Dubai Food Scene: La Farine, Afternoon Tea


La Farine is my favorite afternoon tea experience in Dubai so far, given my limited Dubai foodventures.

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It’s a nice mix of an airy, contemporary ambiance, welcoming staff and food that looks as good as it tastes.

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We opted for the set afternoon tea menu and the quantity of food was rather overwhelming, with its five courses starting with fresh berries, then the tea tray with a selection of sweet and savory items including cakes, sandwiches, brownies and macaroons, followed by quiches, scones and lastly tea cakes.

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Among the sweet items, red velvet stood out the most with its moist and light texture. In savory items, I am going to pick cucumber sandwich as my top pick.

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At the bottom of the list is the weal bacon and mushroom quiche. Given the quantity of food, we took-out the tea cakes and sweets and the staff was nice enough to let us.

Dubai Food Scene: Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City


Serendipity felt like a little sanctuary, an immediately love at first sight, thanks to its quirky, colorful ambiance. Its the kind of place you’d bring a book to read, enjoy a cup of tea and relax, in a sunny afternoon.

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It also enjoys a very nice view of the skyline, a stone throw away. The staff too are lovely and happy to make suggestions, however the lack of smaller portions of food and snacks made ordering for something to go with our tea a bit difficult.

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As we dropped in for tea, we ordered the Chocolate Blackout Cake and sweet potato chips to go with the Chamomile tea & coffee.

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While the cake was to die for, it took two of us and a take-out to finish a single slice.

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So, serving size is worth considering when ordering food. It’s a place I’d like to go back to and try other items on the menu. Definitely going back again!

Dubai Food Scene: Minato, Dubai Creek


Japanese has always been a tricky cuisine for me to enjoy as love for seafood doesn’t come naturally to me. The great thing about Minato is that the buffet is super flexible and has lots to choose from.

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You get to pick the items for your teppanyaki and watch it being cooked at the live station. The staff is happy to make suggestions and guide you through the process, which is nice.

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I am also a fan of their Japanese curry & desserts.

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I hear the sushi is to die for as well (for those who prefer seafood & sushi). After a nice fulfilling meal you can also enjoy a cup of green tea which is included in the buffet.

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Dubai Food Scene: Little Bangkok


Little Bangkok is slowly becoming my must-eat for every time I visit Dubai, thanks to my friends and family who introduced me to it.

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The first time I visited Little Bangkok for lunch at the Down Town Branch. Even though the food was on point, drinks were the highlight of my afternoon.

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More so, as it was an unexpected surprise. The Bangkok Sangria was most memorable among all other drinks. It is served as fresh fruits drowned in hibiscus juice, making it a fruity yet tangy.

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We also enjoyed chicken satay, dumpling (Gai, Je, Gow, Sui May) and mango with ice cream/ sticky rice. They were kind enough to add vanilla ice cream on request.

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Later, I have visited the restaurant multiple times for its breakfast menu. The idea was a unique one for me and certainly one I am a fan of.

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Their offers make dining a wee bit more fun, so check out their website before popping in.