Sep 22, 2012

Fairouz – Shangri La Barr Al Jissah

I was invited last week to try out Fairouz (Telephone 2477 6565 – Map), the new Lebanese restaurant in the Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort located outside the Omani Heritage Village section of the resort.

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Sep 16, 2012

The Omani Cuisine Tour

The Omani Cuisine is of course a restaurant review website, but I do occasionally get emails from people visiting Oman and asking for advice on what to see and do, so I thought I’ll make a post for what I’d like to call the “Omani Cuisine Tour” – a sample outline on how to do a two days tour that involves watching a show at the Royal Opera House Muscat and visiting Nizwa.

This is basically just a suggestion on what to do if you are coming to Muscat to watch a show and have two days to spend, check out the Omani Cuisine Tour after the jump.

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Sep 9, 2012

Mumtaz Mahal – Shatti Al Qurum

I originally reviewed Mumtaz Mahal  (Telephone: 24605907 –  Map) five years ago, but I was recently invited by the restaurant to check it out after their renovation in celebration of the Mumtaz Mahal’s 30th anniversary.

Mumtaz Mahal is an upscale Indian restaurant located on the top of the hill behind Qurum Natural Park near the Children Museum. If you are driving from the Royal Opera House towards the Love Lane, you will see a small a sign to the right pointing to the restaurant.

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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.

Aug 9, 2012

Palmeera – Shatti Al Qurum

Palmeera (Telephone: 24692368 – Map) is a new continental restaurant located in Jawhart Al Shatti mall in the same spot where Pane Caldo used to.

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Jul 22, 2012

Love at First Bite – Shatti Al Qurum

Love at First Bite (Map) is the latest craze in the dining scene in Oman. It claims to be Oman’s first themed restaurant and lounge and it is located in Shatti Al Qurum in the building behind Al Masa Mall.

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Jul 20, 2012

GBK – Muscat City Center

GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) is British burger chain with a branch in Oman in Muscat City Center (Telephone: 2455 8065 – Map). I reviewed it last year and I wasn’t exactly its biggest fan, but they introduce a number of new items on its menu sometime recently so I thought I’ll go give it another shot.

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Jun 27, 2012

Layali Esafhan – MQ

Layali Esafhan (Telephone: 2460 5515 – Map) is an Irani restaurant located in MQ. It has been around for a very long time and is known as a place for dining and takeaway. It is also one of those restaurant with an extremely annoying spelling mistake in its name, because the second word in the name is meant to be spelt Esfahan after the name of the city and not EsAfhan. Anyway, I still decided to give it it a shot with the hope that its owners can cook better than they can spell.

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Jun 16, 2012

Omani Cuisine Top 10 Restaurants – 2012

A lot of people are wondering about what restaurants I like to go to when I am not doing a review, you know, the restaurants I actually like. So I thought I’ll do the first ever list of top 10 restaurants that I can’t seem to get over. All the restaurants mentioned after the jump were reviewed in the past, so you can learn more about them by reading the full reviews found elsewhere on the website.

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Jun 15, 2012

Jungle – Shatti Al Qurum

The Jungle (Telephone 2456 1700 – Map) is a new themed restaurant located right next to the main entrance of  Qurum Natural Park. I was personally not excited at all about this restaurant as it seemed too silly and juvenile of a concept for me at least. I still had to go check it out for the sake of writing a review about it for the Omani Cuisine.

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