I Live in a Frying Pan
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- Don't ask me what you can eat in Old Dubai, ask me what you CAN'T. 1 day ago The past few weeks have been a train ride of food experiences in the city. Everything from Emirati and Egyptian to Korean and Pakistani have made it to my plate, so here’s a summary line-up of a few of the … Continue reading →
- The Silent Spice. 2 weeks ago You know that feeling when something is not quite right and you cannot throw at dart at what it is? I have had that feeling for a few days now, ironically just as things are finally settling in with my
- Part 2: Sharjah Food Trekking 3 weeks ago Just like I promised, here’s part 2 of last week’s post that was waiting to hatch into a published post. The chick is finally out now. Ever watched the Kotthu Roti man belt out
- Part 1: Sharjah Food Trekking 4 weeks ago If someone asks me where they could dig around here for a goldmine of authentic restaurant gems, I’d point in the direction of that dreaded National Paints Roundabout and whisper, Sharjah. I spent the first six years of my life … Continue reading →
- Cumin-crusted Yemeni Haneeth in a Saudi-born Restaurant with a Spanish Name...in Dubai. 2 months ago The first time I saw Cabrito was last November. It didn’t have a name at the time. It was all boarded up and under construction. And it lay on the head-smackingly dismal and dusty road near Mall of the Emirates … Continue reading →
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- Making myself right at home Writing Contest October 2012 We were sprawled out in a carpeted Arabic tent, our backs propped up against red and black embroidered cushions, our feet as bare as our fingers, our shoes lined up respectfully outside. The trio of diners included a journalist with a commendable...
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Website Reviews » There are 4 reviews on I Live in a Frying Pan
07:24 AM October 26, 2012
One of the best food blogs in the UAE, Arva has her finger right on the pulse of the real food in the UAE
07:05 AM October 31, 2012
I am constantly living (or shall I say "eating") vicariously through Arva's blog - wonderfully descriptive experiences and so much fun to read.
18:02 PM November 07, 2012
I call this blogger a Sizzler - coz her writing simply sizzles through. The places that she discovers had always been there - it's simply that we didn't have the eye to discover them before. Her food descriptions make me roll in laughter!
08:10 AM November 18, 2012
A street-food category in the UAE did not exist until In a Frying Pan was born. She has single-handedly, through copious research and boundless enthusiasm, raised the status of hole-in-the-wall eateries and independent ethnic restaurants in a sea of 5-star monotony. Her in-depth knowledge is astounding and I've been introduced to corners of Dubai and food experiences I never knew existed. I am not usually a stream of consciousness writing but Frying Pan takes you on a journey of sensory experience, holding your hand as you dip some freshly cooked roti into a thick, spicy sauce that trickles down your chin. There isn't a superfluous word. This site is a treasure trove for anyone interested in getting to know the real side of Dubai and the UAE through its food, whether tourists or residents.