10 Foodie Days in Doha by Vikram Karve
TRAVEL BLOG – DOHA FOOD DIARY – PART 1
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)
Buttery Red Shrimp
Mongolian Style Meat
Buttery Red Shrimp, Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Style Meat, with Sticky Rice
Dessert - Tiramisu
Tiramisu with Strawberry - lovely plating
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.
Juggler Turkish Ice Cream Vendor
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
Cheesecake - adorned with Strawberry and Cream
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
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.
(Arabian Style with Rice and Shrimps Separate)
Dinner with Friends at Turkey Central Restaurant Doha
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
View at the Entrance of Turkey Central Restaurant - Fresh Breads Being Baked in the Oven
Turkey Central Restaurant Doha Qatar
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
Visited the beautiful artificial island township "The Pearl Qatar"
Boneless Chicken "Small Eats"
Savory Chicken Portabello
Fiesta Lime Chicken
Fiesta Salad (for Vegetarians)
Green Apple Sangria Fruit Drink
Indian Breakfast at Aryaas The Pearl Qatar
Idli Sambar Chutney
Kheema Dosa (Non Veg)
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
Yours Truly Foodie Vikram Karve enjoying his Food
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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