The world on my plate : My article in newspaper

People today can travel anywhere around the globe traversing geographical boundaries. And with them, travel their culture and food. The number of foreigners working in Qatar has led to the eating habits of people here being influenced by food from all around the world. Various cuisines and outlets now open in the country have been adapted to serve nationals as well as expatriates from Asia, Europe and America.

Without a question, a dish or a restaurant is selected primarily based on its taste, cost and convenience to eat.

Read more here : member of bombay chowpatty teamA side-bar which appeared in actual newspaper but not in E-version:


Falafel – traditional Arab food – deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, beans, or both; usually topped with salads, pickled vegetables and hot sauce

Samosa – fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken

Kebab – wide variety of skewered meals cooked over or next to flames

Indian chaat – a mixture of potato pieces, crispy fried bread, gram or chickpeas and tangy-salty spices with sour home-made Indian chili, fresh green coriander leaves and yogurt. Popular variants include Aloo tikkis (garnished with onion, coriander, hot spices and a dash of curd), bhel puri, dahi puri, panipuri, dahi vada, papri chaat, and sev puri.

Sandwich – consists of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them

Spring roll – large variety of filled, rolled appetizers. Kind of wrapper, fillings, and cooking technique used vary considerably from place to place

Croissant – butter-layered yeast-leavened dough rolled and folded several times in succession to give a flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry

Donut – deep-fried from a flour dough and shaped in rings or flattened spheres that sometimes contain fillings

Fresh juice – prepared by mechanically squeezing or macerating fruit or vegetable flesh without the application of heat or solvents

Milkshake – sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce

Steamed corn – kernels taken off a sweet corn cob or cut off and boiled or steamed

Risottos – rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency. The broth may be meat-, fish-, or vegetable-based

Pizza – oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings

Pasta – made from an unleavened dough of flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes

Pies – baked dish made of a dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients

Pancakes – thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan

Scones – single-serving cake or quick bread made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent

Puddings – sweet milk-based dessert similar in consistency to egg-based custards, or a mousse, made of bread or rice

Muffins – semi-sweet cake or quick bread that is baked in portions appropriate for one person

Cakes – form of bread or bread-like food normally with a round shape

Schwarma – meats placed on a spit and may be grilled, eaten with bread, tomato, and cucumber with toppings like hummus and pickled vegetables

Barbecued chicken – chicken parts seasoned and coated in a barbecue sauce, then grilled or smoked

Slurpees – frozen flavored drink

Ras Malai – consists of sugary white, cream or yellow colored balls (or flattened balls) of fresh cheese soaked in clotted cream flavored with cardamom

Other Photographs which are not included in e-version of paper:

tandoor three peppers turkey-anadolu yummy snacks at Chilis a-family-at-bombay-chowpatty a happy customer bombay-chowpatty Caesar Chicken Salad - Just Burger - Tasy and Healthy Brunch at Bread and Bagels - beach tower - dafna Breakfast at The coffee bean & tea leaf bread-being-made-at-turkey-anadolu Bread and Bagel carrot cake at Bread and Bagels Chowking - al khor mall Famous small pastries at Turkey A. Egg Benedict at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf papa jones pizza Papa Jones ppl-at-turkey-anadolu food at chilis samosa - indian cuisine Shawarma with hommos at Turkey Anadolu Snacks on display - Java U special menu to cater kids spicy noodles stir fry with vegetables

67 thoughts on “The world on my plate : My article in newspaper

  1. Ow! Those pictures look so good I think I just made my headache worse (just wrote a blog about headaches).

    Indian food is my favorite!

  2. This is so great! Makes me think of the London eating scene. They have so many cuisines, including four Peruvian restaurants, which is coming onto the food scene. I’m half Peruvian, but the food always makes me think of home when I’m out with my Peruvian friends. So you’ll usually hear a XD response from us.
    Or all the other fusion cuisines from people really into awesome food

      • Oh dear. They like their meat! There are some great variations on causa, a yellow potato based dish with avocado, tomato and usually crab or other, but new fusion dishes have awesome variations on it. Or papa a la huancaina. However, family favorite would be lentils with rice, fried banana and onion left to cook in lemon juice

  3. Multiculturalism rocks and makes for great food options. I live in Vancouver and we are blessed with tons of yummy eats. I am drooling after those photos of yours. Nice post and congrats.

  4. You’re giving my the travel bug! Thanks so much for taking the time to record and share all of this. And thanks for stopping by Feathered Spirit and liking my blog!

  5. Thanks for liking my recipe! As you can see I love ethnic cuisine very much as well. It is so satisfying when you go to these big cities like London and you can smell all these scents and taste wonderful dishes. Yours was such a great article…now I’m left craving for all all those tasty things.

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have found samosa here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to be a very popular food even though you don’t see too many Indian restaurants. And they sell samosa wraps in the grocery which I use to stuff Chinese filling. Hey, it’s a world of convenience and what works in a place far from home.

  7. Very interesting to see a familiar American Pizza name so far from home. Growing up in NY and NJ my favorite pizza is still thin crust, round and plain mozzarella cheese. Thought the traditional and ‘parent’ Italian pizza, tomato pie isn’t really anything like American pizza.

    Thanks for your visit.

  8. I can see there is a tag about Filipino food. Unless, I missed out the picture, I can’t distinguish which one is it. Now I feel famished just looking at this site. Yummy.

  9. Hi thanks for stopping at my blog. I have read a few of your articles and I enjoy them. I like this one about ‘world in my plate’ too. You are terrific!!

  10. What a lovely blog. I love to travel vicariously through blogging, and sampling other cuisines is a bonus.
    I really enjoyed your photos selections too. I do think I am hungry now..

  11. I love samosas. In my country (Portugal) we also have! Because the portuguese brought from India and we have many people who are descendants of India in Portugal.

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