Taking in the tradition

  Bahrain is rich in tradition. And the good thing is the government, and the people, are extremely pro-active in maintaining that tradition. While conventional methods of shopping in the open markets and the suq may have taken a back seat, what is thriving are the traditional street cafes in all parts of the country,…

The corner sweet shop

A quick trip to the little shop round the corner from my office for “breakfast” is an option each day during a break in work but it was only yesterday that I noticed the “colour” on offer. These pictures were taken as I waited for my order of “samosas” to be prepared. The incredibly busy…

Morning feast

Nothing like a traditional Bahraini breakfast at the start of a working day. And that’s what happened today. It always happens. I start work very early in the day and that means no (or a very hurried) breakfast. That also means I have to ‘exist’ on tidbits (and the occasional tea and coffee at “peepa”…

This makes me Singh

“Aloo Paratha” – spicy mashed potato-stuffed Indian flatbread – is an all-time favourite with Indians anywhere in the world – and it’s now even caught up with others, if the numbers of such offerings globally is any indication! We make these occasionally at home – and today was one such time. No, I am not […]…

Friday traditional breakfast

This is perhaps Bahrain’s most famous ‘Friday-breakfast’place. Emmawash Traditional Restaurant in Budaiya is so busy, at times one has to wait an hour before getting a place to sit. The fare is rather ordinary – scrambled eggs, with and without tomato, or potato, or onion; lentils, chickpeas, spring rolls and, of course, the traditional Bahraini […]…