bring friends and family. You are advised to make a reservation.
4. About Thyme Located on Eldama Ravine Rd, in Westlands, About Thyme has become famous over the years for the serene, leafy setting it offers and the eclectic menu it has. Here you can find dishes from all over the world. The best part is that they are expertly prepared and presented to you. You can even find vegetarian dishes. But the one place that About Thyme excels in, is the desert menu. This is why people come here.
5. Fogo Gaucho There is really no mentioning of restaurants in Nairobi without mentioning ‘Fogo Gaucho’. This is a legendary Brazilian steak house on Waiyaki Way. Located at Viking Hse, Fogo Gaucho has it all. From expertly prepared Brazilian style steak and salads to a fully stocked wine bar and even live music on Friday and Sunday. If you are looking for a wonderful South Brazilian experience, come to Fogo Gaucho – bring friends or family.
6. Yuls Restaurant
This is a local favourite. Located along Malindi road in Mombasa, Yuls is known for their Hot Stone 400°C hot where you can cook your meat or seafood the way you want it. Here you will find some of the best seafood dishes from grilled Lobsters and Prawns. It’s a beautiful place to wine and dine, as you enjoy their seafood platter for two on the terrace with the scenic view of the ocean. The prices are also very pocket friendly.
7. Seven Seafood & Grill Seven is without a doubt one of Nairobi’s finest dining destinations. Located at ABC Place on Waiyaki Way, Seven offers the best and freshest Indian Ocean Seafood in the city. It also has the best choice cuts when it comes to meat and the dessert menu is borderline criminal.
8. Moorings Floating Restaurant
This is the oldest restaurant in the North Coast of Mombasa. It is where you go when you want fish, prawns, crab and fish. The beautiful restaurant floats on the Mtwapa Creek and gives the patrons an amazing waterfront setting, view and some of the best sunsets you will ever see.
9. La Marina Restaurant Very few restaurants come close to giving you the kind of sunsets you can get from settings that overlook a creek. La Marina is up there with the best of them. Just Off Msa-Malindi Rd, in Mtwapa, here you will find fresh seafood, vegetarian and even oriental dishes. The view is to die for and the bar is fully stocked. It is the perfect place to bring a date you are looking to impress.
10. Il Covo, Bamburi, Mombasa Il Covo, Bamburi, is two floors of absolute elegance and delectable genius. The lower verandah opens up to the white sandy Bamburi beach while the two balconies on the upper deck give you the perfect view into the Indian Ocean. Fresh sushi, authentic Italian Pizza, and an amazing selection of seafood makes this place the go to destination when visiting Bamburi.
11. Tamarind Dhow
As a brand, Tamarind is absolutely outstanding. The Tamarind Dhow in Tudor Creek, Nyali should be their flagship restaurant. As the name suggests, the restaurant is modelled after a dhow. This gives you the perfect opportunity to dine like Captain Jack Sparrow would on the high seas. Delectable seafood and a wonderful ambiance complete the look.
12. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant
This list would be incomplete without Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant. Set in a natural coral cave with an open skylight, Ali Barbour’s will mystify as much as impress anyone who dines here. Fresh seafood, a wonderful vegetarian menu, beef, venison and poultry are all on offer at this deliciously unique restaurant in Mombasa’s South Coast. Visit: Ali Barbour Cave Restaurant
13. Boston Cafe, Victoria Comfort Inn Wonderfully decorated, this simple cafe has a great deal to offer those who visit Paul Mbuya Rd, Kisumu City. From international cuisine, to a cool atmosphere in an otherwise sweltering city, Boston Cafe has something for everyone.
14. The Duke of Breeze This is a rather popular tourist destination in Kisumu city. The sports bar and rooftop restaurant and bar facilities at this hotel gives you the opportunity to enjoy local and international cuisine while you watch the sun as it sets over Kisumu City.
15. Haandi, Kisumu The Haandi brand has become synonymous with Indian food in Kenya. Be it in Nairobi, Mombasa or Kisumu, when you see the beautiful Haandi pot logo, you know that you will get great Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting. That is exactly what you get at Haandi, Kisumu.
16. Victoria Terrace, Imperial Hotel This quiet little restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy some of the best African cuisine. It also has a fully stocked bar and a swimming pool that completes the laid back look.
17. Tilapia Beach
If you are going to dine in Kisumu, then you might as well do it by the Lake. This is what Tilapia Beach offers its patrons, a view of Lake Victoria like none other. That and an amazingly prepared tilapia dish that can only be authentic ‘dala'(Luo for home) made.
18. Talisman Restaurant The locals and tourists will tell you that Talisman is one of the best Nairobi has to offer, and with good reason. The setting is relaxed and if you prefer dinning outside, they have an outdoorsy setting with scenic patio and a beautiful lush garden. Their local seafood dishes are delicious and they are known for their famous burger which is loaded with many falouful ingredient. Located in a serene area, Karen Mega City shopping mall, on Ngong road, you can hardly do better than Talisman.
19. The Carnivore Restaurant
The Carnivore restaurant is one of the favourite restaurants (for both locals and tourists) in Kenya. Located on Langata Road, near Wilson Airport in Nairobi, the restaurant is really an ideal dining place for all true loves of meat in Kenya. It is famous for its flame-kissed variety of meat including crocodile, camel and ostrich roasted over charcoal, sliced and served at your table. If you want to experience authentic Kenyan Barbecued meat, you should visit this restaurant and let the smokey ‘wow’ fill your mouth. The best part is, they roast the meat as you watch.
20. Merica Hotel Restaurant
This is a wonderful restaurant that specializes in African cuisine. The waiters are well trained and very fast with the orders. The pool side setting is very laid back and serene. One of the best places in Nakuru for any visitor to grab a bite.
21. Guava Restaurant
This is one of the few restaurants in Nakuru that serve you freshly cooked food. Which means that your order will take about an hour to arrive, but it is absolutely worth the wait. The menu is mostly African cuisine and the food is very fresh and tastefully cooked. Being in the middle of town, you will have a wonderful view of Nakuru while your order is prepared.
22. Restaurant at Carnelly’s One of the best restaurants Naivasha has to offer. The setting is unique, in that they observe an eco-friendly theme. The wait staff is very professional, their food is amazingly delicious and the service is impeccable. You are, however, advised to try it during the week because they get very busy on weekends.
23. The Club House Cafe
When it comes to throwing an elaborate dinner party in Naivasha, no one does it better than the Club House Cafe. Guests are highly advised to make a reservation first. You are also advised to book a room on the grounds for you will not want to leave early. They have a wonderful menu that is deliciously African. They also import most of their wines from African countries.
24. The Pontoon When you visit Mombasa, dine at the Pontoon in Nyali. It is a stylish and classy restaurant known for its continental dishes including seafood, pork chops, Molo lamb and beaf steak. Located off the beach, it offers a scenic view of the ocean. The restaurant is surrounded by a swimming pool, shady trees and lush gardens. This is a beautiful outdoor restaurant that claims to have the best seafood at this side of Kenya. The ambiance is lovely, the prices are just right and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
25. The Smith Bar and Restaurant This wonderful little place is just 10 minutes from Ongata Rongai, on your way to Kiserian in Kajiado County. The setting will remind you of a coastal restaurant, with the poolside terrace constantly breezy and relaxed. The food is very good. Mostly African but you can find a bit of European as well. The prices are very pocket friendly and the ambiance is just perfect, especially in the early evening.
Kenya has a great many more restaurants. If you are adventurous at heart, then simply get into your car and drive until you see an establishment that appeals to you. You can be assured that the experience will be one you won’t soon forget. Loading…
Observe iftar with these flavours from around the world
While some people prefer breaking their fast at home, many may enjoy an iftar out with friends and family – and there’s a variety of options in Abu Dhabi to choose from. Oléa
Break your fast in style by enjoying a lavish spread of cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean and Middle East. Make a beeline to the buffet table and enjoy the wide selection of hot and cold mezze including the crowd favourites, ouzi and shawarma. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating, with the latter offering panoramic views of the sea. AED 275 per person, AED 135 for children aged six to 12. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Sunset-9pm. Contact: 02 498 8888, Ingredients
Work your way from one station to another to enjoy a wide selection of Arabic and international dishes including Indian and Thai. Local favourites such as lamb ouzi, hares and tajine, take centre stage, while desserts are available to cap off the meal. AED 199 weekdays, AED 249 weekends, half-price for children aged six to 11. Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street. Sunset-9pm. Contact: 02 656 1000, Sambusek
Observe iftar in a unique setting at Sambusek’s dedicated tent designed to host up to 400 guests. Choose from the many food options consisting of local, regional and international dishes. Soak up the splendid view of the Arabian Gulf while listening to the music of the kanoon and oud duo of Khalid and Razan. AED 240 per person. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island. Sunset-9pm Contact: 02 813 5550, Giornotte
A sprawling spread awaits at this Mediterranean restaurant. For iftar, Arabic dishes take the lead with traditional favourites from meat specialities to seafood staples, hot and cold appetisers and sweet treats. Adding an interactive element to the experience are live cooking stations and music from a guest qanun player. AED 235 per person. The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqtaa. Sunset-9pm. Contact: 02 818 8282, Khayal
End your fast with a rich selection of traditional and international dishes. The vast restaurant boasts several open kitchens dishing out different specialities including Arabic and Asian. AED 210 per person, AED 90 for children aged six to 12. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City. Daily 6.30pm-9.30pm. Contact: 02 201 4131, marriottalforsan.com Galito’s
Reward your hungry self with eat all you can tasty flame-grilled chicken during the holy month. Enjoy the restaurant’s herb-infused chicken marinated for 24 hours and grilled to perfection. AED 59. Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Yas Island. Daily 7pm-midnight. Contact: 02 565 1849, galitos.ae The Garden Restaurant
Tag along the family for a hearty iftar buffet featuring a selection of Arabic and international cuisine. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s roomy and laidback ambiance, perfectly befitting the season’s theme. AED 169 per person. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Street. 7pm-9pm. Contact: 02 616 6838, La Petite Maison
Sample a selection of this elegant but welcoming French restaurant’s signature dishes with a variety of starters, a classic main course and desserts. AED 240 per person. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. 6.45pm-8pm. Contact: 02 692 9600, lpmlondon.co.uk/abu-dhabi Saffron
Feast on an array of international food including Arabic favourites like mezze, machboos, mixed grill, biryani and seafood dishes. AED 165 for adults, half price for children aged six to 12. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 7pm-11pm. Contact: 02 307 5591, Dine
End your fast by feasting on Arabic favourites and international dishes presented buffet style. There are cooking stations to explore including a carving station for meat lovers. AED 99 per person. Aloft Abu Dhabi, next to Adnec, off Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. From sunset. Contact: 02 654 5121 Buca di Beppo
Mark the evening with Italian delicacies served in four-course fashion. The special meal is made up of a soup of the day, Caesar salad, a choice of main courses including pastas, entrees and pizzas and dessert. AED 79 including welcome drink. Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Yas Island. Sat-Wed from sunset to midnight, Thu and Fri from sunset to 9pm. Contact: 02 665 6247 Hakkasan
Treat yourself to a unique iftar experience with a specially curated menu from this elegant Cantonese outlet. The four-course set menu includes dishes such as mushroom soup, Peking duck, a selection of dim sum with lobster and chicken fillings and vanilla and dates ice cream. AED 228 per person. Emirates Palace, Corniche West. 7pm-8pm. Contact: 02 690 7739, The Grille
Grilled specialities and other mouth-watering dishes will be rolled out at this popular steakhouse for the holy month, giving guests a satisfying way to end their fast. As a bonus, the outlet is offering a buy-one-get-one offer on iftars for the first seven days of Ramadan. AED 130 per person, AED 85 children aged five to 12. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City. Sunset-9pm. Contact: 056 536 2230, Dickey’s
To mark its first Ramadan in the country, this American barbecue franchise has prepared something special for the season. Enjoy two meat plates, a choice of two sides, lentil soup, dates and water – all for just AED 69 per person. Yas Mall, Yas Island. Sunset-2am. Visit: dickeys.ae Ginger
Tag along friends and family to enjoy a satisfying iftar of Middle Eastern and international cuisines. Sample the variety of dishes at the buffet table as well as the live cooking stations offering carved meats, soups, mezze and mixed grills. AED 199. Park Rotana, next to Khalifa Park. Sunset-9.30pm. Contact: 02 657 3322, rotanatimes.com/parkrotana COYA
Enjoy Peruvian flavours this season and sample a set menu of delectable dishes including beetroot causa, seabass croquettes, chicken tacos, avocado maki rolls and a bowl of banana ice cream with puffed rice. AED 199 per person. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. Sunset 8.30pm. Contact: 02 306 7000 Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Settle into the bright, expansive dining room at White for an east meets west interactive buffet. Choose from a wide variety of international food stations including an expansive desert bar featuring 12 flavours of sorbet and a Turkish ice cream stand. AED 210. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island. 7pm-11pm. Contact: 02 811 4444, jumeirah.com