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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Sep 15, 2011

Shiraz – Crowne Plaza

Shiraz (Telephone: 2466 0660) is an Irani restaurant located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Shatti Al Qurum.

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Sep 6, 2011

Cafe Glacier – Zakher Mall

Cafe Glacier (Telephone: 2448 9245) has recently relaunched its new menu and brand identity in its main branch in Zakher Mall. Glacier is one of the oldest cafes in town and has been famous since the mid 90s fors its waffles and ice cream. You can check our previous review of Glacier in 2008 here.

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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.

Aug 16, 2011

Irani House – Al Athaiba

Irani House Restaurant (Telephone: 2449 1921 – Map) is local Irani restaurant chain with a branch in Al Khoudh and another one in Al Athaiba. I visited their branch in Al Athaiba which is located in Al Murooj Hotel Apartments that can be found somewhere behind Al Safeer Hypermarket.

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Jul 26, 2011

Pane Caldo – Jawharat Al Shatti

I reviewed Pane Caldo first when it opened back in 2007 and I wasn’t the biggest fan of their food, however, over the years I grew to like the place and it is now it is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in town, so I thought I’ll do a new review of Pane Caldo to share with you some of my favorite dishes at it. For those who do not know it, Pane Caldo is an Italian restaurant located in Jawharat Al Shatti Mall on the left side of it before DQ (Map).

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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?

Jul 24, 2011

Omani Cuisine iPhone and Android Apps

We have been working on the Omani Cuisine mobile app as a side project for a while and it is now officially ready! The iPhone and Android Omani Cuisine app is a simple directory for restaurants in Muscat, you can use it to look to search for restaurants we have reviewed, get their phone numbers and check their location on the map.

You can download the iPhone version of the app from this link:

Omani Cuisine

The Android version of the app can be found here:

Omani Cuisine

This is the first time we ever make something like this, so please share with us any comments, suggestions, or problems you have with the application!

Jul 7, 2011

Aches for Cakes

The Omani Cuisine was recently invited to try out some of the desserts made by Aches for Cakes – a little speciality home baking business run by Hanan Al Busaidi from her house in Athaiba. Hanan has been in the business of making cakes for over a year now, she has previously trained in the kitchens of Al Bustan Palace and the Chedi, and she is studying at the Oman Tourism College at the moment.

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Jun 21, 2011

Chowpatty – Al Khuwair

Chowpatty (Telephone: 2448 8829 – Map) is an Indian chaat restaurant located in Al Khuwair on Dohat Al Adab Street somewhat near Muscat International Hotel.

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