Ceiling Art

Looking up at the ceiling as we sat at Emmawash, a traditional Bahraini restaurant, for breakfast this morning was a revelation. The graffiti and the talent of the artists gelled completely with the ambiance of this very energetic place on the Budaiya Highway. Clientele, among them Europeans, Arabs, Asians and Africans, were equally at ease…

The little pakora shop

I have been to this shop several times. The pakoras (fritters) this gentleman makes are awesome, particularly for those hungry souls in nearby offices as well as for starved passers-by. And this place is forever crowded. Strangely, for a short while that I was there this morning, there wasn’t a soul in sight – but…

Gold crust egg pasta

Originally posted on cookwithsingh:
Rustling up a quick breakfast is always a challenge on the¬†weekend but when it happens to be an extended one (thanks to the lengthy Eid holiday), it becomes an epic struggle. No wonder, then, thinking up a quick meal was at the top of my to-do list this morning. Here’s what…

Food Wise

A typical Friday (yes, that’s the weekend, and a holiday, in Bahrain) begins with a gym workout followed by a traditional South Indian (healthy) breakfast at one of the several restaurants that line a busy Manama street. This morning, it was masala dosa, sambar and coconut chutney. Was quite a sight, seeing Asveen struggle with…