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Aug 13, 2012

Salma’s Chocolates

I received a sampler from the new Omani chocolate boutique Salma’s Chocolate. This business was officially launched yesterday at Sultan’s Center in Al Qurum. The unique thing about Salma’s Chocolate is that it is a 100% local business and they prepare unique Omani inspired chocolates. The box I received had eight different kinds of speciality Omani chocolate with flavours including Omani halwa, mahoo Omani sweet, cocunut, zaater, ginger, cheesecake, and coffee. I really enjoyed all the different kinds I tried especially the halwa and the coconut ones. They all seemed delicate, full of character, and delicious.

I have no idea how much such a box would cost, but I’m really excited about Salma’s Chocolate and I am already thinking of buying some for Eid!

Check out the cool promotional video (ARABIC) for Salma’s Chocolate below.

Sep 22, 2011

Gelo Fredo Ice Cream in Jawharat Al Shatti

Long time Omani Cuisine ‘frenemies’ Dream Cones have recently opened a new gelato and ice cream cake outlet in Jawharat Al Shatti Mall in Shatti Al Qurum. Gelo Fredo has only opened a few days ago and offers a very similar ice cream collection to these offered at Dream Cones in Zakher Mall which includes a wide variety of flavors including watermelon, creme caramel, creme brulee, blueberry yogurt, raspberry yogurt, and a variety of other regular and sugar-free flavors.

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Aug 16, 2011

TGI Friday’s To Open In Al Khuwair Soon

According to this Facebook page, TGI Friday’s will soon be opening in the City Seasons Hotel in Al Khuwair. No specific dates announced yet.

Jul 25, 2011

BreadTalk Ramadan Specials

The Omani Cuisine received a surprise package in the mail today from BreadTalk – a speciality bakery in Bareeq Al Shatti Mall. The package had a set of BreadTalk’s upcoming Ramadan special mini treats called “Petite Delicacies” which has a combination of savory and sweet items. The “Petite Delicacies” will be available during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid.

I am kind of ashamed to say this, but this was actually the first time I ever try something from BreadTalk – and it was quite good!! Have you guys been to BreadTalk before? What do you think of it?

Jun 20, 2011

Nando’s Muscat City Center Branch Now Open

Lovers of chicken and peri peri should know that Nando’s opened its new branch in Muscat City Center yesterday. Nando’s is located in the East Wing of MCC right next to where Borders bookshop used to be.