Monday, May 20, 2019

Travel Blog – Doha Food Diary – Eating Out in Doha Qatar

10 Foodie Days in Doha by Vikram Karve 


Welcome Home Meal in Doha Qatar  

First Meal in Doha at Daughter's Home - Pure Vegetarian Food - Dal Rice + Chapati + Mutter Paneer + Shrikhand (Son-in-Law had lovingly brought Shrikhand which I love so much

Day 1 

Visited the fascinating Villagio Mall and had dinner at the Doha Branch of the world famous PF Chang's Restaurant. The food was delicious. We had a sumptuous dinner comprising Buttery Red Shrimp, Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Style Meat, with Sticky Rice, followed by Tiramisu for Dessert. 

Buttery Red Shrimp

Sesame Chicken

Mongolian Style Meat

Dinner Plate 
Buttery Red Shrimp, Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Style Meat, with Sticky Rice

Dessert - Tiramisu

Tiramisu with Strawberry - lovely plating 

PF Chang's Restaurant - Villagio Mall Doha Qatar


Day 2 

We visted Souq Waqif traditional market of Doha and we had dinner at the legendary Morrocan Cuisine Restaurant Tajeen 

I enjoyed their signature dish - Lamb Tajeen(Tagine)with Prunes Apricots Almonds and Dry Fruit topped with Boiled Eggs - cooked and served in traditional earthenware pot with Breads. 

The Tajeen was most delectable - succulent meat which released its fruity flavour as it melted on my tongue - and plenty of prunes, apricots, almonds and dry fruit enriching the scrumptious flavoursome gravy - one of the best lamb dishes I have ever tasted. 

We enjoyed a "smoke" of Fruit Flavoured Shisha too. 

Then we had Turkish Ice Cream (served with jugglery - see Video below) followed by the iconic dessert Kunafa at the famous Al Aker Sweets 

A deliciously sweet ending to a delighful evening. 

Tajeen Cafe(Morrocan Cuisine)Souq Waqif Doha Qatar

Lamb Tajeen(Tagine)with Prunes Apricots Almonds and Dry Fruit topped with Boiled Eggs - cooked and served in the traditional "Tagine" earthenware pot and eaten with freshly baked Breads.

Apricots and Prunes add a distinctive flavour to the Tajeen 

Tajeen is easily the tastiest "stew" I have ever eaten. A "Must Eat" when you visit Doha Qatar.  

Enjoying Apple Flavoured Shisha

Ice Cream Served Jugglery Style 

Juggler Turkish Ice Cream Vendor 

Delicious Kunafa at the famous Al Aker Sweets 


Day 3 

Visted Mall of Qatar - a landmark shopping, entertainment and food destination in Doha. 

After an evening of browsing and shopping - we had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory 

I savoured a Shepherd's Pie after a long time - it was excellent - minced lamb meat - mashed potatoes - and vegetables - a fulfilling dish. 

Also relished a Chicken Madeira Sautéed Chicken Breast Topped with Fresh Asparagus and Melted Mozzarella Cheese Covered with Fresh Mushroom Madeira Sauce and Served with Mashed Potatoes - the most popular chicken dish of The Cheesecake Factory Very Tasty - Absolutely Lip-Smacking. 

My Pure-Vegetarian "Better Half" had to make do with a Margerita Pizza

When one goes abroad and eats out - pure vegetarians have limited eating options - and - it is the same in Doha, Qatar - where the eating-out options are primarily non-vegetarian. 

We had the highly recommended Chocolate Milk Shake - and - for Dessert - we had - what else should you have in a "Cheesecake Factory" - of course - Cheesecake - adorned with Strawberry and Cream. 

A very yummy and satisfying meal indeed. 


minced lamb meat - mashed potatoes - and vegetables 

Sautéed Chicken Breast Topped with Fresh Asparagus and Melted Mozzarella Cheese Covered with Fresh Mushroom Madeira Sauce and Served with Mashed Potatoes

For Pure Vegetarians 

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Cheesecake - adorned with Strawberry and Cream

Chocolate Milk Shake 

"Al Fresco" Style Dining at Mall of Qatar 


Day 4 

Visited the lovely Al Wakrah Family Beach. 

After a stroll and some relaxation on the beach - browsed the Foodie Streets of Souq Al Wakrah and decided fo have dinner Al Fresco Style at Al Koufa Cafe  

Kebabs, Kofta, Grilled Chops served on sticks with soft fresh bread - Authentic "No Frills" Food

Hummus (a thick paste made from ground chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic etc) for Pure Vegetarians 


Day 5  

Visited the fascinating Museums of Qatar (National Museum of Qatar and Museum of Islamic Art) - strolled on Doha Corniche - followed by browsing and shopping in Souq Waqif. 

Then - a Seafood Meal at Al Bandar Fish Market followed by Kunafa at Al Aker Sweets. 


Shrimp Biryani 
(Arabian Style with Rice and Shrimps Separate)

Kunafa at Al Aker Sweets


Day 6 

Dinner with Friends at Turkey Central Restaurant Doha  

Delightful Evening with Wonderful Friends 

You can see your food being made 
Bread (Khameeri Roti) being baked in Oven 

Meze (for Vegetarians)

Platter of Kebab Kofta Grilled Meats covered with Freshly Baked Spicy Breads and Smoked Eggplant 

Kofta (Kafta) Kebabs

Grilled Meats with Breads 

"Frugal" Plate of a Vegetarian

View at the Entrance of Turkey Central Restaurant - Fresh Breads Being Baked in the Oven 

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Turkey Central Restaurant Doha Qatar


Day 7 

I spent the entire day browsing books in the fascinating Qatar National Library - the best Library I have ever visited. 

The Library has an excellent Restaurant.

I relished delicious fish and chips for lunch - crisply fried fresh Hamour Fish with french fries and sauces.

Fish and Chips with Dips

Fresh Hamour Fish was Delicious

Fleshy Tasty Fish 


Day 8 

Visited the beautiful artificial island township "The Pearl Qatar" 

Had Lunch at Applebee's at Medina Centrale 

Boneless Chicken "Small Eats" 

Savory Chicken Portabello 

Fiesta Lime Chicken

Fiesta Salad (for Vegetarians)

Green Apple Sangria Fruit Drink 


Day 9 

Indian Breakfast at Aryaas The Pearl Qatar 

Idli Sambar Chutney 

Kheema Dosa (Non Veg)


Day 10 

After a fascinating sunset Dhow Cruise in the Sea off Doha and lovely walk on Doha Corniche waterfront promenade - we had delicious Lebanese Cuisine at Bulbul StreetFood Restaurant Tornado Tower West Bay Doha Qatar. 


Kafta (Kofta) in Pomegranate

Rotisserie Chicken

Beetroot Humus (for Vegetarians)

Yours Truly Foodie Vikram Karve enjoying his Food 

Dear Reader: 

Hope you liked my Doha Food Diary. 

Doha is a wonderful place to visit. 

I am going to write detailed Travel Blogs on my experiences and about all the places I visited in Doha Qatar during my memorable 10 day visit in April 2019. 

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